Musical Fidelity A3.5 CD Players

4.5/5 (6 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Highly sophisticated power supply
  • Outstanding technical performance
  • Frequency response: 10Hz to 20kHz +0 / -0.2dB
  • Digital outputs 1 optical


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by User2 a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: September 11, 2011

Bottom Line:   
Excellent CD player especially for its musicality. This is one of the best I have come across in CD players. Even the CDs that I could hardly listen on other players sounded very pleasing on this player. Very natural sound.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2006



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dlan2311 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 28, 2007

Bottom Line:   
This cd player is very musical with lots of detail but the A3.5 can sound mechanical and the stereo imaging is not as good as I would have expected but it still is a very good value. The A5 is the way to go if you want a more natural sound with good imaging but it cost a lot more. I have listened also to the Moon Equinox and it is a more natural player where the sound is more palpable but this player is more expensive.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2006

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   Granby,Qc



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by rinthiran a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 24, 2007

Bottom Line:   
Excellent match for bright solid-state amplification or speakers; and folks who listen to, blues, jazz, vocals. Neutral, good tonal accuracy, lots of detail, and dynamic. Absence of harshness or brightness.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2005

Price Paid:    $1350.00

Purchased At:   audiovisionsf.com



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ravi a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 24, 2007

Bottom Line:   
Excellent match for bright solid-state amplification or speakers; and folks who listen to, blues, jazz, vocals. Neutral, good tonal accuracy, lots of detail, and dynamic. Absence of harshness or brightness.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2005

Price Paid:    $1350.00

Purchased At:   audiovisionsf.com



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

Date Reviewed: January 30, 2007

Bottom Line:   
There are many good CD players out on the market these days but hard to find one that really wows. I've heard many players and own quite a few. Even fewer have impressed me more than the players from MF. What impresses me about the A3.5 is that it's able to extract and present lots of detail without sounding too analytical. A player that still impresses me is the original Rega Planet. My affection for the Planet lies in its ability to present music in a organic way. Even though there are many players technically better, the Planet betters a lot of players in presenting voices and instruments more tangibly. Textures just sound more realistic with the Planet... at least to me. Its a player that entrances. Much the same way, the MF A3.5 is a very musical player but the difference is that it does almost everything extremely well including extracting the low level details. Dynamic range is excellent, I would say on par with some of the best players I've had the privilege of auditioning. The A3.5 is hard to fault but it has its weaknesses particularly in the soundstaging arena. Although wide, the soundstage is not as deep as I would like. In fact I find it somewhat shallow even compared to the other MF players i.e. A308, A5. Overall the soundstage is a very upfront and in your face. I guess it's all relative; Some people may prefer that.

If you already own a A3.2 and considering trading it for the A3.5, I say don't bother. Sonically they are pretty similar if not exact. The optical drive is now supplied by Philips vs. Sony. Although... the A3.5 looks better (in my humble opinion).

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2005

Price Paid:    $1700.00

Purchased At:   Local HiFI Shop




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