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post #1486 of 1500
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The 11.32 came out ca. 2 years ago
Earlier 11s had inferior usb input or no usb input at all

The one I'm looking at has usb input... inferior how so?
post #1487 of 1500
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The one I'm looking at has usb input... inferior how so?

If the usb receiver is a Tenor chip, it is inferior to the currently used one from Via

post #1488 of 1500

How susceptible is the NFB-11 to nearby electric equipment, got a electric desk with the motor placed underneath at the same location where I plan to place the NFB-11 on top, shouldn't be a problem, right?

Also, have a cable duct in aluminium underneath the desk where I have a powerplug box and cables. I need to let the 3 meter cable from the T70 headphone pass throught that, will it cause any kind of humming disturbance?

post #1489 of 1500
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Originally Posted by Falconetti View Post
 

How susceptible is the NFB-11 to nearby electric equipment, got a electric desk with the motor placed underneath at the same location where I plan to place the NFB-11 on top, shouldn't be a problem, right?

Also, have a cable duct in aluminium underneath the desk where I have a powerplug box and cables. I need to let the 3 meter cable from the T70 headphone pass through that, will it cause any kind of humming disturbance?

 

The NFB-11 is a metal case, so that should help block electrical noise, plus you can always put a flat piece of metal underneath it for extra protection.

post #1490 of 1500
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post
 

 

The NFB-11 is a metal case, so that should help block electrical noise, plus you can always put a flat piece of metal underneath it for extra protection.

 

Thanks, Also, have a cable duct in aluminium underneath the desk where I have a powerplug box and cables. I need to let the 3 meter cable from the T70 headphone pass through that, will it cause any kind of humming disturbance?

post #1491 of 1500
Do anyone know how the NFB-11 compares to the DacMagic Plus? And does the NFB-11 have any problem with electrical noise?
post #1492 of 1500

Does anyone have the old (pre-2014) USB drivers? Thanks

post #1493 of 1500

Hi guys, 

 

I'm a new member, Spiros from Greece ... I 've been reading  the forum for some years, as I 'm an active head-fier ... recently, I bought the HE-500 and looking for good amplification as well a 9018 dac chip, I concluded for the NFB 11(2014), also liking its ability to play DSD/DXD files, as I own many hundreds of the kind ... 

 

I received the unit 2 days ago, from a European reseller of Audio-Gd. It is a 35w transformer unit with the TXCO upgrade. Thinking that is a fresh unit, i downloaded the current USB32 driver, but that was a failure ... Then I contacted KingWa, who informed me that according to my unit's  serial no, it is a July model, so I needed to download the V3 driver. 

 

After some efforts and about 10 instal/uninstal/laptop restarts i managed to install the drivers. I must admit that pcm reproduction is really excellent and the NFB 11 /HE -500 combo gives a stellar performance. 

 

However, it is impossible to have dsd playback. I' m a relative experienced computer audiophile and i've been playing and configuring Foobar for some years now. I have all the necessary plug-ins, I tried every combination. No matter what i tried , i have no dsd playback. Instead i receive several kind of messages, like '''...Unrecoverable playback error: The process receiving or sending data has terminated...''', or I have no sound at all, or i have just a terrible distortion sound.  I exchanged some mails with Audio-gd, who keep giving me the typical advices, that are allready included in their website guides and give no solution to my problem. I remember reading some simiral problems in this forum, and i spend the day reading several pages of this thread, as well as, the USB32 thread ( http://www.head-fi.org/t/638252/audio-gd-usb-32-firmware-drivers-and-feedback-thread/330), but i didn' t find any solutions in my exact dsd playback problem.

 

Does anybody had this trouble and finally found a solution ? 

 

How could i see my units firmware version ? I read about a tool that allows new firmware installation, but found nothing in Audio Gd's website.

 

Is there a chance to solve such kind of drivers problems, by switching to linux ? or sometime later by  buying a mac ?

 

it is really a pity that such nice and VFM hardware doesn't have a same level software /support companion.  

 

 

 

Thanks for the attention. I would really appreciate some help !

post #1494 of 1500

Hi, The problem was solved. A clean re-installation of Foobar & necessary plug-ins did it. 

 

I must admitt that KingWa kept answering all my emails, and he was also willing to deal with the matter himself, by some kind of a remote desktop application.

 

Now, my only problem is those pop/clicks from the relay ... I wonder if anybody got rid of them by installing the newest firmware ... 


Edited by spirosgon - 10/27/14 at 8:41am
post #1495 of 1500

got mine today, sadly the powercord is of chinese standard, I need europlug standard powercord. So would it be of any concern if I just used a spare europlug cable I have laying around from an older monitor? The cable looks identical to the china one in the end that is going into the NFB-11, or might I risk the unit in anyway if I try?

post #1496 of 1500

You don't have to worry about the cord ... it will be ok, anyway many guys upgrade the power cords for better sonic performance.

 

Just make sure, that the voltage of the unit, as it is written in the back of it, is of your country's standards. For Europe 230 V,  50-60HZ

post #1497 of 1500
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Originally Posted by spirosgon View Post
 

You don't have to worry about the cord ... it will be ok, anyway many guys upgrade the power cords for better sonic performance.

 

Just make sure, that the voltage of the unit, as it is written in the back of it, is of your country's standards. For Europe 230 V,  50-60HZ


Thanks, already checked the backside. Got a sticker that says 230V , but nothing about 50-60HZ. Should be okey anyways, right?

post #1498 of 1500

Yepp !

 

the important is the voltage ... you' re ok !

post #1499 of 1500

For anyone wondering, the NFB 11 paired together with the T70 is void of all warmth, far from an ideal match. I should have listened to Mad lust Envy's warning :(

post #1500 of 1500

Well, the Sabre chips really are neutral... They'll give you what the headphone/track has, nothing more, nothing less.

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