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    Re: Music from a farther room

    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi_1282001 View Post
    The NuVista is currently sitting on a Stillpoints™ (USA) Component Stand, http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue26/stillpoint.htm

    It will remain here while the product is breaking in and then I'll try different aftermarket footers under it. I'm not impressed with either of the manufacturers supplied footers and very confident that third party footers will lift the NuVista's across-the-board performance.
    Ansuz Darkz DTC - Lars put those under my Aavik too. But I really wasn't sure how much they improved the sound. Only because I had the DTC power cord and a standard Diamond digital cable already in and I think I was still in shock hearing my system for the first time if you know what I mean.
    George

    Aavik U300 - Borresen 03 with optional Supreme D-TC feet - Naim unitiserve 2tb - Ansuz DTC digital cable with power box - Ansuz Mainz8 D-TC with 1 Ansuz Supreme D-TC and 1 Ceramic V2 power cords - Ansuz Ceramic V2 speaker cables - Ansus X Ethernet - pARTicular Novus full suspension rack.

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    Re: Music from a farther room

    Quote Originally Posted by octadyndude View Post
    Ansuz Darkz DTC - Lars put those under my Aavik too. But I really wasn't sure how much they improved the sound. Only because I had the DTC power cord and a standard Diamond digital cable already in and I think I was still in shock hearing my system for the first time if you know what I mean.
    Thanks Kiwi and octadyndude.
    Arsh

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    VPI Scoutmaster, Soundsmith Paua, VPI SDS, Transparent Reference MM2 phono, Herron VTPH-2, Herron IC, Musical Fidelity TriVista DAC, MF A3.2 CDP, Transparent Ultra MM and Transparent digital cable, Musical Fidelity NuVista 800, Transparent Reference MM2 SC, Wilson Audio Sasha, Transparent Powerbank 8 and Transparent power cords, Terracones and Terrastone platforms, Atacama Equinox rack.

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    Re: Music from a farther room

    Quote Originally Posted by octadyndude View Post
    Ansuz Darkz DTC - Lars put those under my Aavik too. But I really wasn't sure how much they improved the sound. Only because I had the DTC power cord and a standard Diamond digital cable already in and I think I was still in shock hearing my system for the first time if you know what I mean.
    I know what you mean George, too much change at one time to fully comprehend. Would have been better if Lars had started with Ansuz Darkz d.tc resonance control first before introducing the impactful d.tc Mainz cord!
    Borresen Acoustics Loudspeakers, Borresen Model 01 Compact monitor loudspeakers with Ansuz Darkz T2s Supreme resonance control, Audio Video Manufaktur GmbH (AVM) Inspiration amplifier & streamer, Innuos Zen MKII music server, Ansuz Acoustics cables & accessories. Please visit my system thread hosted on Audioshark for more details. Disclosure: The author is materially connected to Ansuz, Aavik & Borresen Acoustics via friendship with an owner.

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    Re: Music from a farther room

    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi_1282001 View Post
    I know what you mean George, too much change at one time to fully comprehend. Would have been better if Lars had started with Ansuz Darkz d.tc resonance control first before introducing the impactful d.tc Mainz cord!
    Agreed - the power cord by itself was quite amazing then add the Diamond digital cable was something else by itself. Hopefully when my local dealer gets his I can borrow them for a short while to play with the different combinations.
    George

    Aavik U300 - Borresen 03 with optional Supreme D-TC feet - Naim unitiserve 2tb - Ansuz DTC digital cable with power box - Ansuz Mainz8 D-TC with 1 Ansuz Supreme D-TC and 1 Ceramic V2 power cords - Ansuz Ceramic V2 speaker cables - Ansus X Ethernet - pARTicular Novus full suspension rack.

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    Re: Music from a farther room

    After over 300 hours of burn in the Musical Fidelity NuVista 800 has done enough to earn a permanent place in my audio system and replace my Gryphon Audio Designs ApS Diablo as my reference integrated amplifier.

    The NuVista and the Diablo share many design similarities but sound quite different, possessing different strengths and weaknesses.

    On the design front both amplifiers feature overkill power supplies with extensive mains filtering based on the insight that the audio signal begins with AC from the wall outlet. Both amplifiers incorporate massive Holmgren dual mono toroidal transformers; the Diablo rated at a total of 2kVA and the NuVista 3kVA. Further both utilise a true dual mono configuration. Dual Mono reduces the possibility of interaction between the two channels which might compromise ultimate sonic performance. Finally both amplifiers are biased in Class-AB and are very powerful; each delivering 500 Wpc (24dBW) into a 4 ohm load.


    In a future update I will talk comprehensively about the sonic similarities and differences of these two wonderful amplifiers but for the moment my attention is focussed on optimising the NuVista’s performance and in particular addressing to the best extent possible its relative weaknesses which you’ll recall includes softness to leading edges of notes which can rob dynamic music of that last ounce of immediacy and attack and resolution.


    Over the next few months I will explore different equipment footer, power cord, interconnect cable and AC distribution options for the NuVista plus look at the impact various third party sound enhances such as those offered by Nordost and Ansuz as well.




