I also stream Tidal Masters via an Arcam bluetooth DAC connected to the M6si which sounds amazing although I believe bluetooth isn't the best for audio quality so I'll need to find another way to do this from my android mobile phone, any suggestions let me know
I am thinking of buying the M6Si but is it worth me upgrading to the M6 500i for any reason other than the extra power. My room is 16 foot x 12 foot. According to some other reviews they sound very similar so is it worth spending the extra money on just extra power? It's going to be used mainly for 2 channel but eventually will be used for home cinema use, but that's a while off.
As far as speakers go I'm looking to purchase either the Focal Aria 936's, Proac DT8's or Kef R7's. Until I listen to them with the amp I can't make that decision. I know I don't need the 500 watts power as the M6si has 220 watts and that's plenty, but I'm more interested in the sound itself. I like a smooth treble and tight bass, but not too warm and woolly bass or harsh treble. Are they similar sounding or does the 500i have a more wider and upmarket sound? What do you think?That really depends on your speakers. They’d need to be mega current devourers to need the 500i in that size room.
But... power is always awesome!
A ton too much is better than a thimble to little. Having said that, the M6Si is hardly feeble.
So it depends on how happy you are to spend the extra cash. (Unless you’ve got Scintillas, then go for the beast).