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Musical Fidelity 550K Supercharger

Musical Fidelity 550K Supercharger
alaScore 77

6 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Musical Fidelity 550K Supercharger is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Musical Fidelity 550K Supercharger review

 

Supercharger. It's a word that has an undoubtedly romantic ring, reminiscent of the Hon. Henry Birkin and his Bentley Boys, sweeping their way to four successive Le Mans victories in the 1920s

Offers good sound, and suerior dynamic range and headroom across a range of material ; Comes with versatile line- or seaker-level inuts

Suercharger concet works well with valve ams, but sounds best when used just as ower am, fed from re-am ; Could be criser and tauter

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Musical Fidelity 550K Supercharger

 

Supercharger. It's a word that has an undoubtedly romantic ring, reminiscent of the Hon. Henry Birkin and his Bentley Boys, sweeping their way to four successive Le Mans victories in the 1920s

Offers good sound, and superior dynamic range and headroom across a range of material, Comes with versatile line- or speaker-level inputs

Supercharger concept works well with valve amps, but sounds best when used just as power amp, fed from pre-amp, Could be crisper and tauter

This exceptionally powerful and unusually versatile power amp delivers good sound, ultra-wide dynamic range and offers lots of headroom for peaks. The Supercharger concept is particularly well suited for use with high-quality, low-power (valve) amps.

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Musical Fidelity 550K Supercharger

 

Bend your speakers to your iron will by treating them to an abundance of power: if a ?3000 amplifier upgrade appeals, hear these

Huge gains in authority, controls and dynamism positively revel in high volumes

Not without a specific sonic character; lacks a little resolution

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Musical Fidelity 550k SuperCharger

 

What the hell is a Supercharger? More importantly what the hell does it do? Perhaps even more importantly: ‘Do you need one?'

Product Specifications

The Supercharger 550K uses the latest in low distortion circuitry in a bridged configuration which delivers 550 watts rms. The Supercharger 550K is designed to increase the dynamic range of an existing lower powered amplifier (from 50 watts to 200 watts) to 550 watts. The dynamic range will increase by up to 10dB. This does not necessarily mean that the average listening level will be much louder; its just that musical transients will now be delivered without distortion or limiting. Overall the listening experience is greatly improved because of dramatically lower distortion and increased dynamic range. The 550K accepts both speaker level and line level inputs. When driven from an existing amplifier the sound quality is greatly improved because the 550K presents an easy load for the existing amplifier to drive and at the same time gives up to 10dB increase in dynamic range. Alternatively, the Supercharger 550K can be used as a conventional power amplifier driven by a high quality preamp. The Supercharger 550K is a perfect answer to improve dynamic range in a single beautifully engineered package. Used properly and carefully, it should give many years of outstanding musical reproduction. Dust regularly with a soft duster or soft brush, but be careful when using cleaning or polishing agents - they may harm the surface finish. If there are further questions about any Musical Fidelity component, please consult the dealer from whom it was purchased, who is there to help and give advice.
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