Musical Fidelity M2si

tonybtonyb Posts: 30,899
Anyone have one, heard one ? The deal on these is almost too good to pass up. I'm hesitant though, because they came and went so fast and being closed out. The audio guy in me says something must be up with these.

Still, the flip side is you'll never find a MF integrated at that price, even used. They rarely come out with a stinker, and their sound is something to chase after.

They may only be 70 watts a channel, but they throw out 25 amperes of current. My old B&k receiver, a powerhouse by any measuring stick, had 27 amperes.

600 bucks....what's the catch with these ?
HT SYSTEM-2 channel
Sony 850c 4k
Pioneer elite vhx 21
Sony 4k BRP
SVS SB-2000
Dynaudio Audience 72
Polk FX500 surrounds
Cary xciter dac
Cullen modded Sonos
Joule la-100 pre
B&k Ref 4420 amp

Cables-
Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

Kitchen

Sonos zp90
B&k 1430
Tad 803 speakers

Comments

  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 6,161
    Reviews have always been good.... For $600? don't know if it can hurt that bad if it is a stinker and there should be a return policy on it no?
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,899
    A bit of mixed reviews Mikey, some absolutely love it, others not so much. Just wondering if anyone here has picked one up and their thoughts.

    I'm fairly certain, it's a bit of a departure from their CR sound found in many of their other pieces.
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • heiney9heiney9 Posts: 24,041
    If it makes you feel better I found sites selling it for $999. The $999 unit HAS to sound better than the $600 unit

    ;) :D

    H9
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,899
    LOL, YEAH MAN, I see EBAY ads for around 850.....people are nuts.
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 7,949
    I thought somebody just posted recently on the forum that they were not satisfied with it...
  • halohalo Posts: 4,986
    I bought one a while back while considering integrated amps.

    It was ok but it didn’t have the warmth of my separate components. I guess I was asking too much of an integrated. FWIW, I ended up with the NAD C 316BEE and I’m very happy with it. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to compare them directly to one another. I did send the MF back. Also, the unit that I purchased was a trade in to Music Direct so it had already been “broken in.”
  • halohalo Posts: 4,986
    dromunds wrote: »
    I thought somebody just posted recently on the forum that they were not satisfied with it...


    That was probably me Don. I “compared” now he three integrated amps that I auditioned; the MF M2si, the Dayens Ampino (upgraded version with Mundorf caps), and the NAD C 316BEE.
  • WagnerRCWagnerRC Posts: 1,856
    I have the m6si and love it. A very good integrated.
  • halohalo Posts: 4,986
    Tony,

    It’s all about that elusive synergy we speak of so often around here. Just because it didn’t float my boat, with my speakers and gear, in my room, doesn’t mean that you aren’t going to love it when it’s paired with your stuff.
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