McIntosh MCD85 2-Channel SACD/CD Player

Model: MCD85 UPC: 842548110168 Item: 176126

Product Information

Immerse yourself in your music with the MCD85 SACD/CD Player. The MCD85 with its open chassis design is not only a serious piece of music hardware, but it shows that you are serious about your love of music. With the great success of McIntosh's similarly retro-styled MC275 and MC1502 Vacuum Tube Amplifiers, MA252 and MA352 Integrated Amplifiers, and the warm reception of the recently introduced MC830 Solid State Amplifier and C8 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier that also have retro touches, it's clear that many people want their home stereo system not to blend in, but instead to be distinctive looking. To be put on display. To be a conversation starter. To make the statement that "A Serious Music Lover Lives Here." The MCD85 does all that. And more.


  • 8-channel, 32-bit PCM/DSD Quad Balanced DAC
  • Plays store-bought SACDs and CDs as well as music from homemade CD or DVD Data Discs. Compatible with numerous file formats.
  • USB Audio input supports up to DSD256 and DXD384kHz and can be used to stream digital music from a computer or digital storage device.
  • Features quad balanced, 8-channel, 32-bit/192kHz Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC). Four DAC channels are dedicated to each audio channel to ensure truly exceptional stereo sound reproduction.
  • Balanced and unbalanced fixed analog stereo outputs.
  • Disc handling is smooth and quiet thanks to advanced disc transport with a precision die-cast aluminum tray.
  • 2x read speed allows disc data to be stored in a buffer memory for better error correction and tracking.
  • Power Control and data ports allow for seamless integration with other McIntosh home audio system components.




  • Audio Specifications
    • Number of Channels: 2
    • Fixed Output Level
      • 2.0Vrms Unbalanced
      • 4.0Vrms Balanced
    • Variable Output Level: N/A
    • Output Impedance: 100 ohms Unbalanced and Balanced
    • Frequency Response: ±0.5dB from 20Hz-20kHz
    • Signal To Noise Ratio: Better than 100dB (A-weighted)
    • Dynamic Range: Better than 96dB
    • Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.02% @ 1000Hz
    • Channel Separation: Better than 85dB (1,000Hz)
    • Headphone Output Impedance: N/A
  • Digital Audio Specifications
    • Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) Type: 8-channel, 32-bit PCM/DSD, Quad Balanced
    • Coaxial Sample Rate: 16, 24-bit/192kHz
    • Optical Sample Rate: 16, 24-bit/192kHz
    • USB Sample Rate
      • 16, 24-bit/192kHz
      • Native DSD and DoP DSD Up to DSD256, DXD384
    • Digital Coaxial Input: 0.5V p-p/75 ohms
    • Digital Optical Input: -15dbm to -21dbm
    • Digital Output Sample Rate: N/A
    • Digital Optical Output: N/A
    • Digital Coaxial Output: N/A
    • Digital Output Jitter: N/A
    • Digital XLR Output: N/A
    • Digital MCT (DIN) Output: N/A
  • Connectivity
    • Balanced Fixed Output: 1
    • Unbalanced Fixed Output: 1
    • Balanced Variable Output: 0
    • Unbalanced Variable Output: 0
    • Digital Coaxial Input: 2
    • Digital Optical Input: 2
    • Digital USB Input: 1
    • Digital USB Input Type: Type B
    • Digital Coaxial Output: 0
    • Digital Optical Output: 0
    • Digital XLR Output: 0
    • Digital MCT (DIN) Output: 0
    • Headphone Output: 0
  • Control
    • Rear Panel IR Sensor Input: 1
    • Rear Panel Data Input: 1
    • Power Control Input: 1
    • Power Control Output: 1
  • General Specifications
    • Disc Formats: SACD, CD, CD-R/RW and DVD-R; popular file formats such as AAC, AIFF, ALAC, DSD (up to DSD128), FLAC, MP3, WAV (up to 24-bit/192kHz) 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
  • Weights & Dimensions
    • Unit Dimensions (W x H x D): 12-5/32" x 7-3/4" x 16-1/4"
    • Unit Weight: 20.5 lbs

What's in the Box

What's in the Box

  • MCD85
  • Remote Control
  • Power Cord
  • Owner's Manual


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