The Nova is a handsome machine more so I think than the Mirelli. It is very quiet and smooth. The stitch length control is ingenious however a little hard to get used to.
The presser foot control knob and especially the thread tension knob feel more like instruments than any other machine I have ever run into; each having fine threads instead of the typical vague adjustments on all other machines.
I love sewing with this thing; if I can find any excuse to use it I do. It chugs along nice and slow when necessary and sounds great.
1940 Cadillac V-16 Sedan