What, More New Musical Fidelity Products?
The amiable team of industry veterans David Solomon (left) and Jim Spainhour (right) make up Signal Path, who distributes Musical Fidelity products in the US. They are seen here with MF’s new “audio Swiss Army knife,” the kW250, which includes a CD player, an FM tuner, a preamp with an MM phono stage, and a 250Wpc power amplifier for its $9000 price. A digital input on the back takes the feed from your music server and yes, there is a jack for your iPod on the front. "An ‘exit-level’ component," is how Jim describes it, "for the middle-aged music lover who wants system simplicity without sacrificing sound quality."
Also $9000 is Musical Fidelity’s new kW550 integrated, which takes a 600Wpc version of the kW750 power amp that Mikey Fremer reviewed in December 2005—quite the sweetest-sounding amp Musical Fidelity has ever made, I feel—and combines it with a version of the kWP Hybrid preamp in one chassis. Now that’s a product I want to hear.