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post #16 of 24
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I am interested in Audio GD 11.32 and Compass 2.

Waiting to hear more of your impressions.  

I'm still burn-in, but the is really good with AKG K167, it a while to around with the HD650, but now hearing my old workhorse coming to life. Warm, but also robust. Classic rock and jazz does it justice, have really tried any classical.

post #17 of 24
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Haviung owned the Magni/Modi, ODAC, and Compass 2, I'd go for the Audio-GD stuff. Just saying.

That was what I looking for . Thanks!

post #18 of 24

Hi all,

 

I'm also currently deciding between the magni/modi combo and the audio-gd NFB 11.32

 

It seems you guys agree that sound quality (or at least what you hear) is better on the NFB 11.32.

 

However, on another NFB 11.32 thread it seems some users are having issues with the driver/firmware installation and implementation.

 

Also, some complained about over-heating.

 

Would these be big issues? 

 

e.g. would I have to constantly fiddle with the NFB 11.32's drivers/firmware everytime I use it or would it more likely be a one-off plug-and-play (where I manually install drivers at the very most) thing?

 

Thanks.

post #19 of 24
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Originally Posted by EasySounds View Post

Hi all,

 

I'm also currently deciding between the magni/modi combo and the audio-gd NFB 11.32

 

It seems you guys agree that sound quality (or at least what you hear) is better on the NFB 11.32.

 

However, on another NFB 11.32 thread it seems some users are having issues with the driver/firmware installation and implementation.

 

Also, some complained about over-heating.

 

Would these be big issues? 

 

e.g. would I have to constantly fiddle with the NFB 11.32's drivers/firmware everytime I use it or would it more likely be a one-off plug-and-play (where I manually install drivers at the very most) thing?

 

Thanks.

 

I believe most of the driver and firmware issues were related to early software versions and by now should be sorted out. Note that you require the driver only if you have to use USB connection that exceeds the 96/24 supported by Windows - that's rarely needed. 

post #20 of 24

Hello PleasantSounds,

 

thanks for the reply.

 

So does this mean I don't need to install any drivers if I don't go beyond this 96/24 thing?

 

In other words this NFB 11.32 is plug-and-play?

 

Thanks.

post #21 of 24
If you're running through optical or digital coaxial, you won't need any drivers. Pretty sure you need to install some drivers (or it auto-installs) when using USB, though the updates have to be manual.
post #22 of 24

Thanks for the reply.

 

Btw, I was given a quote by audio-gd for this product. It tells me that the lead time is 5 days. Does this mean they'll ship out in no more than 5 days once I give them payment?

 

(sorry if I neglected earlier posts on this; just wanted to know how their customer service fared)

post #23 of 24
I believe that means that it's gonna take them 5 days from date of order, build, and then ship.
post #24 of 24

Hey guys, need some help!

Trying to decide which amp/DAC combo to get, and it seems that those three are the main options.

I have no prior experience with audio equipment beyond the internal sound card of my laptop, which

means that I have no reference points to really take anything out of reviews, and looking at specs

confuses me even more. My gear consists of the AKG 272 and Hifiman RE400, with the Q701 and

K7XX on the way. Would have preferred to spend about $200-300 on a setup, because as it appears

this price bracket is where the best value products are at. 

Any tips and/or advice would be much appreciated.

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