Audio-GD NFB-1 NFB-1WM dual-wolfson fully balanced external DAC (sold)
Will Ship To: CONUS
24/192 DAC with optical/COAX/usb inputs and balanced (XLR and ACSS) plus SE (RCA) outputs. All very high quality parts, way over done engineering, class-A power supply, 24-carot gold connections etc.
This is a $883.70 DAC (advertised price + shipping + paypal+fees) and I had about a months wait to get it.
I have never seen one of these for sale on here. For sale in my like-new external DAC which I'm using in my main system (with an apex peak). This is a surprisingly heavy and deceptively large (for being half-sized) DAC with a class-A power supply and is fully balanced. It can also play everything from 16/44 to 24/192. It has a coax input, optical and usb inputs. The usb probably has about 10 minutes of use and I'm not sure why everyone is insistent on usb. I use both the optical and coax but almost all my use is through the coax which I think sounds the best and has the least issues. The optical can only go to 24/174 and even this is pretty staticy but that could be a source issue (my laptop is the only source that can go that high). I actually use an optical switch so I can connect both my laptop and appleTV to the optical in and I use a RCA plug with 2 connections to connect both my OPPO93 and my computer through COAX - so it can handle quite a few sources. Note, I have to remove the unused COAX source when the other is connected at 24/192. I initially had issues getting the device to go hires but that was because I didn't have my computer set up right to do it. Though it always locks onto 24/192 without issue it sometimes has issues with 24/174 but kingwa told me it was a source issue. One feature that originally annoyed me but now I realize is the only way to go is that when the DAC cannot use the signal as is, it does not play anything. Other DACs just down sample the signal until it can use it - but this way you know exactly what sample rate it is actually using - this is very important! (unless you don't care that it may always just be down sampling to 16/44). The DAC is in the exact same condition it was when I pulled it out of the box. Comes with all original cables and parts it came with. (I think it has power, optical and USB none of which were ever used). I still have the original shipping boxes too. I'm currently using it in SE mode.
Over the last 6 months I have built up several separate systems because I wasn't sure what I wanted and wanted to try different things from the comfort of my own home. Now I'm ready to sell almost everything I have. I sometimes had 3 different DACs going into my Apex Peak at once but only did that cost me too much but it actually took away from my listening enjoyment.
Asking $xxxx + all fees. CONUS only since this is such an heavy unit and I'm worried about shipping costs.
I couldn't take a picture without the flash making it look pretty harsh.
Edited by tme110 - 2/4/12 at 10:11am