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post #136 of 978
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Originally Posted by vrln View Post

On paper NFB-11 is far superior, the M-Stage is a cheap op-amp solution, NFB-11 is discrete. In reality, noone knows yet smily_headphones1.gif



Really? I am planning on using it with the K701s...this would have enough power? 

 

What I don't understand is this seems to be the perfect product. Sabre 32, discrete HP amp, preamp or line level, small form factor, one box as opposed to two (reducing interconnects) and yet it is cheaper than nearly everything....does that mean SQ suffers as compared to the other Sabre products he offers? Or the amp capability is questionable?

post #137 of 978

Oh okay, I guess I haven't followed Audio-GD releases for long. Do you know how long it usually takes for them to post it?
 

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Originally Posted by les_garten View Post


Not unusual at all.

post #138 of 978
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Originally Posted by HeatFan12 View Post

Has anyone received their tracking info from the first batch ordered?



I just got my tracking number. The unit was shipped yesterday evening.

post #139 of 978


No telling really.  I've never understood why he does this.  I understand posting a website a little in advance of availability, but don't get the no price deal.  He just did the same thing with the NFB-11 a week ago.  You'll notice the ol' timers weren't mystified by the no price issue. 

 

It's strange, but not unusual for A-GD.  Only way to know is to him him up with an email.  I'm curious myself what he'll be charging.
 

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Originally Posted by Caphead78 View Post

Oh okay, I guess I haven't followed Audio-GD releases for long. Do you know how long it usually takes for them to post it?
 


 
post #140 of 978

Price of the NFB-10 is $850!

post #141 of 978

 

I inquired in mail 2 hours ago, and I received my tracking number : )

post #142 of 978


Makes me Love the $1000 deal we got on the Original Phoenix!

 

But still a hell of a deal compared to the $1000 ALO Amphora piece of crap.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Joaco View Post

Price of the NFB-10 is $850!


Edited by les_garten - 10/23/10 at 7:59pm
post #143 of 978

My heart jumped a beat when I saw that a NFB-10 was released right after I ordered a NFB-11 for 260$. Now that I know it's being sold at 850$, I am quite releived.

 

It kinda makes me wonder if my D2000 would sound better with recable and ballanced feed ... Humm ....
 

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Originally Posted by les_garten View Post


Makes me Love the $1000 deal we got on the Original Phoenix!

 

But still a hell of a deal compared to the $1000 ALO Amphora piece of crap.

 

 

post #144 of 978
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Originally Posted by Joaco View Post

Price of the NFB-10 is $850!



I was pretty close.  I guessed $800.

 

$850 for that combo DAC/balanced headphone amp is a killer deal.  Someone can have a nice headphone rig on the cheap with a pair of reterminated HD600 or Beyer 880/600.

Throw in a decent transport like a Logitech Squeezebox Touch or a DI and you've got a fully balanced rig for around $1500.  That's pretty impressive.


Edited by IPodPJ - 10/23/10 at 9:29pm
post #145 of 978

I was planning on getting the Fun but after I see the hype for NFB11 , i am not sure what to get !!!

I asked Kingwa which was better and i got the reply: " -The FUN is a different line up, it can replace the modules for different sound flavors. The NFB10 and NFB11 always has quite neutral sound ,can't change but modules"

I am not much DIYer , so i am still not sure which would be better??

 

I was planning on using Ath-A700 with them also need the RCA out so that i can connect the speakers too..

 

 

My exp with a new Headphone : ATH-A700 was my first high end headphone atleast for me.. i saw a lot of difference found it better than HD555..

                                               The sq was something i expected from reviews and opinions..

                                                but not the soundstage as i found almost equal to nill.. I like the soundstage of HD555

 

Will i see any difference with DAC? can you plz suggest which one would be better?

 

EDIT: sorry crapping the thread.. i will start a new thread asking the same..


Edited by vinay - 10/24/10 at 2:11am
post #146 of 978

Perfect timing as I have been looking for DAC and Amp. Just placed order and payment, and got quick email confirmation from Edwin. He said the second batch will ship out on NOv 10th. Anyone know how long it usually takes to ship from China to U.S./Midwest? 

post #147 of 978

3 or 4 days
 

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Originally Posted by BoyNamedSue View Post

Perfect timing as I have been looking for DAC and Amp. Just placed order and payment, and got quick email confirmation from Edwin. He said the second batch will ship out on NOv 10th. Anyone know how long it usually takes to ship from China to U.S./Midwest? 

post #148 of 978

When I ordered my FUN from Audio-GD during the summer, it took about 10 calendar days to reach me.


I just added my order for a NFB-11  to the pre-order queue. 

 

The Audio-GD gear always represents great value. The DAC/ headphone amps are very versatile- while not "reference" gear,  they make decent DAC / preamps for amp / speaker setups as well as being nice DAC / headphone boxes. I'm using my COMPASS for a DAC / preamp in a second room system now, it works great for that.

 

The FUN offers a lot of options for playing around / tweaking, too, which is, well... FUN.

 

The build quality is way above my expectations at this price level.  It's just really hard to complain about this stuff. 

 

I'm looking forward to getting my NFB-11 and also looking forward to see what new goodies Kingwa will produce for us in years to come.

post #149 of 978

Wow, that's quick. Thanks for sharing delivery time estimates....Can't wait to hear the Sabre sound signature. From reading the product description, I notice input for usb and optical does not take 32bit/192khz. My sound card only has optical and no coax. Would a signal converter degrade SQ? 

post #150 of 978


The real question is: Do you really need 32/192 playback ?? most sound cards only do 24/192.

 

Actually, if you really want to output 24/192, you should invest in a better sound card rather than a converter. In fact, there might be spdif pins on your mobo/soundcard so you could DIY a coax spdif output.

 

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Originally Posted by BoyNamedSue View Post

Wow, that's quick. Thanks for sharing delivery time estimates....Can't wait to hear the Sabre sound signature. From reading the product description, I notice input for usb and optical does not take 32bit/192khz. My sound card only has optical and no coax. Would a signal converter degrade SQ? 

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