McIntosh Labs MCT450 SACD/CD Transport

Model: MCT450 UPC: 101220161001 Item: 163673

Product Information

MCT450 SACD/CD Transport

Get the most from your CDs with the MC450 SACD/CD Transport. The MCT450 can be paired with any McIntosh product that contains digital inputs, including select home theater processors, integrated amplifiers, and preamplifiers. Digital balanced, coaxial, optical, and DIN outputs are available, giving you the 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, to deliver the purest possible sound quality.

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.





  • Number of Channels: 2
  • Analog Audio Outputs: 0

Digital Audio

  • Digital Output Sample Rate:
    • Coaxial: Up to 24-Bit/96kHz
    • Optical: Up to 24-Bit/192kHz
  • XLR: Up to 24-Bit/192kHz, Up to 32-Bit/96kHz
  • Digital Coaxial Output: 0.5V p-p/75 ohms
  • Digital Optical Output: -15dbm to -21dbm
  • Digital XLR Output: 5V p-p/150 ohms
  • Digital DIN Output: 3V @110 ohms


  • Digital Coaxial Output: 1
  • Digital Optical Output: 1
  • Digital XLR Output: 1
  • Digital DIN Output: 1


  • Rear Panel IR Sensor Input: Yes
  • Rear Panel Data Input: Yes
  • Power Control Input: Yes
  • Power Control Output: Yes


  • Disc Formats: SACD, Hybrid SACD, CD, CD-R/RW (MP3 and WMA)
  • Disc Capacity: 1
  • Laser Type: Twin beam
  • Laser Beam Wavelength:
    • 650nm (SACD)
    • 790nm (CD)
  • Laser Power: CLASS IIa/CLASS I
  • Standby Power Requirement: <0.5 watt

Weight and Dimensions

  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 17 1/2" x 6" x 19"
    • Note: When the disc tray is opened, the panel clearance required in front of mounting panel is 6 3/4 inches.
  • Weight: 26 lbs.

What's in the Box

What's in the Box:

  • MCT450 SACD/CD Transport