The Musical Fidelity M2si integrated amplifier is the first Musical Fidelity product to be released under the new ownership of Heinz Lichtenegger, who purchased the company from its founder, Antony Michaelson, earlier this year.

Lichtenegger predicted that he would be able to deliver the same quality Musical Fidelity for which the brand is famous at lower prices than previously, and he’s made good on that promise, with the new Musical Fidelity M2si being available for $1,799 (RRP). Lichtenegger says the new model, which is rated at 76-watts into 8Ω (137-watts into 4Ω) uses technology trickled down from the flagship Musical Fidelity Titan and is built in the same factory in Taiwan as that model. He says that because the Class-A preamplifier stage has its own power supply, and the left and right power amplifier channels are discrete, that: ‘the M2si effectively offers the performance benefits of a pre-power configuration but with the convenience of a one-box solution.’ The M2si has six line-level inputs and two line-level outputs (one fixed voltage, one variable) as well as a single pair of speaker outputs. For home cinema installations, the Aux 1 input can be manually switched to function as a Home Theatre (HT) throughput. ‘The M2si slots in as the perfect amplifier for any system in part thanks to its six line inputs,’ says Tim Sleath, of Audio Marketing, which distributes Musical Fidelity in Australia. ‘By leaving DAC, CD, streaming and phono tasks to external devices the amplifier is able to function as a pure analogue hub and deliver a sophisticated, highly engaging sound.’ 

Manufacturer’s Specifications: Musical Fidelity M2si Integrated
Power Output (8Ω): 76-watts per channel
Power Output (4Ω): 137-watts per channel
Frequency Response: 10Hz–20kHz –0.1dB
THD: <0.014%
Damping Factor: 36
Input Impedance: 40kΩ
Power Consumption (Max): 320-watts
Power Consumption (Standby): 0.5-watts
Dimensions (WHD): 440×100×400mm
Weight: 9.2kg
Price: $1,799 (RRP)

For more information, contact Musical Fidelity’s Australian distributor, Audio Marketing