NVA Reviews (THIS THREAD IS ONLY FOR STASHING REVIEWS)

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Karlsushi at The WAM...

"Just remembered another stand-out system that I should have mentioned above, the NVA room. NVA integrated (which uses a passive pre section of course) driving their new 'Cube' speakers.

Really distinctive and smart-looking little stand-mount speakers (should have taken a photo). Upward-firing bass units and really impressive 'speaker disappearing' trick going on. A lovely natural presentation and one definitely worth checking out for those looking for something a bit different to the usual '2 drivers on the front of a box' stand-mount design. Think they will be on general sale soon at £4.5k. not cheap, but worth looking into if you're in the market for something at that price."

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Martin, via Facebook

I'm a very recent convert to the NVA family - after years enjoying my Axiom Alchemist I took the plunge and found another level of sound. The customer service and response to questions is far beyond anything I have experienced before (the only people who come close are Lillienthal Berlin - if you want a watch, give them a look). My system now consists of Rega P3 (2005) / Exact / Fono MM Mk5 into the NVA amps then onto Wharfdale Pacific floorstanders. I can definitely live with this for many years.
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What to say? I had a fairly modest setup powered by the Cyrus II on Pro Ac floor standers with a.n. other cabling. TBH I was quite happy with it but, following endless hours of reading and listening I still have a modest ( in terms of cost) system. This one however is powered by NVA and is in no way modest in terms of listening experience..... it sparkles way beyond its value. The integrated amp came first followed by the interconnects and the really big improvement thereafter came with the upgrade to speaker cables with the NVA version 6. Where to go from here? The addition of the BMU also brought its sonic influence to bear and then finally the phono and headphone amps. For me the overall description would be clean. I like clean. I hear music and the track subtleties and take joy and enjoyment every time I settle down to new or old tracks. My setup, at the price, really is a delight.
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Richard, by email

Started with many other brands - Cyrus, Arcam etc and then heard ap50 mono blocks and realised what I was missing.

Started with NVA AP50s and passive pre-amp kots before trading them in a few years later for some refurbished statement amps (TDS), passive pre and CD player (TTS), sound pipes and LS1. The deal was too good to pass.

The CD has recently expired due to mechanical wear on the mid 90s mechanism and cap failures on mother board but the power supplies, rectifier and dac still work perfectly. Until I decide how to resurrect these components with some form of streamer or other digital input, I’m just using a cheap BT AirPlay streamer from my Apple Music and it still sounds amazing with my Wilmslow Audio speakers (volt and morel drivers).

Give them an audition for sure.

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By email (translated from Italian)

I have been owning an ap 20 since 1989 and it is still working.

On my shelves there have been amps to try at the same price, I also have a triple price but for my ears there is no comparison !! Then now in the last two years because of the covid I had the time to build myself some speakers in the transmission line with KEF kit and so I decided to buy s80 with sl3 cables I have the show biampl !!

Then lately I bought used an ap 30 and cd50 the player has been used very little so it works that it is a show for the ap 30 instead I think I will buy a short full update finally I can only say hurray NVA

https://nvahifi.co.uk/products/nva-s80- ... -amplifier

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G.B. by email

I've finally forced myself to stop making the neighbours listen to my music this evening after installing the new speaker cable lengths.
I must ask how much pixie dust and unicorn horn was mixed in, because the system now has a significantly wider, taller and deeper soundstage than yesterday!! I've had a great evening listening to a wide range of tunes, from 1964 Cliff Richard to Linton Kwesi Johnson, Laurie Anderson, Jethro Tull, and revisiting Dark Side Of The Moon. I'm really not sure where this extra lift has come from, but by heck I'm hugely pleased.

View the range of NVA speaker cables: https://nvahifi.co.uk/collections/speaker-cables
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