Musical Fidelity kW SACD/CD
Player - Original Owner
I am converting my system to
a fully balanced configuration necessitating a new player that supports SACD/CD
with the requisite XLR connections. SACD
capability is important as I own many “pure” SACDs that do not contain the
hybrid layer for playback by CD. If you own some of these discs, gotta have
SACD playback capability!
The default for playback is
CD followed by SACD. This is the reverse
of the original programming, but reflects changes made by MF when the unit was
serviced and who refurbished the transport and laser assembly and
updated the firmware. Why they never
provided a manual toggle to pick which mode to use, who knows?? But that’s how it is. To my ear, it all sounds better using this player than lots of
stuff costing 5-6x more.
It makes no sense to have the
kW SACD sitting unused, so off to Audiogon and a new home.
Since I intended never to buy
another player, essentially intending to use this player for archival purposes and as mentioned above, SACD playback. As backup, I also acquired a spare kW laser assembly which I’m including
with the player. In addition, I've also included contact information for a German specialty shop that refurbs and rebuilds
or replaces MF transports and laser assemblies.
The unit is well built, no
plastic, not a lightweight. It’s given
me many hours of musical pleasure. I've replaced the original "overcarton" with a new one to protect the original equipment box containing the SACD during shipping.
Special CD K622 Mozart
Clarinet Concerto by Antony Michaelson, Head of Musical Fidelity and a world
class clarinetist. Sounds great through
either tube or solid-state output.
MF historical brochure
detailing early years and products through 1980’s
See specific details in
included ad photos.