Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista 600 Integrated Amplifier
Serial #VNO-0058. Has some minor scuffs on the top/center of faceplate but is otherwise in excellent shape. Includes original box, remote, and manual.
This beautifully built amp is essential the same as the legendary NuVista 800 but with less elaborate metalwork and "only" 200 W per channel. It combines nuvistor technology with surface-mount technology and CAD/CAM PCB concepts. Like its big brother the NuVista 600 has extraordinary technical and sonic performance.
For Musical Fidelity, designing the NuVista 600 was a labour of passion and love. It has tried to achieve the absolute maximum performance from every part of the circuit.
The NuVista 600 integrated offers full-on, high-end performance, in a beautiful, relatively compact package, and gives a comfortable 200 W per channel.
Nuvistor tubes were invented in the 1950s to solve some shortcomings of conventional tubes. 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
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 600’s technical performance is astonishing.
Power output: 220 W per channel into 8 ohm
THD (+ noise): <0.005 % typical 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio: >103 dB ‘A’ - weighted
Frequency Response: +0, –0.1 dB, 10 Hz to 30 kHz
Inputs: 4x Line Level RCA / Phono, 1x Line Level XLR Balanced
Outputs: 1 pair line level RCA connectors, constant level Line outputs, 1 pair line level RCA connectors, preamp outputs for e.g. bi-amping
Dimensions - WxHxD (mm): 483 x 187* x 510, *212mm on included optional pointed feet
Weight (unpacked / packed): 34 kg / 45 kg