McIntosh MCD600 2-Channel SACD/CD-Player


Binghamton, NY | May 2018 – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 65 years, is proud to announce the MCD600 2-Channel SACD/CD-Player.


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Enjoy hours of listening pleasure with the MCD600 SACD/CD Player. At the heart of the MCD600 is a newly designed digital circuit highlighted by a new premium 8-channel, 32-bit PCM/DSD digital-to-analog converter (DAC). The DAC is used in Quad Balanced mode, with 4 DAC channels allocated to each of the left and right audio channels, resulting in truly exceptional sound reproduction. All PCM signals are up-sampled up to 32-bit/384kHz.

Besides commercial SACDs and CDs, the MCD600 can also play music from user generated CD or DVD Data Discs as well as USB flash drives. Numerous file formats can be played from these discs and USB flash drives including AAC, AIFF, ALAC, DSD (up to DSD128), FLAC, MP3, WAV (up to 24-bit/192kHz) and WMA. Flash drives can easily be connected via the convenient front panel USB input.

The MCD600 includes both fixed and variable balanced and unbalanced outputs; the variable outputs combined with volume control allow the MCD600 to be connected directly to your amplifier without needing a preamplifier. Coax and optical digital outputs are included if you prefer to send the digital audio signal to an external processor for analog conversion. Also included is a coax and optical digital input for connecting other digital sources. And for those times when you’re looking for a personal listening experience, the High Drive headphone amplifier section features increased gain and output power and is optimized for virtually all headphone types.


A twin laser optical pickup assures optimal reading of all common disc types, including SACD, CD, CD-R/RW and DVD-R. A new disc transport with a precision die-cast aluminum tray provides smooth and quiet disc handling, while an advanced digital servo provides fast, quiet and accurate operation. The disc’s audio data is read at twice the normal rate insuring better disc tracking and error correction processing. Power Control and data ports allow for seamless Integration with other McIntosh system components.


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The MCD600 is wrapped in classic McIntosh styling with a polished stainless steel chassis, black glass front panel, illuminated logo, knobs and aluminum end caps. The front panel features new direct LED backlighting for improved appearance. On the top is a screen printed glass panel listing performance specs and a block diagram. Contact your local dealer to learn more.

Pricing* and Availability
Orders are now being accepted for MCD600. Target retail price for each (VAT, shipping and any customs duties related to current standards of individual countries are excluded):

MCD600: $7,000 USD
*Pricing subject to change.


Audio Specifications
Number of Channels2
Output Impedance600 ohms Unbalanced and Balanced
Dynamic RangeBetter than 100dB
Headphone Output Impedance47 ohms
Fixed Output Level2.0Vrms Unbalanced
4.0Vrms Balanced
Frequency Response4Hz to 40kHz, +0.5, -2dB (SACD)
4Hz to 20kHz, ±0.5dB (CD)
4Hz to 40kHz, +0.5, -2dB (Data)
Total Harmonic Distortion0.002% @ 1000Hz (SACD)
0.002% @ 1000Hz (CD)
0.002% @ 1000Hz (Data)
Variable Output Level0 - 8.0Vrms Unbalanced
0 - 16.0Vrms Balanced
Signal To Noise RatioBetter than 110dB (A-weighted)
Channel SeparationBetter than 98dB (1,000Hz)
Headphone Output Impedance47 ohms
Digital Audio Specifications
Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) TypePremium 8-channel, 32-bit PCM/DSD, Quad Balanced
USB Sample Rate16, 24-bit/192kHz
Digital Output Sample RateUp to 24-bit/192kHz
Digital XLR OutputN/A
Coaxial Sample Rate16, 24-bit/96kHz
Digital Coaxial Input0.5V p-p/75 ohms
Digital Optical Output-15dbm to -21dbm
Digital MCT (DIN) OutputN/A
Optical Sample Rate16, 24-bit/192kHz
Digital Optical Input-15dbm to -21dbm
Digital Coaxial Output0.5V p-p/75 ohms
Balanced Fixed Output1
Unbalanced Variable Output1
Digital USB Input1 (front)
Digital Optical Output1
Headphone Output1/4" High Drive
Unbalanced Fixed Output1
Digital Coaxial Input1
Digital USB Input TypeType A
Digital XLR Output0
Balanced Variable Output1
Digital Optical Input1
Digital Coaxial Output1
Digital MCT (DIN) Output0
Rear Panel IR Sensor Input1
Power Control Output1
Rear Panel Data Input1
Power Control Input1
General Specifications
Disc FormatsSACD, 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
Laser Beam Wavelength650nm (SACD)
790nm (CD)
Laser TypeTwin Beam
Standby Power Requirement<0.5 watt
Weights & Dimensions
Dimensions (W x H x D)17-1/2" (44.45cm) x 6" (15.24cm) 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).
Weight28 lbs (12.7 kg)
Shipping Weight45 lbs (20.4 kg)

About McIntosh
Founded in 1949, McIntosh Laboratory is known for offering distinguished quality audio products, superior customer service and the ultimate experience in music and film. All McIntosh products are handcrafted at the Binghamton, NY factory by over 150 employees with a passion for music and the McIntosh heritage. McIntosh continues to define the ultimate home entertainment experience for discriminating consumers around the world, with the iconic “McIntosh Blue” Watt Meters globally recognized as a symbol of quality audio. Since its inception, McIntosh has been powering some of the most important moments in music history and pop culture. From President Lyndon Johnson’s inauguration speech to Woodstock to the infamous Grateful Dead “Wall of Sound,” McIntosh has not only witnessed history, it has shaped it. With McIntosh, customers have the ability to create their own premium audio experience – and truly live their music. Visit to learn more.


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