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Musical Fidelity - Merlin - Multi-format Audio System

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$899  Was $1,299

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*please note the turn table is an additional componet not included in the discounted $899 price*

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This new multi format Audio System features the Merlin digital amplifier and Bluetooth apt-X streamer and the unique Merlin speakers.

The system’s design is both beautiful and contemporary. The loudspeakers have a subtle elliptical shape with very fine finish in a choice of red, black or silver. The amplifier has a custom made extrusion, beautifully machined top form and elegant front panel while the turntable offers a simple, minimalist style in a high-gloss red or black finish.

All of the system has been designed to Musical Fidelity’s bespoke specifications and features the highest-grade components, many found in the company’s more expensive audiophile products.

What's under the bonnet
Although, sleek and compact, the Merlin system carries a very high specification featuring two 24bit, 192Khz DACS and twin high grade amplifier modules - running as completely separate monoblocs to minimise unwanted noise and distortion.

Peak power into the Merlin loudspeakers is a comfortable 50 watts per channel, allowing the system to replay music with high resolution, fast dynamics and accurate transients.

The integrated headphone amp is also of a very high quality - being based on Musical Fidelity’s dedicated audiophile V90 HPA model. So whether listening through the Merlin 1 speakers or your favourite headphones, your music sounds superb.

System inputs include: phono, USB (isochronous for updating the system or connecting to a PC), Bluetooth aptX and a line input (digital or analog).

The Merlin system also includes an inbuilt analog to digital converter (DAC) and a specially configurable output - analog or digital, fixed or variable – which allows direct connection to a computer so that any of the Merlin’s inputs can be ripped to the hard disk – including LP. Alternatively, it allows for the addition of a subwoofer or the connection to active loudspeakers - either digital or analog.

The Merlin Loudspeakers also include a new Musical Fidelity innovation via the company’s exclusive diffraction multiplier system that allows the relatively compact speakers to offer a huge but accurate stereo soundstage. Rather than the normal flat front baffle, the Merlin, calls on Musical Fidelity’s years of experience of designing high-quality dipole speakers, and features a multi-stepped baffle which combines with a single wide-dispersion BMR® driver in each speaker to offer near-field flat frequency response, low distortion and a real hi-fi sound quality.

The impression is of a far larger system, with the sound seeming to be omnidirectional, giving a feeling of space and air whilst still giving a very wide but very focused image.



Specifications - Amplifier
Power Output 50WPC
Inputs – Phono, USB, Bluetooth aptX, line in (Digital or Analog)
Very High Quality Headphone Amplifier
Configurable Output (Digital or Analog, Fixed or Variable)

Speakers
Power Handling 15-75W
Enclosure Type – One Way Reflex
Impedance – 4 Ohms

***The Round Table Turntable - Now discounted
The perfect addition to the Merlin is now just $999** $799
This is a high quality competitively priced complete turntable solution. It has a high quality low resonance 9” pickup arm (magnetic anti-skating) with steel tipped bearings housed in zirconium with rubber damping, not dissimilar in principle to the Incabloc shock protection system on watches. The vertical bearings are ABEC7 ball bearings. It is fitted with an Audio Technica 95E cartridge. 

Much effort has be made to ensure that, for the first time, all of the decks components have been designed and placed to guarantee that the product is perfectly, statically balanced and that its centre of gravity is at the pivot point of the main bearing.

Other top spec components include: a polished high carbon tool steel bearing – for an exceptional long life and friction free performance – an extremely inert chassis and suspension system and a very high quality pick up arm, usually used on products several price categories higher. The platter is made from finely machined high density MDF and has high mass and low resonance. The plinth is made from similar bulky low resonance material. The feet are also part of the isolation system.

The Roundtable offers a stable low resonance platform for vinyl disc playing. Additionally, the Round Table has another, as far as we are aware, unique feature. The main platter bearing is the centre of a turntable’s universe. It’s the point around which everything rotates and everything focused. The Round Table is physically balanced around this point. The motor, belt and main platter bearing are all selected for complimentary characteristics.

Specifciations 
Performance
Nominal speed 33/45 rpm, outside belt drive system, manual speed change 
Speed Variance 33rpm: ± 0.30 %, 45rpm: ± 0.20 %
Wow and flutter 33rpm: ± 0.10%, 45rpm: ± 0.09%
Signal to noise ratio Mechanical noise: - 39 dB
Electrical noise: -65dB
Downforce range 0 - 25 mN
Tonearm 9'' straight shape massive aluminium construction
Supplied counterweights no. 82, weight 114g (± 1g), for cartridges from 5 to 13g
Effective tonearm mass 14g
Effective tonearm length 230mm (tonearm mounting distance 212mm)
Overhang 18mm

Power
Power requirement 15V 0.8A (Adaptor supplied)
Consumption >0.25 Watts standby 5 Watts maximum
Adaptor mains voltage 90-264 VAC 47-63Hz

Weight
Unit only, unboxed 6 kg (131/5 lbs)
In shipping carton 8 kg (173/5 lbs)

Dimensions
Width 482 mm (19”)
Height (including feet) 100 mm (4”)
Depth (front to back) Inc. terminals 342 mm (13½”) 

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Contact Len Wallis Audio

Address: 64 Burns Bay Road,
Lane Cove NSW 2066,
Australia
Telephone: (02) 9427 6755
Email: sales@lenwallisaudio.com.au
http://lenwallisaudio.com