The MCD500 is a silent killer amongest the best SACD players out there. In its armory are its superb die-cast transport for error free readout, two digital inputs where it becomes a DAC and digital preamp (via its variable output) and four DACs per channel for one of the cleanest resolution available in any SACD/CD player. Add McIntosh’s built to last philosophy and you have this wonderful sounding player that feels as solid as a rock. Arguably, its lack of multi-channel output from SACD playback is open to debate but once you listen to it, there is no question to its high achieving goal – sound quality that is second to none. This is a truly magnificent SACD/CD player. Even as a DAC, your DVD player becomes a remarkable sounding 2-channel audio player via its digital input. For the purist, the MCD500 can be hooked up directly to a power amp via its variable outputs of which you have a choice of single ended or balance.
Cosmetically, the unit is in very nice shape. Minor scuff marks from use but nothing major. We have the original double box and remote.