Actually it was a strange demo... the dealer actually demoed the MFA reference model, after trying a Manely tube pre amp. It was like removing another blocking layer from the sound... I listened about 10 minutes and ordered the classic v2 model. Hopefully it will be ok...
I do not remember much playing with the volume knob, just that the sound was transparent without showing off.
Right now I am tired (from searching), broke and happy
And my wife still loves me
Will place a review once the unit will get here... probably in 2-3 weeks or so...
For anyone interested there's an AMS 35I for sale
Accuphase E350 amp, Electrocompaniet EMC1UP CDP, Siltech 25th Classic anniversary 330I XLR Harbeth Super HL5 on Sound Anchor Quod ELS63 stands, Chord Odessey2 speaker cable. Grado SR60 headphones.
Just placed an order of the MFA Basic V2 preamp
Probably I will stop purchasing audio equipment for the upcoming 10 years or so... combination with the pass sound as almost as good as the ams35i
Thanks a lot guys for your help!!!
If we were any way helpful, that's good.......and I echo Macs sentiment, and am delighted you are happy.
"Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again." André Gide
Good spot Mac.
It was burried in my link to their sale.
Just spoke to my local dealer again (who'd earlier said there was a problem with supply of heatsinks for the AMS35i). He says MF now have the parts and have re-started production. He reckons he'll have 3 in the shop in a fortnight or so.
This is obviously very bad news.
What classical music are you listening to?
I know youtube video won't do justice on what the AMS35i is capable of but here is my sample video..
Electrocompaniet EMC 1UP / Musical Fidelity AMS 35i / Focal Electra 1028be / MIT AVt MA speaker cable-Matrix 12 xlr / Chord powerchord / GIK acoustics/ Sennheiser Momentum
Enjoyed the video thank you.
Is it easy to upload a video to Utube? Wouldn't mind doing it myself.
Matt, did you see my earlier post re ex demo unit at Cronos audio?
Thanks...Yup it's easy but you need to check the music you will play before uploading due to copyright infringement
Yes, thanks for that, Mac.
I'm still in demo mode, and listening to all sorts of random amps, just to get my eye in. Heard the MF M6i this week: not for me! Ditto the Leema Tucana II. Next week it's Lavardin IT. Then Croft pre/power combo. This could take months ...
Please report back on your impressions of the Lavardin and Croft.
On my way home from demoing the AMS35i. Report to follow later.
I was hoping to hear from you today.
As I reported earlier in this thread, the company that makes the heatsinks went out of business. MF now have a new supplier, and my dealer says they've ordered 100 pairs of the new heatsinks, so it looks as though there'll be plenty of AMS35is to go round.
That's good......my commission is safe for the foreseeable then..........
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