Their first foray into portable. I have been waiting a while for this:
Edited by tim3320070 - 5/23/12 at 6:29pm
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Looking more at the spec's, this seems to have it all for a portable- up to 24/192 via USB, class A, no op-amps, ACSS with changeable filters. Is there any portable that has this feature set?
It is big though- it's based on the DI chassis which is roughly 4 times the E17 in size. I'll see how it attaches (velcro) to my laptop (which is also huge at 17").
This says :
The NFB-16 applies the newest high-end dual WM8741 and USB asynchronous transmit chip TE8802 which can support up to 24Bit/192KHz input (AES and Coaxial inputs support up to 192KHz
Am I missing something here.
So the portable unit, by itself, is $148 (promo pricing) and the optional PSU, which would stay at home, is another $75. Although not super portable (as in thin), this may be the best bang for the buck in a transportable DAC/Amp.
The PSU could also be used for the Digital Interface when the NFB-16 is away.
I'm not sure what you mean by the Digital Interface, sorry....