Digital upgrade

Musical Fidelity is continuing to expand its acclaimed range since its acquisition in recent years by Audio Tuning, with the launch of its new M3x, described by the company as Musical Fidelity’s latest entry point to its high-end DACs.

Leaning on the brand’s higher tiered M6x DAC, the M3x offers upsampling via a Burr Brown SRC4392 chip which re-clocks all incoming PCM signals to 24-bit/192kHz.

The M3x’s PCM1795 DAC also handles PCM rates up to the same 24-bit depth and 192kHz sampling frequency alongside native and DoP (DSD over PCM) up to DSD256, with DSD files being rendered in their original format without added upsampling.

Connectivity includes single-ended (RCA) and balanced (XLR) outputs with each having their own output buffers, while inputs are spread across USB and two pairs of coaxial and optical S/PDIF sockets.

Other nods to high-end quality include MF’s Super Silent Power Transformers (industrial-grade power sockets with an EMI filter and DC blocker to eliminate transformer hum) and a low core saturation toroidal transformer.

Elsewhere the M3x DAC’s casework looks typical Musical Fidelity, with a milled solid alloy front panel and heavy duty steel case.

Available from July and priced at £1,349, find out more at Musical Fidelity and Henley Audio in the UK.


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