Musical Fidelity MX-Stream

£859.00

The MX-Stream is a unique proposition in the specialised audio streaming market, units due Nov 2022, pre order now

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Musical Fidelity MX-Stream

Musical Fidelity MX-Stream

The Musical Fidelity MX-Stream is a universal, transport-only network device that can deliver any online or network streaming service to your DAC so long as it has a USB Class 2.0 audio input.

Its technically correct design ensures only the musical information is transported, with almost no jitter or noise interference, for that iconic Musical Fidelity sound performance.

The digital audio circuitry featured in the MX-Stream has been optimised and customised by Musical Fidelity engineers for perfect performance.

For example, each PCB inside the unit has its own PSU and high-end voltage stabilisation components.

Similarly, the CPU has been upgraded with an audio-optimised  clock – as opposed to the standard type of clock built into most computers – to ensure this specialised computer remains entirely focused on bit-perfect audio performance.

On top of this, every audio file is passed through a detox section to remove unwanted interference that can later become noise.

The result of all this sophisticated technology is a truly audio optimised, near-zero jitter streamer.

The MX-Stream is operated by a specialised software, which gives access to a wide variety of streaming solutions, including Spotify, Tidal, Qobuz and internet radio.

It’s also easy to access your own NAS and attached USB drives, for a quick and effortless solution to play your own local library of music.

It’s even possible to rip and automatically tag your CD library when you attach an external optical drive to one of the USB inputs.

The MX-Stream is also Roon Ready, for one-click integration into a Roon eco-system, UPNP/DLNA enabled and supports Bluetooth input.

The MX-Stream will support audio formats up-to 32-bit / 384kHz PCM and DSD256, and the onboard operating system and playback software are set to enable 1:1 bit-perfect digital audio transfers by default.

For times when you don’t want stream via the network, it’s also possible to connect a computer to the USB Type-B input on the rear panel and flick the front-panel switch from USB to PC.

In this configuration, all music played through the connected computer will benefit from the MX-Stream’s detox process, for improved audio performance.

It’s easy to control and operate the MX-Stream, whether you choose to run the dedicated MX-Stream app (available on Android and iOS), connect via web browser, or even control it directly by connecting a screen to the HDMI output and a mouse to one of the USB ports.

The MX-Stream is a unique proposition in the specialised audio streaming market.

By acting as a network bridge, it sits externally from your amplifier and DAC, allowing other elements of your system to change as different technologies and tastes come and go.

But thanks to Musical Fidelity’s know-how and superior technical experience, it is capable of delivering truly optimised bit-perfect digital audio to your system.

Key Features:

  • High-resolution network bridge that brings streaming services to any modern USB DAC
  • Optimised technical design for bit-perfect audio
  • Low-noise regulation throughout and sophisticated USB “detox” stage
  • Optimised audiophile standard streaming software
  • Support for Spotify, Tidal, Qobuz, HIGHRESAUDIO and TuneIn services
  • Roon Ready certified
  • Shairport, UPnP/DLNA and Bluetooth local streaming solutions
  • Attach USB and NAS music storage for full library support and playback
  • Controllable via smart devices and PC / Laptop
  • HDMI output for attaching a screen
  • MX chassis adds extra weight and vibration/interference resistance

Specification Musical Fidelity MX-Stream

Specification Musical Fidelity MX-Stream
Inputs: 2 x USB A
1 x Micro USB B (PC-Detox)
Network (Ethernet, Wifi 802.11 b/g/n/d/e/h/i)
Bluetooth (Bluetooth Classic + EDR v2.1, v3.0, v4.0 and Low Energy)
Audio Formats: PCM 32bit/352.8kHz, DSD256
Internal Storage: 16GB
Outputs: Audio optimized USB A
HDMI (video)
Streaming Services: Spotify, Tidal, Qobuz, HIGHRESAUDIO, TuneIn
Fully Roon Ready and certified
Shareport(Airplay), UPNP/DLNA, Bluetooth
Outboard Power Supply: 1A DC (included)
Dimensions (WxHxD): 220 x 53 x 215 mm
Weight: 1.75 kg net
Accessories: Wifi antenna

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

Additional information

Colour

Black, Silver

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