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    Re: Musical Fidelity NuVista 800

    Quote Originally Posted by Bo1972 View Post
    These tubes come from the military. Which where used in the late '50s.
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    Re: Musical Fidelity NuVista 800

    As Mike said, the Nu Vista is an impressive bit of gear. What's interesting about it's sound character is that it sounds different than most electronics. I'm sure the hybrid design has something to do with that.
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    Re: Musical Fidelity NuVista 800

    Hifi News review here

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    Re: Musical Fidelity NuVista 800

    Ken Kessler bought the Nu-Vista 300 power when it came out. MF said in 1999 that there were only a spare set for Nu-vista owners. But I think they were not that honest.

    There were more Nu-vistors than they said. They made it more exclusive than it was. I remember that when MF came with another 'exclusive' amp people were not that convinced anymore.

    But that doens't matter. I think this one is the best looking amp they ever made. And it could be even the best sounding one as well!!

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    The art of proper equipment reviews is fast disappearing. We get a page and a half of technical description which is copied straight out of MF marketing material and less than a page of sonic description with the following two observations:
    1) solid bass
    2) three dimensional

    Really? That's it KK? That's all you're going to tell me about how this piece of gear sounds. What about the rest of the frequency range, timbal accuracy, dynamics, resolution, etc...did you connect with the music emotionally? Apart from the passing commentRy that it's bass did not shame itself compared to your D'Agostino stereo amp how about some more comparisons with that widely known benchmark?

    Shockingly lazy and uninformative writing and reviewing! My comments have nothing to do with the Nuvista 800 amp just how poor if a job KK did with trying to describe it's strengths and weaknesses.
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    Re: Musical Fidelity NuVista 800

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    The art of proper equipment reviews is fast disappearing. We get a page and a half of technical description which is copied straight out of MF marketing material and less than a page of sonic description with the following two observations:
    1) solid bass
    2) three dimensional

    Really? That's it KK? That's all you're going to tell me about how this piece of gear sounds. What about the rest of the frequency range, timbal accuracy, dynamics, resolution, etc...did you connect with the music emotionally? Apart from the passing commentRy that it's bass did not shame itself compared to your D'Agostino stereo amp how about some more comparisons with that widely known benchmark?

    Shockingly lazy and uninformative writing and reviewing! My comments have nothing to do with the Nuvista 800 amp just how poor if a job KK did with trying to describe it's strengths and weaknesses.
    Maybe it was a rush job to scoop the competition?

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    Re: Musical Fidelity NuVista 800

    Cyril - it's such a hard piece to describe. It sounds like nothing else I've owned. It has black black backgrounds, it sounds more like music and less like amplifier. That's the best way I can describe it. Vocals are so pure and beautiful that you will get goosebumps. If you want to crank some Zeppelin - it rocks right along with you.

    If it had Vitus on the front and cost $50,000, every audiophile on the planet would be clamoring for one.

    I sent my payment yesterday. I love it!


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    Re: Musical Fidelity NuVista 800

    Mike...in your 1 paragraph you said more than KK did in 3 pages thx for sharing your thoughts.
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    Re: Musical Fidelity NuVista 800

    Thanks Cyril. I'll try to get down some more thoughts as time goes on.

    Hopefully some other members will get to hear it and chime in.

    I think Peter heard it and may have some comments.


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    Re: Musical Fidelity NuVista 800

    I'll have it again sometime next month, and I will share my impressions again.

    It truly is the best integrated I've ever heard.
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