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Musical Fidelity Tri-Vista 300
2 Reviews
rating  5 of 5
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Description: <ul> <li>Voltage RMS 53 Volts 20Hz to 20kHz</li> <li>Peak 150 Volts</li> <li>Power 350 Watts per channel into 8 Ohms</li> <li>600 Watts per channel into 4 Ohms</li> <li>Peak-to-peak output current 96 Amps</li> <li>Damping Factor 210</li> <li>Output devices per channel 8</li> <li>Pre-output impedance 50 Ohms</li> </ul>


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Will Lowe a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: May 19, 2010

Bottom Line:   
This is an excellent choice for listeners with audiophile-grade source gear and revealing apeakers. It is truly neutral sonically, and with its gobs of power easily drives very demanding speaker loads. This was my first truly audiophile integrated amp after decades of using high-end separates from Audio Research, Air Tight, Classe and others. Overall, this Musical Fidelity integrated is superior to anything else I've tried.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2003



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by LuisGCA a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: October 18, 2007

Bottom Line:   
This is one of the best integrated amplifiers ever made, period.

The Tri-Vista is phisically divided in two sectors: power suplly unit and the Amplifier itself. These two units are linked by three cables: 1 for signal and 2 main power cables providing all the required energy to drive the massive power of the amplification section. The complete set weights more than 40kg, so a good and stable rack will be a must to place ths jewel.

In terms of design we can find two major wheels in the front panel: one for volume, the second is the source sellector. I personally love the constrast between the plated face and the blue lights of the unit: 4 small leds indication that the tri-vista valves are now switched on and the lights in the feet on the units (they turn form orange to blue when the unit is heated for optimum performance - which takes about 20 minutes). At night with low level of light, the Tri-Vistas blue feet look like £1M fantasy.

Regarding to connections, the Tri-Vista allows multiple inputs, including a high quality phono (MM/MC) input. There is also an pre-amplifier to power output and connections for two pairs of speakers.

Once you press the power button, it is necessary to wait about one minute before you can start listening. During this time, place your favourite CD or Vinyl in the player sit and relax. Then... Uauhhh.... the air, the rich detail, the smoothness of the sound is amazing. After a few seconds you are so envolved with this beautiful sound that you instictivelly grab the remote and increase the volume. At that moment you are inveded with a new experience: the authority of the Tri-vista. When the potentiometer is at 10 o'clock (it goes from 7 to 5) your room is fullfilled with an amazing sound but everything is still controlled, the sound is still detailed and envolving. The instruments are still placed properly and the voices are fresh and clear. This state of the art amplifier has the hability to extract the full potential of any speaker, no matter how hard they are to drive.
First time I played the Tri-Vista was like a release of my speakers from the jail. They were playing like they were still packed inside the original card boxes... then the sound came out.

The Musical Fidelity Tri-vista integrated amplifier was classified by Stereophile magazine like one of the three best integrated amplifiers ever made. The main difference is that the other two cost 4 or 5 times more, and no way they play better than this jewel.

To conclude I would like to say that only by the time I tried the MF Tri-Vistas, I realized what is the true role of the amplification in a hi-fi (hi-end) system. If you make an audiction to this Musical Fidelity after reading this review I am sure you will understand what I mean.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   Ebay




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