... we discuss, and some snippers hit silently... all the first 38 units are sold out
Audio-Gd told me .... new batch will only be available next month...
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.
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.
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.
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 (high tech at extreme value prices)
he, he, he... no... my bullet missed...
wouldn't it sound interresting to feed our colored HF2 with [hopefully] clean and honest signal?
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.