McIntosh SACD / CD Player / DAC - MCD12000 AC

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  2-channel SACD/CD player
  Hybrid Drive™ technology included
  32-bit/8-channel D/A converter per channel
  7 digital inputs
  Hybrid Drive™ technology
  Balanced and unbalanced analog outputs
  Timeless McIntosh design
  we are specialized dealer for McIntosh products - your authorized dealer in Leipzig

Product description McIntosh SACD / CD Player / DAC - MCD12000 AC

McIntosh MCD12000 SACD/CD player: The future of audio playback in your home

Welcome to the future of audio enjoyment! The McIntosh MCD12000 SACD/CD player is no ordinary CD player; it is a true masterpiece of audio technology. With a unique two-in-one functionality that acts as both a reference level DAC and a reference level CD player, this player brings your digital music collection to life and adds unparalleled sound quality and performance to your home audio system.

Outstanding DAC performance
The MCD12000 SACD/CD player is more than just a CD player. It is equipped with two ESS SABRE PRO ES9038PRO 32-bit/8-channel DACs configured in an octal-balanced mono mode to optimize the left and right audio channels individually. These DACs utilize ESS's patented HyperStream II architecture and Time Domain Jitter Eliminator to deliver impressive sound quality that surpasses even audiophile studios. Your music is reproduced in its purest form, without compromise.

Versatile connectivity
The MCD12000 has seven digital inputs including coaxial, optical, USB (Type B), AES/EBU and MCT to ensure it fits seamlessly into your existing audio configuration. The coaxial and optical inputs support up to 24-bit/192 kHz, while the USB input allows for an astonishing 32-bit/384 kHz as well as DSD512 and DXD384 kHz. Whatever your source, the MCD12000 offers the ultimate flexibility.

Hybrid Drive™ Technology
To achieve the best sound performance, the MCD12000 combines the advantages of vacuum tubes and solid state. With balanced and unbalanced analog outputs in both vacuum tube and solid-state configurations, you can tailor the sound to your personal preference. In addition, 60 dB output meters ensure that you always have an overview of the signal level.

Versatile disc playback
The MCD12000 is not limited to conventional CDs and SACDs. It can also play music from user-generated CDs or DVDs, and supports a wide range of file formats including AAC, AIFF, ALAC, DSD, FLAC, MP3, WAV and WMA. A dual laser optical pickup ensures precise and error-free playback.

Elegant design
The MCD12000 embodies classic McIntosh styling. With a polished stainless steel housing at the bottom and brushed black titanium stainless steel at the top, it perfectly matches the C12000 preamplifier. The black glass panel on the front and the specially machined aluminum handles give the player a timeless elegance. A glass panel on the top shows performance data and a block diagram of the audio signal path.

Roon tested and integrated
The MCD12000 is certified by Roon Labs as "Roon Tested", which enables seamless integration into extensive digital music libraries. Your music collection is perfectly prepared and controlled so that you can concentrate fully on your listening pleasure.

Overall, the McIntosh MCD12000 SACD/CD player offers an exceptional audio experience and adds unparalleled sound quality to your home audio system. Enjoy music in its purest form and experience the best that the world of digital audio playback has to offer.

McIntosh, a history of audio enjoyment

The American history of McIntosh dates back to 1949, when Frank McIntosh and Gordon Gow founded McIntosh Laboratory, Inc. Since then, the brand has become synonymous with unparalleled sound quality, high-quality workmanship and timeless design. McIntosh has made a significant impact on the world of audio over the past seven decades and is now a name respected by audiophiles around the world.

What makes McIntosh so unique is its unwavering dedication to audiophilia. Every product that leaves the McIntosh factory is crafted with the utmost precision and care to ensure the best possible sound quality. McIntosh amplifiers, preamplifiers, CD players and speakers offer a combination of powerful sound and aesthetic elegance that is second to none.

McIntosh is particularly well known for its legendary amplifiers. The MC Series models are famous for their unsurpassed power and fidelity. Whether you are an audiophile enthusiast or need professional audio equipment for your studio, McIntosh offers amplifiers that will delight any audio enthusiast.

In addition to their exceptional sound quality, McIntosh products are also known for their iconic design. The blue illuminated watt meters and the classic black glass front panel are unmistakable McIntosh trademarks. This timeless aesthetic makes McIntosh devices not only audiophile precision tools, but also impressive works of art.

McIntosh is more than just a brand; it's a passion for quality sound and excellent craftsmanship. If you want to get the best out of your music, McIntosh is the right choice.


Discover your personal sound experience

Further McIntosh products are available for demonstration in our Klangvilla living room studio in Leipzig. Here you also have the opportunity to have other high-quality high-end devices explained and demonstrated by our sales manager. We can also recommend the appropriate cabling and other high-quality hi-fi accessories. Simply arrange a consultation or demonstration appointment with our sales manager for home hi-fi.


Technical data

McIntosh SACD / CD Player / DAC - MCD12000 AC
Manufacturer: McIntosh
Product name: MCD 12000 AC
Product type: DAC/CD-Player
Color: Black / Silver
Dimensions (W x H x D): 44.5cm x 19.4cm x 41.6cm
Weight: 14,7 kg
DAC: 2 ESS SABRE PRO ES9038PRO32-bit/8-channel DACs
2 x Coax
2 x Optical
1 x USB (Type B)
1 x MCT
Outputs:: 1 x Balanced Solid-State
1 x Balanced Vacuum Tube
1 x Unbalanced Solid-State
1 x Unbalanced Vacuum Tube
1 x Coax
1 x Optical
Disc formats: SACD, CD, CD-R/RW and DVD-R;
and others: AAC, AIFF, ALAC, DSD (up to DSD128), FLAC, MP3, WAV, and WMA

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  • 1 x McIntosh SACD / CD Player / DAC - MCD12000 AC

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