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post #2191 of 2247

Makes sense. Thanks

post #2192 of 2247
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Originally Posted by asdafaasda View Post
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Does anyone know which setting it's equivalent to?

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I asked the same to Audio-gd one year ago. Here is their answer:

"The old NFB12 was set to 2X oversampling, filter 3."


Edited by AF115 - 2/23/13 at 12:14am
post #2193 of 2247
I just went from Mjolnir to NFB-12 after a week.

All I can say is:

AudioGD does an amazing amp for the money. My "spend more, get more" mentality has almost been shut down completely by this brand of products. I went to a meet the other day and people are still using AudioGD dedicated DAC's to power their multithousand dollar rigs. I learned a lot about sound to dollar value perception that day.

My Gung/Mjo setup is fantastic, but still, I noticed a huge difference going to lesser amps than AGD, and not an otherworldly difference going up from it. I think the NFB-15 based on specs and history alone, would be my #1 pick under $500
post #2194 of 2247

i went for the balanced option, NFB10 .....under 500....and had been smilinnnnnnnnnng since.

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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

i went for the balanced option, NFB10 .....under 500....and had been smilinnnnnnnnnng since.
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Yeah I was on the Nuforce HDP bandwagon. The HDP is a better DAC and has every single input/output in the world short of XLR, and better build quality, but the NFB series of amps have GOBS of power. Like HE-500 levels of power...

2.8watts of power at 32ohms behind a dual WM8741 DAC?

SOLD.

We need someone brave enough to become a US distributor for this brand though. I detect at it's low price, there isn't a lot of room for distribution pricing though. Although with the right promoting and proper translation of their literature, we'd have some pretty healthy competition for our US audio brands.
post #2196 of 2247

my gripe with the hd/hdp is that i cant plug a big powercord into that dac directly...

that power adaptor with that skinny wire just bothered me as the days dragged on. lol.

 

the audiogd sounded tall big n airy off the bat...oh what hv i been missing.

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post #2197 of 2247
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Originally Posted by Chris_Himself View Post


Yeah I was on the Nuforce HDP bandwagon. The HDP is a better DAC and has every single input/output in the world short of XLR, and better build quality, but the NFB series of amps have GOBS of power. Like HE-500 levels of power...

2.8watts of power at 32ohms behind a dual WM8741 DAC?

SOLD.

We need someone brave enough to become a US distributor for this brand though. I detect at it's low price, there isn't a lot of room for distribution pricing though. Although with the right promoting and proper translation of their literature, we'd have some pretty healthy competition for our US audio brands.


They used to have a US distribution but I don't know what happen which caused them to loose them. But yea I agree having a usa one would make things easier.

post #2198 of 2247
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Originally Posted by genclaymore View Post


They used to have a US distribution but I don't know what happen which caused them to loose them. But yea I agree having a usa one would make things easier.


Genclaymore, I'm just joking but cmon thats your get rich quick plan buddy!

post #2199 of 2247
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Originally Posted by Chris_Himself View Post

I just went from Mjolnir to NFB-12 after a week.

All I can say is:

AudioGD does an amazing amp for the money. My "spend more, get more" mentality has almost been shut down completely by this brand of products. I went to a meet the other day and people are still using AudioGD dedicated DAC's to power their multithousand dollar rigs. I learned a lot about sound to dollar value perception that day.

My Gung/Mjo setup is fantastic, but still, I noticed a huge difference going to lesser amps than AGD, and not an otherworldly difference going up from it. I think the NFB-15 based on specs and history alone, would be my #1 pick under $500

 

I was quite shocked when I saw that:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Favx6yHzqGc

 

And I've been wondering what was going on here. Usually, people hide their "mid-fi" gear besides their higher-end stuff. To see the NFB-12 stacked on top of the Schiit duo like this tells me it can keep up to it.

 

When you say that you "went from Mjolnir to NFB-12", are you saying you will be selling the Schiit combo and only use the NFB-12 from now on? To power a LCD-3?!? blink.gif

post #2200 of 2247
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Originally Posted by KimLaroux View Post

 

I was quite shocked when I saw that:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Favx6yHzqGc

 

And I've been wondering what was going on here. Usually, people hide their "mid-fi" gear besides their higher-end stuff. To see the NFB-12 stacked on top of the Schiit duo like this tells me it can keep up to it.