    Photo 1: Powering the NuVista; Does it prefer AC direct from the wall socket or via a Nordost QBase distributor or an Ansuz Mainz D8?


    This seems like a lot of work and trust me it is – but I strongly feel being an audiophile behoves us to drive for the best results possible from all elements used in the construct of an audio reproduction system.

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    Re: Music from a farther room

    Ralph,

    Great news .....Looking forward to the next phase of your journey

    Is the the Mainz D8 recent?? Can't wait to see what other changes in footers,cabling produce ...and what sound enhancers, you find among both Nordost and Ansuz

    All the best,


    Tom

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    Re: Music from a farther room

    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi_1282001 View Post
    After over 300 hours of burn in the Musical Fidelity NuVista 800 has done enough to earn a permanent place in my audio system and replace my Gryphon Audio Designs ApS Diablo as my reference integrated amplifier.

    The NuVista and the Diablo share many design similarities but sound quite different, possessing different strengths and weaknesses.

    On the design front both amplifiers feature overkill power supplies with extensive mains filtering based on the insight that the audio signal begins with AC from the wall outlet. Both amplifiers incorporate massive Holmgren dual mono toroidal transformers; the Diablo rated at a total of 2kVA and the NuVista 3kVA. Further both utilise a true dual mono configuration. Dual Mono reduces the possibility of interaction between the two channels which might compromise ultimate sonic performance. Finally both amplifiers are biased in Class-AB and are very powerful; each delivering 500 Wpc (24dBW) into a 4 ohm load.


    In a future update I will talk comprehensively about the sonic similarities and differences of these two wonderful amplifiers but for the moment my attention is focussed on optimising the NuVista’s performance and in particular addressing to the best extent possible its relative weaknesses which you’ll recall includes softness to leading edges of notes which can rob dynamic music of that last ounce of immediacy and attack and resolution.


    Over the next few months I will explore different equipment footer, power cord, interconnect cable and AC distribution options for the NuVista plus look at the impact various third party sound enhances such as those offered by Nordost and Ansuz as well.




    Photo 1: Powering the NuVista; Does it prefer AC direct from the wall socket or via a Nordost QBase distributor or an Ansuz Mainz D8?


    This seems like a lot of work and trust me it is – but I strongly feel being an audiophile behoves us to drive for the best results possible from all elements used in the construct of an audio reproduction system.
    Ralph, glad to hear it. I am also going to get new footers for my NuVista. I already have a Transparent Reference powercord on it. Looking forward to learning more from you as you explore the potential of this great amp.

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    Re: Music from a farther room

    Quote Originally Posted by Arsh View Post
    Ralph, glad to hear it. I am also going to get new footers for my NuVista. I already have a Transparent Reference powercord on it. Looking forward to learning more from you as you explore the potential of this great amp.
    Also, some time ago, I compared it plugged into the wall (dedicated 20A circuit with Hubbell receptacles) vs into my Transparent Powerbank and preferred going straight into the wall.
    Arsh

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    VPI Scoutmaster, Soundsmith Paua, VPI SDS, Transparent Reference MM2 phono, Herron VTPH-2, Herron IC, Musical Fidelity TriVista DAC, MF A3.2 CDP, Transparent Ultra MM and Transparent digital cable, Musical Fidelity NuVista 800, Transparent Reference MM2 SC, Wilson Audio Sasha, Transparent Powerbank 8 and Transparent power cords, Terracones and Terrastone platforms, Atacama Equinox rack.

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    Re: Music from a farther room

    Nice system Arsh!
    Mark


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    Re: Music from a farther room

    Quote Originally Posted by MDP View Post
    Nice system Arsh!
    Thanks for the kind words, Mark! I really love it. Your system is very impressive as well. It would be great to hear all the carefully assembled systems represented here!
    Arsh

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    Re: Music from a farther room

    Quote Originally Posted by hoosiertom View Post
    Ralph,


    Great news .....Looking forward to the next phase of your journey


    Is the the Mainz D8 recent?? Can't wait to see what other changes in footers,cabling produce ...and what sound enhancers, you find among both Nordost and Ansuz


    All the best,




    Tom

    Thanks Tom. Yes, the Ansuz Mainz D8 is a relatively new addition to system and it will be very interesting to evaluate how it compares to the Nordost QBASE QB8 AC distributor by itself and the QB8 loaded with Ansuz Sparkz and Sparkz TC Harmonizers.






    Quote Originally Posted by Arsh View Post
    Ralph, glad to hear it. I am also going to get new footers for my NuVista. I already have a Transparent Reference powercord on it. Looking forward to learning more from you as you explore the potential of this great amp.

    Hello Arsh, I have moved the Musical Fidelity NuVista 800 off the Stillpoints™ equipment stand and into the equipment rack and placed Nordost Sort TC mechanically tuned resonance control devices under it and wow; the resulting sound is better all round with particular gains in definition and fine detail. A real strength of the NuVista is its colossal power supply – but those two massive 1.5kV transformers mechanically vibrate as all transformers do, and benefit is gained by using rigid couplers between the equipment (close to the transformer bolts on the bottom plate) and a lossy supporting surface.




