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Is there a diference in gain between XLR and normal headphone jack?

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Originally Posted by mowglycdb View Post

Is there a diference in gain between XLR and normal headphone jack?

 

Yes, there is significantly more gain from the XLR.

post #18 of 20

Since I have had my NFB-6 for a while now, I guess it is time to post and say what I think.

 

Pros:

1. An incredible deal.

2. Very well constructed.

3. Very flexible and convenient. Plenty of inputs and outputs and a remote.

4. Sounds fantastic, as long as your source material is up to par.

5. Makes a great pre-amp for 2 channel audio as well as being good for headphones.

 

Cons:

1. Does not look that great. I don't really mind, I would rather spend my money on quality electronics than fancy boxes.

2. It absolutely slaughters poor source material. Forget about listening to internet radio or low res files, at least if you have a good amp and speakers or high resolution headphones. It is seriously unforgiving.

 

Conclusion:

Audio has been my hobby for a long time. I have never been happier with any component than I am with the NFB-6.

 


Edited by Hooster - 1/10/13 at 9:23pm
post #19 of 20

out of the XLR jack  it sounds much better,  forget about using it unbalanced it looses power, airyness, bass punch, smooth treble. I'm currently waiting for some Q silk cables to see some sort of improvement. Maybe in the future I'll consider replacing NFB 6 or NFB 1.32 for  Master 8 and Master 7.  toooooo much cash for now.


Edited by mowglycdb - 1/11/13 at 6:11am
post #20 of 20

Yes, I have read that there is a huge difference between the single ended headphone output and the balanced. I was not quite ready to believe it and it is hard to compare them because the output level from them is so different. Well, I level matched them and goodness gracious, the balanced output is way better, punch, bass, detail, you name it, it is all better with the XLR.

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