McIntoshMCD-600usedMcIntosh MCD-600 SACD/CD/Digital Preamp, Mac’s NewestPRICE DROP! Like new great sounding and great looking McIntosh MCD600 SACD/CD Player/DAC and Digital Preamp. Purchased new from a McIntosh dealer on 12/17/18. Used only about a month due to home re...5895.00

McIntosh MCD-600 SACD/CD/Digital Preamp, Mac’s Newest [Expired]

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PRICE DROP! Like new great sounding and great looking McIntosh MCD600 SACD/CD Player/DAC and Digital Preamp. Purchased new from a McIntosh dealer on 12/17/18. Used only about a month due to home remodeling and was put in the box in early February. Regretfully selling due to losing my listening room. Save big over a new unit as McIntosh dealers rarely come off the $7500 list price. Buy from a longtime Audiogon member with perfect feedback. With original boxes, manual, remote and stock power cord. Sales to USA lower 48 states only. NO EXCEPTIONS! No warranty and no returns due some bad actors here on Audiogon.  Plus shipping and insurance. Will throw in the PayPal if purchased at my asking price. Otherwise add 3% fee. Please no lowball overs............................From the McIntosh Labs website:

Enjoy hours of listening pleasure with the MCD600 SACD/CD Player. At the heart of the MCD600 is a newly designed digital circuit highlighted by a new premium 8-channel, 32-bit PCM/DSD digital-to-analog converter (DAC). The DAC is used in Quad Balanced mode, with 4 DAC channels allocated to each of the left and right audio channels, resulting in truly exceptional sound reproduction. All PCM signals are up-sampled up to 32-bit/384kHz. 

Besides commercial SACDs and CDs, the MCD600 can also play music from user generated CD or DVD Data Discs as well as USB flash drives. Numerous file formats can be played from these discs and USB flash drives including AAC, AIFF, ALAC, DSD (up to DSD128), FLAC, MP3, WAV (up to 24-bit/192kHz) and WMA. Flash drives can easily be connected via the convenient front panel USB input. 

The MCD600 includes both fixed and variable balanced and unbalanced outputs; the variable outputs combined with volume control allow the MCD600 to be connected directly to your amplifier without needing a preamplifier. Coax and optical digital outputs are included if you prefer to send the digital audio signal to an external processor for analog conversion. Also included is a coax and optical digital input for connecting other digital sources. And for those times when you’re looking for a personal listening experience, the High Drive headphone amplifier section features increased gain and output power and is optimized for virtually all headphone types. 

A twin laser optical pickup assures optimal reading of all common disc types, including SACD, CD, CD-R/RW and DVD-R. A new disc transport with a precision die-cast aluminum tray provides smooth and quiet disc handling, while an advanced digital servo provides fast, quiet and accurate operation. The disc’s audio data is read at twice the normal rate insuring better disc tracking and error correction processing. Power Control and data ports allow for seamless Integration with other McIntosh system components. 

The MCD600 is wrapped in classic McIntosh styling with a polished stainless steel chassis, black glass front panel, illuminated logo, knobs and aluminum end caps. The front panel features new direct LED backlighting for improved appearance. On the top is a screen printed glass panel listing performance specs and a block diagram. Contact your local dealer to learn more.

  • Specifications


    • Number of Channels 2
    • Fixed Output Level 2.0Vrms Unbalanced
      4.0Vrms Balanced
    • Variable Output Level 0 - 8.0Vrms Unbalanced
      0 - 16.0Vrms Balanced
    • Output Impedance 600 ohms Unbalanced and Balanced
    • Frequency Response 4Hz to 40kHz, +0.5, -2dB (SACD)
      4Hz to 20kHz, ±0.5dB (CD)
      4Hz to 40kHz, +0.5, -2dB (Data)
    • Signal To Noise Ratio Better than 110dB (A-weighted)
    • Dynamic Range Better than 100dB
    • Total Harmonic Distortion 0.002% @ 1000Hz (SACD)
      0.002% @ 1000Hz (CD)
      0.002% @ 1000Hz (Data)
    • Channel Separation Better than 98dB (1,000Hz)
    • Headphone Output Impedance 47 ohms


    • Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) Type Premium 8-channel, 32-bit PCM/DSD, Quad Balanced
    • Coaxial Sample Rate 16, 24-bit/96kHz
    • Optical Sample Rate 16, 24-bit/192kHz
    • USB Sample Rate 16, 24-bit/192kHz
    • Digital Coaxial Input 0.5V p-p/75 ohms
    • Digital Optical Input -15dbm to -21dbm
    • Digital Output Sample Rate Up to 24-bit/192kHz
    • Digital Optical Output -15dbm to -21dbm
    • Digital Coaxial Output 0.5V p-p/75 ohms
    • Digital XLR Output N/A
    • Digital MCT (DIN) Output N/A


    • Balanced Fixed Output 1
    • Unbalanced Fixed Output 1
    • Balanced Variable Output 1
    • Unbalanced Variable Output 1
    • Digital Coaxial Input 1
    • Digital Optical Input 1
    • Digital USB Input 1 (front)
    • Digital USB Input Type Type A
    • Digital Coaxial Output 1
    • Digital Optical Output 1
    • Digital XLR Output 0
    • Digital MCT (DIN) Output 0
    • Headphone Output 1/4" High Drive


    • Rear Panel IR Sensor Input 1
    • Rear Panel Data Input 1
    • Power Control Input 1
    • Power Control Output 1


    • 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


    • Dimensions (W x H x D) 17-1/2" (44.45cm) x 6" (15.24cm) x 19" (48.3cm)Note: When the Disc Tray is opened, the panel clearance required in front of mounting panel is 6-3/4 inches (17.2cm).
    • Weight 28 lbs (12.7 kg)
    • Shipping Weight 45 lbs (20.4 kg)
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