McIntosh MVP831 DVD Players

4.83/5 (6 Reviews) MSRP : $2750.00


Product Description

DVD, Video CD, and CD palyer


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tom Blasing a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 4, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Actually I have the MVP841 with the only difference being the 841 has an optical output as well as the others. The first thing I noticed was the wonderful bass extention from this marval of engineering. It makes me search for "test" type cd's as to be thrilled by it once again. (i.e-Flim and the BB's, Joe Jackson's "Will Power", Steely Dan's "Goucho" and "Two Against Nature". I have yet do experience the DVD to it's full potential since it's being used with a barely stereo Samsung 25". But what can you say about a home stereo system where no component has a signal to noise ratio below 100db, THD not over .01% and speakers that have an efficiancy of 100db/2.83v/1 meter. Haven't found any 24bit/96KHz cd's that I like enough to buy yet.

McIntosh refuses to dive headlong into the latest format fad that comes along. Wanting to be the first one out there with a $300 to $500 machine that plays "super widget" discs is just something that left to the mid-fi crowd. Could you imagine producing a (retail) $3,000 unit for a fromat that may or may not fly? But when Mac is convinced that a format is stable enough to consider, you can bet you will not be disappointed.

Related gear: McIntosh C-33 preamp, Rotel RB1080 amp (200wpc), dbx 1231 eq, Monster Power HTS-5000 AC line conditioner, H.H. Scott 830z real time analyzer and Klipsch KLF-20 sperakers. Vibrapods on everything.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $1700.00

Purchased At:   Audio Classics



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bob b a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: July 9, 2000

Bottom Line:   
when presented with a great dvd you will get a great picture. unfortunately most dvd offerings lag lasediscs in this department. that being said the 831 gives a great picture and delivers in spades on the sonic front. some might quibble on the rather cool and distant presentation on the cd front but mate it with a decent tube amp or solid-state mosfet jobbie and i think the balance would be to die for. certainly a good value at the $2k i paid.

i'm REALLY happy with my mac:>)

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1999



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Gary O. a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: June 9, 2000

Bottom Line:   
This unit is a fantastic find overall,but come on McIntosh were is the component output for use with the new TV's? Otherwise a GREAT unit.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   2000



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark Weston a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: May 25, 2000

Bottom Line:   
This is an update to a review of the MVP 831 DVD player nearly a year ago. I have found the audio part of the Mac unit leaving little to be desired. It is utterly clean and transparent and more than capable of exposing any recording flaws. Listen to the high pitched whistling in the Linda Rhondstat collection of big band music Around Midnight. It is not consistent through out, but it is clearly discernable when the music plays and when it stops. This problem might have happened during early the early recording sessions. Anyway, you have a natural, full-bodied sound that you can listen to all day long and not get ear fatique. What more can be said? Well, if one of the new audio formats becomes sucessful, I hope Macintosh will offer a factory upgrade. That is another story for another time.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1999



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Sean a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: October 29, 1999

Bottom Line:   
I purchased this unit to kill 2 birds with one stone, to be used as a DVD and CD player. It is an outstanding unit in both categories!
I use it in conjuction with the C35, MC7200, B&W 805N's, Audioquest and MIT interconnects, and Sony flat screen in my rather large bedroom (22'x25' with 15' ceilings).
As several of my friends also love audio, I have auditioned many of the best known "audiophile" CD units costing much more than this one. This unit meets or beats all of them in its delivery of wonderful sound. As I have not yet seen any DVD player in this price range, only units at about half the cost, I cannot make a suitable cost/picture comparison. I can only use my trained eyes. As a cinematographer by trade, this is the closest I have seen a consumer unit come to properly representing film in a digital medium. Well worth the money.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1999




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