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Digital/Analog Converter
MDA5000
Owner’s Manual
, HDCD®, High Definition Compatible Digital® and Pacific Microsonics are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Pacific
Microsonics, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.
HDCD System manufactured under license from Pacific Microsonics, Inc. This product is covered by one or more of the following: U. S. Patent No.
5,479,168; 5,638,074; 5,640,161; 5,808,574; 5,838,274; 5,854,600; 5,864,311; 5,872,531, and Australia Patent No. 669,114 with other patents pending.
McIntosh Laboratory, Inc. 2 Chambers Street Binghamton, New York 13903-2699 Phone: 607-723-3512 FAX: 607-724-0549
WARNING - TO REDUCE RISK OF
FIRE OR ELECTRICAL SHOCK, DO
NOT EXPOSE THIS EQUIPMENT TO
RAIN OR MOISTURE.
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS
INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO
QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
To prevent the risk of electric shock, do not remove
bottom cover. No user serviceable parts inside.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS!
PLEASE READ THEM BEFORE OPERATING THIS EQUIPMENT.
General:
1. Read these instructions.
2. Keep these instructions.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Follow all instructions.
5. Warning: To reduce risk of fire or electrical shock,
do not expose this equipment to rain or moisture.
This unit is capable of producing high sound pressure levels. Continued exposure to high sound pressure levels can cause permanent hearing impairment or loss. User caution is advised and ear protection is recommended when playing at high volumes.
6. Disconnect this equipment when unused for long periods of time.
7. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the
manufacturer.
Installation:
8. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
9. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators,
heat ducts or other equipment that produce heat.
10. Do not use this equipment near water.
11. Do not expose this equipment to dripping or splashing
and ensure that no objects filled with liquids are
placed on the equipment.
12. Do not mount this product with an unstable bracket as
the equipment may fall, causing serious injury to a
person, and serious damage to the product.
Connection:
13. Route DC power cords so that they are not likely to be
pinched by items placed upon or against them, paying
particular attention to the point where they enter the
instrument.
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Care of Equipment:
14. Clean only with dry cloth.
15. Do not permit objects or liquids of any kind to be
pushed, spilled and/or fall into the equipment through
enclosure openings.
Repair of Equipment:
16. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the equipment has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is
damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen
into the equipment, the equipment has been exposed to
rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has
been dropped.
17. Do not attempt to service beyond that described in the
operating instructions. All other service should be referred to qualified service personnel.
18. When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician has used replacement parts specified by
McIntosh or have the same characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire,
electric shock, or other hazards.
19. Upon completion of any service or repairs to this product, ask the service technician to perform safety checks
to determine that the product is in proper operating
condition.
Thank You
Table of Contents
Your decision to own this McIntosh MDA5000 Digital/
Analog Converter ranks you at the very top among discriminating music listeners. You now have “The Best.” The
McIntosh dedication to “Quality,” is assurance that you
will receive many years of musical enjoyment from this
unit.
Please take a short time to read the information in this
manual. We want you to be as familiar as possible with all
the features and functions of your new McIntosh.
Safety Instructions ............................................................. 2
Thank You.......................................................................... 3
Please Take a Moment ....................................................... 3
Customer Service ............................................................... 3
Table of Contents ............................................................... 3
Introduction ....................................................................... 4
Performance Features ........................................................ 4
Dimensions ....................................................................... 5
Installation ........................................................................ 6
Side Panel Connections ..................................................... 7
How to Connect ................................................................. 8
Top Panel Displays ............................................................ 9
Specifications .................................................................. 10
Packing Instruction .......................................................... 11
Please Take A Moment
The serial number, purchase date and McIntosh dealer
name are important to you for possible insurance claim or
future service. The spaces below have been provided for
you to record that information:
Serial Number:
Purchase Date:
Dealer Name:
Technical Assistance
If at any time you have questions about your McIntosh
product, contact your McIntosh dealer who is familiar with
your McIntosh equipment and any other brands that may
be part of your system. If you or your dealer wish additional help concerning a suspected problem, you can receive technical assistance for all McIntosh products at:
McIntosh Laboratory, Inc.
2 Chambers Street
Binghamton, New York 13903
Phone: 607-723-1545
Fax: 607-723-3636
General Notes
1. The MDA5000 Digital/Analog Converter Operation is fully
Automatic and requires no selection or adjustment on the part
of the user. When a CD that has been specially encoded with
a High Definition Compatible Digital® Signal is received, the
MDA5000 will automatically decode the additional
information.
