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  1. Item: Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista pre-amp Location: Melbourne, Inner North Price: $1000ono (+ donation to SN on sale) + postage Item Condition: Very Good (7.5/10) Reason for selling: Funds for a dedicated phono stage Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, EFT Extra Info: For sale is a Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista pre-amplifier. It has 5 line-level inputs, and phono for MM. Plus. Own power supply. It is one of 500 made, this one is number 243. It sounds great, and I've swapped it back and forth as the pre in my system (the other is a PS Audio), loving both of their sounds for different reasons. I just can't justify keeping both. I am not the original owner. I bought it from the UK in 2017. No remote, or original packaging. There are a couple of pre-existing nicks on the body of the power supply (see picture). The pre-amp unit is in very good condition. AQ RCA input covers (in photo) not included in sale. About the MF Nu-Vista pre... What is the nuvistor..? "(It) was/is the missing link between valves and trannies, a 'sub-miniature triode' that's all-tube, only teensy-weensy. Like the up to the first joint of your little finger. And it is a tube, not a transistor, only one encased in metal. The 6CW4 nuvistor triode is roughly equivalent to a Lilliputian ECC88, the '88 being one of the most highly regarded pre-amp tubes in use today. Now, imagine if you could enjoy the bliss of an ECC88 without the size, the fragility, the heat - you know, all of the stuff which transistors offer while throwing away the sound." (Home Theatre Review: https://hometheaterreview.com/musical-fidelity-nu-vista-preamp-reviewed/) Of the sound, the same reviewer said: "At the risk of upsetting those who think nuvistors are crap (and a couple of my valve-lovin' heroes do think that nuvistors horrible), I have to say that I've never heard a more harmonious blending of warmth detail, silent running richness, seemingly unlimited dynamic capabilities total control. I reverted to favourite torture tests like Willy DeVIlle's 'Assassin Of Love', B.B. King's take of 'Don't Get Around Much Anymore', Jeff Beck's 'Ain't Superstitious' and Big Daddy's 'With A Little Help From My Friends' to hear if there really was more on offer. And sure enough, I was able to listen the performances and explore their sonic spaces as if using a 3-D computer sim with perfect 'virtual reality'. Pictures:
  2. Hi Andrew Yes, I'm happy to post to Sydney, at cost. I don't have the original packaging (it didn't have any when I bought it), but I can pack securely in an appropriate box. PM me if you want to discuss. Cheers Paul
  3. Thanks @Grizzly - that is my understanding too. I've just asked the question of the Aus distributor.
  4. Hi Andrew - many thanks for the questions. No, I don't have the spare valves. In terms of the remote, I've never looked into it, as I tend not to use remotes, so it hasn't bothered me. Cheers Paul
  5. Thanks @HiFi-Man - I really appreciate the recommendation! Cheers, Paul.
  6. Thanks for the kind words. It is a lovely pre & matches very nicely to my PS Audio S300. Alas, can't justify carrying multiple components.
  7. Item: Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista pre-amplifier Location: Melbourne, Inner North Price: $1000 Item Condition: Very Good Reason for selling: Different direction Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, EFT Extra Info: For sale is my Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista pre-amplifier. A terrific performer, and I'll be sad to see it go. Much is known about the MF shift into nuvistors in the late-1990s, but for completeness... The pre-amp has 5 line-level inputs, and a good phono board (MM). Plus, it's own power supply. One of 500 made, this one carries the number 243. This one has no remote, or original packaging. There are a couple of pre-existing nicks on the body of the power supply (see picture). The pre-amp unit is in very good condition. AQ input covers not included in the sale. About the MF Nu-Vista pre... What is the nuvistor..? "(It) was/is the missing link between valves and trannies, a 'sub-miniature triode' that's all-tube, only teensy-weensy. Like the up to the first joint of your little finger. And it is a tube, not a transistor, only one encased in metal. The 6CW4 nuvistor triode is roughly equivalent to a Lilliputian ECC88, the '88 being one of the most highly regarded pre-amp tubes in use today. Now, imagine if you could enjoy the bliss of an ECC88 without the size, the fragility, the heat - you know, all of the stuff which transistors offer while throwing away the sound." (Home Theatre Review: https://hometheaterreview.com/musical-fidelity-nu-vista-preamp-reviewed/) Of the sound, the same reviewer said: "At the risk of upsetting those who think nuvistors are crap (and a couple of my valve-lovin' heroes do think that nuvistors horrible), I have to say that I've never heard a more harmonious blending of warmth detail, silent running richness, seemingly unlimited dynamic capabilities total control. I reverted to favourite torture tests like Willy DeVIlle's 'Assassin Of Love', B.B. King's take of 'Don't Get Around Much Anymore', Jeff Beck's 'Ain't Superstitious' and Big Daddy's 'With A Little Help From My Friends' to hear if there really was more on offer. And sure enough, I was able to listen the performances and explore their sonic spaces as if using a 3-D computer sim with perfect 'virtual reality'. Think of one of those museum 'tours' on CD-ROM, or some state-of-the-art computer game. Only this is a sonic world not limited by a 19in screen. But the sound! Life-like vocals with all of those little clues: the sound of tongue touching teeth, breathiness, smooth 'S' sounds. Bass with just the right resonance, yet no overhang. Acoustic guitars with woody ambience. Brass with punch and sparkle. But most of all, a sense of effortlessness which allows music to flow, yet with enough control to keep it in check...as required. The Nu-Vista is, if you'll forgive this rather sordid analogy, both your slave and your dominatrix..."
  8. I had one of these for a couple of years. Great workhorse of an amp with that signature NAD sound. Terrific bit of hardwares for the $$$. GLWTS
  9. Item: Van Den Hul CS 122 Hybrid speaker cable + QED Screwloc ABS banana plugs (2M) Location: Melbourne (3057) Price: SOLD Item Condition: Very Good Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: EFT, Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: For sale is a pair of 2M VDH speaker cables with QED Screwloc banana plugs at both amp and speaker ends. These cables have been used on my second system between a Creek Evolution integrated and a pair of Wharfedale 220s (bookshelf) speakers. Pictures:
  10. Nice unit. Is this one the Moon 110LP V1? Cheers, Paul
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