The M6scd is a superb performer. It uses a 32 bit DAC with 192 kHz up-sampling and delivers outstanding technical and musical performance. It also has a range of digital inputs: 2 x coax, 2 x optical and asynchronous USB. This makes it particularly useful for set top boxes and/or TV sound improvement. The M6scd is a top notch CD player and digital hub in one beautifully engineered box.
At Musical Fidelity we think of the M6si as being a destination product. The M6si offers such excellent performance, facilities and power that unless you are seeking the most exotic high-end sound quality you would never need another amplifier. We believe it’s that good.
Internally, the M6si is configured as 2 independent monobloc power amps with a separate pre amp. It is, in fact, a pre amp with 2 monobloc power amps that just happen to share the same casework.
The M6si has 220wpc. It has very low distortion, outstanding noise ratio and extremely flat frequency response. Its inputs are phono (MM/MC), 4 line level, 1 balanced XLR and 1 USB ‘B’ up to 24bit 96kHz asynchronous.
The M6 combination of high power, high current and extraordinary stability means that it can drive any loudspeaker with ease.
In use it is hard to hear any practical difference between the M6si and other much more expensive amplifiers. In proper blind listening comparisons, the M6si performs incredibly well. If we sound rather enthusiastic it’s because we are.
We love the M6si and hope that you do too.
The new M8s-700m monobloc power amp is fully balanced, and offers a staggering 700 watts per monobloc, with stellar sound quality and technical performance.
"I'm amazed. It sounds tonally neutral, high-resolution as well as spatially large and precise"
"Love at the first note!"
PETER BANHOLZER - HIFI STATEMENT 06/15
The M8s-700m has extremely low distortion, typically 0.001% at 1 kHz. At 20 kHz distortion is still below 0.005%. Distortion at 50 kHz (a ridiculous and unreasonable measurement, but revealing of the total amplifier performance nonetheless) is 0.02%. At 100 kHz, it is about 0.06%. These extraordinary measurements, and the extremely low high-frequency distortion, are highly significant sonically.
The noise ratio of the M8s-700m is extremely low at -120 dB A-weighted.
The M8s-700m has huge power reserves, producing 700 watts RMS into 8 ohms and just on 1300 watts into 4 ohms. It is an absolute powerhouse.
The power, low distortion and the extremely low noise contribute to its fabulous, effortless sound.
M8S PRE-AMPLIFIER IN BRIEF
- Genuinely fully balanced preamp
- Eight versatile inputs – 1 XLR Balanced, switchable MM/MC Phono, CD, Tuner, Aux 1, Aux 2, Tape
- Single ended and balanced outputs as well as a fixed output for tape record
- Home theatre bypass available in both single ended and balanced inputs
- Outstanding cutting edge performance
- Amazing load driving ability, will easily drive any power amplifier with any cable of almost any length
- Excellent design, he-man build quality
- Design + Build
The M8-700 has received outstanding reviews and an enthusiastic reception from knowledgeable audiophiles. The combination of high power and cutting edge technical performance has proved a compelling combination. However some customers do not have the space for two large monoblocs and do not necessarily need that much power. For them we have designed the M8s-500s. Pairing it with the matching M8 Preamp gives an amplification system fit of the highest levels of reproduction.
The Nu-Vista series is meant to be Musical Fidelity’s statement products and the Nu-Vista CD player looks every inch of it. However, it appears dated as there are glaring omissions against obsolescence, like the lack of USB connectivity and DSD capability.