    Photo 1: Some of NuVista’s potential is unlocked when it is parked on an equipment rack with a lossy
    supporting surface with an effective mechanical earth from the power transformers to the surface



    Out of interest have you tried any other power cables other than Transparent? If so, what did you try and are you able to share your observations? I will – in due course – be trying reference level power cables from Nordost, Ansuz and Kubala Sosna Research. There is no road map. There is only recurrent trial and error and listening.
    Borresen Acoustics Loudspeakers, Borresen Model 01 Compact monitor loudspeakers with Ansuz Darkz T2s Supreme resonance control, Audio Video Manufaktur GmbH (AVM) Inspiration amplifier & streamer, Innuos Zen MKII music server, Ansuz Acoustics cables & accessories. Please visit my system thread hosted on Audioshark for more details. Disclosure: The author is materially connected to Ansuz, Aavik & Borresen Acoustics via friendship with an owner.

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    Re: Music from a farther room

    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi_1282001 View Post
    Thanks Tom. Yes, the Ansuz Mainz D8 is a relatively new addition to system and it will be very interesting to evaluate how it compares to the Nordost QBASE QB8 AC distributor by itself and the QB8 loaded with Ansuz Sparkz and Sparkz TC Harmonizers.









    Hello Arsh, I have moved the Musical Fidelity NuVista 800 off the Stillpoints™ equipment stand and into the equipment rack and placed Nordost Sort TC mechanically tuned resonance control devices under it and wow; the resulting sound is better all round with particular gains in definition and fine detail. A real strength of the NuVista is its colossal power supply – but those two massive 1.5kV transformers mechanically vibrate as all transformers do, and benefit is gained by using rigid couplers between the equipment (close to the transformer bolts on the bottom plate) and a lossy supporting surface.




    Photo 1: Some of NuVista’s potential is unlocked when it is parked on an equipment rack with a lossy
    supporting surface with an effective mechanical earth from the power transformers to the surface



    Out of interest have you tried any other power cables other than Transparent? If so, what did you try and are you able to share your observations? I will – in due course – be trying reference level power cables from Nordost, Ansuz and Kubala Sosna Research. There is no road map. There is only recurrent trial and error and listening.
    Ralph, that is very helpful information. It looks like you are using 4 of the Nordost cones? Where exactly are the transformer bolts? I am planning to try Terrastone footers from Eden Sound Audio. Usually supplied in sets of 3. I was going to put 2 in the front and 1 in the back. I was going to put the front cones behind the stock feet, but from your photo, it looks like adjacent to them and closer to the midline is better?

    As for power cords, I have only used the transparent audio power cord. So, unfortunately I cannot comment on the performance of the amplifier with power cords from other brands. I would certainly be curious to know what you hear with different power cords.

    Thanks so much for sharing your experience. It is very helpful.
    Arsh

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    VPI Scoutmaster, Soundsmith Paua, VPI SDS, Transparent Reference MM2 phono, Herron VTPH-2, Herron IC, Musical Fidelity TriVista DAC, MF A3.2 CDP, Transparent Ultra MM and Transparent digital cable, Musical Fidelity NuVista 800, Transparent Reference MM2 SC, Wilson Audio Sasha, Transparent Powerbank 8 and Transparent power cords, Terracones and Terrastone platforms, Atacama Equinox rack.

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    Re: Music from a farther room

    Quote Originally Posted by Arsh View Post
    Ralph, that is very helpful information. It looks like you are using 4 of the Nordost cones? Where exactly are the transformer bolts? [...]

    Hello Arsh,

    The two transformer bolts are clearly visible on the bottom plate. They are approx 120mm back from the front panel; inside to and a little back from the front stock feet. The transformers are very heavy and significantly contribute to the NuVistas 86 lbs weight. I have placed Nordost Sort Kones (Titanium version) beside each bolt and have two more at the rear corners for equipment stability. Unlike isolation “points”, the Nordost Kones are mechanically tuned resonance control devices and not only help prevent external vibrations from impacting the sound quality of your audio components, but act as a mechanical diodes, allowing a one-way exit point for the vibrations being generated by the components themselves.
    Borresen Acoustics Loudspeakers, Borresen Model 01 Compact monitor loudspeakers with Ansuz Darkz T2s Supreme resonance control, Audio Video Manufaktur GmbH (AVM) Inspiration amplifier & streamer, Innuos Zen MKII music server, Ansuz Acoustics cables & accessories. Please visit my system thread hosted on Audioshark for more details. Disclosure: The author is materially connected to Ansuz, Aavik & Borresen Acoustics via friendship with an owner.

