A Power Amp with the Heart of a Lion
The Musical Fidelity 260-watt-per-channel M6PRX dual mono power amp is a tour de force in the science and art of music reproduction. Behind its classically simple, elegant design lurks a real hi-fi “big beast.” The M6PRX uses Musical Fidelity’s exclusive dual mono, fully complementary, bifilar choke regulation system for an exceptionally quiet noise floor.
The M6PRX features twin conservatively rated power amplifier sections connected in dual mono configuration for the best in stereo imaging and drive capabilities. Two independent and over-specified choke regulated power supplies also ensure the absolute best in supply noise filtering, separation, and power reserve possible in a single box power amplifier. This combination yields one of the best high-fidelity systems available at anywhere near its price.
Exclusive Bifilar Choke Regulation
Choke regulation is a concept dating back to tube amp days. Musical Fidelity is the only company to use a version of this circuitry with solid state amps. Choke regulation offers huge power supply benefits, such as a reduction in 'sawtooth' power supply noise by 20 times and the elimination of higher order harmonics.
Typical choke designs can end up causing as many difficulties as they solve, because they create a magnetic field that has deleterious effects on the musical signal. But the dual mono, bifilar choke regulation system used by Musical Fidelity cancels out the magnetic fields that other styles of chokes generate. The circuit takes advantage of a tried and true design. The company has been using this technology since 1987.
"Apart from being the most sophisticated power supply in the world, this choke regulated system also acts as an extremely effective AC power conditioner," Musical Fidelity's Antony Michaelson told Audio Advisor. "The benefits are astonishing."
Circuitry Based on Titan Power Amp
The M6PRX's circuitry is based on Musical Fidelity's Titan monster amp. It has eight output transistors per channel that deliver a huge 260 watts per channel power output. The technical performance rivals or exceeds most other power amps available, regardless of price. Extremely low wide band distortion, low output impedance, outstanding load driving characteristics, enormous stability margins, and very high peak current delivery all help to differentiate the M6PRX dual mono power amp as something really special.
Lots of Connectivity
Connections include one pair of line level XLR balanced inputs, two pairs of line level RCA inputs, plus one pair of line level RCA outputs. Speaker outputs consist banana plug / binding posts for bi-wiring speakers. The 'Loop Out' output allows the input signals to be passed on to a second amplifier or other component. This is very useful for bi-amping.
The M6PRX's front panel controls and display feature On/Off, Power LED, Mute LED, Input selector button, and Input A/B indicator LEDs.
The Ultimate Expression Of Musical Fidelity's Art
The M6PRX dual mono power amp may be relatively modestly priced and in a modest looking package, but it has the heart of a lion. It is the ultimate expression of Musical Fidelity's art.
The sound is effortless, detailed and fast. Yet there is no grain or harshness. Transients are delivered with their full force. But perhaps more importantly, the recovery is virtually instantaneous.