Musical Fidelity M2sCD Рeview
M2scd – Overview
Like the matching M2si integrated amplifier, the M2scd is designed as serious hi-fi available at a modest price. From the fine fit and finish of its metal casework to the unique technology sitting inside, the M2scd exceeds expectations. The M2scd builds on our years of engineering expertise, uniquely featuring both a mains choke filter and a high-tech digitalstream noise filter. Such innovations enable the player to deliver technical performance; it boasts low distortion and a virtually flat frequency response, plus minimal noise and jitter.
The M2scd’s DAC design also draws from its high-end siblings, using cutting-edge technology to ensure excellent data recovery from your discs. Simply put, that means you’ll hear more from your music. Reviews say “a very mature and polished performer”, which “sounds refined and elegant”
Musical Fidelity has opted for a sleek, fuss-free design, with a small silver M2sCD insignia plate the only real flourish in terms of bodywork.
Combined with the player’s dimensions, it reminds us of the opening mechanism of a quality black briefcase, albeit in brushed aluminium rather than leather.
There’s a 24-bit Delta-Sigma dual differential DAC onboard, and in terms of connections, there are coaxial and optical digital outs as well as anlogue RCA. There are no digital inputs: this is a sleek-looking CD player with an integrated DAC, nothing more, nothing less.
The M2sCD presents a refined, enjoyable listen. For those who like a smooth, musical, elegant and highly listenable sound, it’s a fine proposition – easily beating less expensive models for both breadth and clarity.
M2scd – Specifications
Output impedance: 50 ohms
Output, digital 0dB level: RCA output – 2.2V r.m.s. nominal
DAC circuit: 24 bit Delta-Sigma (bit stream) dual differential 8x over-sampling
Total correlated jitter: <135 picoseconds peak to peak Linearity: <0.1dB down to -96dB Frequency response: 10Hz to 20 kHz -0.2dB max. Channel separation: >105dB 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Signal-to-noise ratio: >117dB “a”- wtd.
Total harmonic distortion: <0.003% 10Hz to 20 kHz Connections Line level outputs: 1 pair line level RCA connectors, left and right outputs Digital outputs: 1 RCA coaxial connector SPDIF, 1 TOSLINK optical connector
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