MCD12000 | CD/SACD Player

Why we love it

  • A reference level DAC that includes a CD/SACD player
  • Made in the USA


Although classified as a CD player, the MCD12000 is best thought of as a reference level digital-to-analog converter (DAC) that includes CD/SACD playback capabilities.

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  • Fixed Output Level 2.0Vrms Unbalanced 4.0Vrms Balanced
  • Output Impedance 600 ohms Unbalanced and Balanced
  • Frequency Response 4Hz to 40kHz, +0.5, -2dB (SACD) | 4Hz to 20kHz, ±0.5dB (CD)
  • Signal To Noise Ratio 110dB (A-weighted)
  • Dynamic Range Better than 100dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion 0.003% @ 1000Hz
  • Channel Separation Better than 98dB (1,000Hz)
  • Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) Type Professional Grade 8-channel, 32-bit PCM/DSD, Quad Balanced, 1 DAC per channel (2 DACs total)
  • Coaxial Sample Rate 16, 24-bit/192kHz
  • Optical Sample Rate 16, 24-bit/192kHz
  • USB Sample Rate 16, 24, 32-bit/384kHz DXD: DXD352.8kHz, DXD384kHz DSD:DSD64,DSD128,DSD256,DSD512
  • Digital Coaxial Input 0.5V p-p/75 ohm
  • 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
  • Balanced Fixed Output 2 (1 for Solid State, 1 for Vacuum Tube)
  • Unbalanced Fixed Output 2 (1 for Solid State, 1 for Vacuum Tube)
  • Digital Coaxial Input 2
  • Digital MCT Input 1
  • Digital Optical Input 2
  • Digital USB Input 1 (rear)
  • Digital USB Input Type Type B
  • Digital Coaxial Output 1
  • Digital Optical Output 1
  • Power Control Input 1
  • Power Control Output 1
  • Rear Panel Data Input 1
  • Rear Panel IR Sensor Input 1
  • RS232 Control Input 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
  • Twin Beam Type Laser
  • Laser Beam Wavelength 650nm (SACD) | 790nm (CD)
  • Standby Power Requirement <0.5 watt
  • Unit Dimensions (W x H x D) 17-1/2" (44.45cm) x 7-5/8" (19.4cm) x 19" (48.3cm) Note: When the Disc Tray is opened, the panel clearance required in front of mounting panel is 6-3/4" (17.2cm).
  • Unit Weight 32.5 lbs (14.7 kg)

Warm : Adds softness to the music

Neutral : Close to the original intent

Detailed : Adds precision to the music


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MCD12000 | CD/SACD Player
MCD12000 | CD/SACD Player
MCD12000 | CD/SACD Player