Musical Fidelity Nu Vista 800, just over 3 years old, excellent condition. Fully boxed with remote control & manual (£8799 new)
The Nu-Vista 800 super integrated is at the pinnacle of Musical Fidelity’s art. It offers superlative sound quality, huge power reserves, exceptional technical performance, finely engineered build quality and outstanding value. The Nu-Vista 800 uses the nuvistor sub miniature tube. It employs state of the art; circuit design, PCB layout, SMD technology and programming to deliver a thrilling combination of fine, detailed sound quality with no harshness or grain but at the same time have massive undistorted power reserves. All in all the Nu-Vista 800 gives a deeply satisfying and convincing musical performance.For us at Musical Fidelity that’s what it’s all about.
Nuvistor tubes were invented in the 1950s to solve the many shortcomings of conventional tubes. Unlike them, Nuvistor tubes offer very high reliability, low microphony, low noise, consistency from batch to batch, small size, relatively low power consumption and great technical performance.
Unfortunately just as uses for Nuvistor tubes were being explored, the transistor was invented and it was ‘game over’ for Nuvistors.
There the matter rested until about fifteen years ago, when Musical Fidelity created the first of its ground-breaking Nu-Vista series. These legendary, limited-edition products sold out in a matter of months. Today, fifteen years later, they command very high second-hand prices because of their beautiful sound, build quality, and longevity
Nuvistor tubes plus SMD technology = innovation
Never before in the history of hi-fi have Nuvistor tubes been coupled with state-of-the-art SMD technology and sophisticated modern design techniques. The Nu-Vista 800’s technical performance is astonishing.
- More than 300 watts per channel with unconditional stability margins and incredible load driving ability
- Incredibly low distortion over a colossal bandwidth
- Extremely low noise
- Extremely flat frequency response
The Nu-Vista 800 measures like a dream but, more importantly, it sounds incredible. It is silky smooth with enormous transients and an effortless feel that is at once relaxing and involving. Of special note how the Nu-Vista 800 projects images between the loudspeakers so that you can almost touch them.
The new Nu-Vista 800 was a labour of love for Musical Fidelity. We are passionate about what we do and passionate about Nuvistor tubes. Everyone at Musical Fidelity hopes that you derive as much pleasure listening to the Nu-Vista 800 as we had creating it.
Nu-Vista 800 in brief:
- A work of audio art including the famed Nu-Vista value buffer stage
- Five versatile inputs – Balanced XLR, CD, Tuner, 2 x Auxiliary
- Both fixed line and variable pre outputs
- Home Theatre bypass
- Total stability margin, will drive any loudspeaker with ease
- Cutting edge technical performance with the magic of Nu-Vistors
- Dual mono power amps with separate preamp
- Superb design, Heroic build quality