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post #1066 of 1317
I have decided to go balanced and am putting my 11.32 up for sale. PM me if anyone's interested in purchasing my mint condition 11.32. For reference, it sounded awesome with my hd650s,600ohm 880s,denon d2ks,ad900s,and Alessandro ms1s, so they work well with both high and low impedance cans.
post #1067 of 1317

Finally decided to buy a RCA (male) -> 3.5mm stereo (female) interconnector, and wow the sound quality out of the RCA outputs is...very interesting. Very open and effortless, compared to the stereo out on the 11.32.

 

Now whether or not that initial impression is mostly expectation bias or actual difference, time will tell; further testing to be done!

post #1068 of 1317
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post
 

Finally decided to buy a RCA (male) -> 3.5mm stereo (female) interconnector, and wow the sound quality out of the RCA outputs is...very interesting. Very open and effortless, compared to the stereo out on the 11.32.

 

Now whether or not that initial impression is mostly expectation bias or actual difference, time will tell; further testing to be done!


I think RCA sounds a bit clearer and more analytical, the amp adds a little warmth.

Not a big difference though, could be an expectation bias.

 

I love the sound out of the 6.5mm, it's as close to perfect as I can afford :) 


Edited by BenF - 10/24/13 at 5:05pm
post #1069 of 1317

Do you think it's a good choice for sensitive IEMS (heir audio 4.Ai).. I wanted tu buy the magni + modi , then I saw this product so if anyone could give me some advices ..

 

Thx:normal_smile :

 

P.S: it will by my first DAC/Amp 

post #1070 of 1317
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Originally Posted by vl4dimir View Post
 

Do you think it's a good choice for sensitive IEMS (heir audio 4.Ai).. I wanted tu buy the magni + modi , then I saw this product so if anyone could give me some advices ..

 

Thx:normal_smile :

 

P.S: it will by my first DAC/Amp 


The Heir Audio 4.Ai are 25-Ohms, so a headphone amplifier impedance output of 3-Ohms or less is recommended.

The NFB-11.32 headphone impedance output is 2-Ohms.

post #1071 of 1317
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post


The Heir Audio 4.Ai are 25-Ohms, so a headphone amplifier impedance output of 3-Ohms or less is recommended.
The NFB-11.32 headphone impedance output is 2-Ohms.
And it sounds awesome with my IEMs!
post #1072 of 1317

I'm getting "seriously excited" to get the NFB-11.32 instead of the schiit stack.

Do you know if they provide a 6.3 to 3.5 adapter ? 

post #1073 of 1317

Another question:regular_smile :

 

Can you specify 240/220 volts if you're in UK/Europe? Thanks. *EDiT* - yeah seems like you can.


Edited by SaLX - 11/6/13 at 11:33am
post #1074 of 1317
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Originally Posted by vl4dimir View Post
 

I'm getting "seriously excited" to get the NFB-11.32 instead of the schiit stack.

Do you know if they provide a 6.3 to 3.5 adapter ? 


I think it doesn't have one included

post #1075 of 1317
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Originally Posted by vl4dimir View Post
 

I'm getting "seriously excited" to get the NFB-11.32 instead of the schiit stack.

Do you know if they provide a 6.3 to 3.5 adapter ? 


No, but you can get the Shure threaded 1/4" female to 1/8" male adapter for around $4 each, at Sweetwater.

post #1076 of 1317
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Originally Posted by BenF View Post
 


I think RCA sounds a bit clearer and more analytical, the amp adds a little warmth.

Not a big difference though, could be an expectation bias.

 

I love the sound out of the 6.5mm, it's as close to perfect as I can afford :) 

I dunno, I'm really liking how the DAC output sounds from the RCA at least with my HE500s. On variable output mode you could still adjust the volume.

post #1077 of 1317
Yeah the DAC is the star of the combo for sure. Thats some interesting news that the has high enough current to drive them, hmm whats the point of the amp portion again? How is the volume on them, not as loud or = out of the amp stage?
post #1078 of 1317
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Originally Posted by ComradeDylie View Post

Yeah the DAC is the star of the combo for sure. Thats some interesting news that the has high enough current to drive them, hmm whats the point of the amp portion again? How is the volume on them, not as loud or = out of the amp stage?

It's almost as loud as out of the amp portion actually, which is surprising. With the 6.5mm output I play my HE500s on High gain and at 12 o'clock, and out of RCA it's around 1 o'clock which is very close.

 

Edit: toggling/switching between the two outputs and it sounds as though they have exactly the same volume now.


Edited by jerg - 10/25/13 at 4:30pm
post #1079 of 1317
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Originally Posted by vl4dimir View Post
 

Do you think it's a good choice for sensitive IEMS (heir audio 4.Ai).. I wanted tu buy the magni + modi , then I saw this product so if anyone could give me some advices ..

 

Thx:normal_smile :

 

P.S: it will by my first DAC/Amp 


It'll be perfectly fine with sensitive iems. I have the UERMs, which are more sensitive than the heir and they sound great out of the nfb-10es2, which also has 2ohm output impedance.

post #1080 of 1317

Actually I think on VARIABLE output mode, The RCA out also passes through the amp section. That would explain why I can 1) change the volume out of RCA output, and 2) that it matches the volume of the 6.5mm out.

 

If that's the case then the only difference is the difference between RCA and stereo jack.

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