Musical Fidelity M6s Pre

£1,649.00

Fully balanced pre-amplifier

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Musical Fidelity M6s Pre

M6s Series

The M6s PRE is a fully balanced pre-amplifier, from beginning to end. Many pre-amps claim to be balanced but in fact are single ended preamps with balanced inputs and balanced outputs. However, the M6s is the real deal.

Its pure Class A circuitry with Surface Mount Devices (SMD) produces very low distortion, minimal phase shift, low noise and excellent linearity. Similarly, the low impedance output stages (both single ended and full balanced) will drive any power amp through any conceivable length of cable, for absolute reliability in performance.

The M6s PRE also features a wide range of inputs, making it the ideal system hub for any high-end audiophile. With two balanced XLR inputs and four unbalanced RCA inputs, the pre-amplifier also features a built-in asynchronous USB DAC, and a switchable MM/MC phono stage. There is also the added convenience of a switchable RCA input for Home Theatre bypass.

For connecting on to a power amplifier, the M6s PRE offers both RCA and XLR outputs, as well as a fixed Tape loop for other system solutions. Operation is effortlessly simple via the front-panel buttons or supplied Musical Fidelity system remote.

The M6s PRE stands apart as a high-performance, high-end pre-amplifier that delivers superlative technical performance, great flexibility, excellent build quality and beautiful visuals. But where it truly delivers is when partnered with the powerful M6s PRX.

The M6s PRE and PRX are big, powerful high-end electronics that combine the expected Musical Fidelity sound signature with a range of features and technical specifications that make them a real feat of engineering. Available separately, or for a special bundle price they are a very exciting addition to the range that will delight audiophiles of all tastes and preferences.

Key Features:
Fully balanced Class A pre-amplifier
Connect Line, Phono and Digital devices
Two XLR and four RCA inputs
Phono stage switchable for MM and MC cartridges
USB (Type B) input
Balanced or unbalanced outputs
SMD construction optimises noise levels
IR remote control included
Black or Silver finish

Musical Fidelity M6s Pre specifications

Output voltage: 9.5V (RCA) / 19V (XLR)
Output voltage Peak-Peak: 26V (RCA) / 52V (XLR)
THD 20Hz to 20 kHz (Line-In): <0.005% (RCA) / 0.004% (XLR) typical
Signal to Noise Ratio: >96dB ‘A’-weighted
Frequency Response: +0, –1dB, 10Hz to 80 kHz
Inputs: 4 x RCA (Line Level)
2 x XLR (Line Level)
1 x USB (Type B)
1 x Phono Input (MM & MC)
Phono input sensitivity: MM & High output MC: 3.5mV
MC: 0.44mV
Phono signal to noise ratio: >81dB ‘A’-weighted
Phono input impedance: 47k Ω (MM & MC)
Phono frequency response: RIAA/IEC ±0,5dB, 20Hz to 20 kHz
Outputs: 1 x XLR Pair Pre-Out
1 x RCA Pair Pre-Out
1 x Tape (RCA Pair)
Dimensions (WxHxD): 440 x 126 x 400mm
Weight (net/gross): 11.4kg / 16.0kg
Power Consumption: 15W max.
Accessories Remote control
Mains cable IEC (10-A)

 

Brand

Musical Fidelity

Musical Fidelity has been designing and manufacturing Hi-Fi electronics for over thirty years and  are proud to have become one of the best-known brands in the Hi-Fi industry.

They are driven by a passion for wonderful music and the challenge of world-class engineering.

They approached each new design by looking for the absolute best solution to a given challenge and embrace new technologies in our designs as well as developing more traditional methods for even greater performance.

1982

Their first product – The Preamp – launched to rave reviews. Followed by shoebox-style Dr Thomas power amp.

1984

Launch of A1 integrated amp, ‘the most important development so far in the renaissance of the UK hi-fi scene’ (Hi-Fi Answers).

1986

New A370 Power Amp proclaimed ‘the best power amp I’ve ever heard’ (Hi-Fi Answers).

1987

World’s first high-end DAC- Digilog – makes debut

1988

Another world first: MVX preamp, combining tube circuit topology with transistors.

SA470 launched: 86Kg power amp running 99% in Class A

1992

A1000 integrated released, featuring pure Class A power amp section

1993

Classic valve-driven Tubalog DAC goes on sale

1995

X Series launches with X-10D Class A triode line stage: ‘the most dramatic sonic enhancement you’re likely to hear!’ (F1).

1997

Nu-Vista Preamp launched, using miniature, metal-cased nuvistor tubes. All 500 units sold within three months.

X Series expands with X-ACT DAC, praised for ‘smooth, easy-going sound’ (What Hi-Fi?)

1998

X-24K upsampling DAC released: ‘capable of getting sound to die for’ (Stereophile).

X-Ray CD player launched. Described as ‘the sort of object you just want to fondle’ (Hi-Fi News) ‘a thrilling, substantial and satisfying listen’ (What Hi-Fi?) and ‘Hi-Fi meets nuclear warhead’ (T3).

2000

Futuristic CD-PRE 24 arrives, combining a high-quality CD transport, DAC and preamp. On Hi-Fi says it ‘represents a combination of features, functional performance and affordability that seems an audiophile dream come true’.

Debut of Nu-Vista M3 pre/power amp, including discrete Nu-Vista power amp modules with choke regulation. ‘This is what hi-fi should be all about’ (Gramophone).

X-DAC V3 released, offering ‘stunningly good measured performance’ (Stereophile).

2002

World’s first audio application of trivistor tubes in new Tri-Vista series, including legendary Tri-Vista 21 ‘Super DAC’.

2003

Flagship kW pre-amp and kW power amp launched: ‘the very finest amps you can buy…the MFs redefine audio standards’ (What Hi-Fi?)

Next up: kW 500 super integrated amp with twin-triode tubes. Hi-Fi News said, ‘For one rare reviewing occasion I could not find a thing to fault about the musical presentation of an amp’.

Limited-edition M1 turntable released. Considered one of the best-engineered decks ever, it’s now a collector’s item, fetching above its original price.

2004

Supercharged X-DAC V8 introduced, with switchable tube buffer and extra-heavy-duty power supply. ‘For its superb performance as a detailed, sweet-sounding DAC, the X-DAC V8 stands on its own’ (Stereophile).

X-150 wins European Stereo Amplifier of the Year, EISA Awards 2004-2005.

2006

Debut of kW250S one-box wonder, packing in dual 250-watt monobloc amps, tube hybrid preamp, phono stage, 24-bit 192K upsampling CD player, FM/DAB tuner and iPod input.

2009

Meet the mighty TITAN: 1kW per channel dual monobloc design with external power supply. Hi-Fi News was ‘Smitten… The Titan is the best power amplifier I’ve used’.

Reference-standard Primo pre-amplifier released; pure Class A with 14 hand-picked ECC81

2011

New M1 CLiC unites analogue and digital sources under universal control. Wins European Network Music Player, EISA Awards 2011-2012.

2012

Line-up expands to meet every hi-fi need and budget. Highlights include the AMS CD/DAC – our finest digital product yet – and AMS100, the world’s most advanced pure Class A amp

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Colour

Black, Silver

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