Amplifier and digital/analogue converter in Hi-Res quality
The Hi-Res seal is awarded by the Japan Audio Society to components that are able to process signals of higher quality than CD. This means loss-free music signals that are superior to CD quality in terms of the sampling rate and resolution. The MC 100 supports formats of up to 192 kHz and 24 bits. The digital-to-analogue converter then translates these sensitively into analogue signals for the two first-class power amps with a continuous power output of 35 watts each and pulse power of 70 watts each. The generously dimensioned power supply with the low-leakage toroidal transformer guarantees that this power is also permanently and effortlessly available. This means that the MC 100 is capable of error-free reproduction of music signals up to more than 40 kHz.
Source diversity: CD, DAB, FM and Bluetooth with aptX
The high-quality CD drive of the MC 100 with its precision laser unit also supports MP3 CDs and WMA. CD text and MP3 information is shown conveniently on the display. Convenient functions like random playback, repeat track and programming function are also included, of course. On the tuner side, the MC 100 is equipped with both an analogue FM tuner as well as a digital DAB+ receiver, making it absolutely future-proof. The same is true for the Bluetooth interface according to the current Standard 4.0 and Qualcomm® aptX™, which guarantee the best possible playback quality via smartphone, tablet or PC.
The two digital inputs, one optical and one coaxial, serve to reproduce the High-Res formats mentioned but can also be used for convenient connection of a television so as to also enjoy the best possible quality TV sound. Two analogue inputs at the rear of the unit, a 3.5 mm audio input at the front, as well as a headphone output and an analogue output to connect an additional subwoofer round off the features of the MC 100.
Metal enclosure and front panel made of solid aluminium
What sounds good should also be packaged well. The solid full-metal housing and the equally solid, brushed aluminium front panel do complete justice to the high-quality electronics inside. Weighing in at 5.8 kg, the MC 100 shows it quality just when lifting it. The tidy look of the front panel is a real pleasure not only in terms of design; it also guarantees uncomplicated operation of all the essential functions. This is also helped by the easily readable two-line dot matrix display with its elegant, clear script and 3-stage dimmer function. The accompanying system remote control provides additional comfort and convenience.