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MUSICAL FIDELITY - M8 Encore 500 Streaming Music System

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Future-Proof, All-In-One, and Highly Connectible Musical Fidelity M8 Encore 500 Streaming System Keeps All Your Music in One Place: Audiophile Sound, Tremendous Power, and Easy Control

Keep all your music in one place – and experience it in extraordioanry sound – with the Musical Fidelity M8 Encore 500 streaming system. An intuitive, future-proof, all-in-one, fully loaded, supremely connected nexus that handles practically any playback option, M8 Encore 500 boasts a 32-bit/384kHz DAC and dual-core 64-bit Intel CPU with 2GB of RAM. It's an equally formidable beast when it comes to power, outputting a massive 500Wpc to drive practically any speakers with ease. Onboard TIDAL, Spotify, and Qobuz streaming services join a built-in CD player and 2TB hard-disk drive that can store more than 5,000 CDs.

Musical Fidelity also designed M8 Encore 500 to seamlessly integrate into any system configuration imaginable. Compatible with an array of network speakers (including Sonos), this 84-pound juggernaut features three analog inputs, four digital inputs, four USB-A connections (including a high-current capacity slot for charging phones and tablets), network accessibility, NAS compatibility, a headphone output, variable line-level outputs, and a digital output. Control it all with your smartphone or IR handset, and feel free to take a gander at the large, high-resolution, full-color display on the front panel anytime you like.

Whether you want to stream from a popular service, copy or listen to files on a USB device, spin a CD, or copy your favorite discs for permanent and easy access, M8 Encore 500 has you covered. It's upgradeable software and smart engineering ensure you won't need to worry about longevity or obsolescence anytime soon – particularly since Musical Fidelity's Encore Series is the company's flagship development. Our 100% Music Direct Satisfaction Guarantee gives you further peace of mind on a reference component built for today and your tomorrows.

Output Power: 500 Watts per channel into 8 Ohms
   63Volts RMS, 20Hz to 20 kHz; onset of clipping
   178 Volts peak to peak
Current: 90 Amps peak to peak
Damping factor: 180
Output devices: 4 pairs per channel
Input signal voltage: 0-7 Vrms maximum
THD+N: < 0.007 % typical, 20Hz to 20 kHz
Signal/noise ratio: > 107dB 'A'-weighted
Input impedance: 40 kΩ
Frequency response: + 0, –0.1dB, 10Hz to 20 kHz
Line level inputs:
   3 pairs line level RCA connectors
   Digital inputs
   2 Optical S/PDIF (up to 24bit/192kHz)
   2 Coaxial S/PDIF (up to 24bit/192kHz)
USB sockets:
   1 Front panel Type A USB2 socket (1.5A USB-BC 1.2 compliant)
   2 Back panel Type A USB2 socket (500mA)
   1 Back panel Type A USB3 Socket (USB-BC1.2)
   1 Back panel Type B socket (Factory use only)
Line level outputs:
   1 pair line level RCA connectors, fixed level outputs gain = 0dB (x1) 7 Vrms output maximum
   1 pair line level RCA connectors, PREAMP outputs set by volume gain = -∞ to +13dB maximum 7 Vrms output maximum
Digital Outputs:
   1 Optical S/PDIF (up to 24bit/192kHz)
   1 Coaxial S/PDIF (up to 24bit/192kHz)
   Speaker outputs
   2 pairs 4mm banana plug/binding posts (1 set each left and right)
Headphone output: 0.25” (6.35mm) impedance 10Ω-∞
Network connection: RJ45 8P8C 10/100/1000Base-T
Mains voltages:
   115/230VAC 50/60Hz (factory pre-set)
   100VAC 50/60Hz (alternative)
Power Consumption:
   <0.5W in standby mode
   58W idle
   1.6k Watts maximum
Weight: 84 lbs.
Dimensions (WHD): 19" x 7 1/3" x 20"
Standard accessories:
   IEC type mains lead 16-Amp type
   Remote control
   Batteries LR03 or AAA, manganese alkaline type 2 off
   Ethernet cable
   Quick start guide

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