Published On: February 18, 2021

McIntosh MCD85 CD player released

Published On: February 18, 2021

McIntosh MCD85 CD player released

MCD85 can play store-bought Super Audio CDs, CDs as well as music from homemade CD or DVD data discs.

McIntosh on Thursday released its MCD85 SACD/CD Player, the latest in the company’s line of retro-styled equipment. The MCD85 features a black glass front panel with direct LED backlighting, silver trim, an illuminated logo, and rotary control knobs.

McIntosh said the MCD85 can play store-bought Super Audio CDs and CDs as well as music from homemade CD or DVD data discs. 

According to a McIntosh news release, the MCD85 uses 2x read speed – discs placed in its diecast tray that are read at higher speeds, allowing their data to be stored in a buffer memory for better error correction and tracking.

Balanced and unbalanced fixed analog stereo outputs are available to connect the MCD85 to a preamplifier, integrated amplifier, and other home audio system components, the company said.

Additionally, McIntosh said, the USB audio input supports up to DSD256 and DXD 384kHz, allowing the MCD85 to be used to stream digital music from a computer or other digital storage device.

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