McIntosh is one of the most dependable brand names when it comes to high-end audio systems. For years the brand has been recognized by audiophiles throughout the world as equipment that delivers clear and consistent quality in music. McIntosh is probably best known for its amplifiers and preamps, but the company produces many other components and parts for stereo and home theatre.
What are the specs for the Krell MD 20?
- Philips CDM-1 mkII with Hall effect motor, swing arm design with uni-cast frame.
- Single Beam with glass lens
- Digital only in industry standard SPDIF format, 1 FIBER OPTIC via standard interface, COAXIAL via RCA connector, AT&T via ST connector, AES/EBU via XLR connector
- Wireless Infrared
- Dimensions(w x d x h):
- 49 x 32.5 x 7cm
What else to know about the Krell MD 20?
"The Krell MD-20 is built on a heavy unicast frame and fitted with a Hall-effect motor and swing-arm/glass lens laser assembly. This transport provides exceptional stability and read accuracy. The entire chassis is isolated from external vibration by an ingenious foot assembly with also provides leveling capability. The Krell MD-20 transport attacks jitter in 2 ways. Firstly, all active circuitry is built on a 4 layer circuit board, which is also used in the Top-Of-The-Line Krell MD-10 transport. The 4 layer board provides critical components with direct access to the supply and ground. Thus component placement problems inherent in 2 layer board layouts are eliminated. Secondly, the power supply is massive and tightly controlled. The transformer drivers seven individual supplies, which are double-regulated in all critical areas. This stable operating environment virutally eliminates jitter and data contamination from the MD-20 output. The Krell MD-20's mission is identical to that of a printer - every bit of data must be read and transmitted accurately for the music to remain intact. The MD-20 is perfectly suited for the task. Image presentation is rendered vivid and transparent. Transient attacks are explosive, yet with the graceful ease of live music. Tonal balance is rich and convincing, without a trace of glare or hardness. Audition the MD-20 with a Krell Studio DAC and savor, for the first time, all the music." - Krell
Brief History of McIntosh
Long mapped-to Binghamton New York – the current headquarters and manufacturing center for Krell Labs – not many people know the brand was originally launched outside of the Nation’s Capital in Silver Spring Maryland, in 1949. In 1956, the brand built their original facility in New York, according to the official brand website.
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