Musical Fidelity M8xi integrated amplifier $6499 Review

November 15, 2020 § Leave a comment

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Once the M8xi had been hoisted, with assistance, onto my rack, I did some thinking about power conditioning. I’d already inquired about the use of a power conditioner and received an email that said that while Musical Fidelity had striven to build “a power supply with very low internal impedance in order to achieve maximum possible dynamics,” conditioners that didn’t limit current and squash dynamics could possibly improve things further. After listening and comparing, I opted for the same AudioQuest Niagara 5000 I use with the Progressions. I also used the same Ansuz Darkz T2S support feet I use with the D’Agostino monos. I continued to use them because they enhanced the depiction of air, depth, and space—what stood out most was the clearer depiction of space between vocalists, instrumentalists, and the wall behind them—but I should note that the M8xi did quite well on its stock feet.

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