Would you be able to give more details about its sound? And your associated equipment , as well?
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I agree with you in regard to both sound quality of Musica Pristina Virtuoso player I recently obtained as well as the quality of support from the company too. I will admit that the user interface is so simple and pleasure to use that I did not bother them too much to test limits of their patience.
I feel that "Member Reviews" is more appropriate location for this one(and any other review) but still thank you. Sometimes you feel "alone" in your judgment and its always reassuring to find soul with the same appreciation be it positive or negative (here is clearly, absolutely POSITIVE !!!!).
Great Player !
I have recently published a review of Musica Pristina Virtuoso on other forum but for the sake of this discussion on Audiogon I am taking liberty to repeat some of this review here.
... I listen symphonic and operatic music as well as some rock, blues and jazz. I have a large open room, and I require my system to provide very large dynamic swings, as well as play cello both solo and in concerts (I am a cellist).
The Musica Pristina’s Virtuoso is one of the most musical pieces of audio equipment I have ever owned. It has pace and attack that few can match, let alone even compete with. It excels in clarity, transparency and depth of sound stage. In short the music just flows mesmerizing from the Virtuoso. It is amazing how soon one gets lost in the music and forget the system itself. The Musica Pristina Virtuoso can be listen to for hours on end, there is absolutely no listener fatique whatsoever and that wonderful sonic signature just keeps delivering the music. Regardless of the music you listen to, Virtuoso will retrieve the signal and give you a performance that just cannot be matched.
I brought Virtuoso to a few of my friends systems and we tested it there as well. Immediately, the sound from our familiar records surrounded us with a “rightness” and musically natural impact rarely if ever experienced before. Not in the homes of our friends with good sound systems, not in my listening room, not in any deal show room. This experience was about delicacy, grace and nuance, the capturing of subtle harmonic overtones, the capturing of the flow of the music, and, where appropriate, the demonstration of all of the power contained in a symphonic orchestra playing for all it is worth. The soundstage was solid, layered and dimensional. Instruments were focused, tangible, with body, weight and texture. Most of front ends (digital, turntable, and reel-to-reel tapes) we’ve ever heard have tended to compress and congeal the sound at some point. At this point, the ability to differentiate the instruments, to differentiate the various musical lines, gets lost as the sound becomes congested. Not so with Virtuoso. Same music played from my “CD Transport” (part of $21k SACD Player/DAC) is clearly inferior then played from this music server!
Navigation: much, much easier (yet much more flexible when needed) than any other servers I have tried (Music Vault and CAP 2.0).
Support is exceptional: seven days a week! Kevin is true computer professional (does everything remotely!) and Simon is great with integration and particularly with optimization. I love the fact that company is in constant state of R&D and in constant importation of new software into my server.
Associated Equipment -
Analog: Walker Proscenium turntable. Digital: Esoteric K-01 SACD Player/USB DAC. Amplification: Joule-Electra LA-300 Platinum & Spectron Musician III Mk2 w/all upgardes monoblocks power amps. Speakers: B&W802 Diamond. Power Conditioner – Audience aR12-TSS. Cables mostly by Purist Audio. Vibration control by Still Points ULTRA 5, LPI & ULTRA SS