Musical Fidelity

The new Musical Fidelity M6 Series Reference DAC ($2,999) is one a few new Musical Fidelity devices that offers Bluetooth Apt X/48kHz technology that allows streaming from any Bluetooth-enabled device at rates up to 16/48kHz. This is very cool because a) most people have music on their phones, and b) its a snap to get that music to the M6. I had the music on my iPhone playing within a minute. And the M6 upsamples this incoming data to 24/192. The M6 also includes regular wired connections including USB, S/PDIF and AES/EBU. There are 2 RCA and 1 XLR outputs along with 3 Coax, Toslink, and AES/EBU.

Also on display was the new M1SDAC ($1,499) that includes the Bluetooth Apt X/48kHz input so you or anyone else can stream music from their Bluetooth device to it. The M1SDAC can handle up to 24/192 data through its asynchronous USB input and also includes 2 Coax S/PDIF, 1 Toslink, 1 AES/EBU input as well as 2 pairs of RCA inuts. There are RCA and digital outputs (Coax and Toslink), a headphone output, volume control, and a remote so the M1SDAC can function as a preamp.