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post #1051 of 1424
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Originally Posted by GaryPham View Post
 

is it possible that the 2 ports on the left are not usb 2.0?  I originally also had a lot of problems installing my 11.32 until I realized that the USB ports on the back of my computer weren't usb 2.0, while the 2 front ports were.  Once I plugged it into 2.0 ports, installation went fine.

Hi GaryPham,

 

Thanks for the help.

 

Oh I didn't know that 11.32 required USB 2.0.

 

In any case, is there a way to tell what USB version the physical ports themselves are?

 

I do know that when something is plugged into the left port it shows up under the "Generic USB Hub" and also "Enhanced Host Controller" in device manager under power/advanced respectively.

post #1052 of 1424

http://www.kb.indiana.edu/data/aout.html

 

From what you tell me, it sounds like your left ports should be 2.0 ports.  Maybe someone else here can verify how to tell the difference?  For me at least, the ports on the back of my computer didn't say "enhanced host"

post #1053 of 1424

I ran a program called USBView and according to it all my ports are in fact USB2.0; the left port(s) that the NFB11.32 was not recognised by Windows was actually a USB2.0 port [Intel 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller - 3B3C].

 

The 'unknown device' in the image is apparently the NFB11.32; it is shown under the Enhanced Host Controller grouping.

post #1054 of 1424
Maybe you need the latest intel chipset drivers?
post #1055 of 1424

I just received mine :D

 

Question: When I use the DAC out for my Audioengine 5+ I should set it to Fixed output, right?

post #1056 of 1424
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Originally Posted by kingofzero View Post

I just received mine biggrin.gif

Question: When I use the DAC out for my Audioengine 5+ I should set it to Fixed output, right?

I use variable with my bx5d2 but thats cuz there are two volume knobs, both at the back of a speaker. If you only have 1 volume knob with the a5s and its convenient then go with fixed, if using the dac to change the volume is easier, i havent noticed any problems.
post #1057 of 1424
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Originally Posted by kingofzero View Post
 

I just received mine :D

 

Question: When I use the DAC out for my Audioengine 5+ I should set it to Fixed output, right?

Do as the poster above said and use variable. Max your output knobs on the speakers themselves and then use the DAC/AMP to adjust the volume. Much easier that way. 

post #1058 of 1424
I have mine set at 50%, do you think its better to go to max? Its definitely easier to get both knobs set at the same volume that way, i just didnt want to risk giving them too much juice
post #1059 of 1424

The volume pot on my 11.32 is always turned down when I power things up. I like the fact they I don't have to worry about any small adjustments when I max both the speakers out. 

post #1060 of 1424

I was thinking of getting the Audio-GD NFB-15.32, but is there a really noticeable improvement of the 11.32 over the 15.32, or is it just a different type of sound.

Anyone here directly compared the 11.32 to the 15.32?

post #1061 of 1424
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post
 

I was thinking of getting the Audio-GD NFB-15.32, but is there a really noticeable improvement of the 11.32 over the 15.32, or is it just a different type of sound.

Anyone here directly compared the 11.32 to the 15.32?

 

Compairson 1

Comparison 2

 

There's not much out there to compare them. I will say that I love my 11.32 with everything I've tried so far. 

post #1062 of 1424
From what Ive read about the two most people think the sabre chip is better techically and is more neutral with a wider sound stage. The wolfsons in the 15 have a warmer sound and a little bit narrower sound stage. I imagine the most noticable differences would be a slight lack of sparkle and detail in the treble and a warmer less analytical sound from the 15. The differences mentioned are probably pretty small since the amp stage is the same
post #1063 of 1424

Audio-GD NFB-5.32.. it's a little more expensive than the 11.32 or the 15.32. In your opinion anybody, would it be worth the $50 increase in price?


Edited by SaLX - 10/24/13 at 2:09pm
post #1064 of 1424
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Originally Posted by SaLX View Post
 

Audio-GD NFB-5.32.. it's a little more expensive than the 11.32 or the 15.32. In your opinion anybody, would it be worth the $50 increase in price?

 

For some reason, Audio-GD's website lists the Audio-GD NFB-5.32 at $900, but I can get it from a European website for  280.62 EUR/ $380 USD/ 237 GBP??? 

 

That's the Reference 5.32, a balanced DAC with 4x PCM1704UK chips.  It appears that audio-gd has discontinued the 5.32, and the closest equivalent is the Compass 8741 for 429 + shipping.

 

http://audio-gd.com/Pro/Headphoneamp/Compass%202/Compass2EN.htm

post #1065 of 1424

Thanks for clearing that up evilhippie :)

 

I'm aiming to match the warm Fidelio X1 with the 11.32 as suggested by people here - seems it would add detail to the sound which sounds about right. The 15.32, by all accounts sounds like it would work better with more analytical headphones namely the Q/K701's etc. Does that make sense?


Edited by SaLX - 10/22/13 at 4:13pm
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