M8 Encore 500

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  • Easy and intuitive to use
  • Large, high resolution, full colour display
  • Inbuilt CD player and a 2TB hard disk drive

This is a Special Order item.

Due to circumstances relating to this product, it is only available in the UK to special order, which means it is not stocked as standard in our warehouse. A special order item will be placed on order with the relevant manufacturer during our next scheduled Purchase Order. As we forecast orders up to two months ahead of time with some suppliers, this does not mean the item will automatically be included on the next shipment we receive. It also does not mean that the item will immediately be placed on order with the supplier, as we group special orders together for logistical purposes. Therefore, we estimate lead times on most special order items of 8 – 12 weeks.

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How To Buy

As UK distributors for the brands we represent, our main focus is to give you all the information you need to help assist with your purchase. Once you have the information you need, we want to make the purchase process as simple as possible. So we give you up-to three options on how to buy our products.

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Our preferred option is for you to visit a nearby store and buy what you need locally. Our authorised stockists are some of the finest specialist hi-fi retailers in the country, and they're equipped to give you the best after-sales and set-up advice possible - all in person. To find your local retailer, either click the 'Buy In-Store' button on your product page for exactly the right recommendation, or head to our comprehensive Where To Buy tool.

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If you want the added convenience of only having to pop-in to store when you know the product you want has arrived, you can use our Click & Collect-style checkout process. With Buy Now, Collect Locally, your purchase takes place online and the product is then delivered direct to your local supporting retailer; ready for you to collect when you're ready. Click here to find out more about Buy Now, Collect Locally.

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Encore Series

The Encore 500 is a complete audio solution allowing you to keep all your music in one place. It accepts almost any conceivable analog or digital audio source. It is also compatible with many network speakers, such as Sonos. There is a very clear, large, high resolution full colour display so you can see what’s going on.

The Encore is easy and intuitive to use. It has 500 watts per channel and a huge range of facilities; 3 analog inputs, 4 digital inputs, 4 USB A connections (one of which has high current capacity for charging phones and tablets), network connectivity, high quality variable line level outputs as well as a digital output.

The Encore 500 has an inbuilt CD player and a 2TB hard disk drive for storage - enough for over 5000 CDs. The heart of the Encore is a powerful dual core 64 bit Intel CPU with 2GB of RAM. This provides superb performance and allows continual upgrading of its facilities making the Encore virtually future proof.

Key Features:

  • Easy and intuitive to use
  • Standard 2TB internal storage for over 5000 CDs
  • Compatible with many network speakers
  • Spotify, Tidal & Qobuz Streaming Services
  • Large, high resolution, full colour display
  • Dual core 64bit Intel CPU 
  • 32 Bit 384k DAC
  • Control with either IR handset or Apps
  • NAS Drive Compatible
  • New Bridged amplifier arrangement based on those in the M6 Encore 225
  • 500 watts per channel
  • 3 analog inputs, 4 digital inputs, 4 USB A connections, network connectivity, high quality variable line level outputs, digital output.

Technical Data

Output Performance: Power: 500W per channel into 8Ω
Voltage: 63V RMS, 20Hz to 20 kHz: onset of clipping
178V peak to peak
Current: 90 Amps peak to peak
Damping Factor: 180
Output devices: 4 pairs per channel
Input signal voltage: 0-7Vrms (maximum)
THD+N: <0.007% typical, 20Hz to 20 kHz
Signal/noise ratio: > 107dB 'A'-weighted
Input impedance: 40kΩ
Frequency response: +0, -0.1dB, 10Hz to 20 kHz
Line level inputs: 3 pairs line level RCA connectors
Digital inputs
2 Optical S/PDIF (up to 24bit/192kHz)
2 Coaxial S/PDIF (up to 24bit/192kHz)
USB sockets: 1 Front panel Type A USB2 socket (1.5A USB-BC 1.2 compliant)
2 Back panel Type A USB2 socket (500mA)
1 Back panel Type A USB3 socket (USB-BC1.2)
1 Back Panel Type B socket (Factory use only)
Line level outputs: 1 pair line level RCA connectors, fixed level outputs gain = 0dB (x1) 7 Vrms output maximum
1 pair line level RCA  connectors, Pre-amp outputs set by volume gain = -∞to +13dB maximum 7 Vrms output maximum
Digital outputs: 1x Optical S/PDIF (up to 24bit/192kHz)
1x Coaxial S/PDIF (up to 24bit/192kHz)
Speaker outputs
2 pair 4mm banan plug/binding posts (1 set each left and right)
Headphone output: 6.35mm impedance 10Ω - ∞
Network connection: RJ45 8P8C 10/100/1000Base-T
Power: Mains 115/230VAC 50/60Hz (factory pre-set)
100VAC 50/60Hz (alternative)
Power consumption: <0.5W (standby)
58W (idle)
1.6k Watts (maximum)
Dimensions: Width:  483mm
Height: 185mm
Depth:  510mm (including terminals)
Accessories: IEC type mains lead 16-Amp type
Remote control
Battery LR03 or AAA, manganese alkaline type 2 off
Ethernet cable
Quick start guide
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