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post #1561 of 1572

Little question on DHL custom clearance. Right now, the tracking has a message as follows: "Awaiting authorization of/or advance duty payment from customer." Now, just to make sure, will they contact me if indeed I need to pay, or they just waiting for me to do something? It has been soon 2 days at the customs.

post #1562 of 1572

Why don't you just call up the local office and check with them, urge them for delivery if it is already with them as well.

post #1563 of 1572

They wanted me to send my social security number so that they can send me invoice which with I can pay the custom fees. Already sent it twice to them, and still haven't received the invoice via email. I sent the first one last week as they asked, and another one today. They told that I would get the invoice via reply after sending in the social security number, but nothing so far. Hopefully they will send it tomorrow as my amp has already arrived.

post #1564 of 1572

Any comparison between the NFB 10SE and NFB 3.33? Which will give me better sound quality? 10SE or 3.33?

 

Was initially planning to get a NFB 3.33 new, but came across the NFB 10SE second hand in the same price region.

So i thought if the 10SE is a better choice, i might go for it instead.

 

While reading, i read something like the USB module needs to be installed? it doesnt come pre-installed?

I be connecting the  dac from my computer, so the usb connectability is quite important..

 

Comp > dac > active speaker (Adam A3x)

post #1565 of 1572
Quote:
Originally Posted by bruiselee View Post

Any comparison between the NFB 10SE and NFB 3.33? Which will give me better sound quality? 10SE or 3.33?

 

Was initially planning to get a NFB 3.33 new, but came across the NFB 10SE second hand in the same price region.

So i thought if the 10SE is a better choice, i might go for it instead.

 

While reading, i read something like the USB module needs to be installed? it doesnt come pre-installed?

I be connecting the  dac from my computer, so the usb connectability is quite important..

 

Comp > dac > active speaker (Adam A3x)

I had concurrently the NFB-10SE and NFB-3 (original version). They were comparable if using the balanced output of NFB-10.

The NFB-3.33 should have a substantially better usb input implementation comparing to the older ones, I would definitely go with this for usb input.

An alternative could be to get the new Audio gd usb input chip and upgrade the NFB-10SE (it will require some soldering).

The new Audio gd usb module requires drivers installation to Win PC (not required for mac & linux)

post #1566 of 1572

Hmm, weird. I just got my NFB-3.33. I have the Matrix M-Stage 2012/2010? version as an amp which has a built in DAC. Right now, I don't really hear any difference at all when comparing the built in DAC of M-Stage vs the NFB-3.33, not to my ears atleast. Maybe it just needs more time? I have it hooked up so that music goes through my xonar dg which then sends it to the NFB-3.33 via SPDIF and finally to the M-Stage. Or maybe I'm not just paying enough attention. Anyone else have similar thoughts? Not giving my final judgement yet though as I still have high hopes for it and lots of music to play :)

 

Edit: I must already take some of it back as there are clearly even more stuff on some songs I haven't heard before. I was judging too early.

 

Edit2: Something weird is happening when listening to some music. It feels like the volume goes down on some parts, or like it's cut away suddenly. When for example listening to Toto - Rosanna, at the intro where the drums only play, bass drum sound seems be cut off weirdly. Any ideas?


Edited by WEeziel - 7/25/13 at 10:35am
post #1567 of 1572

Hi,

  I am new to this forum. need small help from you peoples. I selected two DAC for my setup. one is Audio GD 3.33 and maverick dac d2. I am unable to choose which one is best.can you pls suggets which one can perform well.

post #1568 of 1572
Quote:
Originally Posted by kparamesh82 View Post
 

Hi,

  I am new to this forum. need small help from you peoples. I selected two DAC for my setup. one is Audio GD 3.33 and maverick dac d2. I am unable to choose which one is best.can you pls suggets which one can perform well.

I can assure you that the Audio gd 3.33 performs well, but I have not heard the maverick

post #1569 of 1572

any more suggestion.

post #1570 of 1572

Anyone ever buy the the new Tenor chip and upgrade their NFB2? Just wondering if it equals or perhaps exceeds sonics of the DIR9001? 

 

Thinking about building a CAPS style computer server with USB card in place of Touch and SPDIF. Anyone made the jump or have input on the Tenor chip?

Thanks...

post #1571 of 1572

Hi all

 
Took delivery of an NFB3.33 yesterday.  I got it to replace an Arcam rDAC.  It doesn't seem quite as clear? sounding (so far...not sure if burn in time will change that) as the rDAC, but the mid range is definitely more prominent and the treble is smoother.  Overall it currently has a warmer sound for sure.  Not sure if anyone else has ever compared it to the rDAC???  I was actually quite surprised at how big the actual unit is...compared to the rDAC it's freakin' massive!
post #1572 of 1572

I gotta say, the nfb 3.33 works suprsingly well with loudspeakers as well. Its amazing how much more detail I got out of everything when using it.

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