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Item: Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista pre-amplifier Location: Melbourne, Inner North Price: Price drop to $1125 Item Condition: Very Good Reason for selling: Different direction Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, EFT Extra Info: For sale is my example of the classic Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista pre-amplifier. It's 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 and beyond, but for completeness... The pre-amp has 5 line-level inputs, and a phono board (MM). Plus, it's own power supply. One of only 500 made, I brought it in from the UK, this one carries the number 243. Sadly, this one has no remote, or original packaging. It has a couple of scratches on the body of the power supply (see picture). The pre-amp unit is in very good cosmetic 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..." Pictures:
Item: Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista 3D CD player Location: Len Wallis Audio HQ, 64 Burns Bay Road Lane Cove Price: $2499 Item Condition: Very good Payment Method: Cash, Paypal, Credit Cards, Bank Transfer Extra Info: This rare Nu-Vista 3D CD player in very good condition has found it's way back to us. The unit features that tiny Nu-vista triode 6CW4 tube, designed by RCA for the military at the dawn of the solid-state era. Internally it also features a Burr-Brown 24-bit DAC, and a Crystal Semiconductor CS8420 sample-rate converter chip that up-samples the CD data to 96kHz. All other active components within the Nu-vista circuitry were selected for optimum bandwidth, noise, current and gain characteristics, specifically to match the behavior of Nu-vistas. The output stage is a fully-complementary, a high-current, low-impedance, high-damping factor arrangement, with very low feedback and wide bandwidth. This is a player that will not disappoint. Pictures:
Item: Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista M3 or Tri-Vista integrated amp and 3DCD CD /Tri-Vista CD player wanted Price Range: Item Condition: Exc ++ condition Extra Info: Please don't forget to report your post as FOUND when possible. (You can now delete this text).
Amazing no news on this ...but top marks for the team from CAV being in germany to spot it at the show there, no info on even the mf site as yet thats how new it is ! picture below from their Facebook page must admit looks very sexy to go with the Nu-Vista amp also in black first time have seen the Nu-vista in black !