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post #451 of 1463
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Originally Posted by Magdumper View Post

I posted here a while ago because my nfb was skipping, it no longer does that. Now, my computer constantly fails to recognize the usb unit itself... I don't know if I need to change my firmware or drivers or what, but it is becoming very frustrating. I have tried the latest drivers, but they always fail to install (I think I have 1.0 drivers or 1.1 at the moment). I think I have firmware #3, But I don't know. I can post some pictures if you guys want.

 

 

What OS Mag?  What player?  Are you rebooting while unit is on after driver install?

 

Cheers!

post #452 of 1463

Foobar2k (also crashes when doing other things such as watching movies, playing games etc, does not seem to be program related), Windows 7 64 bit.The only way to fix this is to reboot the 11.32 after it "malfunctions" (Does not work all the time), or to manually uninstall the drivers via device manager, and then reinstall them (always works). I thought it might have been overheating, but the 11.32 has been doing this sometimes even when I first turn it on, other times after a few hours of use.

 

some pics: http://imgur.com/a/w8nAD


Edited by Magdumper - 3/12/13 at 1:36pm
post #453 of 1463
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That is weird Mag...Hopefully someone will chime in because that is frustrating...I have never received that error message.  I updated the drivers a couple weeks ago with no probs.  Currently my 11.32 is giving my W8 laptop love with no problems.  I have tried it with Vista and W7 as well...

post #454 of 1463

I forgot to add, ~4 times in the 3.5 months ive owned my nfb 11.32, powering on the device has resulted in my computer blue screening, dumping the physical memory or something.. I know it was caused from the nfb drivers too, because it said on the blue screen (I forgot what driver it was exactly).

post #455 of 1463

Greetings,

 

I've been reading some of the posts here about the NFB 11.32

 

As I've posted in some other threads I'm currently considering an amp/dac combo for my Hifiman HE-500.

 

I'm deciding between the schiit magni/modi combo and this NFB 11.32

 

However, it seems that many people are having problems in the use of the NFB 11.32, e.g. driver/firmware issues, software issues. such that however great the NFB 11.32 is on paper hardware wise, customers are not able to realise its potential.

 

As such, do you think the schiit magni/modi is a good alternative (since it seems fairly straightforward for the end-user)? (also cheaper by USD80 than the NFB 11.32 after factoring shipping differential)

 

Your advice/tips are appreciated.

 

Thanks.

 

TL;DR: NFB 11.32 v Schiit Magni/Modi, thoughts?

post #456 of 1463

i am sure that the 11.32 would be superior for he500 as the dac would be superior and the amp is more than twice the power, which the he500 would benifit with... if you are having trouble with the drivers etc then just such the optical or digital inputs... simple....
 

post #457 of 1463

hi hammer,

 

Yeh but wouldn't it be a big let-down if I can't get the drivers to work properly for my laptop (main use)?

 

But are you saying that the NFB 11.32 doesn't need any configuring if I just use the optical input?

 

Thanks.

post #458 of 1463

yes you do not need any drivers or anything for optical use... although i don't think drivers would give you any trouble... that was an issue at its released, i don't think there is an issue now...
 

post #459 of 1463
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Originally Posted by Magdumper View Post

I forgot to add, ~4 times in the 3.5 months ive owned my nfb 11.32, powering on the device has resulted in my computer blue screening, dumping the physical memory or something.. I know it was caused from the nfb drivers too, because it said on the blue screen (I forgot what driver it was exactly).

Is the problem described above by Magdumper a common issue for other NFB 11.32 owners? Has anyone else experienced persistent issues like that or the like?

post #460 of 1463

Update: I manually removed and updated the drivers(now v1.22) of my nfb 11.32 via device manager(not using the setup program that was downloaded from the audio gd website), and it has only 3 drivers total now, opposed to 7 I used to have, and the nfb has been working flawless since, grated that is powered on while i boot my computer up. Hope this helps anyone with firmware issues, working out for me so far.

 
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Originally Posted by EasySounds View Post

Greetings,

 

I've been reading some of the posts here about the NFB 11.32

 

As I've posted in some other threads I'm currently considering an amp/dac combo for my Hifiman HE-500.

 

I'm deciding between the schiit magni/modi combo and this NFB 11.32

 

However, it seems that many people are having problems in the use of the NFB 11.32, e.g. driver/firmware issues, software issues. such that however great the NFB 11.32 is on paper hardware wise, customers are not able to realise its potential.

 

As such, do you think the schiit magni/modi is a good alternative (since it seems fairly straightforward for the end-user)? (also cheaper by USD80 than the NFB 11.32 after factoring shipping differential)

 

Your advice/tips are appreciated.

 

Thanks.

 

TL;DR: NFB 11.32 v Schiit Magni/Modi, thoughts?

