Musical fidelity nu-vista 800 Save £3000 - £4999@ sevenoakssoundandvision
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Musical fidelity nu-vista 800 Save £3000 - £4999@ sevenoakssoundandvision

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Found 12th Jul 2015
I appreciate this deal will interest a select few however this is a great deal for a beautiful piece of HiFi.
Overview
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
300WPC+
Total stability margin, will drive any loudspeaker with ease
Cutting edge technical performance with the magic of tubes
Dual mono power amps with separate preamp
Superb design, Heroic build quality

23 Comments

Banned

Glad it's got the "Nuvista value buffer stage" - I'd hate to think how much this would be with the "full price buffer stage"

cold does not play minidisc lol. (actually did not vote either way)

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like I said not for everyone.
Edited by: "Philim" 13th Jul 2015

mhance1

cold does not play minidisc lol. (actually did not vote either way)



Your kidding! Almost brought thinking it would have, what the hell were they thinking at this price range:(

Looks like they've used the old leftover cases and front panels from the KW250s.
Moved over to Naim and never looked back, there's no comparison.

Philim

like I said not for everyone. Stick to your sonos play.

i bet you use an iphone

if it does not play music, what does it actually do? Sorry if I sound a bit thick

Philim

like I said not for everyone. Stick to your sonos play.



It's an amplifier that you attach source (record player, CD player), and speakers. Not quite comparable to an all-in-one thing.

MCGONIS

if it does not play music, what does it actually do? Sorry if I sound a … if it does not play music, what does it actually do? Sorry if I sound a bit thick



Source -> nu-vista -> Speakers.

Great price for this. Heat.

As a long time MF fan, heat added.

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bigsidavies

Looks like they've used the old leftover cases and front panels from the … Looks like they've used the old leftover cases and front panels from the KW250s.Moved over to Naim and never looked back, there's no comparison.



You might want to. I have just left naim. Listen to this compared to naim and you realise how grating, shouty and bright naim amps are

Edited by: "Philim" 13th Jul 2015

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rev6

[quote=Philim] like I said not for everyone. Stick to your sonos play.


It's an amplifier that you attach source (record player, CD player), and speakers. Not quite comparable to an all-in-one thing.

Really? Thanks I have scratched the buggery out of mine trying to jam a CD in the front of it.

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cavetoshed

i bet you use an iphone



Err yes and all cables DACs etc sound the same.
This product isnt for everyone due to the price however if you really love HiFi and have the income this is a beautiful piece of HiFi.

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justonemorepie

As a long time MF fan, heat added.



I have just become an MF owner. Previous naim owner I have to say very impressed. M8 and nuvista are fantastic

I do wonder what sort of difference this will make- when I was at uni back in the 90's the HiFi contingent were going through the stage of wiring their systems directly into the mains to reduce interference. Half the stuff they were listening to was badly transferred (AAD) Alice Cooper albums though, which negated all their effort IMHO. With the loudness/compression issue in a lot of modern mastering, I wonder what the point of excessively expensive equipment is now days.

Stealth_Fox

I do wonder what sort of difference this will make- when I was at uni … I do wonder what sort of difference this will make- when I was at uni back in the 90's the HiFi contingent were going through the stage of wiring their systems directly into the mains to reduce interference. Half the stuff they were listening to was badly transferred (AAD) Alice Cooper albums though, which negated all their effort IMHO. With the loudness/compression issue in a lot of modern mastering, I wonder what the point of excessively expensive equipment is now days.


I used to spend so much on hi-fi in those days that I never had any money to buy records.

I'm sure this is a wonderful bit of kit,however I am only equipped with Mk 1 ears and like most people they have deteriorated as I got older.Doubt I could hear a difference now. l also suspect that with the apparent permanent presence of phones and headphones on the young today the market is dying due to accelerated hearing loss

nice kit and brilliant pitch so heated

Audiophools buy ridiculously expensive gear because it is ridiculously expensive. The idea that a discounted price makes it more attractive is ridiculous.

Obviously stone cold.

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Solly92

Audiophools buy ridiculously expensive gear because it is ridiculously … Audiophools buy ridiculously expensive gear because it is ridiculously expensive. The idea that a discounted price makes it more attractive is ridiculous.Obviously stone cold.



Didn't get that job at HiFi Choice?

Lovely piece of design. If it's like the MF I have, you don't want to be near it in the summertime. Thus, it can only ever be voted HOT!
Edited by: "encaser" 13th Jul 2015

Original Poster

Now £5199. Haggle for £5k.

Original Poster

Last one left. Now £4999
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