Musical Fidelity A 5.5

There were fleet consumption limits for amplifier manufacturer, Anthony Michaelson had a problem: like no other company, the musical fidelity founder preaches the need of as gigantic power reserves as a prerequisite for full-fledged HiFi playback.

  1. Musical Fidelity A 5.5
  2. Data sheet

That doesn’t make the advance acoustic by page 10 but despite its comparable performance to the second musical fidelity. Finally, there are other distinguishing features. The 5.5 shows traits which were integral part of the musical identity already before Michaelsons power trip: an extremely smooth voting, for example, which lets the music such as silk from the speakers slide and encircle the soul. These had been the first musical amplifier on it, the author heard almost 25 years ago at a buddy, and which for the first time something like HiFi obsession made youthful music enthusiasm. And there are nice, well-thought-out tools that one has today just like on a 2000 euro amp: about a USB digital input, which collects the PC to the rank of full Hi-Fi source.

For power users

Last but not least provides a power amplifiers direct input, which allows surround fans in an elegant manner, their AV receiver via preout ran art of A 5.5. Even with action strips the 5.5 made its owner a lot of fun: his powerful, deep enough bass was actually much too good for movie effects, bestowed but also the tremendous effect. As a stereo amplifier, the musical was the epitome of balance and Helix – with a hint of heat in tone, which gave the wonderful grain-free, authentic-looking overtone spectrum a sonorous base. Basically the sound of A 5.5, how he looks and feels: discreetly, but weighty, on the surface silky with finely tuned gloss reflections. A box to which it does not fit, must be built probably still; He drove to perform even the most difficult cases like the Nubert nuVero 11 (page 26, AK 70!)

Musical Fidelity A 5.5

Manufacturer Musical Fidelity
Price €2200.00
Rating 110.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

Dimensions (W x H x D) 44,0 x 12, 5 x
40.0 cm
Weight 16.6 kg
Genus (REC / GM) Integrated amplifier
Remote control available
System remote control / Adaptive /
Front panel Black / Silver / champagne / /
Front panel other FB. No
Tone controls / switched off /
Monitor switch
Recording selector switch audio
Network jacks switched / unswitched 0 / 0
Memory / storage automatic 0 /.
Sendersp. with aut. Sorting No
Input phono MM / MC /
High level RCA inputs / XLR 4 / 0
Digital inputs RCA / XLR 0 / 0
Boxes outputs A + B / switchable /
Headphone Jack
Pre-Out / main 1 /.
Recorder connections (a / from) 1
Processor input / output /
Unity gain input
Pre-Out subwoofer 0
Measured values
True sine wave power stereo 4 ohm / 8 ohm 360,0 W / 224.0 W
Music performance stereo 4 ohm / 8 ohm 401,0 W / 246,0 W
Noise line 93.0 dB(A)
Very coherent, silky sound, huge power reserve, good phono stage
Long warm-up time, no headphone output
Sound MM 100
Sound MC
Sound RCA 110
Sound XLR
Facilities well
Operation Very good
Processing Very good
Sound judgment Reference class 110
Price / performance outstanding
tested in issue: 2 / 09