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lupodwdm
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Question about Musical Fidelity X-10 v3 MU-VISTA Tube Buffer

Forgive me if this is not the right forum for this question, but it didn't seem to fit into any other. I just purchased a X-10 v3 MU-VISTA TUBE BUFFER based on quite a number of good reviews (They said it was stereophile "A" rated but I could not find the acutal review). I was wondering if anyone here has hear it or has any experence with it. i.e. Sound impressions, things to watch out for, tweaks, etc. Thanks!

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Re: Question about Musical Fidelity X-10 v3 MU-VISTA Tube Buffer

I've had mine for over a year. Couldn't be happier with it. I prefer a warmer sound, and that's what it does to my CD player (the Musical Fidelity XRay).
One important tweak: buy the XPSUv3 - outboard power supply - to go with it. It kicks everything up a notch. Like everything else, you want to try at home before you buy.

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Re: Question about Musical Fidelity X-10 v3 MU-VISTA Tube Buffer

How does it work if put between the preamp and power amp with phono, tape and CD input?

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Re: Question about Musical Fidelity X-10 v3 MU-VISTA Tube Buffer

Never tried it there. I've only CD and phono sources, and I'm happy with the analog the way it is.

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Re: Question about Musical Fidelity X-10 v3 MU-VISTA Tube Buffer

I have a sense that the results you hear in various configurations are too system-specific to be taken as general rules. I've tried it between pre- and power amp in my brother's solid-state system but really, Cheapskate nailed this one. It's best between a CD player and pre-amp (I have it between a Sony NC555ES used only for SACD playback and a BAT VK-3i and it's terrific) but the outboard power supply is a must. This of course doubles the price but since one power supply can feed three MF components it's a good buy if you're thinking of adding the X-CANv3 headphone amp or another MF piece in the future.

Roy E.

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