McIntosh introduces the new MCD1000 CD transport that combines a CD player with a digital preamp. The high-end device connects directly to the McIntosh MDA1000 D/A Converter or to any DAC-equipped component with a digital input. It has coaxial output on RCA jack, optical output jack as well as balanced AES/EBU and 110 Ohm XLR Output. The MCD1000 supports playback of CD, CD-R, SACD, and Hybrid SACD.
The McIntosh MCD1000 has a 3D front panel glass design that is illuminated with long-life; cool-running fiber optics. The top and sides of the retro-style MCD1000 are machined from thick aluminum panels with a smooth black anodized finish, and in the recessed area of the top panel is a glass panel screened with a block diagram of the MCD1000′s circuitry.
McIntosh MCD1000 costs about $10,000.