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SOLD: Audio-gd NFB-11 USB (Sabre32 ESS9018) DAC/Amplifier

Will Ship To: CONUS

For sale is an Audio-gd NFB-11 USB DAC and headphone amplifier.  The DAC section utilizes the Sabre32 ESS9018 chip.  This DAC has USB implementation.  Kingwa discontinued the USB-enabled version of this product shortly after production of few units, citing difficulty in implementing USB with the Sabre32 chip in a timely and cost-effective manner.  As such, this is a fairly rare item.

 

The NFB-11 can be used either as a dedicated DAC, or as a one-box DAC and amplifier solution.  The DAC has USB, coaxial and optical input, and RCA outputs on the rear panel.  The amplifier outputs to a 1/4" TRS port on the front of the enclosure.  There are front plate switches for output (headphone, variable, fixed), gain (high, low) and input (USB, coaxial, optical), along with a volume potentiometer.  The item shipped with the TCXO clock upgrade.  For more technical information and detailed specifications, please see the following link (http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/Headphoneamp/NFB11/NFB11EN.htm).

 

I am the original owner of this item, and purchased it directly from Audio-gd in China.  I have used it for approximately 150 hours.

 

The NFB-11 has been treated well, and is in excellent condition.  There are several hairline scratches on the bottom of the enclosure (see photographs), but no larger scratches, dents or faded lettering are present.  I live in a pet-free, child-free and smoke-free environment.

 

My reason for sale is that I upgraded to a Cary Xciter DAC several months ago, and the NFB-11 has since fallen into disuse.

 

The item will be sold in the original packaging (cardboard box with foam inserts).  I will ship it double-boxed for the sake of safety.  All accessories that came with the NFB-11 will be provided.  This includes a USB cable and an optical cable.

 

The power cord that shipped stock with the NFB-11 is miswired, leading to potential electrical and fire hazards.  For more information, please see the following links (http://www.head-fi.org/t/562756/warning-audio-gd-power-cords-improperly-wired and http://www.head-fi.org/t/562757/warning-audio-gd-mains-power-cords-improperly-wired).  As such, I will not be shipping the NFB-11 with the stock power cable.  Instead, I will be including a 6’ Belkin power cord.

 

I am asking for $SOLD, inclusive of shipping.  I would appreciate if the buyer could cover PayPal fees.

 

The item will be shipped via Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation.  The item has already been carefully packaged, and can be shipped the next business day after payment is received.  For now, I would like to keep this within CONUS, though this is subject to change based on the level of interest.

 

Please feel free to PM me with any questions you may have.

 

Thank you for your time and consideration.


Edited by sridhar3 - 10/9/11 at 11:30am
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