With so many ways to enjoy music these days it is too easy to settle for what has typically become a very low standard of reproduction from the various convenience products available. Listening to music in the car is fun and the convenience of Spotify on our smartphones is handy, but is this how the artist intended the music to be heard?
For such a long time now convenience and music reproduction has been a very compromised balance that usually favors convenience over sound quality. This is true if listening to Spotify with the low bit rates and also true with many "All in one" music systems. It does not need to be the case and the balance of convenience and sound quality is changing. As more smartphones include Hi-Res playback and quality headphones come down in price, great sound on the move is more accessible. But many will still be missing out on this quality when at home.
So what are the options? We could purchase a Hi-Fi system with multiple components but this also encounters its own problems if you are not experienced in building a system and the size may not be suitable for your listening space. Compact Hi-Fi systems are getting better and the options are expanding. We have a wide range if audio electronics at Do Good Audio that are both compact and high performance but none quite achieve this quite like the Musical Fidelity M6 Encore 225 all in one music system.
This one box music system is in fact, multiple high quality hi-fi components bundled in to one enclosure. These components include a Pre amplifier, 2x Mono power amplifiers, CD player, Music streamer and Network music storage. The idea of a system that puts all of these high quality components together in to one box and performs as a high end separates system would, is just marvelous.
The Musical Fidelity M6 Encore 225 will play and rip CDs to its in built hard drive in high quality FLAC format, so archiving a CD collection is simple and fast. These can then be shared on your local network to other devices including wireless multiroom systems like Sonos, Heos, Bluesound etc. Convenience is a huge consideration here as access to this ripped music is available easily from either the front panel, remote control or the dedicated Encore App. You can also import music easily from your computer via your Chrome browser. This simple drag and drop solution is wireless and can be done in sleep mode so large imports can be done overnight.
Various inputs allow connection to up to 3x analogue inputs including turntables (Via phono stage) and other sources, 4x digital inputs via coaxial and optical make use of the fantastic 32 Bit 384k DAC in the Encore so sources like computers and laptops will sound excellent with all the digital to analogue processing being handled by the Encore. Featuring both line level and pre outputs these allow the system to be used as a standalone source into a separate pre or integrated amplifier and also allows an upgrade path to utilise separate power amplifiers.
Power of a component system in one box. 225 watts per channel will drive any speakers effortlessly unlike many systems in this category, no compromise on power at all. In fact the power amplifiers are the same as those in the M6si amplifier that costs £2500. Sound quality is the first and foremost priority of this system and this no compromise strategy has paid off in bucket loads. For the ultimate in convenience and sound quality the Encore needs to be considered.
We can demonstrate the power of the Encores features and sound at either one of our two showrooms in Liverpool. To arrange a demo please call us on 0151 525 3845 or visit us at your prefered store:
Do Good Audio, 126 Aigburth Road, Liverpool, L17 7BP (Call to arrange a demo)