Anthony Michaelsonfounder of Musical Fidelity, believed that music reproduction should be in full size. natural, warm and powerfulwhile full of details and colors. An idea reflected in their amplifiers and that in 2002 was expanded, with the advice of Heinz Lichtenegger, founder of Pro-Ject Audio Systems, to the field of turntables. The result was the mythical M1an opulent vinyl player based on the combination of inert mass and metal alloys with a double free methacrylate chassis of resonances that saw the light in 2004. Now, the M8xTT updates this exceptional product by harmonizing the same design philosophies with a series of technical contributions that multiply its musical expressiveness.
The first element to consider is a 10 inch reading arm (254 mm) newly developed, with a ultra-low resonance, equipped with a transparent turning ring and a conical aluminum tube. Both the vertical support force (VTA) and the azimuth are fully adjustable and there are two counterweights with internal damping of TPE to allow the use of pickup capsules weighing between 6 and 20 grams. Regarding the enginerest in a special foam located on the lower level of the methacrylate chassis to decouple it from the platter (two-story, made of aluminum, with TPE cushioning and inserts to improve the “flywheel” effect) and the arm, while a silicone strap is responsible for transmitting the rotation (33 and 45 rpm) with a absolute stability thanks to sophisticated electronic speed control.
Also they four adjustable high mass feet that support the assembly have been the subject of special attention, combining cushioned aluminum with TPE and a magnetic support to connect them to the two methacrylate bases. Finally, let us point out that the M8xTT is entirely designed and hand-built in Europe and includes RCA and XLR connectors so the user can optimize the connection to their phono preamplifier, as well as a robust disc presser Made of aluminum and an elegant leather mat.