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MCD 1050

High-End CD player with tube output

  • Elaborately designed CD player for highest audiophile demands
  • High-quality Pure CD drive with Sanyo laser unit
  • 24-bit Burr Brown D/A converter for loss-free data conversion
  • Audiophile tube output stage with selected ECC 88 tubes
  • Stylish enclosure design and modern operating convenience thanks to a high-quality system remote control

High-End CD player with tube output

The MCD 1050 is a very cleanly designed high-end CD player with integrated tube pre-amplifier! It delivers both highest precision from cleanly scanned signals and highest resolution for digitally sourced signals.
The pure CD drive ensures that optical media are precisely scanned – but the best things about this product are the digital inputs for scanning rates of up to 192 kHz/24 bits. Digital optical, coaxial and USB sources may be connected to the MCD 1050 to utilise its high-quality D/A converter section. This high-end player also possesses a switchable upsampling function to 192 kHz/24 bits for CD and digital inputs.

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Uncluttered front

Like the hybrid integrated amplifier, the MCD 1050 high-end CD player also features a high-resolution, high-contrast OLED display. The components are perfectly matched not only in relation to acoustic performance but, rather, also in terms of looks.

Various connection options are provided for

The MA 1000 has four high-level inputs and a phono input that can be switched between MM and MC. A 3.5 mm jack input is also provided at the front to connect portable devices.

Technical specifications

Playable formats
  • HDCD
  • CD-DA
  • CD-RW
  • CD-R
Digital inputs
  • Supported sampling frequencies: 44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192kHz
  • Supported bit depth: 16/24bits
  • USB 2.0, type B connector
  • optical (Toslink™)
  • coaxial (cinch)
Digital output
  • optical and coaxial
Frequency response
  • CD: 5 Hz – 20 kHz (+/- 0.5 dB)
  • 2,0 V / 10 Ohm
  • < 0,0012%
Channel separation/
  • > 106 dB (1 kHz)
Power consumption
  • Typ 25 W
  • Standby < 0,5 W
Mains voltage
  • 230 VAC / 50 Hz
S/N ratio
  • > 109dB (20Hz – 20kHz, A)
Dimensions (WxHxD)
  • 434 x 90 x 330 mm (345 mm incl. controls and connectors)
  • Remote control: 47 x 198 x 23 mm
  • 7.5 kg
  • Black


CD player
  • High-quality Pure CD drive with Sanyo laser unit
  • Philips CD controler unit
  • CD/track repeat function
  • Switchable up-sampling function (192 kHz/24 Bit) for CD and all digital inputs
  • Selected and burned-in (60 hours) tubes of Russian

  • Channel-separated analogue filter stage and output stage with low-noise operational amplifiers
  • Burr-Brown 24 Bit digital/analogue converter
  • Sophisticated power supply with R-core transformer
  • Handy remote control to access all functions
  • High-contrast, state-of-the-art "Organic LED" display
  • Two different display modes available
  • High quality headphone amplifier with volume adjustment via remote control
  • Separate standby power supply for low power consumption in standby mode
  • High-quality RCA output connectors
  • Digital outputs (optical and coaxial)
  • USB 2.0 input supports sampling frequencies up to 192kHz/24Bit
  • Digital inputs (optical and coaxial) for sampling frequencies up to 192kHz/24Bit
  • Solid aluminium control elements
  • Robust housing with milled, 8 mm thick aluminium front panel
Cabinet surface
  • Black