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    Re: Music from a farther room

    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi_1282001 View Post
    Hello Arsh,

    The two transformer bolts are clearly visible on the bottom plate. They are approx 120mm back from the front panel; inside to and a little back from the front stock feet. The transformers are very heavy and significantly contribute to the NuVistas 86 lbs weight. I have placed Nordost Sort Kones (Titanium version) beside each bolt and have two more at the rear corners for equipment stability. Unlike isolation “points”, the Nordost Kones are mechanically tuned resonance control devices and not only help prevent external vibrations from impacting the sound quality of your audio components, but act as a mechanical diodes, allowing a one-way exit point for the vibrations being generated by the components themselves.
    Thanks a lot for that information, Ralph. I do indeed see the bolts down there now. I will plan to put my footers next to the bolts as well when I get them in a couple of weeks. I am having custom footers (Terrastone roller ball footers) made by Dan at Eden Sound so that they just barely raise the stock footers off the shelf but don't increase the height of the amp more than a few mm, as I don't have a lot of room above the top plate. They are constructed in a similar fashion and function the same way as the Nordost cones, as far as I can discern. I'll put one centrally in the back as well. They are more cylindrical than conical, but I can still get one under each transformer. I'm excited to try it and see how it sounds.
    Arsh

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    VPI Scoutmaster, Soundsmith Paua, VPI SDS, Transparent Reference MM2 phono, Herron VTPH-2, Herron IC, Musical Fidelity TriVista DAC, MF A3.2 CDP, Transparent Ultra MM and Transparent digital cable, Musical Fidelity NuVista 800, Transparent Reference MM2 SC, Wilson Audio Sasha, Transparent Powerbank 8 and Transparent power cords, Terracones and Terrastone platforms, Atacama Equinox rack.

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    Re: Music from a farther room

    went from page 1 to 22 and read all the posts; very interesting thread. thx a lot.
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    Re: Music from a farther room

    Quote Originally Posted by tube-vds View Post
    went from page 1 to 22 and read all the posts; very interesting thread. thx a lot.
    Welcome to the Audioshark forum tube-vds.

    To read all posts in this 22 page thread is quite an investment of your time and I am humbled and honored that you found it interesting.

    Thank you for the feedback.

    Regards
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    Re: Music from a farther room

    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi_1282001 View Post
    Welcome to the Audioshark forum tube-vds.

    To read all posts in this 22 page thread is quite an investment of your time and I am humbled and honored that you found it interesting.

    Thank you for the feedback.

    Regards
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    Ralph, I wonder if you have heard anything about the new Nu Vista CD player? From what little I've been able to find out, I bet it would sound amazing with the matching amplifier. It is not available yet in the US but should be generally available in the next few months apparently.
    Arsh

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    VPI Scoutmaster, Soundsmith Paua, VPI SDS, Transparent Reference MM2 phono, Herron VTPH-2, Herron IC, Musical Fidelity TriVista DAC, MF A3.2 CDP, Transparent Ultra MM and Transparent digital cable, Musical Fidelity NuVista 800, Transparent Reference MM2 SC, Wilson Audio Sasha, Transparent Powerbank 8 and Transparent power cords, Terracones and Terrastone platforms, Atacama Equinox rack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi_1282001 View Post
    Welcome to the Audioshark forum tube-vds.

    To read all posts in this 22 page thread is quite an investment of your time and I am humbled and honored that you found it interesting.

    Thank you for the feedback.

    Regards
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    Ralph I'm hoping you can demo the Ansuz Diamond TC series of cables and isolation discs. Your reviews are right on the money and want to see if I think the same as your before purchasing the Diamond TC power cord.
    George

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    Re: Music from a farther room

    Quote Originally Posted by Arsh View Post
    Ralph, I wonder if you have heard anything about the new Nu Vista CD player? From what little I've been able to find out, I bet it would sound amazing with the matching amplifier. It is not available yet in the US but should be generally available in the next few months apparently.

    Hello Arsh. Yes, the NuVista CD player is out and available here in Asia. See photos below from the recent Singapore Audio Show.










    I can’t pass comment on the sound because I’d need the player in my own system to do that, but it sure looks impressive and clearly aesthetically matched to the NuVista 800 integrated. The only disappointment – on paper at least – is its lack of SACD support. Not sure whether that is by choice or is a function of SACD transport / chip set sourcing difficulties. Admittedly, historically, NuVista hasn’t supported SACD either, though the TriVista did.





    Quote Originally Posted by octadyndude View Post
    Ralph I'm hoping you can demo the Ansuz Diamond TC series of cables and isolation discs. Your reviews are right on the money and want to see if I think the same as your before purchasing the Diamond TC power cord.

    Hi George, I may have an opportunity in the next three months to audition the Ansuz d.tc cables. I’m really only interested in the power cord though; the all-important one that sits between the AC outlet and the Ansuz Mainz D8 distributor. I’m simply too afraid to try the whole loom…..
    Borresen Acoustics Loudspeakers, Borresen Model 01 Compact monitor loudspeakers with Ansuz Darkz T2s Supreme resonance control, Audio Video Manufaktur GmbH (AVM) Inspiration amplifier & streamer, Innuos Zen MKII music server, Ansuz Acoustics cables & accessories. Please visit my system thread hosted on Audioshark for more details. Disclosure: The author is materially connected to Ansuz, Aavik & Borresen Acoustics via friendship with an owner.

