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post #61 of 1201
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Originally Posted by Warrax View Post

Hello, what do you suggest as upgrade from NFB12.1 (connected through USB - it has old interface with TE7022 chip). I would like to have a bit better sound than NFB12.1 (I have HD600)

 

NFB15.1 (after I'll sell NFB12.1, will cost me 32 more euro. )

NFB11.32 (will cost me 80 more euro - will the increase in quality match 50 eur, over NFB15.1 improvement?)

or

NFB5.2 (will cost me 165 more euro)

 

I would like to ask where will be improvement most worth of money... NFB15.1 (30 euro) vs NFB11.32 (80 euro) or NFB5.2 (165 euro)?

How do you compare NFB5.2 to NFB11.32?

Or additional options? (but only with limit $200) For example, let NFB12.1 and buy Hiface 2, and use coaxial instead USB (129 more euro)?

 

Thank you.

 

Hello Warrax,

 

Well, I never listened to the NFB-12 so really can't compare.  I would say the NFB-11.32 would be an upgrade, using the Sabre chip and the 32/384 usb implementation.  It is more detailed and transparent.  Very good all-in-one device.

 

 

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Originally Posted by axw View Post

can anyone compare .32 USB implementation to higher-end USB-SPDIF transports, please (off-ramp, audiophilleo, JK)? 

 

I can't help you there axw.  One of the reasons for purchasing the 11.32 is to do away with the converters, due to its usb implementation. I own some converters but none of the ones you listed.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by pietro944 View Post

My 11.32 is at HK sorting facility as of 9/9....I wonder how long it will take DHL to east coast(Boston,Ma)?????
 

 

 

Almost there Peter.  Once it departs HK, a couple days DHL will deliver.

post #62 of 1201

Just got back from a meet with heatfan and the 11.32 is the real deal. Only had around two hours with it and just from that I could tell It’s very detailed and transparent. I didn’t find much of a difference between the USB-32 chip and my TE8802 chip (also very detailed and transparent) but it has it beat simply by supporting 32bit playback vs 24bit playback.

 

Bottom line, if I didn’t have the 10.2, the 11.32 would have been purchased on release day. bigsmile_face.gif

 

Great job audio-gd for making another superb product! Keep it up!


Edited by kidchunks - 9/9/12 at 4:50pm
post #63 of 1201
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Originally Posted by kidchunks View Post

Just got back from a meet with heatfan and the 11.32 is the real deal. Only had around two hours with it and just from that I could tell It’s very detailed and transparent. I didn’t find much of a difference between the USB-32 chip and my TE8802 chip (also very detailed and transparent) but it has it beat simply by supporting 32bit playback vs 24bit playback.

 

Bottom line, if I didn’t have the 10.2, the 11.32 would have been purchased on release day. bigsmile_face.gif

 

Great job audio-gd for making another superb product! Keep it up!

 

 

Great meet indeed.  But I really, really wish I had not listened to your HE-500s and NFB-10.2.  Those phones sound too darn good especially in balanced mode.  Great job on the setup but I must resist....No more headphones for me....lol...

 

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post #64 of 1201

Received my 11.32 this morning.......Two days from HK to Boston,Ma!!!!.....Incredible.

 

Listening to it now,without the Yaqin Tube Buffer.When I tried to download driver for Usb,Windows(Vista-64bit) says:"UNKNOWN DEVICE"........tried it a couple of times,no go.

 

What am I doing wrong?.....Thanks,Peterconfused.gif
 

post #65 of 1201
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Originally Posted by pietro944 View Post

Received my 11.32 this morning.......Two days from HK to Boston,Ma!!!!.....Incredible.

 

Listening to it now,without the Yaqin Tube Buffer.When I tried to download driver for Usb,Windows(Vista-64bit) says:"UNKNOWN DEVICE"........tried it a couple of times,no go.

 

What am I doing wrong?.....Thanks,Peterconfused.gif
 

 

 

Hey Peter,

 

Did you download the zip file, extract it and then double click SETUP.EXE from the windows folder.?  Remember the 11.32 must be connected and powered on to install the drivers.  Then reboot with it on.


Edited by HeatFan12 - 9/11/12 at 1:22pm
post #66 of 1201
So its sounds good with HE-500? I'm really on the edge guys. Not sure if that's a good or a bad thing, I have spent way too much lately. redface.gif
post #67 of 1201
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Originally Posted by HeatFan12 View Post

 

 

Hey Peter,

 

Did you download the zip file, extract it and then double click SETUP.EXE from the windows folder.?  Remember the 11.32 must be connected and powered on to install the drivers.  Then reboot with it on.


I'm all f-up.....How do I download the zip file?

post #68 of 1201
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Originally Posted by pietro944 View Post


I'm all f-up.....How do I download the zip file?


http://www.audio-gd.com/Audio-gdUSB32forwindows.rar

post #69 of 1201
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If you like pm me your email and I'll send you the folder unzipped Peter.

post #70 of 1201
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Originally Posted by HeatFan12 View Post

If you like pm me your email and I'll send you the folder unzipped Peter.


Sorry for being dumb.....I downloaded the file and extracted it to a file on my desktop.....now what?

post #71 of 1201
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Originally Posted by HeatFan12 View Post

If you like pm me your email and I'll send you the folder unzipped Peter.


pm sent.....thanks,peter

post #72 of 1201

 

 

Incorrect response.  Please disregard.


Edited by wje - 9/11/12 at 2:35pm
post #73 of 1201
Thread Starter 

PM sent.  You should be up and running in no time Peter...

 

Cheers!

post #74 of 1201

Maybe not best thread for this post, but i hope audio-gd representative might see it here. I didn't find much information about audio-gd products on web, but have lot of questions:

1. Can someone describe difference in sound between ES9018 product line and WM8741?

2. Why there is posibility to play with oversampling rate and filter shape in WM8741 products, but not in ES9018?

3. Same about OPA section in nfb-5.

4. What makes price, weight, size difference for nearly identical in specs nfb-15.1, and nfb-5.32?

And finally which of audio-gd usb dac/amps would you recommend for driving HE-400, considering that I have no additional aquipment?

post #75 of 1201
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Originally Posted by orth0dox View Post

Maybe not best thread for this post, but i hope audio-gd representative might see it here. I didn't find much information about audio-gd products on web, but have lot of questions:
1. Can someone describe difference in sound between ES9018 product line and WM8741?

2. Why there is posibility to play with oversampling rate and filter shape in WM8741 products, but not in ES9018?

3. Same about OPA section in nfb-5.

4. What makes price, weight, size difference for nearly identical in specs nfb-15.1, and nfb-5.32?

And finally which of audio-gd usb dac/amps would you recommend for driving HE-400, considering that I have no additional aquipment?
I'm no expert but from my experience:
1. ESS is more airy, accurate or neutral and has a better instrument separation. WM is more musical. Both are fantastic. With tube amp I would go with ESS while the WM make even the most neutral amps very musical.
2. Maybe the ESS doesn't support it? My logic says ESS9018 was designed to be neutral so filters would neutralize that.
3. There is no OPA in 11.32
4. Nfb 15 and Ref 5.32 are not identical. 5.32 uses very expensive mono chips, 4 of them while nfb-15 uses two 8741. Ref5 has a better PSU, bigger case, etc.
5. NFB 11. 32 should do very well or perhaps a Wolfson based DAC as he-400 are dark and Ref series are dark as well. The first two are brighter.
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