musical fidelity

England's best affordable solid-state audiophile line.

Origin: Wembley, Middlesex, United Kingdom

When Ron, Alex & Chris were looking for an affordable solid-state audiophile line, Musical Fidelity was the obvious choice. Why? The UK has long been the source of the best sounding gear combining great reliability with excellent ergonomics, and Musical Fidelity is the original audiophile brand for anyone looking to graduate from the mass market junket being foisted on an innocent public. Antony Michaelson, their founder, launched Musical Fidelity for one purpose: to make great sound affordable without sacrificing build quality.

Given the size constraints in so many New York City apartments, we were especially interested in Musical Fidelity's M3si and M5si integrated amplifiers, which are among our most popular products.

"When music sounds this good, the words ‘turn it up’ are the most used around here, and it was heard constantly during our audition time with the Musical Fidelity M5si. However, the amplifier was powerful enough that when we obliged by spinning the front panel control clockwise, or thumbing the ‘volume up’ button on the remote, we could just as easily get a call of ‘maybe not that loud!’ before we’d even started exploring the upper reaches of the amplifier’s power output capabilities.

This is a beautifully-engineered amplifier that combines great sound quality with high power output and ‘sultry’ looks that will integrate perfectly with any décor. Highly recommended."

—  Best Buys Audio & AV

You can read the full review here.


Musical fidelity M3si

The world's best affordable audiophile solid-state integrated amplifier. 

From the Musical Fidelity site:

"Musical Fidelity has been designing and manufacturing Hi-Fi electronics for over thirty years and we are proud to have become one of the best-known brands in the Hi-Fi industry.

We are driven by a passion for wonderful music and the challenge of world-class engineering. We approached each new design by looking for the absolute best solution to a given challenge and embrace new technologies in our designs as well as developing more traditional methods for even greater performance.

While we aim to give you as much information as possible through this website there is simply no substitute to hearing a Musical Fidelity product for yourself."

Alex, Ron & Chris couldn't agree more.

Musical Fidelity online: Musical Fidelity