McIntosh Laboratory added to its Super Audio CD (SACD) selection, unveiled a second-generation DLP projector, and its first multichannel amp to incorporate a patented technology used before only in its top-end stereo amps.
In SACD players, the $6,500-suggested two-channel MCD500 joins the $3,300 MCD201 and $4,500 MCD301. The new model, already shipping, features two selectable digital inputs for connection to external digital sources, including the company's MS750 Music Server. The SACD player is therefore capable of improving the performance of connected two-channel music sources by processing their PCM streams and converting them to analog, the company said. The player also features an unusual parallel-DAC topology that features four 24-bit, 192 kHz PCM/DSD DACs per channel arranged in a differential-balanced configuration.
The new three-channel MC303 amp features proprietary Autoformer technology, which enables each channel to deliver maximum power into 2-, 4- or 8-ohm loads while, the company contends, "virtually eliminating noise and distortion."
The MC303 ships this month, but pricing was unavailable. The device features a half-inch-thick glass faceplate, mirror-polished stainless-steel chassis and three peak-reading watt meters.
The $18,000-suggested MDLP2 DLP front projector delivers 1,920 by 1080p resolution; features the TI DC4 chipset for a brighter, higher-contrast image; and accepts both medium- and long-throw lenses.