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Experience audio like never before with the Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista DAC. Designed for the most discerning audiophiles, this flagship DAC incorporates state-of-the-art digital processing and vintage Nuvistor tube technology, offering an unmatched combination of modern precision and warm, enveloping sound. Visit our showroom at Len Wallis Audio for a live demonstration and immerse yourself in the unparalleled audio fidelity of the Nu-Vista DAC.


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Introduction to Nu-Vista DAC by Musical Fidelity

Discover the pinnacle of digital audio technology with the Nu-Vista DAC from Musical Fidelity, now available at Len Wallis Audio. This exceptional DAC blends cutting-edge digital innovations with the revered warmth of Nuvistor tube technology, creating a sound experience that is both profoundly accurate and emotionally engaging. For a true auditory exploration, we invite you to our showroom for a personalized demonstration of this remarkable component.

Revolutionary Design and Technology

The Nu-Vista DAC features a sophisticated design centered around the ESS 32-bit HyperStream II DAC architecture, renowned for its extreme fidelity and accuracy. Dual ES9038Q2M chips operate in a fully balanced dual mono configuration, ensuring pristine sound through advanced digital processing capable of handling up to 768 kHz PCM and native DSD512 files.

Each channel of the DAC benefits from a discrete Class A amplifier buffer, utilizing the iconic 7586 Nuvistor triode tubes. This vintage technology is famed for its reliability and sonic purity, providing a lush, detailed soundstage that reveals the nuanced textures of your music.

Advanced Features for the Audiophile

The Nu-Vista DAC doesn’t just play music; it transforms it. With features like selectable upsampling and advanced reclocking, you can tailor your listening experience to your preferences. The device offers an oversampling bypass mode for ultra-high-resolution audio files, delivering sound that is as true to the original recording as possible. The inclusion of eight digital filters, including a proprietary optimal transient filter, allows for customization of the sound profile to suit any genre or recording style.

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Build Quality and Components

Musical Fidelity is known for its commitment to build quality, and the Nu-Vista DAC is no exception. The chassis, crafted from milled aluminium, provides both an elegant aesthetic and functional benefits, such as vibration resistance and electromagnetic immunity. This attention to detail ensures that the DAC operates in an optimal audio environment, free from external disturbances that might color the sound.


Musical Fidelity’s Legacy and Expertise

The Nu-Vista series represents Musical Fidelity’s ongoing passion for combining historical audio techniques with contemporary technology. Nu-Vista tubes, a critical component of this DAC, offer exceptional stability and sound quality, historically used in professional recording equipment from the golden age of audio.

Connectivity and Usability

With a comprehensive range of inputs and outputs, including USB, SPDIF, AES/EBU, and I2S, the Nu-Vista DAC is ready to integrate seamlessly into any high-end audio system. The device is also Roon Tested for easy integration with digital libraries and streaming services. The color display provides clear playback information, and the included remote control ensures easy adjustments from your listening position.

Invitation for a Demonstration

To fully appreciate the capabilities of the Nu-Vista DAC, we warmly invite you to visit Len Wallis Audio for an exclusive demonstration. Experience firsthand how this DAC can transform your audio system with its unparalleled clarity, dynamic range, and musicality. Whether you’re a longtime audiophile or new to high-end audio, the Nu-Vista DAC is sure to impress and inspire.


In a merging of past and present, the Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista DAC stands out as a testament to the power of combining classic audio principles with modern technology. Its impeccable design, user-focused features, and robust build quality make it a must-have for anyone serious about their sound. Visit us at Len Wallis Audio, and let the Nu-Vista DAC reintroduce you to your music collection, revealing hidden details and a depth of sound you’ve never heard before.

Reviews worth reading
It combines exceptional detail with subtlety and a smooth delivery, always seeming to convey the character, atmosphere and feel of your music.


“It delivered some of the most natural music I have experienced at home. The performance of these components is exemplary. The top components available in their price range.”



Nu-Vista DAC – Specifications
  • DAC chip: 2x ES9038Q2M (dual mono) with 8x digital filter
  • Frequency response: -0.5dB at 10Hz and 20kHz
  • Total correlated jitter: <100 femtoseconds
  • Linearity: <0.5dB down to -130dB
  • Channel separation: < 130dB at 10kHz @ 0dBFS
  • SNR: > 120dB “A”-wt. at 1kHz @ 0dBFS
  • THD+N: < 0.003% at 1kHz @ 0dBFS
Digital Inputs
  • 1x USB input: USB Audio Class 2 requires USB 2.0 or higher on computer
  • USB PCM sample rates: up to 768kHz
  • USB DSD support: up to DSD256 via DoP and native DSD512
  • MQA support: full MQA decoding by hardware
  • 3x Optical input: up to 24bit / PCM 192kHz, MQA 384kHz, DoP DSD 64
  • 1x Coaxial input: up to 24bit / PCM 192kHz, MQA 384kHz, DoP DSD 64
  • 1x AES/EBU input: up to 24bit / PCM 192kHz, MQA 384kHz, DoP DSD 64
Analog Outputs
  • 1 pair line level RCA fix/var @ 2V RMS at 0dBFS
  • 1 pair line level XLR fix/var @ 4V RMS at 0dBFS
  • Output impedance: < 10 ohms
Power Requirement
  • Mains voltages: 115/230VAC 50/60Hz (factory pre-set); 100VAC 50/60Hz (alternative)
  • Consumption: 40 Watts maximum, <0.5 W in standby (orange LED ON)
General Information
  • Trigger In/Out
  • Power connections for optional Nu-Vista Uni PSU (sold separately)
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 483 x 188 x 510 mm
  • Weight: 21.5 kg net / 29.5 kg in shipping box
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