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New Products?
« on: 19 Oct 2015, 08:34 pm »
I have not heard of Vista Audio until I joined this forum. All the reading thus far leads one to believe Vista Audio is a company to be reckon with. How has AV been able to fly under the radar? I just found out that AV used to sell amps, which leads me to my question.

Will Boris/AV be producing any new products in the near future? From what I have read, Boris had success with the amps, and you would think there would be more coming soon.

I am looking for a phono preamplifier and Vista's offering is on my list. For the price of admission, this little beauty seems to be hard to beat. That is especially nice considering I am running out of room on my Expedit. It would be almost difficult to go with anything bigger.

If anyone knows or has heard it from the man himself, please post and let us know. Hopefully, we will have more goodies to drool over soon.


Re: New Products?
« Reply #1 on: 20 Oct 2015, 06:47 pm »
Thank you for visiting Vista Audio circle and for the very kind words!

Vista has been slow with introduction of new products, but busy with custom stuff. We have made certain organizational changes (by bringing partners on board and founding Verty Audio) which gave me more time to make some very interesting experiments, and I have learned a lot in the process.  I am getting ready to introduce a new product and the goal is to remain true to the original mission - to make reliable, technically competent products, with high sound quality and reasonably priced. It will be a desktop (solid-state) integrated amplifier that is also very comfortable running large speakers, of course within it's power limits. It will be ready in about 4 weeks, and below is a snapshot taken during quick listening evaluations of the second batch of prototypes. It's a bad picture, but shows the amplifier's size relative to a standard CD player. After this amplifier, there will be another low powered tube amplifier (based on the successful i82: and another one or two products still on the drawing board. I'm very excited with what's ahead!



Re: New Products?
« Reply #2 on: 11 Nov 2015, 06:10 pm »
Nice. I'll check back for more details.


Re: New Products?
« Reply #3 on: 2 Mar 2018, 03:12 pm »
Hi Boris,

Regarding electronic components in general, not necessarily Vista Audio, but any component new or vintage.

Burson Audio came out with a new discrete op-amp the “V6”.
I’ve never swapped out op-amps before but these look interesting.
They are a drop in replacement for many op-amps including NE5532 and some OPA op-amps but I’m not sure about the OPA2228P’s.

Since I’m upgrading parts in my vintage equipment I thought I’d pick your brain about them as an upgrade, if you don’t mind.

My Phono-2 has NE5532P, and OPA2228P’s.

Marchand Electronics has the V6’s listed as an upgrade in my XM-44 active crossover.
That’s how I found out about them.

Just wondering what your thoughts are on them.



Re: New Products?
« Reply #4 on: 2 Mar 2018, 04:37 pm »
Hey Steve,

Good question! I could not locate datasheet for V6. I checked V5 and it would not be a good replacement for OPA2228 in Phono-2 (due to specific circuit requirements). As for NE5532 - this op-amp is not in the signal-chain and replacing it would make no difference in sound quality.



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Re: New Products?
« Reply #5 on: 15 Mar 2018, 07:21 pm »
  Boris how are you ? A phono with outboard power supply [ linear ] would b nice. An SET amp and preamp of course. Your ponostage is KA Boom for the buck, still amazes me.



Re: New Products?
« Reply #6 on: 16 Mar 2018, 06:34 pm »
Hey Charles,

Great feedback - thank you!! With regard to the next phono stage, I am thinking about power supply in a separate chassis, or split chassis, to make it more convenient than a wall wart supply. There will more than just a new power supply, some learning and experimenting is currently going on  :D

Happy to hear that you still enjoy Phono-1. I believe you have red Phono-1 (original, or Mk I).  :thumb:  I use the same one in one of my setups.

Thanks again,