Musical Fidelity NEW M3x Fully Discrete Phono Stage
Henley Audio are excited to announce the immediate availability of the new Musical Fidelity M3x Vinyl phono stage for turntables with moving magnet (MM) and moving coil (MC) cartridge systems. The new model is the first phono stage for the M3 level of the company’s popular M-Series range of electronics, and benefits from a full feature set and a discrete circuit layout, resulting in exceptional sound characteristics.
M3x Vinyl in detail
The M3x Vinyl is a phono stage designed to fit into any modern system. It is stylish in its layout and intuitive to use, while the inputs and outputs are designed to never be overloaded or limited, for absolute signal integrity. It can be set for either moving magnet or moving coil cartridges and adjusted for the exact loading requirements of each, and the internal circuitry is optimised for sonic excellence.
The special audio transformer with low core saturation utilised within the M3x Vinyl decreases the level of electromagnetic radiation, which is essential for proper operation. Internally, the M3x Vinyl affords space between the transformer and the amplification section inside the chassis, while also installing electromagnetic shielding for extra protection. The result is an incredibly high signal-to-noise ratio, for absolute clarity in sound.
The M3x Vinyl is also the first to feature a new proprietary power solution that has zero standby power consumption, recognising the company’s awareness of growing interest in more environmentally friendly products within the hi-fi industry.
The M3x Vinyl is housed in a steel chassis with a thick, heavy aluminium fascia, which not only matches the whole M-Series aesthetic, but also brings rigidity to the product and isolation from outside interferences. It is assembled with great care and wired fully by hand within the EU to meet the highest production standards. Equipped with RCA inputs and outputs, adjustable impedance (MC) and capacitance (MM) settings and a +6dB gain boost to help particularly quiet cartridges, it is effortlessly easy to integrate anywhere.
Although the M3x Vinyl is the lowest-priced phono stage in the M-Series range, it still fully embodies Musical Fidelity’s hallmark values of uncoloured, stress-free sound, outstanding technical performance, and great value for money.
With the M3x Vinyl, Musical Fidelity have delivered a product that is designed to intuitively accommodate a wide range of modern cartridges while still being elegant and minimalist in its aesthetic. Thanks to the innovative electrical layout, the M3x also delivers a high-performance sound quality, making this new phono stage a very interesting high-end solution for people who care about the quality of reproduction from their precious vinyl records.
The M3x Vinyl features include:
✓ Compatibility for MM and MC cartridges
✓ Accurate RIAA equalisation network
✓ Gain boost feature
✓ Adjustable impedance for MC cartridges
✓ Adjustable capacitance for MM cartridges
✓ Special low core saturation toroidal transformer
✓ Zero standby power consumption
✓ Quality RCA inputs and outputs
✓ Sturdy construction with M-Series aesthetic
✓ Discrete circuitry throughout the signal path
✓ Minimal electromagnetic interference
✓ Made in the EU
M3x Vinyl: £1,200.00 (SRP)
The Musical Fidelity M3x Vinyl is available across the UK now.
It is available with Black or Silver faceplate.