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Originally Posted by tim3320070 View Post

I tested the line in with 3 different sources. It seems it is made for a low level line in like an iPod. My CD player (Pioneer CD changer) and Panasonic BD player were too much for the line in and it distorted the sound. The iPod however sounds great, full and deep but I get a tiny bit of noise at high volume, silent parts.

Using USB from the laptop via the battery is very, very clean and silent sounding.


hi tim, was the Line-In set in low gain?

 

http://audio-gd.com/Pro/Headphoneamp/NFB16/NFB16EN_Use.htm

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Originally Posted by dw1narso View Post


hi tim, was the Line-In set in low gain?

 

http://audio-gd.com/Pro/Headphoneamp/NFB16/NFB16EN_Use.htm

Yes, it's set to low gain for line in.

post #78 of 160
Mine arrived today, but was on my way out.  I'll plug in that bad boy later tonight Tim.

Good times ahead hopefully.  Lol

What is the default, shipped gain configuration?
Edited by HeatFan12 - 7/24/12 at 5:13pm
post #79 of 160

I'm pretty sure I got a faulty unit, plug into USB and it will light up but not show up in the sound settings of my Macbook pro, and also when I asked if it's the new 'EN' version with the battery in it, they said yes but then when it didn't work so I opened the case, there's no battery in it.

 

Definitely have to send it back.

post #80 of 160
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Sorry to hear that, they will take care of it for you I'm sure

post #81 of 160
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Originally Posted by Grev View Post

I'm pretty sure I got a faulty unit, plug into USB and it will light up but not show up in the sound settings of my Macbook pro, and also when I asked if it's the new 'EN' version with the battery in it, they said yes but then when it didn't work so I opened the case, there's no battery in it.

 

Definitely have to send it back.

 

Wow, sorry to hear about that Grev.  Kingwa and co. will hook you up, I'm sure.

 

 

Have not had much time today and have not even tried it with a laptop yet, but the line-in is sounding good.  Tim, my initial questions about using it as a pre-out were answered.  No probs whatsoever from the headout.

 

Quick pic while I put some miles on it...iTouch-->NFB-16-->A5s...

 

 

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post #82 of 160

Since we have to conserve electricity here, it has been a good opportunity to try out the NFB-16 and Audioquest Dragonfly. Both are great-sounding and seem to shoot way above their price points. The NFB-16 is a little bit smoother-sounding but it is otherwise difficult to tell them apart without a variety of headphones.

post #83 of 160
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That's interesting and kind of disappointing- I would hope the 16 would wipe the table with that little guy but I am also a little shocked that that little guy is $250- looks like a pen drive! I traveled with the 16 this past week and it is pushing the limit of size and weight for travel I must say. I also must say that it sounds great and I actually sold my NFB10SE as a result.

post #84 of 160

:(

 

Got my RMA, but still can't work it on my Macbook, drivers doesn't get recognised...  Emailed for drivers, lets see if that will solve.  Or does anybody here have a solution?

post #85 of 160
Even after you downloaded the drivers from the site, it still does not work?
post #86 of 160

Yes, downloaded from the audio-gd website, also emailed kingwa and got the same drivers, installed drivers and restarted, doesn't work...  I'll see if the different cables make a difference.

post #87 of 160
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Originally Posted by tim3320070 View Post

That's interesting and kind of disappointing- I would hope the 16 would wipe the table with that little guy but I am also a little shocked that that little guy is $250- looks like a pen drive! I traveled with the 16 this past week and it is pushing the limit of size and weight for travel I must say. I also must say that it sounds great and I actually sold my NFB10SE as a result.

 

I haven't received the battery version. Overall I enjoy listening more with the Emotivas using the NFB-16. If Kingwa could get the size down It'd be great transportable kit.  Something that it does seem to sound nicer than to me is the Apogee Duet 2. I used to own a Duet so thought it might be possible for the Duet 2 to replace my ULN-2. Alas the Duet 2 simply makes the music sound flat and lifeless.

 

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:(

 

Got my RMA, but still can't work it on my Macbook, drivers doesn't get recognised...  Emailed for drivers, lets see if that will solve.  Or does anybody here have a solution?

 

Make sure your DAC/HP switch isn't reversed. Mine was. In HP mode it doesn't show up. Sometimes I have to switch between them a couple of times and/or switch off altogether for 15 seconds and on again for it to show up.

post #88 of 160

Thanks, somehow when I used the cable supplied, it worked, and comparing with the USB cable that I got with my HUD-mini, the fitting is more strict with the audio-gd USB cable, maybe that affected it.

 

So...

- audio-gd USB cable is tight fitting

- audinst (HUD-mini) USB cable is looser fitting
 

post #89 of 160

Also now that my amp is working, what is the default filter?  And which of the filter setting is the best?

post #90 of 160

Great to hear you got her going Grev.  I have no idea what the default filters are, I have not opened her up yet.  On the default gain with line-in as Tim posted earlier it is low-gain.

 

Finally found her a place in the bedroom...lol

 

Good times!!!

 

 

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Edited by HeatFan12 - 8/7/12 at 10:13pm
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