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post #2011 of 2247

No problems with mine. The build is pretty nice IMHO.

post #2012 of 2247
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Originally Posted by Matrixnobu View Post

No problems with mine. The build is pretty nice IMHO.

But it gets too hot

post #2013 of 2247
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But it gets too hot

 

I thought the NFB-12 was getting too hot.

 

Then I built a Starving Student hybrid. This gets hot. The NFB-12 is cold in comparison. 

post #2014 of 2247

Warm yes - too hot - I guess that's interpretation.  Just make sure it's well ventilated.

post #2015 of 2247
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Warm yes - too hot - I guess that's interpretation.  Just make sure it's well ventilated.

Haha yep, Warm but a tad bit on the warmer side. I can hold my hand on it no problem but in my interpretation of the words. IT's hot, and makes me a bit worried. I have a lot of computer fans...and a computer power supply on my desk as speaker stands. I can easily get a fan on the top mounted with a slot cut out of the top. I am talking of a 80cm computer fan.. That should rectify it!

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I thought the NFB-12 was getting too hot.

 

Then I built a Starving Student hybrid. This gets hot. The NFB-12 is cold in comparison. 

I could never build stuff like that sadly.

post #2016 of 2247
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Haha yep, Warm but a tad bit on the warmer side. I can hold my hand on it no problem but in my interpretation of the words. IT's hot, and makes me a bit worried. I have a lot of computer fans...and a computer power supply on my desk as speaker stands. I can easily get a fan on the top mounted with a slot cut out of the top. I am talking of a 80cm computer fan.. That should rectify it!

 

Just take the top cover off. That's what I do when I keep it on for hours at a time. It gets warm because it doesn't breathe. With the top off, it barely gets lukewarm. You just have to be more careful not to drop anything conductive in it while it's on. wink.gif

 

Plus it looks so great inside. biggrin.gif

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post #2017 of 2247
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Originally Posted by KimLaroux View Post

 

Just take the top cover off. That's what I do when I keep it on for hours at a time. It gets warm because it doesn't breathe. With the top off, it barely gets lukewarm. You just have to be more careful not to drop anything conductive in it while it's on. wink.gif

 

Plus it looks so great inside. biggrin.gif

 

I thought of doing that and probably will, It's under my monitor so pretty safe

 

Just saying...we are now brothers!! I now declare us to be of kin!

 

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post #2018 of 2247
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Just take the top cover off.

 

Actually that's a great idea!  Mine is under a stand that I sit my LD MKIV on - I guess it's got about 1inch airflow around the top, and it's open on the sides.  Might look at what's needed to put a fine mesh cover over it to keep any dust out though.

post #2019 of 2247
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Actually that's a great idea!  Mine is under a stand that I sit my LD MKIV on - I guess it's got about 1inch airflow around the top, and it's open on the sides.  Might look at what's needed to put a fine mesh cover over it to keep any dust out though.

Just did it, I vacumm my room kinda often, once every two weeks. I will guess that a little vacumming won't hurt the NFB 12.1 if I don't use a mesh.

post #2020 of 2247

Wow! You guys have the exact same setup regular_smile%20.gif

post #2021 of 2247

Near same setups in the pic, he has the NFB 12, I have the 12.1

post #2022 of 2247

So how are you liking your NFB-12.1?

 

 

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Near same setups in the pic, he has the NFB 12, I have the 12.1

post #2023 of 2247
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So how are you liking your NFB-12.1?

 

 

I don't know... I'm not using the amp section but the DAC section works well enough and has no problems. I won't do a huge comment on the sound of the DAC though as I don't have my DAC's to compare. and it would be ridiculously funny to compare it to my PC's onboard as it's night and day.

post #2024 of 2247

Yeah I know a few people just using it as a DAC only. When my wallet lets me

I also want to get an amp like a Woo Audio WA2 and will probably end up doing

the same thing.

post #2025 of 2247

I've been using the amplifier in my NFB-12 and never seen the need to get a dedicated amplifier. The NFB-12's amplifier is dead silent and has enough power to blow your headphones up. Plus it's got a flat frequency response that extends bellow and over human hearing. I just don't see why I should spend more money on something else.

 

I can already admit that the music I listen to is the bottleneck of my setup. I just HATE compressed music, but sadly it's the norm in the genres I listen to. Champagne to the day the Loudness War ends.

 

No amount of money spent on hardware will make over-compressed albums sound better. So unless you strictly listen to "audiophile level" recordings, there's a point where good enough is good enough. The NFB-12 fills that role quite well.

 

Edit: Just thought about something. For those of you who use the NFB-12 as a DAC only, how do you connect both your amplifier and your speakers to it? I've been thinking about adding a second set of RCA to my NFB-12 for this, but I'm still unsure if I should wire them in parallel. Seeing how the line out actually goes trough the amplifier, it shouldn't be a problem for it to drive multiple lines.


Edited by KimLaroux - 6/25/12 at 9:20pm
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