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post #1 of 2827
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While I am still figuring out the best configuration for my DI + NFB-1 and whether to buy the NFB-11, it comes the NFB-10

 

http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/Headphoneamp/NFB10XLR/NFB10EN.htm

 

It got the "dream combination" of ACCS/Balanced preamp/Balanced headphone amp/Sabre32.

post #2 of 2827

Everytime he says no more new DACs are coming out, another DAC unit comes out.  I'm beginning to see a pattern here.

post #3 of 2827

So apparently one company has the audacity to try and monopolize the 9018 Sabre32 market... and I think it's working =P

post #4 of 2827

i've always had  a soft spot for these more-in-one devices; great value, less cables. my dream unit combination from Audio Gd would be <Balanced preamp/Balanced headphone & speaker amp/PCM1704>, something like Peachtree Nova. i'm sure Kingwa would be able to build one without too much compromises. with pace he has been releasing new products, i'm crossing my fingers for that to happen sooner than later, although i should probably give up on PCM1704.

post #5 of 2827

To be fair he said no more dedicated DACs this year.  So he has kept to that, but seriously, that is a lot of products to roll out all at once.

 

The NFB-10 is actually making me kind of regret purchasing my C2/DAC-19DSP combo.

 

I bet the cost would be similar, except I would have gotten a balanced DAC, a balanced amp, and preamp outputs of not only RCA and XLR, but also ACSS outputs as well.

post #6 of 2827

It's not like audio-gd finishes one product then starts on a new product, multiple products are developed simultaneously.  If you are buying something from audio-gd and wonder if the product will be replaced soon or there will be a similar product released soon, just ask them.

post #7 of 2827

As wise IPodPJ once said on these forums: nothing from Audio-gd is ever final :P Kingwa seems to be a perfectionist who likes to keep himself busy, and isn´t afraid to modify / replace existing products if there is a technical reason to do so.

post #8 of 2827

It looks for me like there is 3 discrete powersuply units, and not only the two for the analoque part as discribes on the site?

I guess the third is for the analoque part of the es9018.

 

(edit the above seems to be wrong, at least the analoque suply for the 9018 is for sure not discrete)


Edited by krumme - 10/23/10 at 3:37pm
post #9 of 2827

Although Audio-gd's DAC choices are excessive, this NFB-10 being a DAC/amp combo is pretty unique and a nice addition to the Audio-gd gear. I just hope it doesn't sound lifeless and cold like Benchmark DAC1 (knock on wood smily_headphones1.gif ).

post #10 of 2827

Agreed, it´s a good addition to his range. Personally I understand some might see the lineup as confusing, but I think all products have their own place there. There´s nothing that really overlaps anything, it just looks like a perfectionists list.

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It doesn´t seem that the NFB-10 is a NFB-1 with preamp and headphone out. It has only 1 transformer while the NFB-1 has 2. Power supplies are 7 groups instead of 5 but is understandable for the new features in it. Hoping a price like the one of the NFB-11!!!

post #12 of 2827

Price of the NFB-10 is $850!

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Originally Posted by Joaco View Post

It doesn´t seem that the NFB-10 is a NFB-1 with preamp and headphone out. It has only 1 transformer while the NFB-1 has 2. Power supplies are 7 groups instead of 5 but is understandable for the new features in it. Hoping a price like the one of the NFB-11!!!



The powersuply is all class A in NFB-1

post #14 of 2827

Do you think NFB-10 is equivalent to NFB-7 and Phoenix combination ?

post #15 of 2827

Similar in functionality, not even close in performance.

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