The original FM 222 revolutionized the reproduction of vinyl records to a standard never imagined - and this in the days when a huge worldwide marketing campaign (and a bit of impaired logic by press and some public alike...) hailed the CD as "perfect music forever"...
The FM 222 provided the big breakthrough for vinyl reproduction that hundredthousands of collectors and aficionados had been waiting for. With the singular features and circuits of the FM 222 it was for the first time possible to realize what wealth of detail and information lay buried in record grooves. It truly is phenomenal what realism and incredible music reproduction can be extracted from decent vinyl.
The FM 222 is T H E revelation. Quickly musicians, producers, engineers, libraries and collectors in many parts of the world realized that with the FM 222 a new era was dawning:
A total re-vitalization of record reproduction was finally possible.
A short demonstration convinced even the most sceptical engineers and listeners.
The rest is history: the FM 222 - manufactured continuously since 1992 - has become a tremendous success.
More orders than ever poured in when the "MKII" version was introduced 7 years ago. Carefully perfected, it provides a performance so far ahead that no one else even tried to challenge it. Never has there been anything comparable.
Recently, new parts have become available that - together with advanced insights due to continuous research - allow further ameliorations. The refinements manifest themselves in some smaller modifications but also some more substantial improvements.
It is a pleasure indeed to announce the "MK-III" version of the FM 222. Of course, all the original features have been kept and some new ones added. Everything has been carefully optimized.
For the true balanced outputs FM ACOUSTICS new proprietary "HR" type 19200 modules are employed. These new HR modules are the result of a research-intensive multi-year development. They achieve a superb level of reproduction and reliability. Never before has such a level of accuracy been achieved.