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Audio-gd NFB-12.1


Pros: Low price, Great value, Detailed but smooth with warm tone, 3 OS and 3 Digital Filter adjustable, Gain switch, High Power amp 3.5 W @ 25 Ohm

Cons: Amp is a little bit harsh, not smooth, usb only 96kHz.

Audio-GD NFB12.1 is a great value DAC/AMP (Low price about 215 USD)

The DAC part use twin WM8741 Chips. The Overall sound is detailed but smooth and warm, sound stage is good. Good matching with neutral to bright Can like K701.

It has 3 digital input


- USB : 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 96kHz
- Coaxial : 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 192kHz
- Optical : 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz

2 Analogue output


- 6.35 Headphone Jack

- RCA out

You can use it as DAC+Headphone Amp or use it as DAC out to Another Amp. The front Panel have HP/DAC switch, Gain switch, input switch, 3 OS switch, 3 Digital Filter switch. and volume knob.


The Amp part has a Great Power to drive almost can.


3500mW/25 ohm
1800mW/50 ohm
900mW/100 ohm
300mW/300 ohm
150mW/600 ohm


but the amp part is a little bit harsh, not smooth.

Any way, about 215 USD it is a very good DAC/AMP. Performance/ Price Ratio is superb. Use It only DAC part still worth it. I use NFB12.1 only DAC with Schiit Asgard Amp, this budget combo is a  very good match for bright, thin can like K701.


Audio-gd NFB-12.1

Discrete DAC+ Headphone amplifier / Preamplifier Built in 2 Pieces Hi-end grade WM8741 Chips

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