Musical Fidelity A3 Integrated Amplifiers

4.43/5 (37 Reviews) MSRP : $1195.00


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Integrated Amplifier


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Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by jonskitch a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 9, 2010

Bottom Line:   
This amp is overly rated. I owned a Pioneer A400 and that was a decent little budget amp. I decided to upgrade MF A3 at first I was pretending this was good but never truly delivered the music that I wanted it to be. The sound never settles down- tried (its too forward very very bright) hand full of interconnects many speakers but had no joy. Went back to my little classic Pioneer and that blew it apart!

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2006



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by lumiere a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 27, 2004

Bottom Line:   
This is for the MF 3.2, which I bought 4 months ago. Lacking the technical vocabulary of the audiophiles, I'll just say this: This amp is amazing! It takes anything you throw at it and does it with grace. I listen to many kinds of music _ jazz, rock, blues, classical, and some hip-hop. The soundstage is huge (wide and tall), the top end is detailed, but sweet, the bottom end is powerfull and tight, and the mids ... are just perfect.
And I haven't even finished configuring my setup yet. The MF has revived (for now) the Klipsch KG 2.5 that I got seven years ago. They sound so much better that I feel I can take my time to find the right speakers.
Anyway, I digress. Just give this baby a try. You'll love it.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   Sound by Singer, NY



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kpatterson a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: January 24, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I purchased this used from an individual who had it listed on www.audioweb.com for only $200.00. Audio Advisor (www.audioadvisor.com) is selling them new for $299.00. I wanted an way to record some vinyl to CD, most of it not available commercially on CD, other than using the PC which is impractical to relocate for this.

The recorder is easy to use with selectable digital and analog sources. You can record from one CD deck to this with either the digital or analog source. I will also record copies of your HDCD disks. Other features include adjustable record level; manual recording; auto recording; artist, title, & track naming; and CD-R/RW recording.

I use only CD-R audio disks as recommended (TDK @ Circuit City). When I made a recording of a Rolling Stones, Hot Rocks, 1964-1971, vinyl to the analog source, I was very surprised to find it had more detail, soundstage & depth than the re-mastered SACD Rolling Stone (CD layer) hybrid disk! This was evident when the recorded CD was played back in my home audio system or in my vehicles. When I recorded from my CD deck using the digital or analog source, the playback was only slightly less resolved as my commercial CDs but still far better than a burned copy on my PC.

I did have trouble. About 4 months after I received the unit, it would no longer power up. It is now at the repair shop. I'm not concerned because this was a used unit, and is something to be expect. With that said, I'm excited about getting it back.

I would highly recommend this unit to anyone who wanted an convent inexpensive way to create quality recordings from your vinyl collection. You will not be disappointed.

My home audio system:

- Musical Fidelity, A3, Integrated
- NAD C541 CD deck
- Pro-Ject RM-4 turntable
- Grado Reference Platinum cartridge
- Triangle Titus speakers
- Analysis Plus speaker & interconnects

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   AudioWeb Online Site



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by MuFiPaul a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: October 16, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I moved up to this amp from my Parasound set-up based on some positive reviews in Stereophile. And MAN was it worth every penny! Kills everything I've had in my system to date. Extremely musical, detailed and easy to listen to. Go listen for yourself!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Audio Advisor



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Hifi Steve a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: October 2, 2002

Bottom Line:   
After initially being excited about the sound of this amp, I also came to find it bright and aggressive. Quick cure... GET A GOOD INTERCONNECT! I switched from using Vandenhul D102 MKV to KimberKable Silver Streak. This made all the difference in the world! The sound is incredibly detailed with powerful bass and quite a large soundstage. Now there is only a slight hint of brightness only on poor recordings. Get a good recording, like Mobile Fidelity’s CD issue of Dark Side of the Moon, and you will be rewarded with sound quality like nothing else in the price range. Absolutely blows away my previous Cyrus 2/PSX combo. The sound from my system right now is the best I’ve ever had. I just can’t believe the level of detail. Amazing.

My system:
Rotel RCD 1070 CD Player
Mission 753 speakers
Musical Fidelity A3 integrated amp
Audioquest Crystal speaker cable
KimberKable Silver Streak interconnect

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $850.00

Purchased At:   London Audio




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