Musical Fidelity M6x Vinyl Phono Stage

Brand: Musical Fidelity

Musical Fidelity M6x Vinyl Phono Stage

The M6x Vinyl is a very high performance, highly accurate phono MM/MC cartridge amplifier in a beautifully designed and executed casework. Its a phono stage without any practical limits, it’s designed in such a way to ensure you cannot overload the input stage or encounter any practical limitations in the output driving capacity during regular use whether running in single-ended or balanced modes. It has three inputs, and each can be individually set for either MM/MC and loading each also then remembering its own settings while offering state-of-the art technical and sonic performance at a very competitive price. It is the epitome of the true spirit of high-end audio.

While updating from the M6 Vinyl to the M6x Vinyl, we have switched to an entirely discrete circuitry, which results in better technical measurements and better sound. It is equipped with one balanced input and output as well as two single-ended inputs and one single-ended output to fit well into any vinyl HI-FI system. The discrete circuit is composed of electronic components which are disparate, individual devices, also called discrete components. These can be “passive” components, like resistors, capacitors and inductors, as well as “active” components, which in our case are transistors. The opposite to this would be an integrated circuit, which uses operational amplifiers (Op-Amps) in the signal chain.

Where standard phono pre-amplifiers with integrated circuits have a few tens or hundreds of components, discrete designs will employ hundreds or thousands of components by comparison. That makes for an extended design process, but in our opinion results in the best sound for your money. The unit features three separate, independently selectable cartridge inputs. This allows choice between three different turntables, or multiple tone arm configurations if required.

Key Features:

  • Three separate, selectable inputs
  • Data memory for settings for ease of use
  • Traditional discreet circuit board layout
  • Frontal gain selector for MM or MC
  • Fully balanced XLR and traditional RCA inputs & outputs

Technical Data

Frequency Response:MM: RIAA or RIAA/IEC ±0 .2dB
MC:  RIAA or RIAA/IEC ±0.25dB
Input Sensitivity:MM: 5mV in for 500mV out (at 1kHz)
MC: 500μV in for 500mV out (at 1kHz)
Input Impedance:MM: 47KΩ
MC: 25Ω to 1.2KΩ selectable
Input Capacitance:MM: 50-400pF selectable
MC: 470pF fixed
THD (at 1kHz):MM: <0.005%
MC: <0.02%
Signal To Noise Ratio:MM: <80dB,,A"-wtd (40db,5mv)
MC: <60dB,,A"-wtd (60db,1mv)
Overload Margin:MM: 26dB
MC: 26dB
Outputs:1 Pair RCA: Left and Right 500mV-10V
1 pair XLR (balanced): left and right 1V nom 20V max
Mains Voltages:230V/115V Internally set or 100V optional. AC 50/60Hz
Consumption:20 Watts maximum.
Dimensions:W x H(incl. feet) x D(incl. terminals): 440 x 100 x 385mm
Weight:5.5 kg
Accessories:Mains lead: 10 Amp IEC

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