MUSICAL FIDELITY IS BACK WITH RE-RELEASE OF M6S PRE AND M6S PRX AMPLIFIERS
The M6 series is one of Musical Fidelity's most popular product lines. However, the range has not featured a separate pre/power amplifier solution for a while. Audio Tuning, the new owners of the brand, have ordered the re-introduction of the hugely popular M6s PRE and M6s PRX models.
The M6s PRE ($2,999 RRP) is a fully balanced pre-amplifier, from beginning to end. Many pre-amps claim to be balanced but in fact are single ended preamps with balanced inputs and balanced outputs.
Boasting pure Class A circuitry with Surface Mount Devices (SMD), the company states you get very low distortion, minimal phase shift, low noise and excellent linearity. Similarly, the low impedance output stages (both single-ended and fully balanced) will drive any power amp through any conceivable length of cable, for absolute reliability in performance.
The M6s PRE features a wide range of inputs, making it the ideal system hub for any high-end system. With a brace of balanced XLR inputs and four unbalanced RCA inputs, the pre-amplifier also features a built-in asynchronous USB DAC capable of 24-bit/96kHz audio playback, and a switchable MM/MC phono stage. There is also the added convenience of a switchable RCA input for Home Theatre bypass.
Additionally, the M6s PRE offers both RCA and XLR outputs to connect a power amplifier. There is also a fixed Tape loop for other system solutions.
The M6s PRX ($4,299 RRP) is a fully-balanced dual-mono power amp that will drive any speaker with ease thanks to its 230 per-channel output (8 Ohms), delivering a detailed soundstage that will surely impress.
The M6s PRX employs Musical Fidelity's exclusive dual-mono, fully complementary, bifilar choke regulation system. Choke regulation is a concept taken from classic tube amplifier designs but is rarely used with transistor amplifiers. The implementation has huge power supply benefits, including a dramatic reduction in “sawtooth” power supply noise, and an effective mains noise filtration system. The dual mono, bifilar choke regulation system is unique to Musical Fidelity and has been in use by them since 1987.
The M6s PRX's audio circuitry is based on the classic Titan power amplifier design and sports eight output transistors per channel. Musical Fidelity tells us that the main characteristics of the M6s PRX include extremely low wide-band distortion, low output impedance, excellent load driving, huge stability margins and very high peak current delivery.
Price and availability
- M6s PRE: $2,999 RRP
- M6s PRX: $4,299 RRP
- M6s PRE / PRX Bundle: $6,999 RRP
The M6s PRE and M6s PRX are expected to be available in Australia from January / February 2019.
For more information, head on over to Musical Fidelity.