2. For additional connection information, refer to the owner’s
manual(s) for any component(s) connected to the MDA5000
Digital/Analog Converter.
3. The MDA5000 Digital/Analog Converter is designed to
Automatically Switch Power On and Off with the rest of the
Audio System. In order for the automatic power switching to
function, there needs to be a connection between the Control
Center and the Converter.
4. An Automatic Digital Input Selector is built into the
MDA5000 . It will accommodate up to three source devices
with digital outputs to be connected to the converter. The
MDA5000 can only decode one input source at a time. If the
MDA5000 receives more than one digital signal
simultaneously, the Automatic Digital Input Selector will not
function properly.
Customer Service
If it is determined that your McIntosh product is in need of
repair, you can return it to your dealer. You can also return
it to the McIntosh Laboratory Service Repair department.
For assistance on factory repair return procedure, contact
the McIntosh Repair Department at:
McIntosh Laboratory, Inc.
2 Chambers Street
Binghamton, New York 13903
Phone: 607-723-3515
Fax: 607-723-1917
Copyright 2003 © by McIntosh Laboratory, Inc.
, HDCD®, High Definition Compatible Digital®
and Pacific Microsonics are either registered trademarks or
trademarks of Pacific Microsonics, Inc. in the United States
and/or other countries.
HDCD System manufactured under license from Pacific
Microsonics, Inc. This product is covered by one or more
of the following: U. S. Patent No. 5,479,168, 5,638,074,
5,640,161, 5,808,574, 5,838,274, 5,854,600, 5,864,311,
5,872,531, and Australia Patent No. 669,114 with other patents pending.
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Introduction
Now you can take advantage of traditional McIntosh standards of excellence in the MDA5000 Digital/Analog Converter. The built-in HDCD® Circuitry with Eight Time
Over-Sampling provides the ultimate performance from
Compact Discs. The MDA5000 reproduction is sonically
transparent and absolutely accurate. The McIntosh Sound
is “The Sound of the Music Itself.”
Performance Features
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HDCD® Decoder with 24 Bit 8 Times Over-Sampling
Digital Filter
The MDA5000 is equipped with a powerful 24 Bit digital
signal processor. This digital signal processor can provide
automatic HDCD decoding and 8 times over sampling
digital filter function for both CD and HDCD. The HDCD
decoder provides a wider dynamic range when the HDCD
disc is used.
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HDCD® Indicator
The MDA5000 is equipped with a HDCD Indicator. The
indicator will be lit when the HDCD Digital Audio Signal
is present at input.
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Selected Grade 24 Bit Digital-to-Analog Converter
The MDA5000 is equipped with a selected grade 24 Bit
Digital-to-Analog Converter per channel. This advanced
Digital-to-Analog Converter can provide low-distortion,
low-noise and high fidelity sound.
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Digital Interface Receiver
The MDA5000 is equipped with a low jitter clock recovery
digital interface receiver. A very clean recovered clock
from the incoming signal is used in the converter to maintain the sound quality.
•
Two Coaxial and One Optical Digital Audio Input
with Automatic Switching
The MDA5000 has two coaxial and an optical digital audio
input. All inputs are monitored continuously and switched
automatically.
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Gold Plated Terminals
McIntosh provides gold plated input and output terminals
on the MDA5000 for superior corrosion resistance.
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Superior Construction
The famous McIntosh Design, an Illuminated Glass Top
Panel together with a Extruded Aluminum Chassis help to
insure superior performance and long term reliability
which is very important in the automotive environment.
Dimensions
Dimensions
The following dimensions can assist in determining the
best location for your MDA5000. There is additional information on the next page pertaining to installing the
MDA5000 into your vehicle.
Top View of the MDA5000
Side View of the MDA5000
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Installation
Installation
It is recommended that a professional who is skilled in all
aspects of installation and operation install the MDA5000
and any associated mobile audio equipment.
Converter Ventilation
Always provide adequate ventilation for the MDA5000 and
be sure to provide at least 1 inch clearance at the sides with
the fins.
The Digital/Analog Converter can be mounted vertically or horizontally and may be located under a seat if adequate clearance is available. The preferred installation
method is to mount it directly to the vehicle frame using
the hardware supplied with the MDA5000.
It is not recommended that the Digital/Analog Converter be mounted under the hood or in a location where it
will be directly exposed to the elements.
