Musical Fidelity NuVista CD Player

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The Nu-Vista CD is the perfect match for the highly acclaimed Nu-Vista 800 integrated.  We have designed it with exactly the same sonic parameters as the Nu-Vista 800.  Being a Musical Fidelity product it has impeccable technical performance.  Very low distortion, very low noise, excellent linearity and superlative phase response. The build quality and aesthetic design match the Nu-Vista 800 precisely.

But the important thing is the sound.  Just like the Nu-Vista 800 the Nu-Vista CD player produces an exquisite warm, full sound stage that is at once convincing and enveloping.  It is utterly neutral and faithful to what’s on the disc but transmits it with a delicacy of sensibility and firmness of musical communication that is a joy to hear.  When Nu-Vista 800 and Nu-Vista CD player are used together the sound is beautiful.  You can hear everything that was recorded but with a backlit and sort of glowing quality that makes the music almost jump alive in front of you.

The Nu-Vista series are a passionate labour of love for all of us at Musical Fidelity.  We hope that at least you get a chance to hear this combo because we consider it the ultimate expression of our art.

NuVista CD Player In Brief

A work of audio art using our incredible Nu-Vistor circuit
CD player and digital hub
Multiple digital inputs – 2 x coax, 2 x optical
Cutting edge technical performance with the magic of Nu-Vistors
Very low jitter
Superb design, Heroic build quality



Output impedance 50 ohms balanced or single ended
Output, digital 0dB level XLR output - 4.4V R.M.S. balanced nominal
RCA output - 2.2V R.M.S. single ended nominal
DAC - Balanced and single-ended outputs

DAC circuit 32 bit Delta-Sigma (bit stream) dual differential 8x over-sampling
Total correlated jitter <135 p="" peak="" picoseconds="" to="">
Linearity <0 -96db="" .1db="" down="" p="" to="">


Frequency response 10Hz to 20 kHz -0.2dB max.
Channel separation >105dB 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Signal-to-noise ratio >117dB “a”- wtd.
Total harmonic distortion <0 .003="" 10hz="" 20="" khz="" p="" to="">


Line level outputs

1 pair line level RCA connectors, left and right outputs
1 pair line level XLR connectors, left and right outputs

Digital outputs

1 RCA coaxial S/PDIF up to 24 bit 192 kHz
1 optical S/PDIF up to 24 bit 96 kHz

Digital inputs

2x RCA coaxial S/PDIF up to 24 bit 192 kHz
2x optical S/PDIF up to 24 bit 96 kHz

Power requirement

Mains voltages 90-250VAC 50-60Hz universal
Power Consumption 20 Watts maximum (blue PWR LED lit)
Less than 0.5W in standby (orange STBY LED lit)


Unit only, unboxed 18.62 kg (41 lbs)
in shipping carton 26.12 kg (571/2 lbs)


Wide 483 mm (19”)
Height on standard flat feet 190 mm (7⅓”)
Height on pointed feet 212 mm (8⅓”)
Depth (front to back) including terminals 395 mm (153/4”)
Included accessories

IEC type mains lead 10-Amp type
Remote control Nu-Vista Integrated remote
Batteries LR03 or AAA, manganese alkaline type 2 off