Musical Fidelity is continuing to plunder the best of its products past, bringing them bang up to date and back to market, and the latest is one that’s set to whet the appetites of any vinyl fan.
The new M8xTT turntable can trace its history back to 2002, when Musical Fidelity founder and then owner Antony Michaelson approached Heinz Lichtenegger of Pro-Ject fame (whose parent brand Audio Tuning now also owns Musical Fidelity) for his input on a new hi-end turntable.
Set for a new release, the M8xTT features a dual-acrylic chassis to isolate its decoupled motor support from the tonearm mounting, while its leather clad periphery belt driven high-mass dual layer aluminium platter (with aluminium joint inserts) is finished with a matching heavyweight aluminium puck.
The tonearm itself is a new 10” design with conical aluminium arm tube and transparent acrylic bearing ring. With two TPE-damped counterweights included alongside azimuth and VTA adjustment, the M8xTT can facilitate a range of cartridges.
Both phono (RCA) and balanced (XLR) outputs nod to the M8xTT’s high-end credentials, alongside its 31kg heft supported on adjustable feet.