Musical Fidelity X-A1 plus X-A50 Integrated Amplifiers

5/5 (8 Reviews)


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bigal120 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 26, 2003

Bottom Line:   
If you are looking for a value for money
bi amp set up this is the one to choose.
The bass control is great and the mid range is very detailed and clear sound stage is amasing for the money!!!!
My setup
Ecosse cables
meridian 507cd
spendor fl 8 speakers

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   Ebay



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

Date Reviewed: July 10, 2001

Bottom Line:   
This combination really lives up to all the hypes that have been posted here.
As many reviewers here have said, when used alone the X-A1 is lacking control over the bass. When bi-amped to the X-a50s, this problem is solved and you are rewarded with much more details to the music. The soundstage gets bigger and instrumental separation benifits from the increased clarity. The extra power also gives better dynamics with full emotion of the music been cleverly captured.
The highs sound really sweet and revealing yet not getting too bright (unless a poor recording is used). The vocal is well projected and sound very natural. And finally the bass is well extended, deep and controlled.
For those owning the X-A1, I strongly recommend adding these power amps to your set up. It might be the best upgrading that you have ever done to your system!!

Components used;

Marantz CD6000 KIS
Musical Fidelity X-A1
Musical Fidelity X-A50 x2
Mission 773e speakers
Van Den Hul D102 III (Cd player-XA1)
Ecosse Reference 'The Composer' (XA1-XA50s)
SonicLink AST200x2 speaker cable.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   eBay



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

Date Reviewed: April 11, 2000

Bottom Line:   
Setup:
X-Pre (no volume)
modified empty X-case with ALP volume pot with motor drive and remote(the X-Pre volume pot was just not up to it).
X-10D
X-A50 (x4)
Trichord Genesis CD (with Clock3)
Credo 305 2way speakers
All Geortz connectors/cable

Started with two X-A50's which was fine. Warm with lots of mid and tops but when driven hard lacked bass. Rudolf Kraske from Credo suggested I bi-Amp (which I did) - dramatic improvement in bass drive and soundstaging - more 3D depth.

For the price... you just can't get better.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998



Overall Rating:5
Submitted by paul a an Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 21, 1999

Bottom Line:   
i have this setup driving a pair on tannoy revolution r2s. can't complain atall. the sound is absolutely wonderful.

main source is a marantz cd63 ki mkii.

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Overall Rating:5
Submitted by shad a an Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 13, 1999

Bottom Line:   
I had a x a-1, x ray and was resonably happy although with volume to high or low did have reservations, Last month i was given an hour with a pair of x a-50's the increase in the amount of detail was so apparant you could hear subtle triangles in the background in one piece. the volume did not hinder the quality nearly as much and the thumping bass of a couple of dance tracks had my floorboards dancing.absolutly great. i,ve heard £1000.00 gbp amps no where near as good.

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