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Musical Fidelity Encore 225 Price: £4399

The Encore 225 is the first product featuring Musical Fidelity’s own in-house designed Music Streaming System . The Encore 225 is based on Musical Fidelity’s M6si Integrated Amplifier. Built in the same casework as the M6si, Musical Fidelity have succeeded in fitting a removable hard drive, CD ripper/player, 32 bit/384 Hz DAC, high quality headphone amplifier and the Network streaming front end and associated network circuit boards.
The Encore is Musical Fidelity’s up to date answer to their classic KW250S system which proved so popular with customers when it was launched back in 2006. The Encore range was designed for computerphobes (those who have an allergic reaction to computers). The main objective was that the Encore felt traditional to use. It has fixed physical control points. A volume knob that is always that. A select knob that is only that. Clear, logical and obvious CD control buttons. The rest is simply intuitive.

The Encore 225 will ship with a 1Tb hard drive, other options are available on request, including solid state drive.


Trade in any amplifier and get your full money back – up to the maximum value of £1500 off – meaning the Musical Fidelity M6 Encore 225 can be yours for £2899.
e.g. if your amplifier cost £750 when bought new, you will get a £750 reduction off the price of the Encore 225. If however your amplifier cost £1800 when bought new, you will receive the maximum £1500 reduction off the price of the Encore 225 which will cost you £2899.

Encore 225 - Specifications

Power output: 225 Watts per channel into 8 Ohms
THD (+ noise): <0.007 % typical 20Hz - 20 kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio: >107dB ‘A’ - weighted
Frequency Response: +0, –0.1dB, 10Hz to 20 kHz
3 x Line Level RCA 300mV nominal 2V typical up
to 7V rms
2 x optical S/PDIF 24 bit inputs up to 192kHz
2 x coax S/PDIF 24 bit inputs up to 192kHz
1 x USB 3.0 type ‘A’ connector
1 xUSB 3.0 type “B” connector (for future expansion)
3 x USB2.0 type ‘A’ connector (1 front, 2 rear)
10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet connector
1x line level FIXED 2.0V @ 0dBFS (300mV rms
nominal, >6V rms max)
1x line level PREAMP variable outputs (>6V rms max)
(Preamp gain, line input to PREAMP outputs is 4.5x
(13dB) at maximum volume)
Headphone output suitable for headphones
impedance 8 ohms to ∞.
(Headphone output features independent
volume setting)
Speaker outputs 1 pair 4mm banana plugs
per channel
1x optical S/PDIF 24-bit output up to 192kHz
1x coax S/PDIF 24-bit output up to 192kHz
Internal storage 2.5” 1 TB SATA II hard disk
(included) or SSD (future upgradeable)
Dimensions - WxHxD (mm): 440 x 125 x 400
Weight (unpacked / packed): 16.6 kg/ 21.3 kg