Musical Fidelity F22 Preamplifiers

3.33/5 (3 Reviews)


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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Chee Kee a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: November 14, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Had it for 5 years but not used often as its weaknesses did not win me over. Its performance is boosted if you play around with the power supply polarity (you can revert it at the power cord plug). By switching the +ve and -ve polarities of the power supply, you could determine in which polarity your unit will work best.

In the 'right' polarity, the F22 tube preamp is capable of being more open. The effect is a perception of overall bigger soundstage (especially height), a lighther and more nimble performance which adds up in the timing-wise.

Even so, its basic character persists - a heaviness and syrupy 'veil'. The F22 will never sound in your face. Its character may be desirable to some with a brash, leanish and forward sounding system.

The remote is a cool and darn useful thing to have!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $1520.00



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by robert w. bowie a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: March 24, 2001

Bottom Line:   
initially, the impression l had was of a a component which had some of the virtues of valves but does not have the hard edge of some solid state designs. for me, there was not enough "bite" to the sound, an excellent match for the F15 power amplifier. fairly fast sounding and good value for money. an excellent buy used.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   second hand



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jerry a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: October 9, 2000

Bottom Line:   
Surprisingly detailed and fast, especially for the money.
Good focus, well defined.

Not the fastest/deepest bass available. Probably not for head-bangers. A great value though for acoustic music (classical especially).

A very "nice" pre to listen to, lots of well-focused detail, but certainly not an "in your face" presentation.

A really good looking piece of kit as well (subject to taste).

Not as detailed/transparent as the current Linn Kolector, but that does tend to be a little too upfront for some folks. But significantly better than the other pre-amps listed above in this regard !

Not in production anymore, but a good used buy.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1995

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   Surrey HiFi. UK




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