To Ron Doering,
As an audiophile and a reviewer of hi-fi gear, I believe you can be of great help to me in deciding which amplifier to buy: the Creek Destiny 2 or the Musical Fidelity M6i. If my decision was based on reviews alone, I would have chosen the Destiny because I've read several reviews compared to almost none for the M6i. However, I felt relieved of my apprehension for the M6i after reading your review. The absence of units to audition is making my selection even harder, so I just have to ask you: Could you please help me decide which amplifier to buy and tell me why? I usually listen to jazz (mainstream, contemporary, fusion, Latin), but like all genres.
Very truly yours,
Given the amount of money you are planning to spend, I would strongly suggest that you audition both of these amplifiers in your system. Reviews are a great way to whittle down the pack, but, ultimately, it is your ears that must be satisfied. I have not heard the Creek, although I do know the company has a stellar reputation for making good-sounding gear. That said, on paper at least, these are two very different products. For one thing, the M6i is a much bigger and more powerful amplifier, weighing about 7 kg more and rated at 200Wpc versus 120Wpc for the Creek. But the Creek is more feature-laden, having switchable speaker outputs, a headphone socket, and an optional phono board.
I would suggest that you not only listen to each amplifier, but also see that the features (or lack thereof) and power output are suited to your needs. Thanks. . . . Ron Doering