Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista DAC

£9,999.00 inc. VAT

Trade-in available.

The massive and powerful Nu-Nista DAC by Musical Fidelity is their flagship high-end Digital-to-Analogue Converter.

Featuring upsampling, reclocking, oversampling bypass, silent transformers, plus balanced Class A Nuvistor output stage.

Available in Black or Silver finish.



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Nu-Vista DAC

The incredible Nu-Vista DAC by Musical Fidelity is a seriously high-end DAC with Upsampling and Balanced Class A Nuvistor Output Stage.

Nu-Vista DAC is the new flagship DAC from MF, built around the critically acclaimed ESS 32-bit HyperStream II DAC architecture. The Nu-Vista DAC incorporates the famous Nuvistor circuitry, each channel having a fully balanced stage of Nuvistor 7586 triode tubes involved in a discrete Class A amplifier buffer.

It features RCA and XLR outputs, 3 x optical and 1 x coax SPDIF inputs, 1 x USB and 1 x AES/EBU inputs. A I2S input is also there, for a future yet to be announced Nu-Vista CD Player.

Twin Sabre ESS Chips

Building on knowledge and experience with Sabre ESS chips, the Nu-Vista DAC uses 2 x ES9038Q2M chips in dual-differential mode for a pristine dual-mono design.

Thanks to these converters, the Nu-Vista DAC supports up to 768 kHz files in PCM and DSD256 via DoP and native DSD512 via USB, covering any digital file you can buy or stream. The SPDIF inputs are greatly improved as well, now supporting MQA (up to 384 kHz) and DSD (DoP 64) as well.

Dual Regulator

Musical Fidelity utilise an extremely low-noise, low-dropout regulator designed specifically for high performance audio systems and optimised for high-resolution audio thanks to its revolutionary dual-regulator architecture.

Jitter Eliminator

The inclusion of a Time Domain Jitter Eliminator results in superb SNR and THD+N performance with unbelievably detailed transient response. Digital audio is the art of time, with a proprietary clock design which manages unrivalled jitter rates of below 100 femtoseconds.

This outperforms many renowned and respected audiophile clock generators. Other advances in the DAC section include optional upsampling and re-clocking and an oversampling bypass mode.

Huge Processing Power

The 16-core XMOS and CPLD MAX II Altera processors ensure there is always enough headroom for these operations, the digital filters, including a new proprietary filter for optimum transient response, and the MQA processing.

Heroic Construction

Like all Nu-Vistas, their mechanical construction is uncompromisingly rigid and solid in typical
Musical Fidelity tradition. Front panel and side panels are milled from extruded aluminium profiles and are extremely massive.

The NuVista DAC is basically immune against the effects of vibration from the environment. The same can be said about electromagnetic immunity. The massive aluminium case acts as a Faraday cage. It protects the incredibly sensitive internals against outer electromagnetic fields.

Solid Nu-Vista Remote

Also included is the Nu-Vista remote control which is a solid re-imagination of usual remote controls. Machined from solid, it has the same feel as front panel of the unit, has a powerful beam, and runs off easily replaceable AAA batteries.


  • DAC Circuit: 32 bit Hyperstream II.
  • DAC Chip: 2x ES9038Q2M (dual differential).
  • Low Noise Nu-Vista Class A circuitry.
  • 8 x 7586 Nuvistors in balanced buffer output circuit.
  • 16-core XMOS and CPLD MAX II Altera processors.
  • Switchable Advanced Reclocking.
  • Switchable Upsampling
  • Oversampling Bypass.
  • Selectable digital filters with proprietary optimum transient filter.
  • Full Hardware MQA Decoding for USB and SPDIF inputs.
  • Roon Tested.
  • Super Silent Power Transformer.
  • Discrete input power filtering and DC blocking circuitry.
  • Optional connection for external Nu-Vista Uni PSU upgrade (sold separately).
  • Colour display with digital playback information, clear selected input and volume display.
  • Dimmable display.
  • Nu-Vista Remote Control (Front panel in your hand).


  • DAC
  • DAC Chip: 2 x ES9038Q2M (dual mono) with 8 x digital filter
  • Frequency Response: -0.5 dB at 10 Hz and 20 kHz
  • Total Correlated Jitter: <100 femtoseconds
  • Linearity: <0.5 dB down to -130 dB
  • Channel Separation: > 130 dB at 10 kHz @ 0 dBFS
  • SNR: < 120 dB A-wt. at 1 kHz @ 0 dBFS
  • THD+N: < 0,003 % at 1 kHz @ 0 dBFS
  • Digital Inputs
  • 1 x USB input (USB Audio Class 2 requires USB 2.0 or higher on computer)
  • USB PCM Sample Rates: Up to 768 kHz
  • USB DSD Support: Up to DSD256 via DoP and native DSD512
  • MQA Support: Full MQA decoding by hardware
  • 3 x Optical Input: Up to 24-bit / PCM 192 kHz, MQA 384 kHz, DoP DSD 64
  • 1 x Coaxial Input: Up to 24-bit / PCM 192 kHz, MQA 384 kHz, DoP DSD 64
  • 1 x AES/EBU Input: Up to 24-bit / PCM 192 kHz, MQA 384 kHz, DoP DSD 64
  • Analogue Outputs
  • 1 pair line level RCA fix / var @ 2 V RMS at 0 dBFS
  • 1 pair line level XLR fix / var @ 4 V RMS at 0 dBFS
  • Output Impedance: < 10 ohms
  • General
  • Mains Voltages: 115 / 230 V AC 50/60 Hz (factory pre-set); 100 V AC 50/60 Hz (alternative)
  • Consumption: 40 Watts Max, <0.5 W Standby (orange LED ON)
  • Trigger In / Out
  • Power connections for optional Nu-Vista Uni PSU (sold separately)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 483 x 188 x 510 mm
  • Weight: 21.5 kg net / 29.5 kg in shipping box


  • 1 x Nu-Vista DAC.
  • 1 x Remote Control.
  • 1 x Mains Power Cable.
  • 1 x Documentation.

Full Musical Fidelity Range Available

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More Information

Additional information

Weight 21.5 kg
Dimensions 51.0 × 48.3 × 18.8 cm

Black, Silver

Purchase Options

Home Delivery, Click & Collect, Trade-In Available


Musical Fidelity

Musical Fidelity have been designing and manufacturing hi-fi electronics for over thirty years, and are proud to have become one of the best-known brands in the audio industry.

The company are driven by a passion for wonderful music and the challenge of world-class engineering. Musical Fidelity approach each new design by looking for the absolute best solution to any given challenge, and embrace new technologies in their designs as well as developing more traditional methods for even greater performance.

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