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post #1531 of 1572
Depends if you intend using USB input. The NFB3.2 has a better USB chipset.

I preferred the sound of the DIR9001 over the WM8805 back when I owned a NFB3
post #1532 of 1572

Thanks for clearing that up.

post #1533 of 1572
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Originally Posted by petemac110 View Post

I preferred the sound of the DIR9001 over the WM8805 back when I owned a NFB3

 

Me too, but I would suggest getting both boards.

post #1534 of 1572
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Originally Posted by Anda View Post

Me too, but I would suggest getting both boards.

Indeed. I did exactly that. For an extra $22 or so, it's a no-brainer!
post #1535 of 1572

Anyone using the new 3.2 or 2.2 versions yet?  If so, how do you like it?

 

Am considering pairing the 3.2 up with one of the new Audio-gd SA-31 amps among others.  May even go mainstream and try a Yamaha R-S700 stereo receiver... but i digress.

 

Also, I believe I have read comments on the pink fish media forums from John Westlake (designer of the M-DAC) saying that asynchronous USB is superior to coax and toslink inputs, so wondering if that holds true with the Audio-gd implementation as well from anyone's experience so far.
 

post #1536 of 1572

Anybody has the nfb 2.2 yet? How's the sound? is it neutral?

post #1537 of 1572

I don't have a NFB-2.2, just the 'old' NFB-2.The changes to the design will not so much affect the color of the sound, much more the detailing and spatial separation. The NFB-2/3 have always been quite neutral without getting harsh or brittle. 

 

BTW I've heard several D/A converters and streaming audio solutions in the mean while and still come to the conclusion that my SB-Touch/NFB-2 is hard to beat in my system. And the devices that do beat this combination (Naim Uniti to name one....) are so much more expensive that it has to date protected me against upgraditis biggrin.gif

post #1538 of 1572
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Originally Posted by middachten View Post

I don't have a NFB-2.2, just the 'old' NFB-2.The changes to the design will not so much affect the color of the sound, much more the detailing and spatial separation. The NFB-2/3 have always been quite neutral without getting harsh or brittle. 

 

BTW I've heard several D/A converters and streaming audio solutions in the mean while and still come to the conclusion that my SB-Touch/NFB-2 is hard to beat in my system. And the devices that do beat this combination (Naim Uniti to name one....) are so much more expensive that it has to date protected me against upgraditis biggrin.gif

 

I agree, I still have my "good old" NFB3 and it's here to stay.

post #1539 of 1572
Thread Starter 

Wow...Two years since I started this thread and I still own the "good old" NFB-3 as well...Great product...

 

But in not so good news, Kingwa keeps pumping out new products that he has taken all my money once again...Took delivery of the NFB-16, NFB-15.1 & NFB-11.32 not too long ago and now he comes out with the Compass2....Oh Well...Good times....beerchug.gif

post #1540 of 1572

Actually, Kingwa says the Compass 2 is no longer in production--replaced by the NFB-6.

post #1541 of 1572
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Originally Posted by Andolink View Post

Actually, Kingwa says the Compass 2 is no longer in production--replaced by the NFB-6.

 

This non sense , go at www.audio-gd.com peraphs you didn't have understand well or king wa didn't explain well .

 

1) NFB-6 is just an AMP (balanced) . 

 

2) Compas 2 is an upgradable DAC+AMP

 

3) Compas 2 according to Audio GD web sit it's not yet released ... how can something not yet avaliable can be replaced by an older product (NFB-6 have now  about 4-5 months) .

post #1542 of 1572

My bad!  I was thinking of the C2.2.

post #1543 of 1572

Hello! First Head-Fi Post bigsmile_face.gif

Is Kingwa known for giving any discounts on multiple purchases?
Planning on getting the NFB 3.32 + DI-DSP with the extra power supply + RCA and BNC Coax. cables

post #1544 of 1572

I was advice who had sent email ask the DAC with the DI , the DAC had built in the USB32,  the DI is needless , unless the computer have a ton RF disturb .

post #1545 of 1572

Ahaa, good to know. Thanks for the reply!
Might look into the 2.32 then since I have the extra cash..

 

 

Quote:

Originally Posted by petemac110 View Post

Depends if you intend using USB input. The NFB3.2 has a better USB chipset.
I preferred the sound of the DIR9001 over the WM8805 back when I owned a NFB3
 

Does the DIR9001 apply to the USB aswell?
 


Edited by Jussi - 9/30/12 at 10:16am
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