The MCD350 SACD/CD Player delivers a pure playback experience from your SACDs and CDs.
It features a balanced 2-channel, 32-bit/192kHz Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC). Fixed analog stereo outputs are available in both balanced and unbalanced offerings; a coax and optical output are also available if you prefer to send the digital audio signal to an external DAC, preamplifier or home theater processor. All analog plus the digital coax outputs are gold plated or superior corrosion resistance.
The MCD350 features 2x read speed so that all discs placed in its rigid aluminum die-cast tray are read at higher speeds allowing their data to be stored in a buffer memory for a better error correction and tracking. A twin laser optical pickup uses a single objective lens with two laser units each employing different wavelengths that are optimized for SACD and CD playback. The classic McIntosh black glass front panel with an illuminated logo and aluminum end caps complete the unit.
What you get with the new MCD350 from McIntosh is a top quality SACD player accompanied by a very good CD player. This is a player for those with large SACD collections who want to hear the best from them – but it also does a fine job with CD. Distinctive styling makes it especially suited to McIntosh systems where its solid low end performance nicely matches the subjective qualities of McIntosh amplifiers. In all then, this is a top-quality SACD player and a good CD player too.
Noel Keywood – Hi-Fi World 05/18