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    Re: Music from a farther room

    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi_1282001 View Post
    Hello Arsh. Yes, the NuVista CD player is out and available here in Asia. See photos below from the recent Singapore Audio Show.










    I can’t pass comment on the sound because I’d need the player in my own system to do that, but it sure looks impressive and clearly aesthetically matched to the NuVista 800 integrated. The only disappointment – on paper at least – is its lack of SACD support. Not sure whether that is by choice or is a function of SACD transport / chip set sourcing difficulties. Admittedly, historically, NuVista hasn’t supported SACD either, though the TriVista did.








    Hi George, I may have an opportunity in the next three months to audition the Ansuz d.tc cables. I’m really only interested in the power cord though; the all-important one that sits between the AC outlet and the Ansuz Mainz D8 distributor. I’m simply too afraid to try the whole loom…..
    Ralph, through some great service from our US Musical Fidelity sales manager, I should have a NuVista CD to demo in my system in about a week. I will post my impressions once I have spent some time with it.
    Arsh

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    VPI Scoutmaster, Soundsmith Paua, VPI SDS, Transparent Reference MM2 phono, Herron VTPH-2, Herron IC, Musical Fidelity TriVista DAC, MF A3.2 CDP, Transparent Ultra MM and Transparent digital cable, Musical Fidelity NuVista 800, Transparent Reference MM2 SC, Wilson Audio Sasha, Transparent Powerbank 8 and Transparent power cords, Terracones and Terrastone platforms, Atacama Equinox rack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi_1282001 View Post
    Hi George, I may have an opportunity in the next three months to audition the Ansuz d.tc cables. I’m really only interested in the power cord though; the all-important one that sits between the AC outlet and the Ansuz Mainz D8 distributor. I’m simply too afraid to try the whole loom…..
    Ralph I know what you mean regarding the whole loom. The power cord was quite a treat by itself. But then he added the 2M std diamond digital cable and then added 3 Darkz TA under the Aavik. The suggested list price right there is more than most systems out there What I'm a little afraid of is Lars brought over a 4M cord and I remember hearing a 4M vs 2M std Diamond at Le Roy's. The 4M sounded better. I'm starting to question would 2 2M DTC cords (1 from the wall to mainz and 1 to the Aavik) sound better than 1 4M to the Mainzd8 with a 2M Ceramic to the Aavik? I'm waiting for my local dealer to get his in although I'm pretty sure he is getting only 2M cables.
    George

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arsh View Post
    Ralph, through some great service from our US Musical Fidelity sales manager, I should have a NuVista CD to demo in my system in about a week. I will post my impressions once I have spent some time with it.
    That's awesome news Arsh. I will be very interested in your impressions. Hopefully the unit you receive is well broken in.
    Borresen Acoustics Loudspeakers, Borresen Model 01 Compact monitor loudspeakers with Ansuz Darkz T2s Supreme resonance control, Audio Video Manufaktur GmbH (AVM) Inspiration amplifier & streamer, Innuos Zen MKII music server, Ansuz Acoustics cables & accessories. Please visit my system thread hosted on Audioshark for more details. Disclosure: The author is materially connected to Ansuz, Aavik & Borresen Acoustics via friendship with an owner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi_1282001 View Post
    That's awesome news Arsh. I will be very interested in your impressions. Hopefully the unit you receive is well broken in.
    I will have to break it in myself. Hopefully I can get a good idea of its sonic potential. I will be glad to share my impressions with you. I am excited to hear the combination of the two NuVista pieces.
    Arsh

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    VPI Scoutmaster, Soundsmith Paua, VPI SDS, Transparent Reference MM2 phono, Herron VTPH-2, Herron IC, Musical Fidelity TriVista DAC, MF A3.2 CDP, Transparent Ultra MM and Transparent digital cable, Musical Fidelity NuVista 800, Transparent Reference MM2 SC, Wilson Audio Sasha, Transparent Powerbank 8 and Transparent power cords, Terracones and Terrastone platforms, Atacama Equinox rack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by octadyndude View Post
    Ralph I know what you mean regarding the whole loom. The power cord was quite a treat by itself. But then he added the 2M std diamond digital cable and then added 3 Darkz TA under the Aavik. The suggested list price right there is more than most systems out there What I'm a little afraid of is Lars brought over a 4M cord and I remember hearing a 4M vs 2M std Diamond at Le Roy's. The 4M sounded better. I'm starting to question would 2 2M DTC cords (1 from the wall to mainz and 1 to the Aavik) sound better than 1 4M to the Mainzd8 with a 2M Ceramic to the Aavik? I'm waiting for my local dealer to get his in although I'm pretty sure he is getting only 2M cables.

    Hey George,

    Yep, I really don't understand why longer cable lengths sound better - but they do. It was the same deal with Nordost; a 4m Odin PC was demonstrated vs. a 2m one - and the longer length added rather than subtracted to the sound. Go figure. Locally a number of audiophiles are upgrading their Ansuz D power cords to longer lengths and reporting great results.
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    One reason that longer power cables can sound better is due to additional capacitance that they provide. The capacitance of a cable can act as a filter for high frequency power line noise, and its capacitive value is directly proportional to the cable's length. Some cable manufacturers recommend a specific length as being optimal for their design and won't sell shorter lengths. Additional capacitance in audio signal cables is not always beneficial as it causes a roll-off in high frequency response.

