McIntosh Transport launches SACD/CD Transport, MCT450

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XL_MCT450_Front_TopMcIntosh Laboratory has launched the MCT450, a new SACD/CD transport designed to deliver optimum sound quality from CD and SACD music collections (£4,495).

It has been engineered to deliver the optimum performance from CD and SACD media when partnered with its digital-input McIntosh stablemates, including select A/V processors, integrated amplifiers and preamplifiers. The MCT450 offers digital balanced (24-bit/192kHz), coaxial (24-bit/96kHz), optical (24-bit/192kHz) and DIN outputs for complete flexibility when connecting to partnering system components.

For optimum SACD playback, the MCT450 also employs a DIN output for connection to select McIntosh models (with a DIN input), such as the new D150 digital preamp launched at CES in January 2015.

The transport is compatible with all common disc types 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 improved data-reading from damaged discs.

Chris Price