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Musical Fidelity M2SCD is a serious CD player

The Musical Fidelity M2sCD has a metal body with an aluminum face, available in black and silver. Musical Fidelity, contrary to the global trend, continues to bundle its products with remote...

Musical Fidelity M2SCD
Musical Fidelity M2SCD

The Musical Fidelity M2sCD has a metal body with an aluminum face, available in black and silver. Musical Fidelity, contrary to the global trend, continues to bundle its products with remote controls, without asking the customer to purchase them separately or control their device using an application on a smartphone.

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The all-metal body of the Musical Fidelity M2sCD has a matte finish, which is now fashionable to be applied to expensive SUVs and expensive projectors. Two horizontal chamfers and an anodized nameplate with the line’s logo are all the decorations. Apparently, the designers believe that a well-mannered player, as opposed to a child, should be heard, but not seen. It is equipped with a high-quality slot-loading transport located on the right, which is not often the case. On the left is the LCD display (white numbers on a blue background shine like stars in the winter sky).

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Looking at the rear panel, you understand: the designers considered the balanced bus to be an overkill (for its fans, please refer to the products of the more expensive M6 series). The silver capsules of the controls are located taking into account the requirements of ergonomics – the IR receiver window in the middle divides them into two working zones, the power and eject buttons are located somewhat further away to prevent pressing them by mistake. In addition to the unbalanced analog output, the Musical Fidelity M2sCD has coaxial and optical digital audio outputs. The “engine” is 24-bit DACs operating in double differential mode (two per channel); There is no upsampling to 24/192 in front of the DAC, but the DAC itself increases the signal sampling frequency to 352 kHz.

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This allowed the company, having conducted serious research into output filters, to abandon traditional microcircuit solutions in favor of an analog unit based on discrete elements. Five independent power nodes are supplied with current from a source with a choke filter, which reduces network noise and dependence on input voltage surges.

Musical Fidelity M2sCD Specifications

Frequency Response: 10Hz -20kHz -0.2dB
Signal to Noise Ratio: >117dB
Distortion: <0.003%
Channel Separation: 105dB
Jitter: <135ps
Output Voltage: 2.2V RMS
Consumption power (max): 20 W
Power consumption (standby): 0.5 W
Dimensions (W:H:D): 440 × 100 × 375 mm
Weight: 6.65 kg