Musical Fidelity M2si Integrated Amplifier Review & Comments

hamzamian

Standard Member
the reviewer wasn’t actually able to try them out with the LS50s but thought they would work well due to the peak to peak current rating.

owners who have tried them with the LS50s above in this thread have provided mixed feedback with @ashenfie saying it’s similar to the Audiolab 6000.

I’m currently looking to buy some LS50s and this makes the short list for what to power them with for sure. I do rather like the idea of it being a pure amplifier too and I don’t need a phone stage or headphone amp. I don’t mind adding DACs separately as that technology moves at quite a different pace to amps and I can imagine wanting to upgrade a DAC sooner than the amp.

anyone able to compare this against the Arcam SA20, CXA81 or Azur 851a? Those are the others I’m considering.
 

grnnvrzz

Active Member
I had the MF3i for a couple of years and really enjoyed it, so much so, I upgraded to the M6si!

I take the approach to keep everything separate, so I can upgrade the bit I need to upgrade when ready/needed. I currently have my M6si fed from a Topping D90 DAC into some Kef Reference 1 speakers. I really enjoy the combination. I am wondering about the upgrade potential for the amp, John Sampson (ex MF engineer) offers this service.

Anyway, I do like the MF kit, mine is black and just sits and does its job, no fuss!
 

aoxomoxoa

Standard Member
Without wanting to hijack this thread, does anyone have experience of the M5si amp? I'm weighing up whether to upgrade to this, or Roksan Caspian M2 (which would match my CD player), or something else in that area of the market such as the Exposure 3010S2D.
 

stranger

Well-known Member

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FaxFan2002

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Without wanting to hijack this thread, does anyone have experience of the M5si amp? I'm weighing up whether to upgrade to this, or Roksan Caspian M2 (which would match my CD player), or something else in that area of the market such as the Exposure 3010S2D.
I have the M5Si and it was a toss up between that and the Roksan - on the dealer advice I went with the MF to "match" my PMC speakers. If you need to know anything else let me know.
 

aoxomoxoa

Standard Member
I have the M5Si and it was a toss up between that and the Roksan - on the dealer advice I went with the MF to "match" my PMC speakers. If you need to know anything else let me know.
Thanks, that's helpful to know. Did you audition both (or indeed either), obviously a bit tricky at the moment.
 

FaxFan2002

Well-known Member
Thanks, that's helpful to know. Did you audition both (or indeed either), obviously a bit tricky at the moment.
I didn't, just went for the M5Si based on dealer advice on my setup. The returns / auditions would have been fine though, I think everyone is realistic these days. Could be worth consulting with a dealer.
 

Lighty

Well-known Member
Nice setup stranger!
A few years back I went
X-A1 to M3 to kW500 with matching CD players.
All superb.
I currently have a meridian power amp driving my front pair in my av setup but this M2 is tempting me to sell that and get the MF 😈
 

RickyDeg

Well-known Member
I have the M5Si and it was a toss up between that and the Roksan - on the dealer advice I went with the MF to "match" my PMC speakers. If you need to know anything else let me know.

Roksan Blak is quite the beast though! Wonderful fit with PMC!
 

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