Yeah, it's questionable if the parts are higher quality or not other than maybe potentiometer since even Bryston doesn't use the discrete resistors Kingwa likes to use. And it's also questionable if those "higher" grade parts would provide better sound which is why I was asking. I know there have been complaints about the previous NFB-11/12 for the amp.
I have the NFB-12 I believe, dual WM8741 and I use the 8x minimal phase, 24/48 with all my music, movies and games. I have a DIY modded Tripath chip amp, converted to power amp, the NFB has been great functioning as a pre-amp. So that's where I am right now.
I'm looking to create a second system with possibly a Compass/NFB-11 (Sabre), a better Tripath Amp. Also considering getting the Oppo PM-2 when it's released, so looking for a Amp/DAC worthy of it without upsetting the significant other :/
Well, I needed the RCA input so had to go for the C2 [or NFB28].
The C2 does sound better every day though :}