New Tweaks for Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista Owners
Musical Fidelity has released a limited-edition NuVistor Tube ideal for Musical Fidelity owners looking to tweak and get the best performance from their products.
The sets, limited to just 200 worldwide, contains four selected Nuvistors, which according to the company, “guarantee a perfect interaction and audiophile sound due to their properties.”
RCA invented Nuvistor tubes in the 1950s to solve the many shortcomings of conventional tubes. Unlike them, Nuvistor tubes are said to offer very high reliability, low microphony, low noise, consistency from batch to batch, small size, relatively low power consumption and great technical performance. The tube is made entirely out of metal and ceramic, with the complex manufacturing process requiring special equipment.
According to Musical Fidelity:
Nuvistors are among the highest performing small signal tubes. The results of huge life tests indicate that the lot failure rate per 1.000 hours for the 7586 (type used in MF) is only 0,475% at a confidence level of 95% to 10.000 hours. Unfortunately, just as uses for Nuvistor tubes were being explored, the transistor was invented, and it was 'game over' for Nuvistors.
With the technology lying dormant until about fifteen years ago, 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, they command very high secondhand prices because of their reported “beautiful sound, build quality and longevity.”
The Musical Fidelity Nuvistor tubes are available now for £189 a set (4 tubes).
StereoNET’s Founder and Publisher, born in UK and raised on British Hi-Fi before moving to Australia where he worked as an Engineer in both the audio and mechanical fields.
Get the latest.
Sign up to discover the best news and reviews from StereoNET UK in our FREE Newsletter.
JOIN IN THE DISCUSSION
Want to share your opinion or get advice from other enthusiasts? Then head into the Message Forums where thousands of other enthusiasts are communicating on a daily basis.
CLICK HERE FOR FREE MEMBERSHIP
James Michael Hughes takes this swish new turntable package for a spin…
Justin Choo thinks this prestigious brand has hit the right note with its compact premium wireless speaker…
Transparent Cable's Connoisseur Collection has been re-engineered and upgraded to Generation 6 status
Sony announces its flagship HT-A7000 Dolby Atmos soundbar sporting 360 Reality Audio skills
Sony's HT-A9 wireless four-speaker surround system boasts 360 sound from a dozen phantom speakers
David Price loves the live sound of this compact floorstanding monitor…
Roksan announces its next-gen Attessa range developed and engineered in the UK.
James Michael Hughes finds that less is more with this novel new compact subwoofer...
Wilson Benesch GMT One System turntable innovation continues with public launch planned for 2022
Pro-Ject launches the upgraded Debut PRO turntable with Pick-IT PRO cartridge to mark company's 30th...