Musical NU-VISTA 800
For the first time in the history of hi-fi, Musical Fidelity have combined nuvistor technology with Surface Mount Design and CAD/CAM PCB concepts. The aim of this large undertaking was to create an ultimate super integrated amplifier. The result is extraordinary technical and sonic performance.
For Musical Fidelity, the NuVista 800 integrated was a labour of passion and love. We have tried to achieve the absolute maximum performance from every part of the circuit.
The NuVista 800 integrated offers full-on, high-end performance, in a beautiful, relatively compact package, and gives a comfortable 300 watts per channel.
The NuVista 800 delivers everything that its concepts promise. On the one hand, you have the beauty and warmth of nuvistor tubes. However, because of their superlative technical performance, there is no colouration or excessive warmth.
On the other hand, there is a huge power amp with massive reserves of power and current that has the delicacy and speed of attack (and decay) of a small triode power amp but, just you wait for that transient: it is delivered effortlessly with no colouration or limits.
The NuVista 800 sound quality is, to us at least, totally satisfying.Beautiful, deep and wide sound staging, effortless transients, incredible bottom end extension, speed, rhythm and then the exquisite mid range. We believe that this is what hi-fi is about.
Nu-Vista 800 - Design and Build
Fifteen years ago, Musical Fidelity were the first company in the world to use nuvistor tubes for their high-end NuVista series. The original NuVista series (NuVista pre amp, NuVista M3 integrated, NuVista 300 power amp and NuVista 3D CD player) created a sensation when they were launched in 1999. They gave an almost perfect balance between state of the art transistor and tube design.
Because there were only limited tube bases available in 1999, the NuVista series were all made in limited editions.Their reputation is legendary and, to this day, used NuVista series products for very high prices.Background on nuvistors
Nuvistor tubes were designed in the late 1950s. Their design process took into account all the criticisms and weaknesses of the standard glass tubes that had gone before. As a result, nuvistor tubes offered: