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post #76 of 2247

NFB-12 is built with dual WM8741 which supersede dual WN8740 built into DACMagic for better dynamic range. But DACMagic come with default up-sampling to 192kHz/24-bit through proprietary curve-fitting algorithm regardless of source resolution / sampling rate and also three-position digital filter. DACMagic has more input options (two sets of coaxial/optical inputs and a USB input) and output options (unbalanced RCA and balanced XLR outputs) than most DAC models in market.

 

As far as sound quality is concerned, comparison can be made when I have received NFB-12 from Audio-GD.

post #77 of 2247
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Originally Posted by littletree76 View Post

NFB-12 is built with dual WM8741 which supersede dual WN8740 built into DACMagic for better dynamic range. But DACMagic come with default up-sampling to 192kHz/24-bit through proprietary curve-fitting algorithm regardless of source resolution / sampling rate and also three-position digital filter. DACMagic has more input options (two sets of coaxial/optical inputs and a USB input) and output options (unbalanced RCA and balanced XLR outputs) than most DAC models in market.

 

As far as sound quality is concerned, comparison can be made when I have received NFB-12 from Audio-GD.


You've got the DACMagic too? Cool! Can't wait to hear your impressions and comparison between the two. :) 

post #78 of 2247

I couldn't wait anymore so I ordered up one of these.  From the stats it seems like nothing can beat the performance of this unit for the price.

post #79 of 2247

Are the NFB-12 in full production and ready to sell or in pre-production and still being tweaked/tested?

post #80 of 2247

I am in the process of ordering both the NFB-12 as well as the NFB-3. It will be intersting to see how these stack up against the DACmagic!

post #81 of 2247
Just ordered mine too .... Couldn't order the NFB-11 cos there were too many orders frown.gif
post #82 of 2247
Thread Starter 

The NFB-12 was never in a tweak/testing phase. It's not that different than some other designs that were already in place at Audio-GD.

 

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Originally Posted by FeiJai View Post

Are the NFB-12 in full production and ready to sell or in pre-production and still being tweaked/tested?

post #83 of 2247

I'm curious to hear a nfb-11 too but everything points to it being pretty sterile sounding.  Also if this has any performance close to the HDP (which I believe it will or maybe exceed) I'll probably sell the HDP off.   

post #84 of 2247

Will using the NFB12 via USB with a desktop that already has a motherboard coaxial output cause any conflict problems ?

post #85 of 2247

It should not, but you will only be able to have one of the outputs on in your Operating System.

But i could recommend trying the coaxial if you have no ground problem on your computer. I think it could have less jitter then the USB if am not wrong?

 

I will be using optical with my macbook pro for two reasons, fist the NFB-12 have a great spdif interface, and my macbook pro just has 2 USB ports… that are too close ….

post #86 of 2247

Thanks, Only one or the other - not both.  The motherboard coaxial is 16bit/48kHz , I was thinking about using the USB because the DAC in the NFB12 was better? Yes?
 

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Originally Posted by BuFFys View Post

It should not, but you will only be able to have one of the outputs on in your Operating System.

But i could recommend trying the coaxial if you have no ground problem on your computer. I think it could have less jitter then the USB if am not wrong?

 

I will be using optical with my macbook pro for two reasons, fist the NFB-12 have a great spdif interface, and my macbook pro just has 2 USB ports… that are too close ….

post #87 of 2247
Thread Starter 

Using coax, optical or USB, you are using the DAC in the NFB-12. If you cannot change your motherboard to output to be bitperfect or 16/44.1 (for standard media), then I would use USB to avoid the motherboard's conversion to 48kHz. It has been noted that the Wolfson chip is very picky with the USB interface, but I would let your ears decide before possibly looking at a USB/Spdif interface, like the hiface or audio-gd converter.

 

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Thanks, Only one or the other - not both.  The motherboard coaxial is 16bit/48kHz , I was thinking about using the USB because the DAC in the NFB12 was better? Yes?
 

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Originally Posted by BuFFys View Post

It should not, but you will only be able to have one of the outputs on in your Operating System.

But i could recommend trying the coaxial if you have no ground problem on your computer. I think it could have less jitter then the USB if am not wrong?

 

I will be using optical with my macbook pro for two reasons, fist the NFB-12 have a great spdif interface, and my macbook pro just has 2 USB ports… that are too close ….


 
post #88 of 2247
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Originally Posted by littletree76 View Post


NFB-12 is built with dual WM8741 which supersede dual WN8740 built into DACMagic for better dynamic range. But DACMagic come with default up-sampling to 192kHz/24-bit through proprietary curve-fitting algorithm regardless of source resolution / sampling rate and also three-position digital filter. DACMagic has more input options (two sets of coaxial/optical inputs and a USB input) and output options (unbalanced RCA and balanced XLR outputs) than most DAC models in market.



 



As far as sound quality is concerned, comparison can be made when I have received NFB-12 from Audio-GD.




 



Not to mention the low jitter ... smily_headphones1.gif
post #89 of 2247

Any updated shipping date for the NFB-12??

 

Ordered mine in late november.

post #90 of 2247
Thread Starter 


I sent an email yesterday and have not recieved a response. They ship on Mondays and that was the last time the shipping page was updated on their site, so I am hoping they get them out this coming Monday.
 

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Originally Posted by runnin17 View Post

Any updated shipping date for the NFB-12??

 

Ordered mine in late november.

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