Musical Fidelity E-624 CD Players

4.8/5 (15 Reviews) MSRP : $850.00


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24-bit CD Player


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

Date Reviewed: June 5, 2005

Bottom Line:   
the E624 IS A MUSICAL FIDELITY A3 ring musical fidelity they do not deny this. they will confirm. one guy said they had diffrent transports sorry mate you must have had the E60 not E624 i have lots of players from musical fielity belive me they are the same transformers as well ,if you want to modify the E624 or the A3 they sound better than any cd player i have heard regardless of price lots of detail bigger sound stage and lots clarity with out sounding bright or brittle

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $190.00

Purchased At:   ebay



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Belgarchi a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: June 12, 2004

Bottom Line:   
I like a lot its look, piano black. But the sound is so-so. Lack of low bass, confused soundstage, "details" are actually due to distortion. In a more positive note, many CD-players under $1000 don't do better, and the sound is undistinguishable from the M.F. A3CD (I defy anybody to detect a difference in a blind test).

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   E-Bay



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Armchair Guy a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: November 16, 2003

Bottom Line:   
Quite an accomplished CD player. I auditioned quite a number of players before deciding on this 2nd hand unit. Given that I am a vinyl guy, the attributes that I am looking for in a digital source is obvious. And the E624 really takes that cake. The amount of passion and emotion from this machine cannot be underestimated. In fact, I used to own a Wadia 301 (which I unwillingly had to let go). I agree in many areas, the E624 cannot be compared to a Wadia (soundstage, pin-point accuracy, low noise, etc...etc). But somehow, the holistic approach of the E624 match the Wadia in terms of making music enjoyable.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   2nd Hand



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Raymund Angelo Dones aka Superman a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 25, 2003

Bottom Line:   
i'd like to share my experience with the musical fidelity elektra e624 24-bit cd player...here's the rundown of equipment used:

cd player: MF Elektra E624
amplifier: circa-1967 lafayette 236 integrated tube amplifer - 17wpc/el84 tubes
interconnects: eichmann express 4 cables
speaker cables: eichmann express speaker cables - purple color
speakers: klipsch sb-2 bookshelf
CDs used: eva cassidy, jheena lodwick, carole king carnegie concert, sarah vaughan sings the beatles, minnie ripperton's loving you, sergio mendes albums, keiko lee, michael buble, jodie brooke wilson

honestly, when i first played "what a wonderful world" by eva cassidy, i was in awe, tears rolled down my eyes (emotional po ako talaga, huhuhu! )...to my ears, it's near perfection (remember, i'm not audiophile but an audio enthusiast only, my set-up is just "basic")

'twas an absolutely awesome experience...so that's why micob tacastacas doesn't really wanna let go of this "baby" - but thanks to the opera consonance 2.2 - micob declared that his marriage with ms. elektra is null and void

here are some considerations: 1) eichmann ICs out-of-the-box, 2) eichmann speaker wires - less than 30-hours used, 3) speakers - less than 50-hours used, 4) amp was warm enough (about 1-hour)...

with my old CD player (HD750 and MF X10-D combo - actually this is a good entry level combo!!), i remember noticing the brightness...which sometimes, at high volume, is not anymore ear-friendly...this superb CD player trims down the highs, extends the mids (which i like) and refines the bass (yum-yum!)...nico or architectural audio was right, the eichmann cables (both ICs and speakers) are on the neutral side (which i like! :lol: )...very noticable is the ear-friendly high pitch...the "forwardness" which i also noticed before suddenly disappeared...i can also hear certain instruments/sounds that before were very soft (or even non-existent)...A BEST BUY INDEED!

i'm just a newbie in this hobby but i have learned so much - especially in appreciating true music - one that heals the body and the soul...i'm the person who simply wants to listen to jazz and r&b music...that's why i like those high-sensitivity, high-efficient speakers...

this is really a superb invention...praise to you, musical fidelity!!!

i'm beginning to like this hobby...at least, when i get married and have kids, my wife and children will always say that "my dad's always home"...hehehehe!"

gotta go back to my music room...will listen all through the night...will post additional observations, mindbloggers and goose-bumpers...it's indeed orgasmically gratifying (whew!)

thanks to all!

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   from a fellow audio



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

Date Reviewed: June 30, 2003

Bottom Line:   
Actually the E624 and A3 obviously sound different from each other. The A3 sounds smoother and more refined, even more analogue, then the E624. Soundstage goes wider and I hear details with the A3 (which I own for 3 months now), that I couldn't notice with the E624 (which I owned for 2 happy listening years). I also had the lids lifted at the same time and there are quite a few differences to notice. The transport in the A3 is of another version, and looks better consctructed, and the tranformer has clearly better windings. The print lay-outs (including the DAC) contain different (e.g. opamps) and even more parts in case of the A3. The innards look better, and certainly in a bigger system the A3 sounds better too. The E624 however is as great as described by everyone here, and easily still the most musical and enjoyable player in its price range.
I rated each of the two reviewers that I correct here (the previous one and Paul below), 5 stars, because their other words are right.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1997




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