Musical Fidelity’s new M8xi integrated amplifier offers a separate DAC, preamplifier and two monoblock power amps housed within one large chassis.
One of the most striking aspects of the new amp is the high power output, rated at 550W into 8ohm (870W into 4ohm) with peak output of 1.6kW into 2ohm.
With Texas Instruments’ PCM5242 DAC on board, it offers compatibility with LPCM files up to 24-bit/192kHz via its brace of coaxial inputs or USB port and 24-bit/96kHz for its twin optical inputs. Additional connectivity options include six analogue inputs – four of which are unbalanced RCAs and two balanced XLRs.
Designed to operate in pure Class A, the bridged output stage efficiency has been increased from earlier models, yielding a claimed 10 percent more power while maintaining manageable voltages on the supply rails.
Available to buy for £5,650, you can find out more about the Musical Fidelity M8xi here.