Musical Fidelity launches multi-talented M6 Encore 225

On the back of the Encore 225 you’ll find three analogue inputs, four digital (two optical, two coaxial), four USB Type A, one of which can charge smartphones and tablets, and one USB Type B. The player can handle full-fat hi-res audio up to 32-bit/384kHz and boasts 225 watts per channel.

Musical Fidelity has given it network capabilities too and says it will work with a Sonos multi-room system. Other features include a headphone amplifier, fixed and variable line level outputs and one digital output.

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The built-in CD player doubles as a ripper and is coupled to an upgradeable 1TB hard drive, which should be enough for more than 2500 CDs. Also under the hood, you’ll find a 64-bit Intel CPU with 2GB of RAM, which can also be upgraded if required.

Information is displayed on the front-mounted high-resolution colour display and you can control it via either the supplied remote control or accompanying Android and iOS app.

A prototype version of the M6 Encore will on display at the Bristol Show 2016. Pricing is still tbc.

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Max is a staff writer for What Hi-Fi?'s sister site, TechRadar, in Australia. But being the wonderful English guy he is, he helps out with content across a number of Future sites, including What Hi-Fi?. It wouldn't be his first exposure to the world of all things hi-fi and home cinema, as his first role in technology journalism was with What Hi-Fi? in the UK. Clearly he pined to return after making the move to Australia and the team have welcomed him back with arms wide open.