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post #61 of 978

... we discuss, and some snippers hit silently... all the first 38 units are sold out frown.gif

 

Audio-Gd told me .... new batch will only be available next month...

post #62 of 978

Oh geez, another thing I want to buy.

 

I like these gizmos Kingwa comes up with. All of the units I've bought- Compass, FUN, and now the NFB11 -  work really well as stand-alone DACs, pretty good as preamps, and better-than-average as  headphone amps- and they don't cost much.  The build quality is really nice.  They look OK, kind of utilitarian; now if Kingwa could get someone with industrial design skills on board to give his products very sleek or subtle cosmetics- that would be great.

post #63 of 978
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Originally Posted by dw1narso View Post

... we discuss, and some snippers hit silently... all the first 38 units are sold out frown.gif

Rats, that price was a total impulse buy.

 

post #64 of 978

That's good, I don't need to contemplate to get it now or sometime later anymore (at least until next month). Besides I hope someone can review it before I'd bite the bullet.

post #65 of 978

HI well of course we are buying while you are discussing  ...!

cheers Vincent

post #66 of 978

I was about to pull trigger on the HDP, but now I think I will wait till the NFB-11 becomes available again. It looks great. And having owned the Sparrow, I am sure that this will sound great too.

post #67 of 978

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Originally Posted by spookygonk View Post



Rats, that price was a total impulse buy.

 


LOL. Well was thinking on a 19dsp, but it is a little big, hope this will do. But dont worry, we will get back and tell you how absolute fantastic it is. Hopefully before the new ones get in stock.
 

post #68 of 978

I've booked one . I was originally planning to pick up a Dac-19DF, but thats no longer available. Thought this was a good opportunity to try out the much-hyped Sabre chip.

 

post #69 of 978

so these are the snippers...

 

don't forget to update us with your impression folks...

post #70 of 978

I thought you were getting one, sir. 

post #71 of 978

In a way I´m glad they were sold out so quickly, I really shouldn´t buy any more audio gear for a while anyway smily_headphones1.gif

post #72 of 978
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Originally Posted by milosz View Post
They look OK, kind of utilitarian; now if Kingwa could get someone with industrial design skills on board to give his products very sleek or subtle cosmetics- that would be great.

And pretty easily add at least $100 to the price if the quantities are not 10k+

Don't underestimate the cost of cosmetics..... 

I prefer industrial design with great sound at a bargain price.
 

post #73 of 978

I´d bet it would add way more than that... He´d have to pay the designer, order far more parts than he currently uses. Right now most Audio-gd gear are assembled out of the same panels. There´s the Sparrow size, the medium one and then the reference model size. If you open his DAC´s it´s easy to see how it isn´t that difficult to disassemble them. And the new chassis designs would have to be heavy like the current ones. The clean but efficient DIY look and feel is Audio-gd products is one of the reasons for the high value. If he started doing things differently, it wouldn´t be Audio-gd anymore smily_headphones1.gif (high tech at extreme value prices)

post #74 of 978
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Originally Posted by K3cT View Post

I thought you were getting one, sir. 



 he, he, he... no... my bullet missed...

 

wouldn't it sound interresting to feed our colored HF2 with [hopefully] clean and honest signal?

post #75 of 978

I've ordered one as well. I was initially interested in the FUN. I'm going to use it as a DAC for my Mac book pro, and to feed the Tangent Amp-30 desktop amplifier and Q-acoustics 1020i speakers. I liked the customizing options on the FUN but was put off a little bit by the size, since it's 2 times as wide as the Tangent Amp-30. The NFB-11 seems to fit nice. And the DAC chip seems to be a bit better than the FUN according to what I've read. So I'm really looking forward to see what sound improvements I am going to experience with this device. It is my first DAC, and first time I ordered an Audio-GD product. The price and the form factor along with the opinions on this site really moved me towards ordering one. Will keep you posted on xperience.


Edited by ImperiumDX - 10/19/10 at 4:09am
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