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McIntosh MCD205
8 Reviews
rating  5 of 5
MSRP  2500.00
Description: <li>5 Disc CD Changer <li>IR Remote <li>24 Bit D/A Converter <li>RS232 Interface <li>Gold Plated Input and Outputs


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike Klementovich a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: April 27, 2007

Bottom Line:   
The Mac is a very very good sounding CD player/ changer.
Mind you not a Resolution Audio OPUS 21 but there is NOTHING out there that is but this CD player does get close. It is musical...erotic...and very very analog sounding with NO edge. Good air and depth of listening field...nice tight bass and wonderful mids and highs, and again without that added edge. This player even blows away my very outstanding Maverick SACD player in the SACD MODE !!!!!!!!!!!!
A darn good purchase with good build quality and very very nice to look at.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2006

Price Paid:    $2400.00

Purchased At:   Audio Classics



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by confa a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: August 8, 2006

Bottom Line:   
In front of a MC...chapeau!
Built like a tank, black classic style, magnificient sound: very clean, deep soundstage, perfect tonal balance, quick and accurate to an perfection.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $2900.00

Purchased At:   Italy



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by samiam a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 25, 2006

Bottom Line:   
I like to be able to put it 3-6 cd's, press "random" and enjoy music for hours. So, I have long liked CD changers but have not always been crazy about the sound.
Behold behold this nice MCD 205. I got lucky and found a nice one used and snatched it up. No more compromise on the sound or features, this player is great. Sounds great, looks great, built solidly, variety of output features, what more could I ask. I don't switching to any other CD changers for a long time to come.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   Echo Audio, Portland



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by drtannis a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: December 10, 2005

Bottom Line:   
As a digital audiophile iam very sensitive about my equipment.I have had the Onkyo Integra DX-7911 cd player for many years and never believe a better player existed particularly in the $1000.00 to $3000.00 range.Then about 6 months ago i purchase the MCINTOSH MCD- 205.At first i connected to my Onkyo reciever($3500.00)using the digital coaxial output.The sound was not as great as i expected from a player of this caliber but it was almost as good as the Onkyo...which has amazing specs ie 110db signal to noise ratio and 110db dynamic range.Two days ago i made a change from digital to anolog connection and WOW what a difference..my Mcintosh is now # 1 in sound besting my beloved Onkyo Integra Gold masterpiece player.The Mcintosh is an audiophile masterpiece and is worth every penny.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2005

Price Paid:    $2500.00

Purchased At:   HARVEYS



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by MikeMasztal a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: May 18, 2005

Bottom Line:   
I decided to go with an integrated player about a year ago. The MCD205 replaced an Audio Note CDT2 transport/DAC 3.1x Balanced DAC. Since I was using a McIntosh pre-amp and map, I thought I would listen to their player. Simply put, this unit performs to a level near that of the Audio Note rig which cost almost 4X as much. Whether the sonic excellence is due to the unit synergizing with the other McIntosh gear in my system, I don't know, but I am listening to my system more and more and enjoying it immensely. This unit is well worth the price.

Recommended tweaks include Symposium Rollerblocks w/titanium balls and a Symposiun Ultra platform which extracts every bit of sound this player can play.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2004

Price Paid:    $2500.00




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