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Acalex,

Yes you can still biamp with an int ampand just one power amp. I use the int amp to drive the tweeters and the power amp to drive the woofers. Its only when you use a pre amp that u will need 2 power amps to biamp.

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Acalex, Yes you can still biamp with an int ampand just one power amp. I use the int amp to drive the tweeters and the power amp to drive the woofers. Its only when you use a pre amp that u will need 2 power amps to biamp.

Thanks for the explanation. So you are bi-amping horizontally basically, correct? So for example I could use my old Vincent to drive the woofers and the new Jadis 50 to drive the tweeters? Interesting.

I see you have same TT brand I would like. Did you ever try the Performance (next step from Concept)? Which phono stage you are using? 

Thanks again and sorry for all the questions! Smile

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The M6i is definitely one of the highlights of my hifi venture this year. No fuss at all with any type of music that I play through it. Even playing my old cassettes, the amp shines through. I don't have any equipment matching issues as most of my kit are MF products. A keeper it is for many years to come. I didn't match with the A3CR power amp. Aiming for M6 PRX next year.p

At the risk of being shot, I would strongly recommend you have a listen to to the AMS35i, before going down the biamping route. You could easily find it sounds better. >)

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I know this is a long shot, but has anyone heard the M6i with a pair of Kudos X2 speakers? If so, how would you describe the match and their suitablility for each other?

 

I heard the Kudos speakers recently and was extremely impressed. They were being driven by Naim 202/ 200 amps which suited them very well.

 

I ask about the speakers suitability with an M6 as the Naim amps cost more than I want to spend and I have a nagging doubt that the lively sound may get a bit wearing over time.

 

I am interested in the M6i as I have read great things about it and used to enjoy owning a MF A1 (class A amp)

 

Any comments or guidance would be appreciated.  

 

Thanks. 

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haven't heard the M6i with those Kudos, but I have heard Kudos in the past with MF amps and have always liked it. 

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Thanks Helmut80. Can you remember which speakers and amps you heard?

 

Has anyone else heard the X2s with Musical Fidelity (specifically the M6i)?

 

I don't know of any dealers that sell both Kudos and MF to allow me to demo them together. 

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El Hefe wrote:
Acalex, Yes you can still biamp with an int ampand just one power amp. I use the int amp to drive the tweeters and the power amp to drive the woofers. Its only when you use a pre amp that u will need 2 power amps to biamp.

Thanks for the explanation. So you are bi-amping horizontally basically, correct? So for example I could use my old Vincent to drive the woofers and the new Jadis 50 to drive the tweeters? Interesting.

I see you have same TT brand I would like. Did you ever try the Performance (next step from Concept)? Which phono stage you are using? 

Thanks again and sorry for all the questions! Smile

 

NOt sure what you mean by horizontally bi-amping. I dont think you can use both your Vincent and Jadis  to drive your tweeters and woofers at the same time as both of them are integrated amps. Bi-amping can be done when you have:

1. 1 integrated amp with pre-outs + 1 stereo power amp

2. 1 integrated amp with pre-outs + 2 monoblocks

3. 1 pre-amp + 2 stereo power amp

4. 1 pre-amp + 4 monoblocks

 

I did compare with higher grade models of Clearaudio TTs but as I just got into playing TT, I would rather have a simple plug and play TT for starters. I did however upgraded the MM cartridge to MC though.

 

I am  using MF M1 ViNL phono stage which was a huge step up from the NAD PP2.

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El Hefe wrote:

The M6i is definitely one of the highlights of my hifi venture this year. No fuss at all with any type of music that I play through it. Even playing my old cassettes, the amp shines through. I don't have any equipment matching issues as most of my kit are MF products. A keeper it is for many years to come. I didn't match with the A3CR power amp. Aiming for M6 PRX next year.p

At the risk of being shot, I would strongly recommend you have a listen to to the AMS35i, before going down the biamping route. You could easily find it sounds better. >)

 

Dont tempt me !!!!!:P

I would love to own an AMS amp but it might be above my budget...although I do have a history of always going overbudget hahahah.

 

Whats the RRP for AMS35i in UK?

The local distributor in Malaysia is quoting GBP3000 for the M6PRX for me.

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Dont tempt me !!!!!:P

I would love to own an AMS amp but it might be above my budget...although I do have a history of always going overbudget hahahah.

 

Whats the RRP for AMS35i in UK?

The local distributor in Malaysia is quoting GBP3000 for the M6PRX for me.

You can get one for about the price of a M6i + M6 PRX. They are £6k, but if you push, you can usually get 10% off. IMO It knocks the socks off the M series.

If you listen to it, you WILL buy it.....so tread carefully. Wink

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CnoEvil wrote:

El Hefe wrote:

Dont tempt me !!!!!:P

I would love to own an AMS amp but it might be above my budget...although I do have a history of always going overbudget hahahah.

 

Whats the RRP for AMS35i in UK?

The local distributor in Malaysia is quoting GBP3000 for the M6PRX for me.

You can get one for about the price of a M6i + M6 PRX. They are £6k, but if you push, you can usually get 10% off. IMO It knocks the socks off the M series. If you listen to it, you WILL buy it.....so tread carefully. ;)

I can confirm...is really addictive. If I do not take the Jadis D50RC Signature after this month's trial that's my purchase for sure....it has "almost" the musicality of a great valve amp but the power, speed and control of a top-notch SS amplifier. It's beautifully built and a pure class A...

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hey

if you search a bit you can find the AMS for around 6000€

 

Tempted Wink

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 Hi El Hefe can you tell me do you leave your m6i on 24 7 as I have noticed tha my noisy transformer is sometimes

silent for a couple of days I was wondering if I turn it on and its silent may be leave it on what do you think ?

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Toyota man,

Yes, I leave all my hifi kit on all the time. I only turn them off when I am travelling for more than a day from home.

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Roby wrote:

hey

if you search a bit you can find the AMS for around 6000€

 

Tempted Wink

If you look very well you can find ex-demo at 4900eur Wink

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Hi El Hefe,   :quest: :quest:

I am late for this thread, but I need help on my new purchase.

I am Planing to replace my Parasound Combo (P7+A23) for a Integrated Amplifier to drive my KEF R300.

I narrowed the options for M6i or Cambridge 851a.

The Cambridge is a better buy ($$) , but some folks said taht the R300 requires more power.

Also, will the replacement l be a side step???

Any help will be wellcome

Thanks

Antonio

 

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