The long awaited M2si Amplifier from Musical Fidelity has arrived. The first product under new ownership carries on Musical Fidelity's legacy of making quality, 2 channel products. Based on the same chassis as the M3si and M5si, the new M2si boasts 76w per channel, Analogue Line level inputs and a Home Cinema Bypass. This is designed for the purists.
- Powerful integrated amplifier
- Class A pre-amplifier with dedicated power supply
- Discrete power amplifier stage with dedicated power supply
- Six stereo Line inputs (RCA)
- Switchable Home Theatre (HT) input
- Pre-amp output for bi-amping or similar (RCA pair)
- Fixed line output (RCA)
- SMD construction optimises noise levels
- IR remote control
- Black or silver finish
The M2si integrated amplifier takes Musical Fidelity’s peerless premium sound experience and applies it to a more affordable price point. Boasting trickle-down technology from the legendary Titan flagship model, the sound is well complemented by other high-end touches, such as the solid metal controls.
Delivering 76W per-channel into 8Ω (137W into 4Ω), the M2si has the power to drive a wide range of similarly-priced loudspeakers, including the more power-hungry models. But it’s not just a question of power, as the M2si features a Class A pre-amp stage with its own independent power supply, coupled with a pair of discrete power amps. The end result of the advanced internal design means the M2si effectively offers the performance benefits of a pre/power configuration but with the convenience of a one-box solution.
The M2si slots in as the perfect amplifier for any system in part thanks to its six Line inputs. By leaving DAC, CD, streaming and phono tasks to external devices the amplifier is able to function as a pure analogue hub and delivers a sophisticated, highly engaging sound. For Home Cinema installations, the AUX1 input can also be manually switched to a Home Theatre (HT) through-put.
The M2si integrated amplifier and matching M2sCD CD player are housed in heavy metal enclosures and feature neat aluminium front panels – finished in silver or black. Control is effortlessly simple either via the supplied system remote or the clearly labelled front panel controls. But as well as being easy to integrate, a joy to behold and priced appealingly, what really sets the M2si apart is its ability to better the sonic capabilities of its rivals and sit comfortably amongst even more expensive, esoteric designs.
||76 watts per channel @ 8 ohms
||25V RMS, 20Hz to 20 kHz; onset of clipping
70 Volts peak to peak
||25 Amps peak to peak
||1 pair per channel
|THD 20Hz to 20 kHz (Line-In):
|Signal to noise ratio:
||+0, –0,1dB, 10Hz bis 20 kHz
||6x RCA / Line Level
|Input impedance (Line-In):
|Pre-Out (Bi-amping, second power amp etc):
||1 pair RCA
||1 pair RCA
||440 x 100 x 400 mm
|Weight (net / gross):
||9.2 kg/ 13.0 kg
||320 Watt max. / 0.5 Watt standby
Mains cable IEC (10-A)