McIntosh has released its MCD350 SACD Player which has a 2× read-speed mechanism

The MCD350 SACD player has a balanced 2-channel, 32-bit/192kHz DAC. Fixed analog stereo outputs are available in both balanced and unbalanced offerings; a coax and optical output are also available. All analog outputs plus the digital coax outputs are gold-plated for superior corrosion resistance.

The MCD350’s motor/laser assembly features a double-speed read speed so that all discs placed in its rigid aluminium die-cast tray—whether SACD format or CD format—are read at higher speeds, allowing their data to be stored in a buffer memory for a better error correction and tracking,’ says Philip Sawyer, of Synergy Audio Visual, which distributes McIntosh in Australia.

A twin laser optical pickup uses a single objective lens with two laser units, each of which’s wavelength has been optimised for SACD and CD playback. It can also play back MP3 and WMA files recorded on CD-R. The MCD350 has McIntosh’s classic-look black glass front panel with an illuminated logo and aluminium end caps.

Manufacturer’s Specifications: McIntosh MCD350

Frequency Response: 4Hz to 40kHz, +0.5, -2dB (SACD)
                                       4Hz to 20kHz, ±0.5dB (CD)
S/N Ratio: >108dB (A-weighted)
THD: 0.003% @ 1kHz (SACD)
          0.002% @ 1kHz (CD)
Channel Separation: >98dB @ 1kHz
Dimensions (WHD): 444×153×483mm
Weight: 12.7kg

For further information, please contact Synergy Audio Visual