McIntosh Laboratory New MCD12000 SACD/CD Player

In a forceful nod to the uptick in global CD sales, McIntosh Laboratory has announced the MCD12000 flagship SACD/CD player, now extending the company’s 12000 series.

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SoundStage! Originals - All Series and Episodes

The World's Best Volume Control? Moon by Simaudio's M-eVol - SoundStage! Real Hi-Fi (Ep:35)

Finally, All-In-One Home Audio That Doesn't Suck! Bluesound Powernode - SoundStage! Take 2 (Ep:40)

Digital & Analogue Amp Hub - Perreaux Audio 200iX Integrated - SoundStage! Australia (Ep:6)

You Could Be Beyoncé - Stenheim & Paradigm | Live-Music Reference | Montreal Audiofest 2022 (Ep:6)

The Design Details for Simaudio's Moon Voice 22 Loudspeaker - SoundStage! InSight (May 2022)

The Story Behind Simaudio's Moon Voice 22 Loudspeaker - SoundStage! InSight (May 2022)

British vs. North American Sound - Are There Differences? - SoundStage! Talks (April 2022)

World-Class In-House Hi-Fi Manufacturing at Moon by Simaudio - SoundStage! Real Hi-Fi (Ep:34)

The BEST PSB Speakers for Home Audio? - Synchrony B600 Review - SoundStage! Take 2 (Ep:39)

Dancing About Architecture - Graffiti Jazz | Dirac's Auto Target Curve | Cutting-Edge Class-D (Ep:5)

Roon Core, Ready, Tested and Remote - Definitions for Audiophiles - SoundStage! Talks (April 2022)

Into Speakers? Listen to this Talks Interview about Perlisten Audio - SoundStage! Talks (Apr. 2022)

Cryogenically Frozen Kitty Litter - RF Filter | Wilson Lōkē Sub | DACs | Blind-Test Problems (Ep:4)

Refined & Deceptively Simple - Holbo Airbearing Turntable MK2 – SoundStage! Australia Lead-In (Ep:5)

EgglestonWorks - the Surprising Oso and a New Statement Speaker! - SoundStage! Talks (March 2022)

NAD C 700 vs. M10 V2 - 5 Reasons Why Paying More Is Better - SoundStage! Real Hi-Fi (Ep:33)

Like Marriages and War - Measurements | Headphone Sound | Sound United | Florida Audio Expo (Ep:3)

Audiovector's R Series - the Danish Company's Flagship Loudspeakers - SoundStage! Talks (March 2022)

Are Golden-Eared Audiophile Reviewers Real? - SoundStage! Real Hi-Fi (Ep:32)

Stop Me If I Get Unhinged - A Dangerous Myth | NFTs | Danny Richie & Reviewer Corruption (Ep:2)

Spectacular Speakers: Monitor Audio Silver 300 and 500 7G - SoundStage! Real Hi-Fi (Ep:31)

The Scoop on Marantz's New 40n Integrated Amplifier - SoundStage! Talks (Februrary 2022)

Sonus Faber's and McIntosh's Livio Cucuzza Explains "Made in Italy" - SoundStage! Talks (Feb. 2022)

More than Twice the Price: Focal Aria K2 906 vs. Chora 806 - SoundStage! Real Hi-Fi (Ep:30)

Kerfuffle Coming Up! - Headphones vs. Speakers | Cheap Speakers | Less-than-Perfect $45K Amps (Ep:1)

Garrett Hongo's "The Perfect Sound" - A Must-Read Hi-Fi Book - SoundStage! Talks (February 2022)

EarMen Tradutto DAC - Good Measurements Gone Wrong - SoundStage! Real Hi-Fi (Ep:29)

Gapless Playback - What It Is and Why It's Important - SoundStage! Real Hi-Fi (Ep:28)

The Audiophile Reason to Dump Spotify Now! - SoundStage! Real Hi-Fi (Ep:27)

How to Design the Best Bass into a Loudspeaker - SoundStage! Talks (January 2022)

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SoundStage! Australia launched on July 1, 2017. One of its purposes is to inform Australian audiophiles; however, since it resides online, it can be read and enjoyed worldwide.

In charge of SoundStage! Australia is well-respected hi-fi journalist Edgar Kramer. Prior to leading SoundStage! Australia, Edgar contributed to the following print and online publications: Audio Esoterica as editor, and Australian Hi-Fi and Sound+Image as a reviews editor, and as a senior reviewer.

From his headquarters, in the beautiful Blue Mountains in Sydney, Australia, Edgar’s responsibilities include writing feature articles and reviews, in addition to leading the site’s team of reviewers, who are all Australians. SoundStage! Australia was created as a platform for the Australian hi-fi scene, so it’s natural that all the content originates there.

australia doug jeffEdgar Kramer (center) with SoundStage!’s Doug Schneider (left) and Jeff Fritz at High End 2017

Although SoundStage! Australia is its own entity, it is part of SoundStage!, which helps to expand its recognition and global reach. Founded in 1995 as a single online publication, SoundStage! has grown to include ten online publications and resource sites, making it the world’s largest network of online publications and resources for audio, home theater, music, and movies. SoundStage! also creates high-quality video content, which can be found on YouTube through the following URL: SoundStage.TV.

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