 

When you say that you "went from Mjolnir to NFB-12", are you saying you will be selling the Schiit combo and only use the NFB-12 from now on? To power a LCD-3?!? blink.gif

 

1. LCD-2 is what I brought. I borrowed Schiit's LCD-3 and Mjo/Gung setup. Thanks to Jason for letting me listen to my own rig more or less without actually having mine setup lol.

2. I would be more than happy to bring a piece of mid-fi gear out, it's nice to bring the gear porn, but honestly I was quite intrigued by the showing of AudioGD products at the meet. Even at the top end, people are still considering cost/performance I see. It's very difficult to beat the Mjo/Gung setup though going solid state to solid state. I know for a fact that Burson Soloist can keep up, but it's not balanced, so we probably don't get as much separation between L/R. The V200 didn't show itself, I REALLY wanted to see one.

3. Yes I would confidently power an LCD-3 using an NFB series amp/dac. It's more than competent and has enough input/outputs to stay competitive.

4. Dude, I left my optical cable at home. So the stack is just for show. But hey I caught some attention here didn't I? LOL I'm sorry guys, I know you probably really wanted to hear it. Anybody local is welcome to come over and listen to my setup. Bring cookies.

post #2201 of 2247
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Originally Posted by Chris_Himself View Post

I just went from Mjolnir to NFB-12 after a week.

All I can say is:

AudioGD does an amazing amp for the money. My "spend more, get more" mentality has almost been shut down completely by this brand of products. I went to a meet the other day and people are still using AudioGD dedicated DAC's to power their multithousand dollar rigs. I learned a lot about sound to dollar value perception that day.

My Gung/Mjo setup is fantastic, but still, I noticed a huge difference going to lesser amps than AGD, and not an otherworldly difference going up from it. I think the NFB-15 based on specs and history alone, would be my #1 pick under $500

 

I just received my NFB-12 today from another Head-fi member.

 

Like Chris_Himself, I'm stunned by this little beauty.

 

Unlike my DAC1-PRE, this sweet HP Amp powers my DT-880, 600OHM easily with the flip of a button (as opposed to an internal jumper). Scads of clean power, great tonality... and punch! And for my highly efficient D7000 (or IEM's), with the flip of the same button, I won't have 'too much power'.

The Benchmark is clean and neutral, but just a touch on the sterile side. The NFB-12 has a wonderful musicality and well... warmth(?)... richness, that the Benchmark does not have.

 

Very impressed. I think I may get another one... new, larger... for my more elaborate setup.

 

Cheers.


Edited by shane55 - 2/25/13 at 9:09pm
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post #2203 of 2247
I'm debating trying their balanced rig.. are there any thread on those? I'm pretty much 50% sure I'm going to try one of those. These are miracle boxes where you just want 90% of what your headphone can do without spending $1000+
post #2204 of 2247

Hi all.  Forgive me for not reading 147 pages of posts, but I am considering buying the NFB-12.  My only concern is I listen primarily to rock, metal, folk/rock (SRV) and like my music musical and dark.  Will be listening through HE-400 as these are my only phones presently.  May upgrade to LCD2.

 

In your opinion, would I be happy with the NFB-12?  If not, would there be any Audio-gd products I'd be happy with or are they more neutral for the most part.

 

*I use the term neutral to describe sound as recorded on medium without any coloration.  I happen to like coloration.  Thanks.
 

post #2205 of 2247
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Originally Posted by etys rule View Post

Hi all.  Forgive me for not reading 147 pages of posts, but I am considering buying the NFB-12.  My only concern is I listen primarily to rock, metal, folk/rock (SRV) and like my music musical and dark.  Will be listening through HE-400 as these are my only phones presently.  May upgrade to LCD2.

 

In your opinion, would I be happy with the NFB-12?  If not, would there be any Audio-gd products I'd be happy with or are they more neutral for the most part.

 

*I use the term neutral to describe sound as recorded on medium without any coloration.  I happen to like coloration.  Thanks.
 

 

Yes youll be happy. It does everything. If you're looking for a balanced version the 10.32 looks great on paper, but I haven't heard it myself.

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