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post #796 of 987
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Originally Posted by Currawong View Post

Variable output means that the volume controls the output. Fixed means that the DAC outputs directly with no volume control.  The former means that you can use the NFB-11 as a DAC/pre-amp with a power amp. The latter means it acts only as a DAC.



thnx 

I appreciate your help.

post #797 of 987

For the guys on the wait... my NFB-11 is said to be shipped... I'm waiting for the tracking information....

Tracking received... packet is already on London DHL Facility..... =]


Edited by dacavalcante - 3/22/11 at 2:40am
post #798 of 987

Received mine Wednesday. Been running it since and periodically checking in. Getting better all the time.

post #799 of 987

 

I hope new NFB 11 owners are enjoying their shiney new DAC as much as I am....  thats alot btw. :)

 

I was looking for an upgrade for my '11, and was thinking maybe a fancy power cable, expensive interconnects etc.

Well put those "upgrades" waaay-off, and start saving your Rubles cuz.....

I stumbled on something much better... the AudioGD Digital Interface!  (I just got mine, thnx KingWa,Edwin)

 

It is seriously a "Must-Have"  It wonderfully adds a layer of space/definition/seperation to vocals and instruments!

I was like.. whoa.. Niice! not expecting much from an Interface I did not expect it to make such a noticable improvement.

Another similiarly impressed User coined it "a pre-amp for DACs" well, it's a "somewhat" accurate description. lol

 

A real potent Combo with the Digital Interface, I'm even more impressed with the sonic excellence of my '11.5 now.  :)

 

"it bonge, Cha-shieuw" for KingWa!   Thank-you for sharing your "Gears" and "Flavour" with the World.

 

 

 

 

post #800 of 987

Hi vpsporb!

 

Glad to hear about the improvement with the DI on You NFB-11!

 

What config do You use in it... Upsampling?

 

/Jan

post #801 of 987

Does anyone upsample their music to 192Khz? I just read that its does not exist in NFB-11.

 

 Does upsampling really help with 320kbps bitrate music?

 

Still waiting for my NFB-11 to be shipped.. Looks like i will have shoot a mail to Edwin.. :)

 


Edited by vinay - 3/25/11 at 10:04am
post #802 of 987

NFB-11 with DI in D house! biggrin.gif

3 days from hong kong to Brazil, with all duties paid.... What else could I wish for ? DHL shipping btw....

 

I'll post impressions sometime soon....

post #803 of 987

>Does anyone upsample their music to 192Khz? I just read that its does not exist in NFB-11.

 

Where? Factory documentation is scarce.

post #804 of 987

Hey guys, I just took a look at the DI, and I don't want to be ripped for asking this, but I'm not sure what it's use is.

 

Looking at it, it almost seems like a usb to spdif converter, which if it is, that definitely seems like a good value when compared to the hiface.

post #805 of 987
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Originally Posted by rlawli View Post

>Does anyone upsample their music to 192Khz? I just read that its does not exist in NFB-11.

 

Where? Factory documentation is scarce.

 

Something i read in the top left corner of the page..

 

http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/Headphoneamp/NFB11.1/NFB11.1EN.htm

 

Dedicated DAC +   HP/Pre amp
Dedicated DAC  variable and fixed line level
32Bit / 96KHz Coaxial/BNC input support
*
Applies ACSS


* The ES9018 had higher request of sources than other DAC . We can't guarantee it can work well at 192K (coaxial input ) and 96KHz (optical input) with all sources. It depend on the source output SPDIF waves quality.  We practised  it can work well with our DI and hiface (BNC) at 192KHz.

 

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Originally Posted by BrianMendoza View Post

Hey guys, I just took a look at the DI, and I don't want to be ripped for asking this, but I'm not sure what it's use is.

 

Looking at it, it almost seems like a usb to spdif converter, which if it is, that definitely seems like a good value when compared to the hiface.

 


Well it's just like that... but with a much higher grade of quality than a simple usb to spdif.... I just got mine a couple of hours ago, so I can't still comment o SQ improvement as I received a NFB-11 also.... anyway... out of the box the NFB-11 + DI combo is far superior from my just repaired 09 zeroDAC (about 150hrs on the new PCB).
I can also say for sure that this combo sounds way better then the Aeolus magiDAC which I had for almost a month borrowed from a friend, until last week.

