The M8 is a pre-amplifier without limits. From its performance to its connectivity, via quality fit and finish, the M8 makes a superlative centrepiece for almost any system.
The M8 has a wide array of inputs including a low noise MM/MC phono stage, 2 balanced inputs (1 with home theatre bypass option), 3 line inputs (one with home theatre bypass option) and a fully configured tape in/out loop.
The M8 Pre-amp has very high input overload margins. This means that it has a completely stress free sound. The outputs are very low impedance and high current so that it can drive virtually any power amp in existence through any length cable (balanced or single ended).
Technical measurements are testament to the M8’s exceptional engineering: from ultra-low distortion to virtually perfect frequency response, and ultra low noise.
The M8’s will drive any power amplifier over any length of cable. Although, obviously, it’s perfect partner is a pair of M8-700m monobloc amplifiers.
Listening to the M8 Pre with the M8-700m monobloc is quite an experience. The music is reproduced with no stress, no colouration and sense of relaxation and transparency that are music to the ears and balm to the soul.
The clarity of the playback capabilities is remarkable. So much musical information reaches the ear, completely without the feel of being overwhelmed.Alexander Rose - stereoplay