Musical Fidelity M1 DAC reviews

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This receiver is a good all rounder.

£268 at 1 retailer out of 419 retailers checked

9.3 out of 10 based on 8 reviews.
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Oscar, The Hague, Netherlands Casual listener

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
connectivity of sources.
Bad points:
none.
Overall rating 8.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 May 2011

Lucius, Albuquerque NM Classical music lover

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Quality of performance at a very very reasonable price.
Bad points:
None.
Overall rating 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 27 Oct 2011

James, audiophile

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Borderline Class A for a third of the money.
Bad points:
None yet.
Overall rating 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 23 Dec 2011

David, Pop, rock or dance fan

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Uprates to 192 khz sampling rate. Even mp3's sound good.
Cd's sound awesome and my 24 bit 96hz high quality files are brilliant.
Bad points:
Nothing
Overall rating 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 Apr 2011

David, Pop, rock or dance fan

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Superb Dac and great value - sounds excellent for the the money
Bad points:
Only thing i could as for would be one extra coaxial input
Overall rating 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 18 Feb 2011

Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Superb sound its rich clear and powerfull but not coloured or artifical the unit is of a good size and has plenty of input options. I use the coax conection from my computer to the unit then onto my AMP via the RCA outputs.

I thought long and hard about which DAC to go for with so many on the market I know with the Musical Fidelity DAC I made the right one the I have some music which was recorded at "24bit 98khz you play this through the DAC and I cannot see how the sound can be bettered if Hidh rez recordings are the future then A Musical Fidelity M1 Dac is exactly what is needed to show it off.
Bad points:
The power buttons are A little small that is the only fault with the unit
Overall rating 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 9.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 13 Oct 2010

Andy, Swindon Pop, rock or dance fan

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Good product straight out of the box. Dont believe rubbish about electronics getting better as they go. Properly designed kit should be stable very soon after switch on. Remember a DAC is not a mature cheese!

Linked to Logitech Touch, sound very good. Also copes well with 24bit 96khz high res audio.
Bad points:
None.
Overall rating 9.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 Mar 2011

 

Manufacturer's Description

Musical Fidelity was pretty well the first company in the world to make a DAC. Since then we have an unbroken lineage of top performing, top value digital products.

The new M1 DAC is the fruit of our 23 years experience of making top performance DACs. It has four digital inputs; coax, optical, balanced and USB.

The M1 DAC will lock on to any S/P diff signal at; 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88kHz, 96kHz and 192kHz. The input sampling frequency is displayed on the front panel.

The M1 DAC upsamples to 24-bit at 192kHz. This is genuine true upsampling.

The M1’s technical performance is, pretty well, as good as any at any price. We know this sounds like an incredible claim but it’s true. Musical Fidelity’s state-of-the-art circuit design and pcb layout with the use of top quality digital components gives state-of-the-art performance. There’s no secret or mystery about this. We use top quality digital components in carefully designed circuit configurations which are subtly implemented on brilliant pcb layouts. Unsurprisingly the result is state-of-the-art performance. It’s just that the price is competitive so many people find it hard to believe.

The M1 DAC has vanishingly low distortion, typically less than 0.005% across the band. Frequency response is ruler flat. Jitter is extremely low. The noise ratio is outstanding, one of the quietest DACs in the world regardless of price. Looking at the M1 DAC’s total measurements and comparing them to any DAC up to ten times its price you will see that, on balance, the M1 DAC is equal to or better than any.

The M1 DAC has a high quality power supply. Interestingly it has choke filtration on the mains input. This, effectively, is a mains signal conditioner which increases the performance and value of the M1 to even greater heights.


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