Nu-Vista DAC and Vinyl 2

New vistas

Musical Fidelity must have read out minds when we recently reviewed its Nu-Vista pre/power amps and speculated that more standalone source components must surely be in the works.

As hot off the hifi press comes the news of a new dedicated DAC and phono stage.

Nu-Vista DAC

Armed with eight 7586 output nuvistor devices, the Nu-Vista DAC is built around an ESS 32-bit HyperStream II circuit with two ES9038Q2M DAC chips in dual differential mode, making it a dual-mono design.

Nu-Vista DAC with lid removed

Support is on offer for LPCM up to 32-bit/768kHz (MQA 384kHz) and DSD to 256 via DoP (DSD over PCM), and native DSD512 via USB.

Alongside USB sits three optical, one coaxial S/PDIF and one AES/EBU input, while both line-level (RCA) and balanced (XLR) outputs are offer.

Nu-Vista Vinyl 2

Also sporting eight 7586 valves, Nu-Vista Vinyl 2 is the range’s dedicated phono stage.

Nu-Vista Vinyl 2

It comes boasting fully balanced inputs, outputs and circuits plus eight gain settings alongside a wide range of capacitance and impedance settings for both moving magnet and moving coil cartridges.

Priced at £9,999 each in black or silver, find out more at Musical Fidelity.




Tantilizing trio