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post #991 of 1544
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Originally Posted by Johnnyhi View Post
 

 

Nothing wrong with that, comes in handy for this coming winter, a dac/amp that warms your hands while listening to some tunes... genius... 

 

but there is no winter in the place i live =[

post #992 of 1544

The specs on the nfb 11.32 single ended output look very similar to those of the nfb 10es2 single ended output. Do they use the same amp stage?

post #993 of 1544
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but there is no winter in the place i live =[

Take a couple slices of bacon and place it on the top, so you can eat bacon while you enjoy music.

post #994 of 1544
Silly question but whats the difference between the 11.32 and the 15.32? there isn't many reviews and impressions of the 15.32
post #995 of 1544

The 15.32 uses two wolfen dacs one for each channel while having the option of Digital Filters thru the switches on the front of the unit, While the 11.32 uses one Ess Sabre Dac and do not have the use of the Digital filters.  Other then that they are similar but suppose to sound different then each other but I do not have the 11.32 as I went for the 15.32 instead.

post #996 of 1544
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Originally Posted by genclaymore View Post

The 15.32 uses two wolfen dacs one for each channel while having the option of Digital Filters thru the switches on the front of the unit, While the 11.32 uses one Ess Sabre Dac and do not have the use of the Digital filters.  Other then that they are similar but suppose to sound different then each other but I do not have the 11.32 as I went for the 15.32 instead.
I find the 15.32 to be quite warm and musical as an amp. As a dac it retrieves quite a lot of detail. Is the Sabre better than the Wolfson?
post #997 of 1544

From my understanding, the ESS9018, for the most part is considered to be a higher end chip than the wolfsons.  Many top end DACs such as the Burson Conductor uses the ESS9018.  However, it ultimately goes down to your taste in signature.  The Wolfsons are indeed warmer sounding while the Sabre chip is a lot more neutral and detailed.  Depending on which headphones you plan to use, you may prefer one dac over the other.  The Sabre chips will work better with warmer headphones such as the HD650 and HD600 and help remove the so called "veil", while the Wolfson chips will add more warmth to leaner sounding headphones such as the Q701 and maybe the DT880s.

post #998 of 1544
Thanks for that
post #999 of 1544
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Originally Posted by GaryPham View Post

From my understanding, the ESS9018, for the most part is considered to be a higher end chip than the wolfsons.  Many top end DACs such as the Burson Conductor uses the ESS9018.  However, it ultimately goes down to your taste in signature.  The Wolfsons are indeed warmer sounding while the Sabre chip is a lot more neutral and detailed.  Depending on which headphones you plan to use, you may prefer one dac over the other.  The Sabre chips will work better with warmer headphones such as the HD650 and HD600 and help remove the so called "veil", while the Wolfson chips will add more warmth to leaner sounding headphones such as the Q701 and maybe the DT880s.
would hooking it up to a neutral sounding amp also have the same result?
post #1000 of 1544

just one question.

i'm using foobar with VIA directks asio output, how do i know if upsample to 192k?

when playing music the bottom of the player display 44100hz. do i miss out anything? 

post #1001 of 1544

Anyone know if the newer units are still using the new ES9018K2M chips, or just the standard ES9018 chips?

post #1002 of 1544
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Originally Posted by icomrade View Post
 

Anyone know if the newer units are still using the new ES9018K2M chips, or just the standard ES9018 chips?

 

From what I have read it seems the ES9018K2M is a lower grade of chip than the ES9018.

 

I have seen it advertised for $20 each!

post #1003 of 1544

When did they start using the newer chips?

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When did they start using the newer chips?

 

Who said they were?

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Who said they were?

 

Someone asked this question "Anyone know if the newer units are still using the new ES9018K2M chips, or just the standard ES9018 chips?"

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