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post #1216 of 1549

This is working fantastic as a DAC+preamp for my EF6 for the past months. With its variable RCA output I can get the preamp volume to exactly what's needed for the EF6 pot to deliver the most optimal range of volume control for different cans.

post #1217 of 1549

For who want to upgrade the clock in the NFB11.32, upgrade the 80MHz clock up to 100MHz, boost the ES9018 can support up to 384KHz from USB input.

post #1218 of 1549

Just agreed to pick one of these up used   "32Bit /192K Audio-GD NFB 11.32 DAC/ headphone amp" no mention of upgrades etc... I thought the price was right

 

I have been wanting to try out a SS amp on my phones and the sabre dac will be interesting as well comparing to my uberfrost Schiit

 

 

currently my 2 amps are Schiit Valhalla,  And Ampsandsound SE-84 3WPC

 

current phones are  HIFI Man HE-500 and Sennheiser HD-650

 

any one used this amp with those phones, your impressions would be great:D

post #1219 of 1549
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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post
 

In terms of the amplifier in the unit. What would be an equivalent stand alone amp. Is it similar in quality to an M-Stage, Asgard 2 ? Just trying to get a general idea where the amp section comes out in terms of power and SQ.

 

Does anyone know the answer to this?  I'm quite curious myself as I was thinking about getting this (or the 15.32) and selling off the M-Stage.

post #1220 of 1549
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Originally Posted by Stillhart View Post
 

 

Does anyone know the answer to this?  I'm quite curious myself as I was thinking about getting this (or the 15.32) and selling off the M-Stage.

 

The amp section is pretty powerful and dynamic in my experience. It is not warm like the M-Stage, instead it is very neutral... and I feel it sounds more extended and refined then the Asgard, but not by much, mostly I notice less etched treble, and better detail with similar dynamics. I'd say overall the 11.32 is more detailed and refined then both, but not by a huge margin.

 

What is your current M-Stage driving?


Edited by kvtaco17 - 5/13/14 at 3:16am
post #1221 of 1549
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Originally Posted by joespride View Post
 

Just agreed to pick one of these up used   "32Bit /192K Audio-GD NFB 11.32 DAC/ headphone amp" no mention of upgrades etc... I thought the price was right

 

I have been wanting to try out a SS amp on my phones and the sabre dac will be interesting as well comparing to my uberfrost Schiit

 

 

currently my 2 amps are Schiit Valhalla,  And Ampsandsound SE-84 3WPC

 

current phones are  HIFI Man HE-500 and Sennheiser HD-650

 

any one used this amp with those phones, your impressions would be great:D

Good question. I want to find the answer too. Looking to Audio-GD NFB 11.32.  I have only HE-500, no DAC, no AMP...

post #1222 of 1549
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Originally Posted by kvtaco17 View Post

The amp section is pretty powerful and dynamic in my experience. It is not warm like the M-Stage, instead it is very neutral... and I feel it sounds more extended and refined then the Asgard, but not by much, mostly I notice less etched treble, and better detail with similar dynamics. I'd say overall the 11.32 is more detailed and refined then both, but not by a huge margin.

What is your current M-Stage driving?
Mainly it's driving my Q701; it sounds great with those. But it's way too dark when combined with a dark headphone like my new Mad Dogs. Still I'm mostly concerned about performance with the Q.
post #1223 of 1549
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Originally Posted by kvtaco17 View Post
 

 

The amp section is pretty powerful and dynamic in my experience. It is not warm like the M-Stage, instead it is very neutral... and I feel it sounds more extended and refined then the Asgard, but not by much, mostly I notice less etched treble, and better detail with similar dynamics. I'd say overall the 11.32 is more detailed and refined then both, but not by a huge margin.

 

What is your current M-Stage driving?


11.32 amp isn't as neutral as FIIO E12, it does have a warm flavor.

post #1224 of 1549
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Originally Posted by BenF View Post
 


11.32 amp isn't as neutral as FIIO E12, it does have a warm flavor.

And the 15.32 is even warmer?

post #1225 of 1549
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Originally Posted by Stillhart View Post
 

And the 15.32 is even warmer?


Don't have 15.32

post #1226 of 1549
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Originally Posted by kvtaco17 View Post
 

 

The amp section is pretty powerful and dynamic in my experience. It is not warm like the M-Stage, instead it is very neutral... and I feel it sounds more extended and refined then the Asgard, but not by much, mostly I notice less etched treble, and better detail with similar dynamics. I'd say overall the 11.32 is more detailed and refined then both, but not by a huge margin.

 

What is your current M-Stage driving?

Thats Interesting, I never thought about asking how this would compare to Schiit Asgard 2,  I wonder how many would agree with your conclusions ?  also when you made the comparison how was the amp set up ??

 

which dac with asgard ??

 

Not calling your opinion into question I have never heard either, I have thought about the asgard and the lyr however I see to many negatives about noise floor on lyr.  I cannot deal with a noisy amp and so stay away from products where I see several complaints / indications about noise

post #1227 of 1549
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Originally Posted by Stillhart View Post
 

And the 15.32 is even warmer?

Yes, because of warmer dac part - the amp part is the same

post #1228 of 1549
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Originally Posted by joespride View Post
 

Thats Interesting, I never thought about asking how this would compare to Schiit Asgard 2,  I wonder how many would agree with your conclusions ?  also when you made the comparison how was the amp set up ??

 

which dac with asgard ??

 

Not calling your opinion into question I have never heard either, I have thought about the asgard and the lyr however I see to many negatives about noise floor on lyr.  I cannot deal with a noisy amp and so stay away from products where I see several complaints / indications about noise

With the Bifrost non uber. I also own a Lyr which I love. It can be noisy with certain tubes. I'm currently running some RCA's and they noise floor has been acceptable with 32ohm efficient cans like Grado's and Audio-Technica's.

post #1229 of 1549
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Originally Posted by kvtaco17 View Post
 

With the Bifrost non uber. I also own a Lyr which I love. It can be noisy with certain tubes. I'm currently running some RCA's and they noise floor has been acceptable with 32ohm efficient cans like Grado's and Audio-Technica's.

 

Hey KV, what exactly is acceptable in reference to the noise?  And what RCAs are you runnin'?  Sorry don't own a Lyr and don't know the tube complement off hand.  I have tube amps connected to both my NFB11.32 and NFB15.1 and they are dead quiet even with iems, Grados and AT.

 

Thanks!!!

post #1230 of 1549
No noticeable noise at normal listening volumes with the music stopped. At 60% volume with no music playing I get some background noise. With my hd800's its completely silent almost all the way to max... Some hiss shows up just as the pot runs out of travel.
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