MCD 12000 SACD/CD player
Bring all your digital music to life with the MCD12000 SACD/CD Player.
While classified as a CD player, it is better to think of the MCD12000 as a
reference level Digital-to-Analog convertor (DAC) that includes reference
level SACD/CD playback capabilities.
At the heart of the MCD12000 are two ESS SABRE PRO ES9038PRO
32-bit/8-channel DACs, with one DAC dedicated to each the left and right
audio channels. Music played through any of the MCD12000’s digital
inputs or from CDs is processed by these professional grade DACs that
are designed for premium audiophile performance and recording studios.
Includes seven digital inputs. The coax and optical inputs support up to
24-bit/192kHz. The USB input supports up to 32-bit/384kHz, as well as
DSD512 and DXD384kHz.
Offers both balanced and unbalanced fixed analog outputs in both solidstate and vacuum tube configurations. This abundance of output options
gives you the flexibility to decide which to use based on the music
selection, the audio components in the rest of your home audio system,
and your personal sound preferences.
All outputs are driven by discrete amplifiers or a blend of vacuum tubes
and discrete amplifiers. For vacuum tube output, one 12AT7 tube and one
12AX7A tube are assigned to each the left and right audio channel. Solidstate output is via a discrete balanced op-amp.
While the volume is controlled by your preamplifier, integrated amplifier,
or other control device, the meters on the MCD12000 will respond to the
music being played through it and move back and forth accordingly.
SACD, CD, CD-R/RW and DVD-R; popular
file formats such as AAC, AIFF, ALAC,
DSD (up to DSD128), FLAC, MP3,
WAV, and WMA
SACD: 4Hz-40kHz +0.5dB/-2dB
CD: 4Hz-20kHz +/-0.5dB
Total Harmonic Distortion
Better than 100dB
Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC)
(2) ESS SABRE PRO ES9038PRO
32-bit/8-channel DACs configured in
Octal-Balanced Mono mode
1 USB (Type B)
1 Balanced Solid-State
1 Balanced Vacuum Tube
1 Unbalanced Solid-State
1 Unbalanced Vacuum Tube
(all are fixed output)
Overall Dimensions (W x H x D)
17-1/2” (44.5cm) x 7-5/8” (19.4cm)
x 16.375” (41.6cm)
32.5 lbs (14.7kg) net,
48 lbs (21.8kg) in shipping carton