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    Quote Originally Posted by audio.bill View Post
    One reason that longer power cables can sound better is due to additional capacitance that they provide. The capacitance of a cable can act as a filter for high frequency power line noise, and its capacitive value is directly proportional to the cable's length. Some cable manufacturers recommend a specific length as being optimal for their design and won't sell shorter lengths. Additional capacitance in audio signal cables is not always beneficial as it causes a roll-off in high frequency response.

    Thank you Audio.bill. I always appreciated your erudite posts. I very much agree that all cables are filters and its likely no co-incidence that my favored cables from Nordost and Ansuz exhibit very low capacitance and inductance characteristics.
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    This update is a continuation of my thoughts and experiments in optimising the Musical Fidelity NuVista 800, a recent addition to my audio system.


    With 500 hours now on the clock the NuVista has now settled in and furnishes predictable consistent results. From the first disc ever played the attributes of the NuVista were clear and have remained largely unchanged over the break in period. The NuVista is an amplifier for music lovers with its full bodied mid-range certainly its best feature, with fine expression and plenty of subtle textural detail even if its resolution in absolute terms falls short of some other integrated competitors. The NuVista makes no apology in trying to grab you by the music gland; has no glaring weaknesses (sonically) but perhaps is better matched to the mellow rather than the manic among us.


    Just how musical this amplifier is was again demonstrated last evening in the reproduction of Adele’s latest 25 Album.




    Photo 1: Adele’s new 25 Album, tops Singapore’s album charts shortly after release



    Audiophiles have been quick to criticise 25 from a recording quality perspective – and rightfully so. The actual album (CD medium at least) has been crushed into oblivion with an Album DR of just 6 indicating very poor dynamic range. The assumption here is that the destruction of dynamic range came at the mastering stage where the mastering engineer(s) took what was most likely a great sounding album and ruined it by applying range limiting to simply drive the volume up. Dynamic range compression can be used for several reasons, but most of the time it's used as a way to give source material more punch by artificially raising the volume at the expense of audio fidelity by chopping high and low peaks off.


    Furthermore, to my ears at least, the mixing engineers have overcooked the addition of artificial ambience in the mix. Clearly unhappy with the acoustic space in which the original recording (for some tracks) took place the mixing engineers have injected digital reverb to take us to a very different acoustic space – one that doesn’t actually exist.


    BUT, none of this matters. I’ve just played Adele’s new album in its entirety twice over and enjoyed every minute of it. 25 carries on with a more-of-the-same feel to 21, lacking only the thrill and rollicking energy of "Rolling in the Deep" and despite the shortcomings noted above the NuVista 800 brilliantly extracted music from the compressed mayhem – rising to the occasion by delivering a highly listenable and engaging experience – and that dear reader is what I’m after!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi_1282001 View Post
    This update is a continuation of my thoughts and experiments in optimising the Musical Fidelity NuVista 800, a recent addition to my audio system.


    With 500 hours now on the clock the NuVista has now settled in and furnishes predictable consistent results. From the first disc ever played the attributes of the NuVista were clear and have remained largely unchanged over the break in period. The NuVista is an amplifier for music lovers with its full bodied mid-range certainly its best feature, with fine expression and plenty of subtle textural detail even if its resolution in absolute terms falls short of some other integrated competitors. The NuVista makes no apology in trying to grab you by the music gland; has no glaring weaknesses (sonically) but perhaps is better matched to the mellow rather than the manic among us.


    Just how musical this amplifier is was again demonstrated last evening in the reproduction of Adele’s latest 25 Album.




    Photo 1: Adele’s new 25 Album, tops Singapore’s album charts shortly after release



    Audiophiles have been quick to criticise 25 from a recording quality perspective – and rightfully so. The actual album (CD medium at least) has been crushed into oblivion with an Album DR of just 6 indicating very poor dynamic range. The assumption here is that the destruction of dynamic range came at the mastering stage where the mastering engineer(s) took what was most likely a great sounding album and ruined it by applying range limiting to simply drive the volume up. Dynamic range compression can be used for several reasons, but most of the time it's used as a way to give source material more punch by artificially raising the volume at the expense of audio fidelity by chopping high and low peaks off.


    Furthermore, to my ears at least, the mixing engineers have overcooked the addition of artificial ambience in the mix. Clearly unhappy with the acoustic space in which the original recording (for some tracks) took place the mixing engineers have injected digital reverb to take us to a very different acoustic space – one that doesn’t actually exist.


