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McIntosh MCT80 CD Transport

McIntosh MCT80 CD Transport

Regular price £4,995.00
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  • 3 year Warranty
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Enjoy your CDs all over again with the MCT80 SACD/CD Transport. The MCT80 has been designed to perfectly match our smaller sized MXA80 Integrated Audio System, MHA150 Headphone Amplifier, MB50 Streaming Audio Player and MP100Phono Preamplifier (each sold separately) to make a comprehensive yet compact audio system.

The MCT80 includes 3 digital-only outputs in the form of 1 coax and 1 optical connector along with 1 of our proprietary MCT connectors. The MCT output offers a secure DSD connection for playback of the high definition audio on SACDs up to DSD128 levels. To take advantage of the MCT80’s unique SACD capabilities, it must be used with select McIntosh models that have an MCT input – which includes the aforementioned MXA80 and MHA150, plus the D1100, C52, C2600, C47 and D150 preamplifiers as well as the MA9000, MA8900, MA7200 and MA5300 integrated amplifiers. The coax and optical outputs support CD audio formats up to 24-bit/192kHz. For listening to CDs, the MCT80 can be used with any product that contains a digital coax or optical input and a Digital to Analog Converter (DAC).

The MCT80 features an improved transport with a die-cast aluminium tray in conjunction with an advanced digital servo for faster, quieter and accurate operation. All common disc types can be played including SACD, CD, CD-R, CD-RW (MP3 and WMA) and user-generated DVD or CD Data Discs with music file formats including DSD (up to DSD128), WAV (up to 24-bit/192kHz), FLAC, MP3 and others. A disc’s audio data is read at twice the normal rate ensuring better disc tracking and error correction processing. A twin laser optical pickup assures optimal disc reading. Power control and data ports integrate the MCT80's operational state with other McIntosh system components. It’s wrapped in classic McIntosh styling with a polished stainless steel chassis, black glass front panel, illuminated logo and aluminium end caps. Contact your local dealer to learn more.



Number of Channels 2

Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) Type N/A

Coaxial Sample Rate N/A

Optical Sample Rate N/A

USB Sample Rate N/A

Digital Coaxial Input N/A

Digital Optical Input N/A

Digital Output Sample Rate Coaxial: Up to 24-bit/192kHz

Optical: Up to 24-bit/192kHz

MCT: Up to 24-bit/96kHz (CD); DSD128 (SACD and Data DVD)

Digital Optical Output -15dbm to -21dbm

Digital Coaxial Output 0.5V p-p/75 ohms

Digital XLR Output N/A

Digital MCT (DIN) Output 3V @110 ohms

Digital USB Input Type N/A

Balanced Fixed Output 0

Unbalanced Fixed Output 0

Balanced Variable Output 0

Unbalanced Variable Output 0

Digital Coaxial Input 0

Digital Optical Input 0

Digital USB Input 0

Digital USB Input Type N/A

Digital Coaxial Output 1

Digital Optical Output 1

Digital XLR Output 0

Digital MCT (DIN) Output 1

Headphone Output 0

Rear Panel IR Sensor Input 1

Rear Panel Data Input 1

Power Control Input 1

Power Control Output 1

Disc Formats SACD, Hybrid SACD, CD, CD-R/RW (MP3 and WMA), user generated DVD or CD Data Discs (with music file formats including DSD (up to DSD128), WAV (up to 24-bit/192kHz), FLAC, MP3 and others)

Disc Capacity 1

Laser Type Twin Beam

Laser Beam Wavelength 650nm (SACD)

790nm (CD)


Standby Power Requirement <0.5 watt

Dimensions (W x H x D) 11-1/2" (29.2cm) x 5-7/8" (14.9cm) 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 18.5 lbs (8.4 kg)

Shipping Weight 33 lbs (15 kg)

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Delivery & Returns

Delivery & Returns

We offer FREE delivery to the mainland UK (excluding Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Isle of White, Isles of Scilly, and some of the remote Scottish Isles).

For other areas please contact us for a quote. Select items can be delivered internationally by prior agreement. Again please contact us for a quote. We will always do our best to help.

Our aim is to dispatch goods within 2 working days of an order being placed. Please allow 5 working days from the time of your order to receipt of item. If an order is expected to take longer than this our order fulfillment department will contact you to inform you of this.

Where multiple items are ordered, we will dispatch them all in one package. If you have ordered any special or customized items, or items otherwise not immediately available, we will dispatch the order when all items are available. If you have any concerns regarding this, please contact us and we will do are very best to help you.