McIntosh MCT450 SACD/CD Transport and DSD Audio
Get the most from your CDs with the MCT450 SACD/CD Transport. The MCT450 can be paired with any McIntosh product that contains digital inputs. This includes select home theater processors, integrated amplifiers and preamplifiers. Digital balanced, coaxial, optical and DIN outputs are available, giving you flexibility in connecting the MCT450 to the rest of your system. For SACDs, the unique DIN output connects to select McIntosh models with a DIN input - such as the C52, C47 or D150 preamps - to deliver the purest possible sound quality.
Fans of CDs and in particular SACDs - and the DSD audio they contain, audio-activity.com were eager to put the MCT450 and D150 to the test. The combo plays “perfectly and in the right way... the dynamics of these two McIntosh seems to have no comparison!” - audio-activity.com
After using the D150 and MCT450, McIntosh "digital products are as excellent as their amplifiers, the quality is stable and fabulous as usual and also able to integrate with the Hi-Res audio trend. McIntosh products are equipped with various functions, making them flexible." - Audio Technique
All common disc types are compatible with the MCT450, including SACD, CD, CD-R, and CD-RW (MP3 and WMA). A twin laser optical pickup assures optimal disc reading while 2x read speed provides better reading of damaged CDs and CD-R/RWs. Your discs are carefully handled by a premium aluminum die cast CD tray. Power control and data ports simplify the MCT450's operational state from other McIntosh system components. The entire unit is housed in a classic McIntosh styled, polished stainless steel chassis with a black glass front panel and brushed aluminum end caps.