Musical FidelityNu-Vista 800Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista 800 Integrated AmplifierThis is probably a sale that I will one day regret.  A wonderful amplifier that walks and talks the best of solid-state and tubes in one package.  I could describe it, but all you need to do is rea...7500.00

Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista 800 Integrated Amplifier

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Musical Fidelity
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Asking Price: $7,500.00

New Retail Price: $12,999.00

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Ships fromDecatur, GA, 30030
Ships toUnited States
Package dimensions24.0" × 24.0" × 24.0" (103.0 lbs.)
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Original accessoriesRemote Control, Box, Manual
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This is probably a sale that I will one day regret.  A wonderful amplifier that walks and talks the best of solid-state and tubes in one package.  I could describe it, but all you need to do is read the reviews.  Stereophile ranks it as Class A (by none other than Mikey Fremer, whose budget affords him equipment I'll never have (except this amplifier)).  Several other very positive reviews.

I have conservatively rated it and "8" because I am not the sole owner and it is not a store demo (see Audiogon guidelines).  It is flawless.  No scratches or discoloration. Pictures soon.

From Musical Fidelity's website:

Nuvistor tubes were invented in the 1950s to solve the many shortcomings of conventional tubes. Unlike them, Nuvistor tubes offer very high reliability, low microphony, low noise, consistency from batch to batch, small size, relatively low power consumption and great technical performance.

Unfortunately just as uses for Nuvistor tubes were being explored, the transistor was invented and it was ‘game over’ for Nuvistors.

There the matter rested until about fifteen years ago, when Musical Fidelity created the first of its ground-breaking Nu-Vista series. These legendary, limited-edition products sold out in a matter of months. Today, fifteen years later, they command very high second-hand prices because of their beautiful sound, build quality, and longevity

Nuvistor tubes plus SMD technology = innovation

Never before in the history of hi-fi have Nuvistor tubes been coupled with state-of-the-art SMD technology and sophisticated modern design techniques. The Nu-Vista 800’s technical performance is astonishing.

  • More than 300 watts per channel with unconditional stability margins and incredible load driving ability

  • Incredibly low distortion over a colossal bandwidth

  • Extremely low noise

  • Extremely flat frequency response


The Nu-Vista 800 measures like a dream but, more importantly, it sounds incredible. It is silky smooth with enormous transients and an effortless feel that is at once relaxing and involving. Of special note how the Nu-Vista 800 projects images between the loudspeakers so that you can almost touch them.

The new Nu-Vista 800 was a labour of love for Musical Fidelity. We are passionate about what we do and passionate about Nuvistor tubes. Everyone at Musical Fidelity hopes that you derive as much pleasure listening to the Nu-Vista 800 as we had creating it.

Questions for the seller
Does it have a phono module?
I don't think so. I was in exclusively to digital, so I did not particularly look into that option. I did look at Fremer's review, and he mentions adding a preamp to listen to vinyl. I also looked at the product manual, and don't see anything obvious.
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