 



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Originally Posted by vinay View Post



 

Something i read in the top left corner of the page..

 

http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/Headphoneamp/NFB11.1/NFB11.1EN.htm

 

Dedicated DAC +   HP/Pre amp
Dedicated DAC  variable and fixed line level
32Bit / 96KHz Coaxial/BNC input support
*
Applies ACSS


* The ES9018 had higher request of sources than other DAC . We can't guarantee it can work well at 192K (coaxial input ) and 96KHz (optical input) with all sources. It depend on the source output SPDIF waves quality.  We practised  it can work well with our DI and hiface (BNC) at 192KHz.

 

 

Which information do you want to know ? If the NFB-11 plays files at 24 bits / 192khz ?

Or if the DI upsamples to 192khz ?
 

 

post #807 of 987

>Does anyone upsample their music to 192Khz? I just read that its does not exist in NFB-11.

 

[Where?]

 

>Something i read in the top left corner of the page..

>http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/Headphoneamp/NFB11.1/NFB11.1EN.htm

 

I believe that's referring to the quality of the SPDIF and USB inputs to the FNB-11 (player [software or hardware], PC, and/or other upstream device(s) in the signal path); not the FNB-11's implementation of the ES9018 chip's capabilities. Both the Hiface and Audio-GD DI digital interfaces are asynchronous and capable of outputting 192Khz/24bit signals if presented and both a) the input signal at that rate is clean enough, and b) the physical connections are good enough (notice at high bitrates/sample depth no optical SPDIF, coax only, and the Hiface needs the BNC connector). Oversampling appears to a function of the upstream source player software/firmware and hardware capability (for example, the foobar program oversampling upto 192/24 is a software switch); perhaps the designer should weigh in here 

 

I assume the FNB-11 ES9018 (having eight 32 bit DAC channels) is configured in "Stereo Quad Balance Mode," utilizing 4 D/A converters per channel; but, again, perhaps we should hear from the designer. The chip clearly has more capability than implemented in the FNB-11. All I can say for sure is that, so far, it sounds really clean and really detailed; i.e., good to my poor ears. As noted by others, too easy to play too loud. 

post #808 of 987

The strongest points from the NFB-11 in my opinion are the low frequencies and the huge dynamic range... you really can hear a big difference from low intensity to high intensity sounds.... it's pretty easy with to realize which recordings have dynamic range compression and which not...

Also I guess as a consequence of this, a lot of musical tracks are presented in a very different way from what I'm used to, in a good way, of course.... the music is more coherent, "makes sense".... it's easier to get the singer and band intentions on their performance...

I'm using a Kplisch B3 speaker and I really never heard it pumping so much low frequencies as they are doing now....

 

Well coming from a ZeroDAC with the Franken mod, I can say the NFB-11 is well worth it..... but still.... it's too early to make a complete statement.... it still needs a lot of hours, as do the DI..... and there are a lot of variable to test.....


Edited by dacavalcante - 3/25/11 at 5:28pm
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WoW!

Good to know that!

I desperately need mine!! frown.gif

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Originally Posted by dacavalcante View Post

The strongest points from the NFB-11 in my opinion are the low frequencies and the huge dynamic range... you really can hear a big difference from low intensity to high intensity sounds.... it's pretty easy with to realize which recordings have dynamic range compression and which not...

Also I guess as a consequence of this, a lot of musical tracks are presented in a very different way from what I'm used to, in a good way, of course.... the music is more coherent, "makes sense".... it's easier to get the singer and band intentions on their performance...

I'm using a Kplisch B3 speaker and I really never heard it pumping so much low frequencies as they are doing now....

 

Well coming from a ZeroDAC with the Franken mod, I can say the NFB-11 is well worth it..... but still.... it's too early to make a complete statement.... it still needs a lot of hours, as do the DI..... and there are a lot of variable to test.....


 

 

post #810 of 987

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Originally Posted by Chefano View Post


WoW!

Good to know that!

I desperately need mine!! frown.gif


 

 



So, have you decided to go ahead and order one for you ?

I personally have no regrets, now it's just a question of time to check for the unit reability...

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