Musical Fidelity M3i Integrated Stereo Amplifier - Half Price @ Superfi (£499)
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Musical Fidelity M3i Integrated Stereo Amplifier - Half Price @ Superfi (£499)

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Found 3rd FebEdited by:"Furyous"
It's rare to see such a substantial discount for this kind of product. I suspect that it's soon to be discontinued. The replacement M3si model is largely the same and now retails at £1200.

No bluetooth or USB or App control. Just a good old fashioned, high quality (and very well reviewed) Class A/B integrated amplifier.

Buy at this price and it'll retain that value for years to come (i.e. the A3 model introduced 20 years ago retailed at £850, and old units still sell used for £400). Not a bad investment for years of musical enjoyment.

Three silver units in stock at time of posting.

Speakers and source (turntable / CD player / streamer) required!
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still got my '80s Pioneer

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softpurple54 m ago

I saw these recently, went with something else but price seemed about …I saw these recently, went with something else but price seemed about right for an amp that came out in 2010 and was surpassed in 2015 by the M3si



Bear in mind that although the industry would have you believe otherwise (for the sake of sales and competition), analogue amplification is a very mature technology. There are few innovations and even fewer shortcuts; Component quality and engineering/production execution make the product. Every design of amplifier is a compromise, more so as the budget gets tighter. Different manufacturers/designers prioritise different objective and subjective attributes, and are subsequently preferred by different customers. But generally speaking, there has been no significant advancement in the performance of analogue amplifiers for 20-30 years. They're very good and have been for a long time, and tend to get better with cost, not 'newness'.

So, the functional and electronic design of this Musical Fidelity amplifier isn't much changed from equivalent models over the years, except that the components are fresh and shouldn't need any kind of service for 20 years. The fact this particular model was released in 2010 is not especially detrimental to its value or performance.
Edited by: "Furyous" 3rd Feb
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Wow, didn't know MF were still around. Heat for the throwback to quality audio.
Furyous, can this be used to stream audio throughout the house, like Sonos? What would I need to accompany it, or is this more suited to a stand alone player? (attach record deck and speakers) Thanks.
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This is a purely analogue amplifier, intended to power a pair of passive (wired) loudspeakers.

You need to connect one or more line level sources, which could be a standalone CD player, streamer (such as a Sonos, although better alternatives are available), turntable/phono stage, DAC, PC, mp3 player, smartphone, MiniDisc player, or even a tape deck!
Like for the suggestion of connecting a "tape deck" That made me smile. Heat for the deal.
Seems to have fairly decent reviews.

Worth noting it's currently out of stock but you can order for the next batch they receive.

£200 cheaper than other stores.

Heat from me.
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londonlife97813 m ago

Worth noting it's currently out of stock but you can order for the next …Worth noting it's currently out of stock but you can order for the next batch they receive.


If you change the Finish to Silver, it shows 2 in stock.
Edited by: "Furyous" 3rd Feb
I saw these recently, went with something else but price seemed about right for an amp that came out in 2010 and was surpassed in 2015 by the M3si
Furyous29 m ago

If you change the Finish to Silver...


You will likely be arrested as you shouldn't spray paint someone silver just because of their nationality; unless they ask you to of course.
still got my '80s Pioneer

33195630-iTwkg.jpg
Original Poster
softpurple54 m ago

I saw these recently, went with something else but price seemed about …I saw these recently, went with something else but price seemed about right for an amp that came out in 2010 and was surpassed in 2015 by the M3si



Bear in mind that although the industry would have you believe otherwise (for the sake of sales and competition), analogue amplification is a very mature technology. There are few innovations and even fewer shortcuts; Component quality and engineering/production execution make the product. Every design of amplifier is a compromise, more so as the budget gets tighter. Different manufacturers/designers prioritise different objective and subjective attributes, and are subsequently preferred by different customers. But generally speaking, there has been no significant advancement in the performance of analogue amplifiers for 20-30 years. They're very good and have been for a long time, and tend to get better with cost, not 'newness'.

So, the functional and electronic design of this Musical Fidelity amplifier isn't much changed from equivalent models over the years, except that the components are fresh and shouldn't need any kind of service for 20 years. The fact this particular model was released in 2010 is not especially detrimental to its value or performance.
Edited by: "Furyous" 3rd Feb
Brilliant amp for this price, really nice natural sound.
Tried to order but not possible as oos
zippyGTE1 h, 3 m ago

still got my '80s Pioneer[Image]



If it was an A400, you might have had something worth listening to.
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jayelloh45 m ago

Tried to order but not possible as oos


Still 1 left, in Silver.
Furyous3rd Feb

Still 1 left, in Silver.


Fancied black, ta
Try ring stores as they have some stock - nearly bought one of these a few weeks ago, but ended up with an Arcam instead.

I've an old MF amp 20years plus that still sounds good, but only volume control works, so only one input option!
Furyous11 h, 55 m ago

blah blah blah



Thanks for the lecture. You must really like the sound of your own hot air. I simply said the price is about right for an amp released 8 years ago. If you think it's still worth retail then I have a bridge to sell you.
softpurple12 m ago

Thanks for the lecture. You must really like the sound of your own hot …Thanks for the lecture. You must really like the sound of your own hot air. I simply said the price is about right for an amp released 8 years ago. If you think it's still worth retail then I have a bridge to sell you.


Someone tries to educate you and that's your response? For shame
jayelloh12 h, 32 m ago

Fancied black, ta


Yea the silver looks vfugly.....unlike the beautiful pioneer above
Edited by: "daalphamale" 4th Feb
ccw7116 h, 56 m ago

Like for the suggestion of connecting a "tape deck" That made me smile. …Like for the suggestion of connecting a "tape deck" That made me smile. Heat for the deal.


Digital audio recorded to a type IV cassette is still decent audio, better than mp3 crap anyway
MF products are great. Own a few and sold loads years back, high end stuff. Loved it. The only way to listen to music properly. Sadly now convenience has taken over and streaming and Bluetooth has become the norm. Nothing beats HiFi though. As has been said, this level of Brand never depreciates that far and most owners won’t really sell it on willingly. Hope someone gets this deal and loves the reward. Heat all day long.
Cold not as good as Bose or beats.
muckspreader14th Feb

Cold not as good as Bose or beats.


Apt username!
This appears to be a cracking deal. Spec mentions an HT mode so might also appeal to those wanting to add to and improve their existing av set ups. I currently have absolutely no need for it myself but at this price I'm quite tempted to buy one as a spare in case any of my amps call it a day without warning! Very hot!
zippyGTE3rd Feb

still got my '80s Pioneer[Image]



Had Pioneer tuner and amp then, first hi-fi was Amstrad reciever then Rotel 802, those were the days.
Purchased, thanks op
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