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NEW Audio-gd NFB-16 class A ACSS portable DAC/Amp

post #1 of 160
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Their first foray into portable. I have been waiting a while for this:

 

http://audio-gd.com/Pro/Headphoneamp/NFB16/NFB16EN.htm

 

NFB16-1.JPG

 

NFB16-5.JPG


Edited by tim3320070 - 5/23/12 at 6:29pm
post #2 of 160

Wow, I wasn't impressed with the NFB-12, but I might have to pick this up. Sexy little mini stack!

post #3 of 160

It looks good on paper.  How do you order this?

post #4 of 160
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Originally Posted by sunninho View Post

It looks good on paper.  How do you order this?

Send an email asking for a quote- audio-gd@126.com

post #5 of 160
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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").

post #6 of 160

I read on site that its a dual wm8741, but from pic, it seems only one wm8741 chip is used.

post #7 of 160
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Just one chip, I doubt there is power enough for 2

post #8 of 160

http://audio-gd.com/Pro/Headphoneamp/NFB16/NFB16EN_Tech.htm

 

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.

post #9 of 160
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It's a typo- look at the image, there is one

post #10 of 160

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.

post #11 of 160
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It's all about how it sounds (I'll know next week) but I don't know of any portable that has more in the way of hardware- someone point me to one if there is.

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Originally Posted by sunninho View Post

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.

post #13 of 160
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Originally Posted by tim3320070 View Post

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....

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I'm not sure what you mean by the Digital Interface, sorry....

http://audio-gd.com/Pro/dac/DIv2/DIv2EN.htm

post #15 of 160

So, it's a power supply and a digital processor that can relay the bits to a DAC?

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