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RE: Musical Fidelity M6i Integrated Amplifier Review

@ Musiclover.....don't listen to the AMS35i, then. >)

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RE: Musical Fidelity M6i Integrated Amplifier Review

musiclover121 wrote:

maybe it will sound much better, thats why i need demo, 76 wpc for 3 way speaker seems not enough, but just imo as beginer, as el hefe wrote a reviews here and i can change it at the shop with no cut for the m6i

I am sure you will benefit from the M6i especially if you are getting it at a good price.

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RE: Musical Fidelity M6i Integrated Amplifier Review

Just had lunch with MF sole distributor here... sometime in Q3 this year... there will be an upgraded M6i to be launched. Main changes will be its power is increased to 225 wpc and the pre and power amp section will have a separate power supply or something in that line.

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Hi El Hefe I have heard that there is to be a new M6 CDP did that come up in conversation? I have just bought a M6 500i and I love it loads more scale

larger stereo image and POWER  :grin: Ive still got my M6i as I still love it to I may build it into my surround system toghther with the M6500i at the front end 

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Hi El Hefe I have heard that there is to be a new M6 CDP did that come up in conversation? I have just bought a M6 500i and I love it loads more scale

larger stereo image and POWER  :grin: Ive still got my M6i as I still love it to I may build it into my surround system toghther with the M6500i at the front end 

You sly dog.............enjoy!  Dance 4

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done, ams100 with m8pre and ams cd with focal maestro utopia,  :wall: , and you're right, don't ever try it, it sound so so so so so amazing!! 

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ProAc with MF

Hi El Hefe,

Saw you driving proac speakers with M6i, was just curious, are those D28's or D18?

I've got D28 on home demo at the moment and am looking for amp for them.

Thanks.

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I've got D28 on home demo at the moment and am looking for amp for them.

Thanks.

You should consider Tubes or SS Class A (Sugden/Luxman/Accuphase), as Proac was voiced with the former in mind.

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CnoEvil wrote:

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sa2013 wrote:

I've got D28 on home demo at the moment and am looking for amp for them.

Thanks.

You should consider Tubes or SS Class A (Sugden/Luxman/Accuphase), as Proac was voiced with the former in mind.

Thank you CnoEvil, I will start a new forum topic so that I don't hijack this one.

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Hi El Hefe,

Saw you driving proac speakers with M6i, was just curious, are those D28's or D18?

I've got D28 on home demo at the moment and am looking for amp for them.

Thanks.

Hi sa2013.... Mine is D18.

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Ok Thank you

Ok Thank you

I'm a step away from buying D18 myself

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El Hefe, Cno, everyone; I've

El Hefe, Cno, everyone; I've just discovered MF with the M1 hadeaphone amp, all I can say is wow!

I've moved house, room is much bigger and I think the M2 is struggling a bit to persaude the D18s the shift the air with sufficient control. I've read through this with renewed interest. 

Apart from the 6i, the Rotel pairing ought to be considered perhaps, but what else can I put on my shorts list? I know you like the AMS35i Cno, but it's only 35wpc and I think it would struggle at the level I listen to (loud enough so that you cannot have a conversation at times). 

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 I know you like the AMS35i Cno, but it's only 35wpc and I think it would struggle at the level I listen to (loud enough so that you cannot have a conversation at times). 

Don't be put off by the 35W if you have reasonably efficient Speakers.

It doubles its power into 4 Ohms and again into 2 Ohms; so with my speakers, which have a Sensitivity of 90dBs and an impedance that drops to 3.2Ohms, it can go uncomfortably loud....It sounds more like a 250W amp and has enough instant current to give a dramatic transient response, along with very deep, powerful and controlled bass.

I think you will find other owners will back up this view.

Other alternatives to consider might be Electrocompaniet, Sugden (IA-4) and the new Arcam Class G (A39/A49), which are a big step up (more exciting) from Arcams of old.

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I have owned the MIHPA

I have owned the MIHPA headphone amp for a couple of years now, and I agree its brilliant. I think MF offer very good hifi at very competitive prices. All of my kit is now MF apart from the PMC23 speakers.

 

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CnoEvil wrote:

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SteveR750 wrote:

 I know you like the AMS35i Cno, but it's only 35wpc and I think it would struggle at the level I listen to (loud enough so that you cannot have a conversation at times). 

Don't be put off by the 35W if you have reasonably efficient Speakers.

It doubles its power into 4 Ohms and again into 2 Ohms; so with my speakers, which have a Sensitivity of 90dBs and an impedance that drops to 3.2Ohms, it can go uncomfortably loud....It sounds more like a 250W amp and has enough instant current to give a dramatic transient response, along with very deep, powerful and controlled bass.

I think you will find other owners will back up this view.

Other alternatives to consider might be Electrocompaniet, Sugden (IA-4) and the new Arcam Class G (A39/A49), which are a big step up (more exciting) from Arcams of old.

Cno, I've started a MF thread, but there are some other ideas in that thread, including the AMS35i. I'm also looking at a Sugden A21SE, also class A low power on paper etc. I had an A19 amp for a while, it was chalk and cheese to the M2; not my cup of tea at all, so I'd need some convincing about anythin Arcam badged...

How does the AMS compare to the M6i?

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