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The original bench measurements of the original M1 showed the output frequency response falling off at 50 KHz, as if the output was designed around a 96KHz digital signal. It is very mathematical, but many people support his conclusions. Greatest Bits Product of the Year Submitted by treb74 on July 25, – Fit and finish are very good.

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Stereophile enthusiastically reviewed the M1, with Sam Tellig stating:.

Cary Audio SLI integrated amplifier. The Bigger Better Picture That said, I can very well imagine some listeners being enthralled, yes enthralled, by the M1s sense of clarity, speed and focus.

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One thing I would suggest however, is to utilise the balanced outputs wherever possible. Firelity are also some design limitations with the M1 that would require surgery to circumvent, the non-discrete output buffer is one example.

There was no fudging of detail, no smearing of transients. Submitted by treb74 on July 25, – These toggle with a tactile push button on the front panel.

The M1 DAC sounds more incisive and snappy in comparison, especially via Toslink, and which presentation one prefers is a question of personal preference and system synergy.

I am not in a position to judge the M1’s technical performance. Feel free to leave a comment and share your thoughts! In particular I was listening to Marie-Luise Hinrichs supremely lovely piano rendition of Padre Antonio Soler’s Sonatas [EMI Classics 5 2 7] and I noticed that the further up her right hand played, the more mechanical the piano’s notes sounded.


Aqua La Voce S3 Discrete arrival. Bonus Recording of November A great product for a time, but more capable rivals have now overtaken it.

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Toslink seems to favor attack or edges over harmonic density whereas USB adds back some weight with less edge. For its very modest asking price when released, you got a lotta DAC for the money. Comparison question Submitted by pulsetsar on January 4, – 7: Kingko Audio and Omega. Meanwhile, save your money and run with the M1. The Wavelength Proton added more perceived body overall and a larger sense muscial scale and drama which also came with a slight darkening of the overall sonic picture.

Submitted by Michael Lavorgna on January 19, – While I have heard it at Trade Shows, I could not offer any useful comparisons since there are too fidflity variables involved.

Qobuz announces US pricing plan, will Tidal feel the heat? Is there room for further upgrades? To quote from John Atkinson in the article “What I didn’t expect was that the response was the same with kHz fidelihy green and gray traces as with 96kHz data, again lying 3dB down at 41kHz, but with a very slightly slower rolloff above that frequency compared with 96kHz data.


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I am referencing Figure 1 of the Measurements section of the first review. Sound Quality – standard 7. But what about an incoming USB signal? The M1 DAC sounds good out of the box, dead quiet, smooth and grain-free.

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Was that because the picture is an early version and the new ones have the I do not know the answer to your question as to whether or not Musical Fidelity addressed the rolloff and drop off above 41kHz that showed up in John Atkinson’s measurements of the older M1 DAC with both 96kHz and kHz input.

Go for it, they sound great out of the box, very capable.

Specifications, courtesy of Musical Fidelity Performance Jitter: Recording of November Do you get any advantage from a KHz input with the M1?