The Encore 500 is a complete audio solution allowing you to keep all your music in one place. It accepts almost any conceivable analog or digital audio source. It is also compatible with many network speakers, such as Sonos. There is a very clear, large, high resolution full colour display so you can see what’s going on.
The Encore is easy and intuitive to use. It has 500 watts per channel and a huge range of facilities; 3 analog inputs, 4 digital inputs, 4 USB A connections (one of which has high current capacity for charging phones and tablets), network connectivity, high quality variable line level outputs as well as a digital output.
The Encore 500 has an inbuilt CD player and a 2TB hard disk drive for storage - enough for over 5000 CDs. The heart of the Encore is a powerful dual core 64 bit Intel CPU with 2GB of RAM. This provides superb performance and allows continual upgrading of its facilities making the Encore virtually future proof.
As you may know I am fanatic about my music, that’s why I started MF. I also adore the equipment: the PCBs, metalwork, the creative combination of all these elements stimulates and appeals to me.
Normally my home system is an eclectic combination of all of MF’s product ranges. It is fun mixing, matching and listening to the result.
Okay, I admit it, I’m a hobbyist!
The M8 Encore has proved a revelation. As with all MF products, I brought one home to test and listen to, and it was fab.
But here’s the thing, it gradually reformatted my mind until all the other stuff has somehow been sidelined. Now, there it sits, on it’s own, a beautiful big guy, and it does everything I need or want. Fast and easily.
And I’m content.
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Musical Fidelity's M8 Encore 500 is a superb combination of powerful analog technology and clever digital features.HiFi einsnull
All of the ENCOREs USBs are activated to copy music files from USB devices, and the sockets are electrically active so you can charge your phone/tablet/portable USB device.