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Here is your chance to own a very rare, extensively upgraded Musical Fidelity Tri-Vista 21 Tube DAC, in pristine, unmarked condition. Priced @ just $1595.
Make no mistake, this is a very serious piece of gear. Only 1500 of these were made and this Tri-Vista 21 comes from my personal collection.
In many ways and end-game product when it was designed, very few CD players or DACs for that matter are built like this beast. This weighs more than most amplifiers, has a massive power supply, built-in choke filtering of the mains and circuitry and engineering that would shame most $10,000 DACs and CD players.
This is a late production unit, numbered 1419/1500.
Specifications, courtesy of Musical Fidelity:
DAC architecture: 24-bit Delta-Sigma (Bitstream), dual-differential, 8 times oversampling, 96/192kHz switchable
Sampling frequencies: 8 to 108kHz
Data types: 16, 20, 24 bit word lengths
Inputs: RCA 75W, S/PDIF, TOSLINK optical
Outputs: RCA left and right analog audio, RCA digital loop out
Output impedance: 50 Ohms
Frequency response: 10Hz to 20kHz ± 0.0dB
Signal/noise ratio: 114dB “A”- weighted
Total harmonic distortion: < 0.0025% 10Hz to 20kHz
Total correlated jitter: < 135pS
Channel separation: < 109dB 20Hz to 20kHz
Linearity: < 0.2dB down to -100dB
Audio output at digital 0dB level: 2.17 Volts RMS at 1kHz nominal
Power requirements: 100, 115 or 230Volts AC 50/60Hz, 30 Watts
Dimensions: 440mm wide, 105mm high, 375mm deep
Weight: 13.15kg, 29lbs, unit only
Musical Fidelity provide a link to the owner’s manual here.
The Tri-Vista 21 is an extraordinary DAC, upsampling all digital signals to either 96kHz or 192kHz. It features a very impressive class-A 5703 miniature triode tube output stage and superb 13.5kg battleship-like construction. Seriously, I’ve never seen or worked on a DAC that’s better built.
The LED lit feet glow red at first, then amber and finally blue to indicate that the unit is fully warmed up and sounding at its best.
Upgrades and New Parts
Where do I start? I’ve installed a new, matched set of 5703 output tubes, new socketed op-amps, new laboratory-grade electrolytic capacitors, new Siemens mil-spec decoupling capacitors, ERO coupling capacitors, CMC silver RCA connectors and more. Literally dozens and dozens of premium parts from my stock went straight into this DAC!
Check out my video and article and to find out about the extensive modifications I’ve made to this unit. Suffice it to say that this would have to be the best sounding Tri-Vista 21 out there, and this was already an extraordinary DAC.
As always, this unit is immaculate, in virtually unmarked, pristine condition. The value of parts and modifications alone is around $1000. Fully insured shipping to anywhere is available, using Pack and Send.
Priced to sell at just $1750, don’t miss this opportunity to own this rare and legendary upgraded Tri-Vista 21 Upsampling Tube DAC.