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post #2521 of 2814

does it matter what volume i have it at the nfb and what volume i keep in windows? like should i set my windows level high and amp level low or the other way around?

post #2522 of 2814
Normally max at the window player....
Max at the dac...
Control the vol at the amp..

For nfb10..since u are using it as a dacamp,
Just max out the vol at windows.
post #2523 of 2814

Can anyone tell me what differences installing the 32 bit module makes? Does it affect the sound signature? Is there a significant increase in sound quality?

post #2524 of 2814

I am facing a problem with my NFB10SE.

 

Recently i found that after i turn on the unit i have to wait for min 20mins to get the blinking blue screen.

 

Anyone facing this issue? What is the problem?

post #2525 of 2814
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Originally Posted by dryvadeum View Post

Can anyone tell me what differences installing the 32 bit module makes? Does it affect the sound signature? Is there a significant increase in sound quality?

It does affect the sound signature for sure. I found it to provide a more musical, slightly less harsh/digital sound over the older Tenor USB implementations when I installed it in my older NFB-10WM. However, some might not find the difference to be that significant. It really is only something you can judge for yourself. Then again, if looking to experiment with/upgrade your DAC, the USB-32 module is not the most expensive option route out there. And if all else fails, it should end up making your DAC a bit more future proof due to supported bit rate/depth

post #2526 of 2814
Hello all! I'm interested in the NFB-10 as a pre amp for my living room. Can anyone clarify what happens to the sound when you press a volume button? Is there a momentary drop-out , a click, or other nasty? Also what does the display show? Anything apart from IHH200 whatever that means!?

Thanks.
post #2527 of 2814
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Originally Posted by growers View Post

Hello all! I'm interested in the NFB-10 as a pre amp for my living room. Can anyone clarify what happens to the sound when you press a volume button? Is there a momentary drop-out , a click, or other nasty? Also what does the display show? Anything apart from IHH200 whatever that means!?

Thanks.

The volume either increases or decreases. There's no drop-out.
post #2528 of 2814
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Originally Posted by dryvadeum View Post


The volume either increases or decreases. There's no drop-out.

Thanks that's good to know. How does the Gain button work? Is it either silent --> 0dB or silent+12dB --> +12dB depending on the state of the button? Anyone have experience of this in practice when directly driving a power amp?

post #2529 of 2814

Hey guys,

What do you think about Akg Q701 (balanced) that will be paired with NFB-10.32 ?  Do you have alternative solutions for that? Source will be PC.

 

post #2530 of 2814

Signing in!

post #2531 of 2814

I've got a NFB-10SE running with hd650/he400s and looking to upgrade. Any ideas? Thinking of using the nfb as a preamp and buying another amp? Or how much around would i need to spend on a new dac/amp to get a improvement over it.

 

Cheers

post #2532 of 2814
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Originally Posted by mubar View Post

Hey guys,

What do you think about Akg Q701 (balanced) that will be paired with NFB-10.32 ?  Do you have alternative solutions for that? Source will be PC.

 

 

I know this was posted awhile ago, but I think the Q701 would go very very well with the NFB-10. Having a balanced operation would really open up the sound and show that headphone's potential. I'm not too sure what you mean by "alternative solutions" :/

 

 

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Originally Posted by ClintonL View Post

I've got a NFB-10SE running with hd650/he400s and looking to upgrade. Any ideas? Thinking of using the nfb as a preamp and buying another amp? Or how much around would i need to spend on a new dac/amp to get a improvement over it.

 

Cheers

 

The NFB-10 has a really great DAC in it. Not to mention the fact that it's balanced means it's a killer unit as a stand alone DAC. I would tell you to aim for a Mjolnir or Bryston-BHA-1 to really see a big improvement in sound. But, as you can see you are kind of jumping up into a higher tier of audio.

post #2533 of 2814

Yeah probably not prepared to take that leap yet. Also just a quick question. Atm i'm running it off usb, is there any advantage/disadvantage of using optical instead running it into my forte soundcard?

 

Cheers

post #2534 of 2814

The good old Sabre-based NFB-10ES is back and updated: NFB-10ES2

 

See it as a cheaper NFB-27 or a balanced Compass-2 (w/o upgrade possibilities, though).

post #2535 of 2814

I just see it simply as an ES9018 version of the NFB-10.32.

Or an NFB-1.32 with HPA section integrated (balanced and unbalanced) and less toslink/coax inputs.

 

They gave me an email reply saying the 1.32 and 10ES2 DAC output sounds pretty much the same, so I'm quite tempted.


Edited by zenki14 - 7/9/13 at 6:57am
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