Removing the Glass Panel
To access the MDA5000 Terminal Block Connections, remove the glass panel by removing the four hex bolts with
the supplied 3/32” hex key. See figure 1. Attach the supplied suction cup to the top center of the glass panel and
carefully raise it high enough to put your hand under. Temporarily place the removed glass panel in a safe place; remove the suction cup and save it for future use.
Removing the End Cap
To access the MDA5000 Connecting Terminal Block, remove the Glass Panel first (the above step) and then remove the Phillips Screws holding the Left Side End Cap of
the Digital/Analog Converter and lift the End Cap off. See
figure 2.
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Side Panel Cooling and Connections
AUDIO OUTPUTs
Analog Signal Output
for connection to a
Control Center
Connect to the Negative (-)
vehicle battery terminal
COAXIAL DIGITAL
AUDIO INPUTs for
cables from a CD Signal
Source Digital Output
Connect to the positve (+)
vehicle battery terminal
Receives the Turn-ON Signal from a
McIntosh Control Center and sends
a Turn-ON Signal on to another
component in the Audio System
OPTICAL DIGITAL AUDIO
INPUT for a cable from a CD
Signal Source Digital Optical
Output
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How to Connect
How to Connect
The McIntosh MDA5000 is intended to be utilized in an
Audio System that can support a separate outboard Digital
to Analog Converter.
1. Connect a wire from the Control Center Amp On to
either MDA5000 ON Connectors on the left side of
the Digital to Analog Converter.
Note: All cables should be connected to the Digital to
Analog Converter before connecting the DC power
cables to the battery. The second ON Connector
provides the Power On Signal for another
component in the Audio System.
2. Using the Optical Cable that was supplied with the CD
Player, connect it from the CD Players Digital Optical
Output to the MDA5000 OPTICAL DIGITAL AUDIO
INPUT (3).
Note: An optional connection method is to use one of the
COAXIAL DIGITAL AUDIO INPUT (1 or 2)
connectors.
3. Connect an Audio Cable from the MDA5000 AUDIO
OUTPUTs to the Control Center Analog CD Input.
4. Connect the MDA5000 to the vehicle battery terminals
with the DC power cable, being careful to observe the
correct polarities.
MX4000
McIntosh Control Center
Amp ON
Left Channel CD Analog Input
Right Channel CD Analog Input
McIntosh CD Player
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- Vehicle +
Battery
Top Panel Display
LED lights
when the MDA5000
is receiving a HDCD®
Digital Audio Signal
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Specifications
Analog Audio Specifications
General Specifications
Output Voltage
3.2 (±0.1)Volts RMS (CD Mode)
6.4 (±0.2) Volts RMS (HDCD Mode)
Power Requirements
14 Volts DC (10.8V to 15.6V allowable), 0.65 Amps
Total Harmonic Distortion
0.005% (1,000Hz)
Dynamic Range
Better than 98dB (1,000Hz)
Frequency Response
+0, -0.5dB from 20Hz to 20,000Hz
A-Weighted Signal To Noise Ratio
Better than 110dB
Channel Separation
Better than 105dB (1,000Hz)
Output Impedance
600 ohms
Digital Audio Specifications
Digital to Analog Conversion
24 bit
Digital Filter
8 Times Over Sampling
Sampling Frequency
44,100Hz
Analog Filter
2nd Order Butterworth Filter
Digital Inputs (Digital Audio Interface Format)
Coaxial 0.5V p-p/75 ohm (Inputs 1 and 2)
Optical (Input 3)
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Overall Dimensions
10-11/16 inches (27.15cm) wide, 3.0 inches
(7.6cm) high, 12-1/2 inches (31.75cm) depth
Weight
9.3 pounds (4.2Kg) net, 12.4 pounds (5.6Kg) in
shipping carton
Packing Instructions
Packing Instructions
In the event it is necessary to repack the equipment for
shipment, the equipment must be packed exactly as shown
below, failure to do so will result in shipping damage.
Make sure that the Top Glass Panel is firmly secured to the
chassis using the supplied hex head screws.
Use the original shipping carton and interior parts only
if they are all in good serviceable condition. If a shipping
carton or any of the interior part(s) are needed, please call
or write Customer Service Department of McIntosh Laboratory. Please see the Part List for the correct part numbers.
Quantity
1
2
Part Number
034143
034132
Description
Shipping carton only
End cap (Foam pad)
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McIntosh Laboratory, Inc.
2 Chambers Street
Binghamton, NY 13903
The continuous improvement of its products is
the policy of McIntosh Laboratory Incorporated
who reserve the right to improve design without
notice.
Printed in the U.S.A.
McIntosh Part No. 04076701
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