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Originally Posted by dw1narso View Post





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

 

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

 

Hehehe, I seem to be getting that "clean and honest signal" thing with a combination of the γ2 and a loaner Gilmore Lite at the moment but indeed, I've been wanting to try this hyped Sabre chip especially at such an interesting price point! 
 


Edited by K3cT - 10/19/10 at 4:10am
post #77 of 977
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Originally Posted by middachten View Post

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.
 

 

It could cost more than that.  Machining aluminum in China typically costs about 1/2 - 2/3 of what it costs here.  So yes, it's cheaper but CNC work is still very expensive unless you are doing very large quantities in the several thousand and up range.
 


Edited by IPodPJ - 10/19/10 at 1:31pm
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I could only wish he would CNC engrave the names of his machines in the front faceplates, along with the symbols.  It would look quite a bit more professional.

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I could only wish he would CNC engrave the names of his machines in the front faceplates, along with the symbols.  It would look quite a bit more professional.


That wouldn't be very visible though, since it's done before the chassis is anodized.  But there's a process where you can laser bleach the name out of the anodizing layer so it looks even nicer than silk screening.

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Originally Posted by K3cT View Post



 

Hehehe, I seem to be getting that "clean and honest signal" thing with a combination of the γ2 and a loaner Gilmore Lite at the moment but indeed, I've been wanting to try this hyped Sabre chip especially at such an interesting price point! 
 


so... did you manage to book one?

 

BTW, how is Gilmore Lite vs M-Stage to drive HF2?
 

post #81 of 977
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so... did you manage to book one?

 

BTW, how is Gilmore Lite vs M-Stage to drive HF2?
 


No, unfortunately. I don't need the amp section so NFB-1 or NFB-7 is more interesting to me if I go for the Sabre route. 

 

Overall I would say that the M-Stage is generally the better amplifier (more power, more pleasant sound) but in the specific case of the HF2, the Gilmore Lite synergizes better with it. The Gilmore Lite is what I would call an ideal "neutral" sound as it doesn't show any bumps or recesses in the frequency response. By the way, coming to our next meet sir? 


Edited by K3cT - 10/20/10 at 4:10am
post #82 of 977

Got my order in just in time. Audio-GD said they will ship it out today. I can post pictures when I get it, which will most likely be in a week or two.

post #83 of 977

Did you guys get an order confirmation? I got my price quote from Edwin, and paypal'ed right away. But I've heard nothing else since.


Edited by Sparky14 - 10/20/10 at 7:56am
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Did you guys get an order confirmation? I got my price quote from Edwin, and paypal'ed right away. But I've heard nothing else since.

 

Also, do they still have that webpage that lists outgoing orders?



 I didn't get an order confirmation but I have however been in touch with Edwin since I bank transfered instead of paypal. I'd take that as a confirmation since he didn't mention it was already

sold out at that time. When did you put your order in?

post #85 of 977

Edwin sent me the price quote overnight SAT-SUN, I paid Sunday morning, 10/17 at 0725.

 

I e-mailed him back with my address as requested. No response back though.

 

The "sold out" notice went up Monday morning, so hopefully I made it in.

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Originally Posted by K3cT View Post




No, unfortunately. I don't need the amp section so NFB-1 or NFB-7 is more interesting to me if I go for the Sabre route. 

 

Overall I would say that the M-Stage is generally the better amplifier (more power, more pleasant sound) but in the specific case of the HF2, the Gilmore Lite synergizes better with it. The Gilmore Lite is what I would call an ideal "neutral" sound as it doesn't show any bumps or recesses in the frequency response. By the way, coming to our next meet sir? 


Doesn't it M-Stage sound could be adjusted with the opamp exchange? when will be our next meet? hopefully not this weekend or mid of next week..

 

NFB11 sounds interesting because it is one package of DAC and AMP... placed as close as possible... we can escape from the "interconnect-sounds-different" problem smily_headphones1.gif

post #87 of 977
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Originally Posted by dw1narso View Post


 


Doesn't it M-Stage sound could be adjusted with the opamp exchange? when will be our next meet? hopefully not this weekend or mid of next week..

 

NFB11 sounds interesting because it is one package of DAC and AMP... placed as close as possible... we can escape from the "interconnect-sounds-different" problem smily_headphones1.gif

 

I think the unit that I borrowed comes with a class A-biased OPA627 and it sounds good although I didn't test it with other op-amps unfortunately. The next meet should be the end of this month at the 30th. Do come sir, your DIY expertise is always welcomed. 

 

Yes, it's true about the minimized circuit path but the NFB-1 or NFB-7 seems to pack a lot more punch in their analog and power supply sections. 

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I think the unit that I borrowed comes with a class A-biased OPA627 and it sounds good although I didn't test it with other op-amps unfortunately. The next meet should be the end of this month at the 30th. Do come sir, your DIY expertise is always welcomed. 

 

Yes, it's true about the minimized circuit path but the NFB-1 or NFB-7 seems to pack a lot more punch in their analog and power supply sections. 


oh... Oct 30... that would be just one day after my long flight back from traveling... hopefully I'm not too tired and can make it...

 

We'll see how NFB11 compared to NFB1 and NFB7... though I doubt people that have NFB1 or 7 would need to get the NFB11 smily_headphones1.gif

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I did not receive a confirmation but I did get a thank you response from him when I sent my address. I would send another email to Edwin just in case.

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Originally Posted by Sparky14 View Post

Edwin sent me the price quote overnight SAT-SUN, I paid Sunday morning, 10/17 at 0725.

 

I e-mailed him back with my address as requested. No response back though.

 

The "sold out" notice went up Monday morning, so hopefully I made it in.

post #90 of 977

Interesting information from Edwin at Audio-gd: the promo price is cost price, they aren´t making any profits out of it... So although I was supposed to stay clear of additional audio purchases, I broke down and had to order one. It´s coming in the next batch, I´ll be posting comments on it then smily_headphones1.gif Deal is too good to pass...

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