Musical Fidelity A5CR Preamplifiers

5/5 (2 Reviews)


Product Description

  • High current and voltage output stage
  • Impedance: 50 Ohms
  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz, ±0dB


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

Date Reviewed: February 3, 2007

Bottom Line:   
MF A5cr PRE & A5cr PWR AMPLIFIERS

I had the chance to demo the A5cr Pre & A5cr Pwr amp at my dealers after reading the reviews in Hifi World and Hifi News. Well I was completely lost for words when sitting there listening to these monsters. The amps were tested with the Arcam CD73 and Kef Ref IQ7 not a very balanced system you may say.
But for 2 hrs I had the opportunity to be engulfed in a massive soundstage of epic proportions. The amp was refined, smooth but still had incredible detail, that i didn't have to turn up the dial no more than 8 o'clock. I used to have a Arcam A85 and P85 which did have its good points but compared to the sound quality of the MF amps they were crap. These amps are capable of taking on amps at twice the price. They have so much reserves of power that it is just unbelieveable.
One thing I must point out they are incredibly detailed and do not like being used with a midrange CD Player and speakers, so if you want to feel the full force of these amps I will advise you to get the best source and spks as possible.

I eventually purchased the amps through Ebay and saved a considerable amount of money, and I just love it. These amplifiers are for the keeping for the serious music lover, unless you want to go one step further and go for the KW range of amps.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2006

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   Musical Images



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

Date Reviewed: October 4, 2006

Bottom Line:   

I WILL KEEP THIS AS SHORT AS POSSIBLE

I PURCHASE BOTH THE MF A5CR PRE AND PWR AMPLIFIERS THROUGH EBAY , AND WHAT A DIFFERENCE. BEFORE THIS I HAD A ARCAM A85 AND P85 AMPS , BUT THE SOUND JUST WASN,T BIG AND POWERFUL ENOUGH FOR MY LIKING.

WELL AFTER PURCHASING THE MF A5 AMPS I HAVE NEVER LOOKED BACK, IMMENSE POWER , HUGE SOUNDSTAGE , REFINED BUT HAS FANTASTIC DETAIL.

I AM VERY SATISFIED WITH THIS PAIRS PERFORMANCE.
WORTH EVERY PENNY.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2005

Price Paid:    $9.00

Purchased At:   Ebay




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Has Anybody Listened to the MF A5cr Pre & A5cr Pwr Amps?

Hi I would like to know whether anybody has had the privilege of demoing or even owning the Musical Fidelity A5cr Pre & Pwr Amplifiers? Also what do you think of there sound quality? Happy Listening! JazzRead More »

MF A5cr Pre & Pwr Problems

Hi Can somebody please advise me on the most suitable floorstanding speakers to use with the MF A5cr Pre and Pwr amplifiers. I mostly listen to R'n'B and Dance, so I need a few recommendations on a few speakers for me to demo. They must have fantastic detail, slam and a tight bass with no boom ... Read More »

MUSICAL FIDELITY A5cr PRE & A5cr PWR AMPS

[CENTER][SIZE="3"][/SIZE][/CENTER] Hi have just become a member of Audio Review, and I would like to know if any other member has demoed or even owns the fabulous MF A5cr Pre and Pwr amps like I do, and what are he or she's opinions on this pairs sound quality? I am using them, wait for it ... Read More »

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