 

I don't have experience with the schiit, but the nfb 11.32, being a dac + amp combo @300$ is pretty unbeatable... with my he-500s it sounds amazing, and the dac alone is night and day difference with even my m50s

post #461 of 1463
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Originally Posted by h4mm3r 0f th0r View Post

i am sure that the 11.32 would be superior for he500 as the dac would be superior and the amp is more than twice the power, which the he500 would benifit with... if you are having trouble with the drivers etc then just such the optical or digital inputs... simple....
 

 

Sadly my laptop has no optical output.

 

btw, in terms of the DAC of the NFB11.32, how does it compare to the modi or audinst hud-mx2?

 

because for the amp side of things almost everyone agrees the NFB 11.32 is one of the most powerful for the he-500 at this range. (but I'm not a loud-type person anyway...)

 

Oh, also wanted to ask: is the RCA (other than headphones) the only output for the NFB11.32? is RCA not as good as optical or other types of output?

 

Thanks.

post #462 of 1463
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Originally Posted by EasySounds View Post

 

Sadly my laptop has no optical output.

 

btw, in terms of the DAC of the NFB11.32, how does it compare to the modi or audinst hud-mx2?

 

because for the amp side of things almost everyone agrees the NFB 11.32 is one of the most powerful for the he-500 at this range. (but I'm not a loud-type person anyway...)

 

Oh, also wanted to ask: is the RCA (other than headphones) the only output for the NFB11.32? is RCA not as good as optical or other types of output?

 

Thanks.

 

 

Headphones being properly driven have little to do with loudness and it's not what you want per se.  You want the amp to bring out the full potential of the headphones whether you listen at high or low volumes.  You can get loud volume from many amps and phones together, however it does not mean they are being properly driven.

 

Optical, Coax and USB are inputs.  RCAs are outputs.  You can connect another amp to the 11.32 via the RCA outputs and just use the 11.32 as a DAC if you'd like.

 

Cheers!

post #463 of 1463
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Originally Posted by HeatFan12 View Post

 

 

Headphones being properly driven have little to do with loudness and it's not what you want per se.  You want the amp to bring out the full potential of the headphones whether you listen at high or low volumes.  You can get loud volume from many amps and phones together, however it does not mean they are being properly driven.

 

Optical, Coax and USB are inputs.  RCAs are outputs.  You can connect another amp to the 11.32 via the RCA outputs and just use the 11.32 as a DAC if you'd like.

 

Cheers!

Hi HeatFan12,

 

Thanks for the reply.

 

Haha, I see my post has betrayed my newbie-ness.

 

btw, how heavy/portable is the NFB 11.32 (the pictures suggest it's around half the size of a VCR or 17-inch laptop)

 

In any case, what was the ordering experience like with audio-gd?

 

btw I've got some questions regarding their order procedure, does it go like this (after receiving their quote):

1) pay them via paypal

2) send them e-mail telling them of payment

3) wait for them to process and ship

?

 

How's their customer service? was processing prompt upon payment? Did DHL/EMS ship within 5-8business days?

 

Sorry for the many questions.

 

Thanks.

post #464 of 1463
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Hi HeatFan12,

 

Thanks for the reply.

 

Haha, I see my post has betrayed my newbie-ness.

 

btw, how heavy/portable is the NFB 11.32 (the pictures suggest it's around half the size of a VCR or 17-inch laptop)

 

It's not that big at all and not heavy and certainly can be moved around easily.  See pic below.

 

In any case, what was the ordering experience like with audio-gd?

 

A-GD (Kingwa) is a pleasure to deal with.  Been ordering from them for about 3-4 years.

 

btw I've got some questions regarding their order procedure, does it go like this (after receiving their quote):

1) pay them via paypal (Yes, the quote should have the total including shipping).

 

2) send them e-mail telling them of payment (Not necessary but I usually do).

 

3) wait for them to process and ship (Yes)

?

 

How's their customer service? was processing prompt upon payment? Did DHL/EMS ship within 5-8business days?

 

Excellent...If the unit is in stock, they will usually run it for a bit and test it before shipping.  I have used EMS and DHL with A-GD and never any problems.  Tracking is tricky but fairly good with DHL and takes several days to show up after the product has shipped.

 

 

Sorry for the many questions.

 

Thanks.

 

Hi EasySounds...beerchug.gif

 

Crappy pic taken about 6 months ago of the 11.32 next to a cd player.  Not big at all and easily transportable.

 

Cheers!

 

 


Edited by HeatFan12 - 3/18/13 at 5:16am
post #465 of 1463
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Hi EasySounds...beerchug.gif

 

Crappy pic taken about 6 months ago of the 11.32 next to a cd player.  Not big at all and easily transportable.

 

Cheers!

 

 

Cheers mate.

 

Your help is much appreciated.

 

I've just pulled the trigger. I hope things turn out well.

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