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post #736 of 1492
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are these any good for use on speakers instead  of headphones?

 

I'm thinking of replacing my Soundcard Asus Essence Stx with a DAC, to use with my speakers ( Adam A3X).

Will the sound quality be much better? if not, are there any other dac in their catalog that i should be looking at

 

Since Adam A3X has built-in amplifiers, there shouldn't be any problem driving them.

You will love the sound of ES9018.

post #737 of 1492
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Well they've shipped it today (saturday), dunno if it'll fly over the pacific over the weekend or be delayed at the starting shipment location until next monday. How early / late it arrives depends mostly on that factor.


will be waiting for your review with the he500... what was the amp you were using before??

post #738 of 1492
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Originally Posted by BenF View Post

 

Since Adam A3X has built-in amplifiers, there shouldn't be any problem driving them.

You will love the sound of ES9018.


Hi,

Since I dont need any amp, is there any other audio-gd DAC that is a pure dac? probably by not having a amp in it, i think it might provide bettter sound quality to my speakers....?

post #739 of 1492
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Originally Posted by bruiselee View Post


Hi,

Since I dont need any amp, is there any other audio-gd DAC that is a pure dac? probably by not having a amp in it, i think it might provide bettter sound quality to my speakers....?


NFB-11.23 has a DAC out RCA, so you are covered.

post #740 of 1492
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Originally Posted by bruiselee View Post


Hi,

Since I dont need any amp, is there any other audio-gd DAC that is a pure dac? probably by not having a amp in it, i think it might provide bettter sound quality to my speakers....?

 

Since the Adam's are powered speakers, an all-in-one solution works great imo.  You use it as a pre-amp and control the volume from amp/dac without messing with the speaker volume once it's set.  If you get headphones down the line, you're covered too without unplugging anything.

 

I have used the NFB-11.32 & NFB-15.1 as pre-amps to my KRKs and Audioengines.  Works and sounds great.

 

Cheers!

post #741 of 1492
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Originally Posted by HeatFan12 View Post

 

Since the Adam's are powered speakers, an all-in-one solution works great imo.  You use it as a pre-amp and control the volume from amp/dac without messing with the speaker volume once it's set.  If you get headphones down the line, you're covered too without unplugging anything.

 

I have used the NFB-11.32 & NFB-15.1 as pre-amps to my KRKs and Audioengines.  Works and sounds great.

 

Cheers!

 

Oh hmm, I dont really use the speaker's volume button. My speakers are connected to my soundcard ( currently using essence stx), so i adjust my volume via the windows settings.

 

Have you perhaps tried the essence stx? any comments on how this dac sounds against the soundcard?

post #742 of 1492
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Originally Posted by bruiselee View Post

 

Oh hmm, I dont really use the speaker's volume button. My speakers are connected to my soundcard ( currently using essence stx), so i adjust my volume via the windows settings.

 

Have you perhaps tried the essence stx? any comments on how this dac sounds against the soundcard?


well i had the essence st previously... although great sound for a soundcard, but it doesn't hold a candle to 11.32...

post #743 of 1492
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well i had the essence st previously... although great sound for a soundcard, but it doesn't hold a candle to 11.32...

wow.. that much a difference? Ok.. im one step closer to getting one of these Audio-GD dac, but im contemplating between this 11.32 and the 15.32..

 

how are they alike/different?

post #744 of 1492
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will be waiting for your review with the he500... what was the amp you were using before??

A measly FiiO E17. It drives the 500s loud enough, but that's about all it does.

 

 

But yea my 11.32 is in Ohio at the moment, hopefully it'll arrive at my doorsteps tomorrow, or at worst the day after.

post #745 of 1492

Made a payment as well, cannot wait :P

post #746 of 1492

Both NFB11.32 and NFB15.32 which is shipping since 11th oct. 2012 can connect the SPDIF output , let it working as an USB to SPDIF conerter.

The operate without solder necessary, just connect the RCA or BNC socket the output on board socket proper.

 

http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/Headphoneamp/NFB11.32/NFB11.32EN_Custom.htm

post #747 of 1492
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

A measly FiiO E17. It drives the 500s loud enough, but that's about all it does.

 

 

But yea my 11.32 is in Ohio at the moment, hopefully it'll arrive at my doorsteps tomorrow, or at worst the day after.

I think I'll end up waiting for your review for these along with the HE-500s before I make the leap. Anticipating great things! :)

post #748 of 1492
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Originally Posted by Novaeangliae View Post

I think I'll end up waiting for your review for these along with the HE-500s before I make the leap. Anticipating great things! :)


i could give a review of both but i haven't really tested the he500 with anything other than 11.32 to know if there is much difference from lesser sources... hd650, on the other hand, sings crazy tunes with it...

post #749 of 1492

Man the shipping was fast; just got these earlier today, installing drivers now.

post #750 of 1492
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Man the shipping was fast; just got these earlier today, installing drivers now.

Can't wait to hear your impressions popcorn.gif

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