MUSICAL FIDELITY M6S DAC/HEADPHONE AMPLIFIER
Musical Fidelity has released its M6S DAC/Headphone amplifier, which uses a high-quality 32-bit/768kHz capable ESS Sabre Pro ES9028PRO Hyperstream II engine. According to Musical Fidelity, this enables the M6S to have only 0.0004% total harmonic distortion and a signalto-noise ratio of more than 119dB. Stereo separation is claimed to be better than 120dB across the audio band.
The Musical Fidelity M6S has seven inputs (Coaxial×3, Optical×3 and USB) and can accept all data rates up to 32-bit 768kHz and DSD 64/128. All inputs are upsampled to 32/768. The output stage has both fixed and variable single-ended and balanced outputs.
Tim Sleath, of Audio Marketing, which distributes Musical Fidelity in Australia, told Australian Hi-Fi Magazine that the M6SDAC’s sound quality gave the instant impression of effortless grace and transparency. ‘ There is a sensation of communication from the artists that is hypnotic and compelling,’ he said. ‘ It is so musically integrated: the whole sound is sweet and clear; the treble is completely grain free and extended. The bottom end sounds endless with tactile bass dynamics and the soundstaging is excellent: you get a very palpable sense of the recording venue, so that it places performers in a real-time holographic space.’ Available now in black or silver finishes, the Musical Fidelity M6S DAC/Headphone amplifier sells for $2,699 (RRP). For more information, contact Audio Marketing on (02) 9882 3877 or at www.audiomarketing.com.au