"Five Stars" – "Recommended" – Hi-fi Choice magazine
Compact But Potent Power Amplifier
The Musical Fidelity M1 PWR is a compact but potent two-channel power amplifier that offers a high level of performance for a modest outlay of cash. In other words, it's exactly what you would expect from Musical Fidelity. It's the perfect partner for the M1 CLiC all-in-one network music player and the M1-HPA headphone amplifier with built-in DAC. All three components share a similar appearance and are exactly the same size.
But wait… The M1 PWR isn't 'just' a stereo power amplifier. With the flip of a rear panel switch, you can transform this 60-watt-per-channel (at 8 ohms) amp into a powerful monoblock 100-watt amplifier.
"An Outstanding Amplifier"
The M1 PWR won a top rating of Five Stars and "Recommended" status from England's Hi-fi Choice magazine. "It's no overstatement to say that the new Musical Fidelity M1 PWR is an outstanding amplifier at a very reasonable price," reports Jimmy Hughes in the April 2012 issue. "Go hear it for yourself."
'Class D' Switch-Mode Power Amplifier
The M1 PWR uses a top quality 'Class D' switch-mode power amplifier circuit. This well considered design features efficient switching technology with zero crossover distortion artifacts. It also provides just the right amount of feedback to yield the best sound quality possible.
Prepare to be Impressed
The M1 PWR delivers a comfortable 60 watts-per-channel power output into 8 ohms and an impressive 120 watts-per-channel into 4 ohms. The total harmonic distortion is a low 0.03%. Phase integrity, frequency response, signal-to-noise ratio, and stereo separation are excellent, too, meaning the M1 PWR is a great technical performer. Like all other Musical Fidelity amplifiers, it will drive a huge range of loads with ease. Connect it to almost any loudspeaker and prepare to be impressed.
In addition to its stereo output prowess, the M1 PWR may also be used in a monoblock mode with a considerable resulting increase in power. Sliding a rear panel switch turns it into a 100-watt mono amp with a 200-watt transient peak capacity into 4 ohms. Get two M1 PWRs for stereo applications, or more for a home theater system. It is a genuine powerhouse in a compact package with lots of versatility.
Generous Power Supply Circuitry
This amp is complemented with a generous universal voltage power supply circuit, allowing astounding imaging, detail, and transparency It delivers all music types exactly as the artist originally intended. A line (loop) output allows for further or future expansion.
Although the M1 PWR has been carefully designed to be partnered with other members M1 series, it also matches well with M3 and M6 series products. (It's exactly one-half the width and the exact height of Musical Fidelity's M3-series products.) These combinations will yield one of the best high-fidelity systems available at anywhere near price.
"Five Stars" – "Recommended"
"It's no overstatement to say that the new Musical Fidelity M1 PWR is an outstanding amplifier at a very reasonable price. Go hear it for yourself."
- Jimmy Hughes, Hi-fi Choice magazine, April 2012