Musical Fidelity X-CANV3 Headphone Amplifiers

4.7/5 (10 Reviews) MSRP : $400.00


Product Description

  • High current output capacity
  • External mains transformer
  • Input impedance: 47K Ohms
  • Frequency response: 30Hz to 75kHz < ± 1.0dB
  • Power requirement: 12 - 0 - 12Volts AC 500mA


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

Date Reviewed: May 13, 2008

Bottom Line:   
Forget any biased reviews below.

Trust me... the MF X-CAN v3 is a superb headphone amp with all headphones... especially if you "replace the caps with Panasonic Caps, and the diodes with Tantalum Ultrafast diodes, and the tubes with some great Russian 6H23N-EVs, ro 6N1P-EVs.

Very few heaphone amps can equal it... if any.

But... whatever you do... DO NOT... get the X-CAN v8 - it doesn't have the power to drive any set of headphones properly without hiss / noise... unless you use a pre-amp / line stage to boost the signal prior to the amp.

MF blew this one.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2004

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Private Party



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by simon a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: May 23, 2007

Bottom Line:   
. After using it 1 month, i replaced the very cheap stock tubes with Amperex Bugle Boy. A whole world of difference. The amp's warm and lush sound gives me a lot of delight, but it is weak in the bass, speed and dynamics, and low level detail. I feel these weaknesses especially with my ultimatae headphones -Grado GS1000. These headphones need a much much better amp. In 450 $ it's not cheap, but if you open the box, you'll find a very cheap parts. I expect for more for my money - look for example at those Chinese companies, what they give you for that kind of money, and you'll understand my point. By the way. the name of the maker is Musical Fidelity. Well, let's say it is a Mid Fidelity product.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2006

Price Paid:    $450.00



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by wildcatsare1 a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: February 21, 2007

Bottom Line:   
If you own HD 650's this is the headphone amp for you. I was wondering what the fuss was about the 650's compared to my Stax Headphones and amp. Now I know in spades, sweet, terrific bass, detailed but not fatiguing. It blows away the Headroom products I had been using (and the B&K S20's headphone jack).

I now realize how much clipping and distortion was getting in the way of the music. The HD 650, MF combination is now my preferred for long listening sessions. If you own HD 650,s or 600"s, you need to buy a Musical Fidelity X-Can V3.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2006

Price Paid:    $399.00

Purchased At:   AudioAdvisor



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by will1967 a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: November 2, 2006

Bottom Line:   
Well i have been waiting a few years to get a V3 i have owned aV2 for years and loved it .However getting it home and plugging it in i noticed straight away that this version is far better than the V2 .The soundstage is much bigger and bass is great ,the look of the unit is great too ,the volume control (Alps im told) so accurate and smooth .All in all MF have done it again ....Great!!!! (and its not even burnt in)

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2004

Price Paid:    $714.00

Purchased At:   Eastern Hi Fi



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

Date Reviewed: September 3, 2006

Bottom Line:   
This is a truly great little product, simply perfect for powering good quality headphones. I totally believe that no matter what style of music you listen to, this amp can make it sound wonderful.

I spend a decent amunt of time listening to my HD650's and they love this headphone amp. plenty of power, detail and depth to all music. it's hard to turn off at the end of the night.

Compact in size, this amp is for anyone that loves detail and owns decent quality headphones. classical, rock, rap, industrial, it does it all with style.

Great job Musical Fidelity

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2006




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