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post #16 of 21

I got this amp recently.

 

It is very nice!

 

Powers the Hifiman HE-6 very well.

post #17 of 21

Any details would be appreciated, and pictures...Congrats..beerchug.gif.

post #18 of 21

A bit surprised there isn't more information around here on the NFB-27... Audio-gd seems very well regarded, and this is one of their TOTL pieces. I loved reading Clem's impressions and feedback-- anybody else feel up to sharing their experiences?? Don't hog all the headphone heaven for yourself ;)

post #19 of 21

I recently went a bit over the top and purchased an Abyss ab-1266. It was either that working with the nfb-27 or a Stax sr-009 with an electrostatic amp. Since my desk space is limited as is, I decided to give the Abyss option a try, hoping that the nfb-27 would be adequate to power these monsters.

 

I got some unfounded criticism in other forums regarding the pairing, however, I must say that my ears refute such criticisms.

The nfb-27 powers the Abyss very very well. The overall sound quality is amazing and the bass is very powerful and accurate (speaker like).

 

My respect for the nfb-27 has grown after this experience.

 

The headphones that have paired well with the nfb-27 (in order of pairing preference) are:

 

1) Abyss ab-1266

2) Sennheiser HD800 / HD650 (equally as good overall with different pros)

3) Hifiman HE-6

4) Beyerdynamic T1

 

 

Headphones that didnt pair so well are the akg k701, AudioTechnica ath W5000, and Beyerdynamic DT990
My wooaudio WA7 proved to be a much better pair for these headphones.
post #20 of 21

Nobody ever compared this with the NFB-28? I wonder what differences they have, because their technical specs and power seem to be fairly simmilar, but the price is not!

post #21 of 21
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Originally Posted by Megalomaniak View Post
 

Nobody ever compared this with the NFB-28? I wonder what differences they have, because their technical specs and power seem to be fairly simmilar, but the price is not!

 

Bigger sound, blacker background, better technicalities (dynamics and resolution mainly), ... The usual when moving from the 1x r-core to TOTL models.

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