McIntosh MCD550 SACD/CD Player and DAC - FOUR 32-bit/192kHz DACs Per Channel!


McIntosh's Flagship SACD/CD player from a few years back.

Every bit as capable and versatile as the current model.

Plus in addition to a SACD/CD player this can also be used as a SUPER capable DAC with your existing system, or directly at your desk by itself with headphones thanks to its built-in 16-600 ohms front-panel input.

Volume is adjustable right from the MCD5500 front panel with a nice and big rotary volume control, or via remote control. (See the manual linked in this listing for specifics).

Working and looking perfect and yes the original remote control is also included.

Will ship in its original special McIntosh double-box which is the only way for these to travel safely.

McIntosh Standout Performance Features Include:
• Quad Balanced Digital to Analog Converter
The 8 channel 32-bit, 192kHz Digital to Analog Converter is used in a Stereo Quad Balanced Mode, assuring the music is reproduced with a wide dynamic range and extremely low distortion, for both Disc and external sources.

• Front Panel Level Control
The Level Control allows varying the music volume level with headphones, matching the volume level of the MCD550 with other components in a system and can drive any Power Amplifier directly.

• Balanced Outputs
The MCD550 has both variable and fixed Balanced Outputs, permitting long cable lengths without a loss in sound quality.

• Advanced Transport
The MCD550 has a new transport with a Die Cast Tray. It has the latest in advanced digital servo for faster, quieter and accurate operation. The Disc Audio Data is read at twice the normal rate insuring better disc tracking and error correction processing.

• Special Power Supply
The Linear Power Supply has both a special R-Core Power Transformer and Multiple Regulators to ensure stable noise free operation even though the power line varies. 

Click below to add our recommended matching cables from Kimber Kable, all brand new as SkyFi is an official Kimber dealer.

Kimber Kable - RCA Interconnects

Kimber Kable - XLR Interconnects

Kimber Kable - Coaxial Digital Interconnect

Kimber Kable - Optical Digital Interconnect

Kimber Kable - Power Cords

Audio Specifications
Disc Formats
SACD, CD, MP3, and WMA

Fixed Output level
2.0Vrms Unbalanced
4.0Vrms Balanced

Variable Output level
0 - 8.0Vrms Unbalanced
0 - 16.0Vrms Balanced

Output Impedance
600 ohms Unbalanced and Balanced

Frequency Response
4 Hz to 40,000 Hz, +0.5, -2dB (SACD)
4 Hz to 20,000 Hz, ±0.5dB (CD)

Signal to Noise Ratio
Better than 110dB (A-weighted)

Dynamic Range
Better than 100dB

Harmonic Distortion
0.002% @ 1000 Hz (SACD)
0.002% @ 1000 Hz (CD)

Channel Separation
Better than 98dB (1,000Hz)

Headphone Output Impedance
47 ohms

Headphone Load Impedance
16-600 ohms

Digital Audio Specifications
Digital Input Format

Digital Input Sample Rate
Coaxial: 16, 24-Bit/96kHz
Optical: 16, 24-Bit/192kHz
USB: 16, 24-Bit/192kHz

Digital Inputs
Coaxial: 0.5V p-p/75 ohms
Optical: - 15dbm to -21dbm (TOS Link)
USB: USB Type B Connector

Digital Output Format

Digital Output Sample Rate
Up to 24-Bit/192kHz

Digital Output
Coaxial: 0.5V p-p/75 ohms
Optical: - 15dbm to -21dbm (TOS Link)
*PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) Digital Signal type used for CD Discs

General Specifications
Laser Type: Twin Beam
Laser Beam Wavelength: 650nm (SACD)/790nm (CD)
Laser Power: CLASS IIa/CLASS I

Power Requirements
USA 120 Volts, 50/60Hz at 35 watts

Overall Dimensions
Width is 17-1/2 inches (44.4cm)
Height is 6 inches (15.2cm)
Depth is 19 inches (48.3cm) including the Front Panel, Knobs and Cables
Note: When the Disc Tray is opened, the panel clearance required in front of mounting panel is 6-3/4 inches (17.2cm).

28 pounds (12.7Kg) net
42.5 pounds (19.2Kg) in shipping carton

Shipping Carton Dimensions
Width is 26-1/2 inches (67.3cm)
Depth is 24-1/4 inches (62.2cm)
Height is 11-3/4 inches (29.9cm)

McIntosh MCD550 SACD/CD Player and DAC - Owner's Manual



Original Box

Yes Included


Online Only


Yes Included


Yes - Power Only

Physical Condition

8 / 10

Working Condition

10 / 10

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