McIntosh MCD600
McIntosh MCD600
McIntosh MCD600
McIntosh MCD600

MCD600 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-analogue converter (DAC).

3 Years

£8,995In-store purchase only.



The MCD600’s 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 analogue 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 aluminium 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.

Number of Channels

Fixed Output Level
2.0Vrms Unbalanced
4.0Vrms Balanced

Variable Output Level
0 – 8.0Vrms Unbalanced
0 – 16.0Vrms Balanced

Output Impedance
600 ohms Unbalanced and Balanced

Frequency Response
4Hz to 40kHz, +0.5, -2dB (SACD)
4Hz to 20kHz, ±0.5dB (CD)
4Hz to 40kHz, +0.5, -2dB (Data)

Signal To Noise Ratio
Better than 110dB (A-weighted)

Dynamic Range
Better than 100dB

Total Harmonic Distortion
0.002% @ 1000Hz (SACD)
0.002% @ 1000Hz (CD)
0.002% @ 1000Hz (Data)

Channel Separation
Better than 98dB (1,000Hz)

Headphone Output Impedance
47 ohms

Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) Type
Premium 8-channel, 32-bit PCM/DSD, Quad Balanced

Coaxial Sample Rate
16, 24-bit/96kHz

Optical Sample Rate
16, 24-bit/192kHz

USB Sample Rate
16, 24-bit/192kHz

Digital Coaxial Input
0.5V p-p/75 ohms

Digital Optical Input
-15dbm to -21dbm

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

Digital Optical Output
-15dbm to -21dbm

Digital Coaxial Output
0.5V p-p/75 ohms

Disc Formats
SACD, 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

Dimensions (W x H x D)
44.45cm x 15.24cm x 48.3cm Note: When the Disc Tray is opened, the panel clearance required in front of mounting panel is 17.2cm

12.7 kg

Shipping Weight
20.4 kg