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Based upon the notorious Nu-Vista 800, the Nu-Vista 800.2 is a huge upgrade from its predecessor. Featuring a new modernised front plate and a completely new display. In addition to all of these aesthetic upgrades, the Nu-Vista 800.2 has a revised power supply circuit and a new remote on/standby feature.
Musical Fidelity reworked the old Nu-Vista circuit to modern practices and it was the first to include the locally decoupled output stage since the TITAN. This involved giving each output device a corresponding high current bulk supply capacitor. These capacitors mounted on the power amplifier PCB, give it a similar appearance to a “V10” engine!
Additionally, mounting such a capacitor near to the each output transistor allows more immediate access to stored energy, with much lower impedance path to flow through. This results in better transient response and coincidently provides a degree of improved ripple filtering at higher currents in conjunction with the supply capacitors situated elsewhere.
The Nu-Vista 800.2 has received a new modernised front plate and a completely new display. It‘s in line with Musical Fidelity's new range of Nu-Vista products. They soon realised they would have to update the power supply circuits and control and electronic on/off control circuitry to adapt for the new display. Happily, this meant they could also add in the missing remote on/standby function as well.
And while Musical Fidelity were already at it, they had their transformers rewound, for lower standing flux, so they are less sensitive to mains DC offset noise. This means a slightly larger (and heavier) transformer which, thankfully, still fits the same casework.
The Nu-Vista 800.2‘s mechanical construction is uncompromisingly rigid and solid in typical Musical Fidelity tradition. Front panel and side panels are milled from extruded aluminium profiles and are extremely massive. The Nu-Vista 800.2 is essentially immune against the effects of vibration from the environment. The same can be said about electro magnetic immunity. The massive aluminium case acts as a Faraday cage. It protects the internals against outer electromagnetic fields, and in the same way, the rest of your Hi-Fi gear against electromagnetic fields generated by the Nu-Vista 800.2.
The Nu-Vista 800.2 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 800.2 projects images between the loudspeakers so that you can almost touch them.
Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista 800.2 Review
"...the amplifier responded with aplomb, ensuring the layered vocals and weighty transients didn’t lose an ounce of their rich, smooth quality as the VU meters on the fascia crept to the right..."
Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista 800.2 Integrated Amplifier Review
"Incredibly well put together and excellent choice of components, with a good central display screen."
Stereonet review the Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista 800.2 Integrated Amplifier
"The 800.2 is a big smoothie then, but this doesn't mean it is dull. The combination of excellent detail resolution, plus great rhythmic and dynamic drive, is pretty special."
When HiFi separates are the name of the game, none do it with quite as much impact as Musical Fidelity. The PRE, PAS and PAM models feature pure HiFi excellence, separated out into one box per task. The result is a physically commanding system with a presence that shouts of your level of seriousness when it comes to your musical reproduction. And this doesn't even consider the sound! The audio performance is truly something to behold, and we try our utmost to find any excuse to hear them - keep an eye out for us at HiFi shows up and down the country.
If you are interested in the Nu-Vista 800.2 and would like to know more, or are building a high-end system and would like some advice, reach out to one of our expert team today.