    BUT, none of this matters. I’ve just played Adele’s new album in its entirety twice over and enjoyed every minute of it. 25 carries on with a more-of-the-same feel to 21, lacking only the thrill and rollicking energy of "Rolling in the Deep" and despite the shortcomings noted above the NuVista 800 brilliantly extracted music from the compressed mayhem – rising to the occasion by delivering a highly listenable and engaging experience – and that dear reader is what I’m after!
    Thanks Ralph. I continue to love the NuVista 800; I just can't seem to stop listening to it. I now have it on Terrastone footers. I have been breaking in the NuVista CD for a few days now. Out of the box, it was outstanding. It is getting better as it breaks in. I have done some comparisons of LP vs CD using the same albums (e.g. Kind o Blue, Maiden Voyage), and there is very little difference at all, if any. It is a very analogue sounding CD player. Very sweet and musical, looks great, and fantastic build quality. I will keep you posted.

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    Hello Arsh,

    Happy Christmas to you and to all Audioshark members and readers of this thread.

    Thank you for the update on the new NuVista CD player. I did wonder whether the pairing might result on a slow, less shaped bass, with some vagueness to when deep bass notes start and stop and with overall transients lacking crispness compared to some rivals? I would be interested in your observations in this area.

    Like you I've found myself listening to more music because of the NuVista 800. Music has an ease, ebb and flow that keeps me pinned to the listening chair listening contently to complete albums...
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    Ralph, your description of listening to Adele's 25 is exactly what i went through listening to "21"" with the McIntosh 2301's & the Sonus Faber Stradivari pairing. Sounds like you are in a good place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi_1282001 View Post
    .



    Hello Arsh,

    Happy Christmas to you and to all Audioshark members and readers of this thread.

    Thank you for the update on the new NuVista CD player. I did wonder whether the pairing might result on a slow, less shaped bass, with some vagueness to when deep bass notes start and stop and with overall transients lacking crispness compared to some rivals? I would be interested in your observations in this area.

    Like you I've found myself listening to more music because of the NuVista 800. Music has an ease, ebb and flow that keeps me pinned to the listening chair listening contently to complete albums...
    Hi Ralph,

    Happy Christmas to you too. I have been listening very carefully to the CD player for many things, including the bass reproduction. I certainly have not noticed any problems with the bass of the kind you described, or of any kind. Notes have good delineation, start/stop definition, tone, placement in space. The pairing of the amp and CD player is really excellent, and the CDP is not broken in yet (I have played it for less than a week--not continuously). I have listened to all my usual system evaluation discs and all are better than I had previously heard them either with my TriVista DAC/A3.2 CD or with the EAR DAC4 I auditioned in my system. In fact, it was better right out of the box.

    Of note, I did several comparisons between analog and digital using a few albums I have both on vinyl and cd: Kind of Blue (recent MoFi 45 rpm reissue vs cd), Maiden Voyage (Music Matters 33 rpm reissue vs cd), Harvest (recent 33 rpm reissue from analog tapes vs cd), and Fleetwood Mac (original 33 rpm pressing vs cd). I played the LP and CD simultaneously, with the cd lagging a few seconds behind the lp. I matched the volumes using my SPL meter. Long story short, there was essentially no difference. I found this especially meaningful in the comparison to the two very high quality jazz vinyl reissues--the cd played by the NuVista sounded just as "analog." Soundstage, bass, highs, cymbal strikes, etc.

    Considering its not broken in yet, I am impressed.

    Will post further impressions after its broken in.

    Best wishes for the New Year!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bzr View Post
    Ralph, your description of listening to Adele's 25 is exactly what i went through listening to "21"" with the McIntosh 2301's & the Sonus Faber Stradivari pairing. Sounds like you are in a good place.

    Thanks Kev. I am in a good place, the Esoteric source, Musical Fidelity amplifier and Raidho loudspeakers all play nicely together. Yay!

    One of the great ironies of the typical audiophile experience can be that the more money you invest, the less music you can actually satisfactorily play….. Go down the wrong path and you wind up in a situation where your audio system can sublimely reproduce ten albums whilst your other 990 albums sound horrid and face a dust collecting future.
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    Audio contentment is a good place to be. I've spoken to audiophiles who pine for the system they had six "enhancements" or changes ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odyssey View Post
    Audio contentment is a good place to be. I've spoken to audiophiles who pine for the system they had six "enhancements" or changes ago.
    I completely agree with you guys. I don't like to change gear often. I have been lucky from the beginning to have had a system that I liked. (Thanks to my excellent salesman at Definitive Audio in Seattle, Scott Wallace, who got me started on the right foot with gear that I loved.) I have just finished a "refreshing" of my system, after keeping it static for over 10 years. However, rather than changing everything I have chosen to go with "the same but better". Hence I upgraded my speakers within the Wilson audio line and my amplification within the musical Fidelity line and now, it seems my CD player with in the musical Fidelity line. I've also gone up the transparent audio range in cabling. I much prefer to spend my time listening to music rather than auditioning a host of different components. To be clear, I have certainly listened to other very high level components, both in my system and in showrooms, to be sure that I have a good frame of reference. I like to find the sound that I enjoy and then not worry about the gear. Once every decade or so is enough to satisfy my penchant for auditioning new components. But, I realize that for some of our colleagues, the fun of this hobby is in trying new components frequently. To each his or her own.that's why this is such a great hobby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odyssey View Post
    Audio contentment is a good place to be. I've spoken to audiophiles who pine for the system they had six "enhancements" or changes ago.

