Twin Laser Pickup: The
McIntosh MCT450 incorporates two laser elements, with different wavelengths,
that are focused through one lens assembly. This unique design allows reading
both the CD and Super Audio Compact Disc (SACD) discs formats. The MCT450
supports playback of CD-Audio and SACD discs. The MCT450 also support MP3 & WMA
music files recorded onto CD-R and CD-RW discs, in ISO9660 Level 1 standard.
Advanced Transport: The MCT450
has a newly designed transport with a die-cast tray. Its premium aluminum
die cast CD tray provides the best handling of music discs.
It has the latest in advanced digital
servo for faster, quieter and accurate operation. The disc audio data is read at
twice the normal rate insuring better disc tracking and error correction
McIntosh Classic Design: The CD/SACD transport is housed in a classic
McIntosh styled, polished stainless steel chassis with a black glass front-panel
and brushed aluminum end caps.
Linear Power Supply: The linear power supply has both a
special R-Core power transformer and multiple regulators to ensure stable noise
free operation even though the power line varies.
Digital Outputs: Digital balanced, coaxial, optical and DIN outputs are available,
giving you flexibility in connecting the MCT450 to the rest of your system; this
includes home theater processors, integrated amplifiers, and preamplifiers.
- Balanced XLR: The Balanced XLR digital output supports 2ch stereo
PCM audio signals up to 24-bit/192kHz or 32-bit/96kHz. Balanced connections
guard against induced noise and allow long cable runs without compromising
- Optical: The optical (toslink) digital output supports
2ch stereo PCM audio signals up to 24-bit/192kHz.
- Coaxial: The coaxial (RCA) digital output supports 2ch
stereo PCM audio signals up to 24-bit/96kHz.
- DIN (McIntosh Only): The unique DIN output connects to select McIntosh
models with a DIN input (like the C47 or D150 preamps) for the purest
possible sound quality, supporting PCM (CD-Audio) & DSD (SACD) audio. The MCT450 includes the needed DIN cable.
Note: The MCT450 CD/SACD transport contains no analog outputs.
Front-Panel & Remote Control: Front-panel controls include
Track & Level rotary knobs, as well as the following push-button controls -
Standby/On, Open/Close, Play/Pause, Stop, Disc Layer, Previous/Next Track,
& Time. The included IR remote control with illuminated push-buttons provides
complete wireless operation of the MCT450's functions.
Front-Panel Display: The MCT450's front-panel display
indicates the current disc playback status, including elapsed time, remaining
time, and total time.
Custom Integration: The McIntosh MCT450 offers advanced
connectivity and control features often required for custom home integration.
- Power Control: The MCT450 has the ability to
automatically switch power on or off to and from source components via the
Power Control In/Out connections (3.5mm).
- Data Port: The MCT450's Data Out Port (3.5mm) sends
remote control signals to a McIntosh source component. This Data Port
connection allows for the remote operation of basic functions using the
MCT450's remote control.
- IR Input: The 3.5mm IR input allows the connection of
an external IR receiver. With an external sensor connected to the MCT450,
remote control operation of the system is possible from another room and/or
when the MCT450 is located in a cabinet with the doors closed. The signal
from a connected external IR receiver will have priority over the signal
from the unit's front-panel IR sensor.
AC Power Cord + Auto Power Off: The McIntosh MCT450 features
a detachable AC power cord with 3-pole IEC connector. The MCT450 incorporates an
Auto Off feature, which automatically places the CD/SACD transport into the
Power Saving Standby/Off Mode after approximately 30 minutes of inactivity or no
Mounting Options: The McIntosh MCT450 can be placed upright
on a table or shelf, standing on its four feet. It also can be custom installed
in a piece of furniture or cabinet of your choice. The four feet may be removed
from the bottom of the MCT450 when it is custom installed. Always provide
adequate ventilation for your MCT450. Allow at least 2" above the top, 2" below
the bottom, and 1" on each side of the CD/SACD transport, so that airflow is not
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