I am looking between the NFB-17.32; NFB-1.32 and Reference 5.32. It seems that the main difference is the DAC chip but I'm sure there are more differences to mention. Could someone describe what are the main differences are and if there is an obvious rank order? I currently have them ranked from low to high in regards to price.
I am in the market for a DAC. New or used is fine. My budget is roughly between $700 and $800. I am very intrigued by the Audio-gd offerings because of their great reviews and solid build quality. I would love to get one of the "Master" type builds with three transformers and balanced out but is out of my price range.
I am looking for USB, spdif and AES inputs, as well as single ended and balanced outputs. My system is single ended now but drifting toward balanced so would like to keep that option open. I will have to inquire if it is possible to incorporate an AES input into these model DAC's as they don't have them listed as an option. I appreciate any help and input.