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Over 16 years ago, Musical Fidelity launched a limited range of products called Nuvista. What made the Nuvista range of products so special was that they used a micro metal clad valve in the circuit layouts. At the time Musical Fidelity were limited by the number of the micro valve bases that were available for this really special valve. Not to be put off by this Anthony Michaelson had bought all the Nuvistor valves that were available…rumours say this was in excess of 30,000 units, he then started a long search for valve bases, only in the last couple of years was his search completed, he now has sufficient bases to match the stock of Nuvistaor valves, hence the launch of another Nuvista 800 series product, the Nuvista CD Player.
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Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista CD Player
Price: £7149

The arrival of a matching source component for the Nuvista 800 Integrated Amplifier has been long awaited. The Nuvista CD Player will launch mid-October 2015 and is priced ar a very reasonable price of £6500 when you take into account the specification and build quality of this piece of equipment. Styled in the same case work as the matching integrated amplifier, the CD player is the perfect partner for the Nuvista Amplifier both in looks and performance.

But the important thing is the sound. Just like the Nu-Vista 800 the Nu-Vista CD player produces an exquisite warm, full sound stage that is at once convincing and enveloping. It is utterly neutral and faithful to what’s on the disc but transmits it with a delicacy of sensibility and firmness of musical communication that is a joy to hear. When Nu-Vista 800 and Nu-Vista CD player are used together the sound is beautiful. You can hear everything that was recorded but with a backlit and sort of glowing quality that makes the music almost jump alive in front of you.

NuVista CD Player In Brief

A work of audio art using our incredible Nu-Vistor circuit
CD player and digital hub
Multiple digital inputs – 2 x coax, 2 x optical
Cutting edge technical performance with the magic of Nu-Vistors
Very low jitter
Superb design, Heroic build quality

Nu-Vista CD - Specifications


Output impedance 50 ohms balanced or single ended
Output, digital 0dB level XLR output - 4.4V R.M.S. balanced nominal
RCA output - 2.2V R.M.S. single ended nominal
DAC - Balanced and single-ended outputs

DAC circuit 32 bit Delta-Sigma (bit stream) dual differential 8x over-sampling
Total correlated jitter <135 picoseconds peak to peak
Linearity <0.1dB down to -96dB

Frequency response 10Hz to 20 kHz -0.2dB max.
Channel separation >105dB 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Signal-to-noise ratio >117dB “a”- wtd.
Total harmonic distortion <0.003% 10Hz to 20 kHz

Line level outputs

1 pair line level RCA connectors, left and right outputs
1 pair line level XLR connectors, left and right outputs
Digital outputs

1 RCA coaxial S/PDIF up to 24 bit 192 kHz
1 optical S/PDIF up to 24 bit 96 kHz
Digital inputs

2x RCA coaxial S/PDIF up to 24 bit 192 kHz
2x optical S/PDIF up to 24 bit 96 kHz
Power requirement

Mains voltages 90-250VAC 50-60Hz universal
Power Consumption 20 Watts maximum (blue PWR LED lit)
Less than 0.5W in standby (orange STBY LED lit)

Unit only, unboxed 18.62 kg (41 lbs)
in shipping carton 26.12 kg (571/2 lbs)

Wide 483 mm (19”)
Height on standard flat feet 190 mm (7
Height on pointed feet 212 mm (8
Depth (front to back) including terminals 395 mm (153/4”)
Included accessories

IEC type mains lead 10-Amp type
Remote control Nu-Vista Integrated remote
Batteries LR03 or AAA, manganese alkaline type 2 off