Originally Posted by Tom W
I noticed this today as well...a replacement module similar to Sparrow would have been nice (for me anyway) 2 DACS in one...maybe one musical and the other with possibly more details (or at least a different voicing).
These chips are too expensive to be made into such modules :P, the part of the chain where audio-gd likes to add coloration is in pre-amp, their non-headphone amp preamps have different modules for different sounds.
Originally Posted by fmzip
This Audio GD unit looks intriguing. Thankfully it's not called something tacky like "FUN" or "WOW" or "OH BOY!"
Just when I think I may just may buy my first Audio gd product, I read more from their website. Condcutive then makes me think, is the quality control really there? Suggesting "paper", why not just change the feet??
It is better not to stack gear on top of each other, if one must stack DAC NFB-1 on other gear, place a paper or some other insulating material on top of other gears' top board, because DAC NFB-1 has condcutive aluminium feet .
The reason it is called FUN is that in Chinese, fun means also "good to play (with)", and the FUN has modules, so it is good to play with.
The feet are aluminum because audio-gd thinks that it is a very good material for feet, and sometimes comes with rubber grommets to put underneath to prevent the chassis of two boxes from meeting (ask them in email for the rubber grommets if you need). It is only on their more expensive gear, while their other gear have plastic feet or aluminum lines made out of the chassis. Is the passage you quoted somehow incorrect? I edited it with others to that, and it seems correct to me, but if it is not, please let me know so we can fix it.
Originally Posted by Dynobot
Dont be put off by his warnings, build quality is top notch. They have more of a Handmade feel than that of a assembly line in a factory. Tolerances are tight, no gaps or half done workmanship. He actually gives you felt pads for the feet, at least this was done in my case. Kingwa has to be the most up front and honest manufacturer I have seen in a long time. Unlike others he does post detailed spec's and does not print a bunch of hype in order to sale his products, in fact they sale themselves based on their reputation alone. This is probably why so many people have multiple units of his products.
I myself have seen only a few quirks in build quality and packaging in audio-gd gear, none major. But some other customers have had some strange experiences, but I wouldn't worry because if they ever make a mistake or something bad happens to the gear that is not just minor cosmetics, they almost always fix it at their own expense.
Edited by haloxt - 8/21/10 at 6:44am