NVA Challenge – Rising To The Challenge

"When NVA claimed it could replace the hi-fi of any Audiophile reviewer with its own gear, and then try to convince them it was better, we chuckled up our sleeves and gave them the green light."

Black Box Range

Note these reviews have been recreated in a form more suitable for viewing on the internet, and while all contents are as accurate as possible there may be some minor differences. 

AP10HFN & RRJuly 1997
AP10UHFIssue No.56
AP20HiFi ChoiceAugust 1992
AP20HFN & RROctober 1995
AP30HFN & RR1995
AP30SUONO (Italian)April 1997
AP50HFN & RRAugust 1996
AP70HFN & RRAugust 1998
AP80What HiFiSept 1997
P50,Phono2,A80AudiophileAugust 1991
P80,A60What HiFiMay 1993
Sound PipeAudiophileMay 1992
LS1What HiFiAugust 1996


NVA Black Box compact disc players are based around a modified Philips transport mechanism and specially selected D-to-A converters. By using NVA know-how, gained during the development of the Statement range, has resulted in a highly listenable and musical player.

The player is a clean and elegant design, gone is the clutter of so many CD players. The front panel has draw, open/close button and digital read out. All other controls are contained on the remote control unit. As well as looking neater it also allows more money to be spent on the critical components within the player, resulting in what we believe is a new standard in CD player price/performance.


CD30 player

NVA CD30 Specifications:

  • Outputs - Digital and Analogue
  • Power Supply - Single
  • Dimensions - w430mm x h90mm x d310mm

CD50 player

NVA CD50 Specifications:

  • Outputs - Digital and Analogue
  • Power Supply - Dual (One analogue and one for digital)
  • Dimensions - w430mm x h90mm x d310mm