Overview: The Musical Fidelity M3 Series integrated
amplifier employs Musical Fidelity's tried and tested ultra-low distortion power
amplifier circuitry, which has enough current reserve to drive even the most
demanding speakers with ease. A very low noise and distortion, high-quality
preamplifier completes this integrated amplifier giving it a perfect sound. The
Musical Fidelity M3 Series integrated amplifier has excellent signal-to-noise
ratio (>96dB), low distortion (<0.014%), wide bandwidth (20Hz-20kHz) and dynamic range, with extraordinary
resolution and fine detail. The Musical Fidelity M3 Series
integrated amplifier has been engineered to be as smooth and seamless in
operation as possible. It has ultra low noise silent switching, perfect volume
control matching even at very low levels, and outstanding power amp stability
Note: The M3 Series integrated amplifier is designed to
be partnered with the Musical Fidelity M3 Series CD player (778M3CDB,
sold separately). This combination yields high-fidelity, audiophile sound.
It can also be used with any CD player or external analog audio source which
features either an analog stereo (RCA) input.
Rigid Chassis: The Musical Fidelity M3 Series integrated
amplifier features an extruded metal front-panel, all metal chassis, and solid
metal controls to resist vibration and improve overall sound quality.
Stereo Power Amplifier: The Musical fidelity M3 Series integrated
amplifier's power amplifier consists of two top-quality power amplifiers for the
absolute best in stereo separation and imaging. Generously rated, they are
enough to drive even the most demanding loudspeakers with ease. As a result, the
M3 Series integrated amplifier will deliver all music types exactly as the
artist originally intended.
Class A Preamp: The Musical Fidelity M3 Series integrated amplifier
has a Class A preamp with its own, independent power supply with separate
transformer windings. The M3 Series integrated amplifier is in effect, a
separate Class A preamp with a stereo power amp, in a single elegant package.
4-Ohm Stable: The Musical Fidelity M3 Series integrated amplifier
delivers 76 watts per channel into 8 ohms, and 137 watts into 4 ohms, a
near-perfect result that shows that the M3 Series integrated amplifier will
perform well even when driving power hungry loudspeakers.
Low Distortion: The Musical Fidelity M3 Series integrated amplifier
features a finely tuned and tweaked preamplifier, for smooth sound coupled with
low noise and virtually no distortion. The amount of high frequency distortion
an amp has reveals the true quality of the whole circuit design and printed
circuit board layout of the amplifier. Driving loudspeakers is demanding for any
amp, and the ability to have very low distortion into a wide range of loads over
a very wide frequency range is the basis for a proper design. The Musical
Fidelity M3 Series integrated amplifier has a very low distortion, typically
less than 0.02% from 20Hz to 20kHz.
Isolated Circuitry: Great attention has been paid to the integrated
amplifier's internal layout, isolating each circuit section to prevent possible
IR Remote Control: The Musical Fidelity M3 Series integrated amplifier
includes an IR remote control for wireless operation of the unit and your
connected Musical Fidelity CD player (sold separately).
Note: The remote operates off of two "AAA" batteries.
6 Analog Inputs: The Musical Fidelity M3 Series integrated
amplifier is equipped with 6 rear-panel analog stereo RCA inputs (CD, Tuner,
Aux1/HT, Aux2, Aux3, and Tape). These analog stereo RCA terminals are suited for
any line-level source (except phono).
AUX 1/HT Input: The Aux1/HT Input can be set to bypass the M3 Series
integrated amplifier's volume control. This allows you to connect a source which
requires its own volume control to be used.
Tape Output: The integrated amplifier's analog stereo RCA
tape-output lets you connect a tape recorder or CD-burner. The unit's
tape-output is not affected by the volume control.
Pre-Out: The integrated amplifier's analog stereo RCA pre-out allows
analog signals controlled by the volume, to pass on to a second amplifier
(useful for bi-amping). You can also connect a powered subwoofer, which has its
own built-in low-pass crossover.
Binding Posts: The M3 Series integrated amplifier is
equipped with 4 binding-post speaker terminals to connect a pair of bookshelf or
floor-standing loudspeakers. The binding-post terminals will accept bare wire,
pin-connectors, spade-connectors, and banana plugs (single/dual). The binding post terminals are
color-coded (red/black) to distinguish positive and negative.
Optional Phono Preamplifier: The M3 Series integrated amplifier does not feature a phono input. You will need an
external phono preamplifier, such as the Musical Fidelity
V-LPS, (778VLPS, sold separately) to connect a turntable.
Optional Headphone Amplifier: The M3 Series integrated amplifier does
not feature a headphone output. You will need an external headphone amplifier,
such as the Musical Fidelity V-CAN (778VCAN,
sold separately) or the M1 Series headphone amplifier (778M1HPAB,
sold separately) to connect a set of headphones.
5 Year Warranty: By registering the Musical Fidelity M3
Series integrated amplifier with Tempo Distribution LLC, the integrate amplifier
will receive a (4) four-year warranty extension to the original Musical Fidelity
one-year warranty, for a total warranty term of (5) five years. Simply register
the product online with Tempo Distribution, LLC within 30 day of purchase.
Note: Visit www.tempohighfidelity.com to complete the
online warranty registration, and then mail a copy of the original sales
receipt to the following address - Tempo Distribution, LLC, PO BOX 541443,
Waltham, MA 02453.