    So true, yet, that little niggle of a thought of, I wonder how much better it can get, got me in a whole lot of trouble for the last 3 years

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    So true, yet, that little niggle of a thought of, I wonder how much better it can get, got me in a whole lot of trouble for the last 3 years
    That's funny. I try to satisfy that urge with tweaks. For example, I have experimented with vibration isolation methods, damping weights, etc.I am very reluctant to let go of components that I like. In fact, I still have all my old gear. I don't want to part with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bzr View Post
    So true, yet, that little niggle of a thought of, I wonder how much better it can get, got me in a whole lot of trouble for the last 3 years
    By the way, it looks like you have some very nice gear. Are you happy with it?

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    Arsh, very happy, thanks for asking, yet........

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    Arsh, very happy, thanks for asking, yet........
    I'm glad. May I ask what you had before your 3-year misadventures? Did you like that previous setup better than your current one?

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    I'm glad. May I ask what you had before your 3-year misadventures? Did you like that previous setup better than your current one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bzr View Post
    Marantz CD17 KI series Plinius pre & mono amps, Paradigm Studio 80 speakers with WWorld interconnects & Kimber speaker cables, loved it & it was very musical, but I ;love all my children equally...
    Haha! I know what you mean.😊

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    It has been a while since I last wrote so what follows is a short update.

    In the next couple of months my audio system will be moved from our holiday home in New Zealand to our tropical home in Singapore. Audio rooms in both houses are similar in size but vary in construct and amount of passive acoustic controls used. This presents an interesting opportunity to observe and compare the impact a room can have on the quality of audio reproduction.

    While the Musical Fidelity NuVista 800 amplifier continues to impress with its outright musicality, its performance is taken a notch higher when the power cord is connected to the Ansuz Mainz D8 distributor. Just about every facet of the audio reproduction is improved by the D8 – but most significant for me is the progress with layering, depth and overall scale of soundstage.

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    Gotta love the MainzD8
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi_1282001 View Post
    It has been a while since I last wrote so what follows is a short update.

    In the next couple of months my audio system will be moved from our holiday home in New Zealand to our tropical home in Singapore. Audio rooms in both houses are similar in size but vary in construct and amount of passive acoustic controls used. This presents an interesting opportunity to observe and compare the impact a room can have on the quality of audio reproduction.

    While the Musical Fidelity NuVista 800 amplifier continues to impress with its outright musicality, its performance is taken a notch higher when the power cord is connected to the Ansuz Mainz D8 distributor. Just about every facet of the audio reproduction is improved by the D8 – but most significant for me is the progress with layering, depth and overall scale of soundstage.
    Hi Ralph, I've got one MainzD8 in my system in my winter home. I run two MainzD8's in series with an Ansuz ground wire between them in my Chicago home. I'm a big believer in what the MainzD8 can do for your system.
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    Hey George & Le Roy,

    Absolutely agree, the Ansuz Mainz D8 is good stuff. Even my Nordost Qbase QB8 fully loaded with Ansuz Sparkz harmonizers can't match it. I can now understand why Lars thinks this product is one of their finest achievements. Did either of you buy additional Darkz footers to sit under the D8?

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    Hi Ralph
    No I didn't get the footers yet. Again when Lars was here to show the DTC power cord he also added a diamond digital cable and the DTC footers under the Aavik. Too much to fast to really let the sound sink in and how much each piece contributed. With all in place I couldn't believe what I heard in my home with my system. I hope to soon demo each of those pieces along with the Dx.1's and see in what order I want to upgrade.
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    I love my Mainz 8 too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi_1282001 View Post
    Hey George & Le Roy,

    Absolutely agree, the Ansuz Mainz D8 is good stuff. Even my Nordost Qbase QB8 fully loaded with Ansuz Sparkz harmonizers can't match it. I can now understand why Lars thinks this product is one of their finest achievements. Did either of you buy additional Darkz footers to sit under the D8?
    Ralph, I've tried using the Darkz footers under the MainzD8. But with the weight of the power cords, it is a balancing act for the footers to make contact with the rack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by octadyndude View Post
    Hi Ralph
    No I didn't get the footers yet. Again when Lars was here to show the DTC power cord he also added a diamond digital cable and the DTC footers under the Aavik. Too much to fast to really let the sound sink in and how much each piece contributed. With all in place I couldn't believe what I heard in my home with my system. I hope to soon demo each of those pieces along with the Dx.1's and see in what order I want to upgrade.

    Hello George,

    I am also considering the order in which upgrades from here will take place. My current thinking is:


    First, return my loudspeakers to Copenhagen for the .1 upgrade

    Second, acquire an Ansuz d.tc power cable to sit between the mains socket and the Ansuz Mainz D8

    Third, obtain Ansuz Darkz footers for the D8


    I might need to reduce my visits to Starbucks to boost my savings for these upgrades....

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