Musical Fidelity M6si Russ Andrews Upgrade
Upgrade your purchase with these options:
Almost any Hi-Fi component can be upgraded to higher performance using our techniques and components. The two things go together – the know-how and the right component. Over the last 30 years, we have developed our knowledge of where the biggest problems lie and how to overcome them to unleash better performance from a given piece of equipment.
Launched in 2014 as there all new, top of the range ‘M’ series integrated amplifier, the M6si is configured as two independent monobloc power amps with a separate pre amp delivering 220 watts per channel. With a wealth of inputs including a MM and MC Phono stage, USB DAC up to 24bit 96kHz asynchronous and phono and XLR line level inputs, it’s a real power house… just read the reviews!
Russ has been a long-time fan of Musical Fidelity and we use its smaller the brother, the M3si in our demo system. The design provides a great platform to upgrade! Our upgrades build on the strengths of the amplifier. Everything you love about the sound remains – it just gets so much better.
Internal signal wiring is taking care of, using a combination of Kimber pure copper wire. For the power, we’ve used TCX (a thicker, single wire cable that we use in our PowerKord’s) to connect from the power input section to the transformer and from the power amp to the speaker output.
For the signal wire, we've used Kimber PBJ, tr-braid and single strand TCSS. If you would prefer silver in place of the copper wiring, then lket us know. Contact us for details.
For the majority of the capacitor changes, we use Russ's favoured Panasonic Audio Grade caps. Where possible, we’ve used the superb Kimber Kaps.
25 component upgrades/changes are made across the power supply, pre-amp and power amp and system control PCB. One of the key upgrades is the changing out the 8 large, black capacitors situated in the power amplifier section. The amplifier is completely disassembled to gain access to key areas of upgrade.
To clean up and give the power supply an upgrade SuperFuses™ (optional – see Level 2) and Silencer™ mains filter are fitted.
While it's a cracking amp, we felt the binding posts weren't so good and opted for the excellent WBT-0710 copper version which deliver a rock solid connecting between amp and cable.
Level 1 is everything above. Level 2 adds four, internal SuperFuses and a full upgrade to the separate Phono Stage section. SuperFuses can be added at any point in the future and if you don't use the Phono stage, then obviously there's no advantage in having it done. Which is why these are an option.
If you don't have exactly the same model as listed above, but a very similar unit, then it's highly likely that the same or similar upgrades will apply. But we can't guarantee that until we have the unit here for inspection. Get in touch and let us know what you have.
Equipment upgrades are proving hugely popular. During peak times there may be a wait of several weeks before we can carry out the upgrade. So before we get your equipment here, it must be booked in so we can ensure a speedy turnaround of the upgrade. Once you have placed your order, we will contact you to arrange a suitable week and getting the equipment here.
For those of you who are local enough or if you fancy a trip to the lakes, you can drop off your equipment personally and then collect it when it’s complete or we can ship it back to you.
We can arrange a courier collection of your equipment for an additional cost. We currently use UPS.
To make things easier, we can offer several collection options.
1. We can arrange a specific day for the courier to call and collect your equipment. Someone will need to be available all day at the collection address as we’re unable to arrange a time slot for collections.
2. Dropping off at a UPS Access Point. UPS use a network of local shops to deliver and collect parcels from and to. We can either post you a collection label or email you the label (you will need to print the label at home/work). Securely box up your equipment, affix the collection label to the outside of the box and take it to your preferred Access Point where you will be issued a receipt. UPS Access Points can be found here (link opens in a new window), simply enter your postcode to find your nearest one.
Please note this is an upgrade modification, it does not include the Musical Fidelity amplifier.