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post #2821 of 2832
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Originally Posted by hifimiami View Post

Yes, the build quality and performance is exceptional I own 4 Audio GD components and I'm very satisfied with the sound quality and performance. The only recommendation if you purchase it is break in for 200 Hours as it will reward you with superb sound.
that scares men a little.. dont alot of people say burn in is over rated?
post #2822 of 2832

@hifimiami: can you please stick with regular font size? You don't have to stand out from other posts like that.

post #2823 of 2832
Anyone lke this unit
post #2824 of 2832
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Originally Posted by Ekul61 View Post

Anyone

If not already done so, you might also check the thread:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/573478/audio-gd-nfb-10se-thread

I have the NFB-10SE - It differs from the current NFB-10.33 only in the usb interface - and I agree with hifimiami above that it is an excellent unit for the price. Also note that for me it stabilized (or I got accustomed to the sound) in less than 20 hours.

You may PM me if you have any specific question.

post #2825 of 2832

Take this, listen and be happy.

 

http://www.highendcable.co.uk/Telos%20Home.htm

post #2826 of 2832

 Being a 10.33 owner... I can say that it is an amazing AMP/DAC combo. The SE output seems to be decent, but I only really use the balanced out and it is superb. Very powerful, clear, detailed, etc. I'm glad I went with the Wolfson chips over the ESS chip to be honest. Maybe if I had a LCD2/3/X (something that needs a more clinical sound) then I'd definitely go with something like the NFB-1 (2015).

post #2827 of 2832
Nice u like that amp better than alyr2
post #2828 of 2832

Hi,

 

I just got an LCD-2.2f and I'm thinking of upgrading to a balanced setup.  I currently have an NFB-15.32, which I love.  I was looking at maybe picking up a used NFB-10SE or NFB-28.  The -28 is pretty pricey though, so the -10SE is a bit more appealing.

 

Can anyone speak to the differences I might expect between these three units?  Is there going to be a noticeable difference going from the 15 (SE) to the 10 (balanced) with the same DAC?  What improvements would the 28 bring over the 10?

 

Thanks!

post #2829 of 2832
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Originally Posted by Stillhart View Post
 

Hi,

 

I just got an LCD-2.2f and I'm thinking of upgrading to a balanced setup.  I currently have an NFB-15.32, which I love.  I was looking at maybe picking up a used NFB-10SE or NFB-28.  The -28 is pretty pricey though, so the -10SE is a bit more appealing.

 

Can anyone speak to the differences I might expect between these three units?  Is there going to be a noticeable difference going from the 15 (SE) to the 10 (balanced) with the same DAC?  What improvements would the 28 bring over the 10?

 

Thanks!

The NFB-15 & NFB-10se use the same dac chip, but this does not mean it is "the same dac".

 

If you substitute for NFB-15 its predecessor NFB-12, the 2nd post of the following thread reflects my own experience also:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/573478/audio-gd-nfb-10se-thread

 

On the other hand, the usb inbut implementation is better on the NFB-15 than on the NFB-10se.

 

Comparing the NFB-12 and NFB-10SE, to my ears the dac sections were close but the amp section of NFB-10 was MUCH better.

 

The NFB-10se was to me significantly more neutral when balanced than SE.


Edited by i019791 - 12/25/14 at 6:56am
post #2830 of 2832
Guys, i'm about to buy 10.33. What is TCXO upgrade? And how much it will cost for this dac?
post #2831 of 2832
The TCXO is a usb upgrade. It's $22.50(US) for the upgrade. It's basically a more accurate crystal oscillator during temperature fluctuations. In layman's terms, the upgrade is worth it if your budget allows, but many have said that once the temperature equalizes (running for several hours) there's no real difference from stock.

You're better off spending your money on getting the extra SPDIF chip (DIR9001) if you plan to ever use the toslink or coax.

On my 10.33, I prefer my USB input with the ASIO driver for music listening and Coax for streaming music and movies. The SPDIF is a tiny tiny bit smoother. I'm curious about the DIR9001 chip as it's suppose to a bit better bass.

I will be contacting AudioGD on payday about that, and a remote. Both more important investments over the TCXO, imho.
post #2832 of 2832
mrscotchguy
Well, 20 bucks is not much. I build my budget on nfb 28, so extra cash is free now.
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