Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista Vinyl 2 Phono Stage

£9,999.00 inc. VAT

Trade-in available.

The new flagship phono stage by Musical Fidelity. Nu-Vista Vinyl 2 has no practical audible noise and virtually zero distortion even at the highest levels of amplification.

You cannot overload its input or output and you can load your cartridge perfectly. It brings the artist’s intent, emotions and passion to your ears and heart.

Available in Black or Silver finish.



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Nu-Vista Vinyl 2

The Nu-Vista Vinyl 2 is the new flagship of Musical Fidelity phono preamplifiers.

Vinyl 2 is an ultra-high performance, highly accurate phono MM/MC phono preamplifier with a discrete Class A Nuvistor tube stage. Beautifully designed and executed with massive casework, MF set out to make a phono stage without any practical limits.

It is designed in such a way to ensure you cannot overload the input stage or encounter any practical limitations in the output driving capacity. Its purpose is singular, to be a conduit for music. It exists to faithfully convey the artist‘s intent, their emotions, the passion directly to your ears and heart.

Discrete + Fully Balanced

Compared to its predecessor, the Nu-Vista Vinyl, the Vinyl 2 now features discrete and fully balanced audio circuitry on the inside. The phono pre-amplification contains three gain stages powered by fully Class A discrete transistor circuitry.

The EQ stage doesn’t cut any corners either. Completely passive and in two separate stages (split-passive) – this is more costly to design and implement but ensures the most accurate representation of the ideal EQ curve.

Split passive equalization allows for better impedance matching and lower deviation from the ideal EQ. In addition to the standard RIAA curve, MF have implemented the two less common DECCA and COLOMBIA curves as well.

Perfect Separation

Audio signals from the phono preamplifier go to a separate board for each channel, with a fully balanced discrete class A Nuvistor stage. The clean PCB layout and purpose driven design guarantee lowest possible noise and distortion with low output impedance.

RCA and XLR outputs both have their own individual stages allowing you to use them simultaneously. The Nu-Vista Vinyl 2 uses the same display technology and redesigned front panel as all other recent Nu-Vista additions.

Cartridge Loading

Each of its single-ended RCA or balanced XLR inputs can be individually set for either MM/MC and loading. Each input also then remembers its own settings.

Very large ranges from 40dB (voltage amplification by 100x) up to 69dB (voltage amplification by 3690x) are possible. The gain is cleanly switched using signal relays and you can see the big increase in amplification is why a phono preamp must be incredibly silent (a fully balanced design makes a big difference here) to handle amplification levels this high. Input capacitance and impedance are switched by using JFET transistors.

A costly, yet technically extremely sophisticated implementation, it allows the Nu-Vista Vinyl 2 to be matched with any cartridges and perfectly integrated it into the rest of your Hifi system.

No Practical Limitations

By that criteria the Nu-Vista Vinyl 2 is perfect. It has no practical audible noise even at the highest levels of amplification. It doesn‘t really have distortion. You cannot overload its input or output and you can load your cartridge perfectly. It brings the artist’s intent, emotions and passion to your ears and heart.


  • Fully balanced and discrete design.
  • 3-part gain stage with Class A circuitry.
  • Split-passive RIAA, DECCA, COLUMBIA equalisation.
  • Two-step subsonic filter (Switchable: OFF – Mild – Standard).
  • Low Noise Nu-Vista Class A circuitry.
  • 8 x 7586 Nuvistors in balanced buffer circuit.
  • MM (40, 43 dB) & MC (60, 63 dB) capable with +6 dB option for each gain setting.
  • Separate output and input stages – connect multiple inputs and outputs simultaneously.
  • Super Silent Power Transformer.
  • Discrete input power filtering and DC blocking circuitry.
  • 2 x RCA inputs.
  • 2 x balanced XLR input.
  • 1 x RCA output.
  • 1 x balanced XLR output.
  • Optional connection for external Nu-Vista Uni PSU (sold separately).
  • Colour display with loading settings and clear selected input.
  • Load settings stored for each input.
  • Dimmable display.
  • Nu-Vista Remote Control.


  • MM
  • Gain at XLR Outputs: 40 dB, 43 dB, 46 dB, 49 dB
  • Frequency Response: +0.2 dB, -0.2 dB
  • Input Sensitivity: 5 mV IN for 500 mV OUT (at 40 dB, 1 kHz)
  • Input Impedance: 47 kohm
  • Input Capacitance: 50-400 pF selectable
  • THD @ 1 kHz: <0.005 %
  • Overload Margin: 32 dB
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: >110 dB, A-wt @ 40 dB
  • MC
  • Gain at XLR Outputs: 60 dB, 63 dB, 66 dB, 69 dB
  • Frequency Response: +0.2 dB, -0.25 dB
  • Input Sensitivity: 500 uV IN for 500 mV OUT (at 60 dB, 1 kHz)
  • Input Impedance: 5 ohm to 47 kohm selectable
  • Input Capacitance: 400 pF fixed
  • THD @ 1 kHz: <0.008 %
  • Overload Margin: 32 dB
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: >98 dB, A-wt @ 60 dB
  • Features
  • Subsonic Filters: Off, Mild (IEC), Standard (@ 20 Hz with 18 dB/octave)
  • Inputs / Outputs
  • Inputs: 2 x RCA, 2 x XLR
  • 1 x RCA output, unbalanced, left and right, 500 mV nom, 10 V max
  • 1 x XLR output, balanced, left and right, 1 V nom, 20 V max
  • Power
  • Mains: 115 / 230 V AC 50/60 Hz (factory pre-set); 100 V AC 50/60 Hz (alternative)
  • Consumption: 40 Watts max, <0.5 W in standby (orange LED ON)
  • Connections for optional Nu-Vista Uni PSU (sold separately)
  • General
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 483 x 188 x 510 mm
  • Weight: 22 kg net / 30 kg in shipping box


  • 1 x Nu-Vista Phono 2.
  • 1 x Remote Control.
  • 1 x Mains Power Cable.
  • 1 x Documentation.

Full Musical Fidelity Range Available

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Additional information

Weight 22.0 kg
Dimensions 51.3 × 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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