McIntosh MCT500 SACD/CD Transport UK price

McIntosh MCT500 SACD/CD TransportMcIntosh has announced the new MCT500 SACD/CD Transport with UK availability in March. So, at least you get chance to do some saving up.

The new MCT500 transport has been designed to replay SACD/CD discs.

Additionally, it is capable of reading a wide range of audio formats from USB flash drives and user-generated CD and DVD Data discs.

McIntosh MCT500 transport

The MCT500 can play all common disc types including SACD, CD, CD-R/RW and DVD-R.

Furthmore, popular file formats such as AAC, AIFF, ALAC, DSD (up to DSD128), FLAC, MP3, WMA and WAV (up to 24-bit/192kHz) WMA can be played from discs and USB drives.


McIntosh MCT500 SACD/CD TransportThe MCT500 SACD/CD Transport can be partnered with a wide range of McIntosh devices featuring digital inputs. So, hook it up to preamps, integrated amplifiers, processors, headphone amps and DACs.

McIntosh MCT500 SACD/CD TransportFor SACD playback, the transport features McIntosh’s proprietary MCT output. This offers a secure digital connection when connected (with the included cable) to a McIntosh product with an MCT input. Also, regular CDs can also be played over MCT.

You can also use the transport with a wide range of aftermarket DACs thanks to its three digital outputs: balanced XLR, coaxial and optical.

Disc transport

McIntosh MCT500 SACD/CD TransportAn advanced disc transport with a precision die-cast aluminium tray enables smooth and quiet disc-handling. Also, an advanced digital servo provides fast, quiet and accurate operation.

Audio data is read at twice the normal rate, ensuring better disc-tracking and error-correction processing.

Finally, the MCT500 is wrapped in classic McIntosh styling. You get a polished stainless steel chassis, black glass front panel, illuminated logo and aluminium end caps.

Integration with other McIntosh system components is via the Power Control and data ports.

Pricing and availability

Orders can be placed now with authorised McIntosh dealers with shipping expected to begin in February (US) and March/April (UK); £5,995