Help chosing an integated amp

I would like a lil advise or comments on two integrated amps. I am looking at two inparticular. The Musical Fidelity M6Si500 used or a new Kinki Audio EX M1. I am aware of the fact one is Chinese made and comes with those disadvantages. 

I am powering Von Schweikert VR4JR speakers with an average 6 ohm rating.

I like the MF as it provides massive head room and has a good long standing reputation. 

I like the Kinki as it is a bit newer technology and has the ability to roll op amps.

Both are availible at the same price. 

Previous amps used were   2 X Spectron Musician III with V-cap/Bybee running in bridged mono and pre was a Joule Elextra La150 MKII SE. 

I want a single box solution and may ad an external DAC at some point.

Thanks for any suggestions or comments!


Did you like the sound of your bridged mono blocks?  Thats how the MF is set up.  Its a 4ch amp running in a bridged dual mono configuation.  If that worked well for you I'd lean towards the MF.   


sorry, in my earlier post, i missed your mention of your von schweikert speakers... very nice!

Hi, my advice would be to forget any of those mentioned above and look for a Pass Labs. INT-60.

i have the int 60 as well, sonically it is a rather different kettle of fish than the kinki or the mf -- it is also 3x more costly

i am a big fan of papa nelson, but his amps are trying for a different sonic character, more similar to the beloved nuvista/muvista mf amps

The Boulder 866 is a superb integrated. I highly recommend an audition. If you like it be sure to get the DAC option as it is fantastic. Good luck!

we have a huge selection of integrated amplifiers 


the unison research hybrids are very magical

so is the krell k300i 

the coda csib is a very unique amplifier it can be switched from a 150 watt class ab  amplifier all the way to a 400 watt class ab amplifier the amount of class A power goes up or down depending on the bias setting


the coda csib is an incredible deal the amplifier is exactly the same .8 amplifier which sells for nearly the same amount of money as the integrated so it is like getting a free preamp 

Dave and Troy

Audio intellect nj

dealer for unison,krell, codaand many other integrateds.