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Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista 800.2 bags Stereonet Award!

Stereonet's Chris Frankland reviewed Musical Fidelity's mighty new Nu-Vista 800.2 Integrated Amplifier, plonking a shiny "Applause Award" on its prow, for all to know this is a beast to be reckoned with. Renowned for its legacy in producing top-tier amplifiers, the brand delivers a harmonious blend of power and precision in this latest release… Click the link above to see full product details and finds link to full review.

Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista 800.2 Integrated Amplifier, recipient of the Stereonet Applause Award, displaying its award badge and sophisticated front design.

The Nu-Vista 800.2 boasts a hybrid design—seamlessly integrating a valve preamplifier stage with solid-state dual-mono power amps. Noteworthy are the four Nuvistor valves in the preamp section, adding an element of reliability and enhanced performance to the amplifier. this amplifier caters to the demands of even the most discerning audiophiles.

"The 800.2 does not skimp when it comes to power, boasting a woofer-wobbling, window-rattling 330 watts into 8 ohms, 500 watts into 4 ohms and 1,000 watt peaks into 2 ohms!"

Elevated view of Musical Fidelity's Nu-Vista 800.2 showcasing its robust build and distinctive heat vents on the top.

In terms of aesthetics, the Nu-Vista 800.2 strikes a balance between power and elegance. The minimalist front panel, adorned with a central display and rotary knobs, complements the robust 41 kg milled aluminum profile. The Nuvistor valves, visible through a carefully crafted perforated screen, add a touch of sophistication to the overall design.

The Nu-Vista 800.2 Integrated Amplifier featuring illuminated valves, representing the fusion of classic and modern audio technology.

"Its front panel is tastefully minimalist, dominated by the large central display flanked by two large rotary knobs."

"A nice touch is that illumination under the front panel's front edge shines down onto the surface underneath the amp. It starts out red and changes to blue when the valves are hot to trot!"

"It proved easy to use and showed no annoying quirks."

Close-up view of the Musical Fidelity logo on the Nu-Vista 800.2, symbolizing high-end audio craftsmanship.

During rigorous listening tests, the Nu-Vista 800.2 showcased an unparalleled balance of musical coherence and dynamic drive. Competing admirably with other amplifiers in its price range, the Nu-Vista 800.2 emerges not only as a powerhouse but as a masterpiece in sonic engineering.

"The first thing that strikes you about the sound of this amplifier is its detail, openness and articulation."

"The way it picked out the guitars in the introduction to 'Lo Siento Mi Vida' from Linda Ronstadt's superb 'Hasten Down the Wind' album was very impressive."

"Steel guitar was convincingly handled, while the bass line was deep, tuneful and tight, without any sloppiness."

"I was pleased to hear the finesse and poise of the 800.2 on drums and percussion"

Side perspective of the Nu-Vista 800.2 highlighting its finned heat sink design and solid, structured build for optimal performance.

For audiophiles seeking an amplifier that seamlessly marries power with precision, Musical Fidelity's Nu-Vista 800.2 stands as a testament to the brand's commitment to delivering an extraordinary auditory experience. With its exceptional sound quality and refined design, this amplifier is not just an audio device; it's a symbol of musical sophistication and innovation.

"The combination of excellent detail resolution, plus great rhythmic and dynamic drive, is pretty special!"

"Capable of driving even the most demanding loudspeakers with ease to high volumes and in large rooms, this amplifier promises much and almost over-delivers."

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Back panel of the Nu-Vista 800.2, displaying its array of high-quality audio connectors and inputs for versatile connectivity.

Nu-Vista 800.2 Integrated Amplifier viewed from the front, focusing on its sleek control knobs and detailed visual display.


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