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post #196 of 944
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Is this usb firmware applicable for all audio GD products? what is the improvement compared to older one?

There's a whole other thread about it here http://www.head-fi.org/t/638252/audio-gd-usb-32-firmware-drivers-and-feedback-thread

 

 just so we don't get off topic here. If you like the way it sounds i don't recommend it unless you fully understand the flashing process first.

post #197 of 944

thanks for the link.

post #198 of 944

Genclaymore (great Scottish name that): you are one of the few people to have ordered the TXCO upgrade after buying a unit - you said it smoothed things out - could you elaborate on that a little please? IE: does it make the 15.32 a little less bright; or dark (treble roll off); even warmer (low end strength), or does it reduce any perceptible harshness in the audio?

 

Consensus is that it reduces jitter, however if your source is low jitter that ought not to matter really (and that's what Kingwa sort of stated on the website). I read a couple of comments (non Audio_gd related) that said TXCO is meant to help in cold temperatures (take that as you will)!:smile: 

post #199 of 944
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Originally Posted by SaLX View Post
 

Genclaymore (great Scottish name that): you are one of the few people to have ordered the TXCO upgrade after buying a unit - you said it smoothed things out - could you elaborate on that a little please? IE: does it make the 15.32 a little less bright; or dark (treble roll off); even warmer (low end strength), or does it reduce any perceptible harshness in the audio?

 

Consensus is that it reduces jitter, however if your source is low jitter that ought not to matter really (and that's what Kingwa sort of stated on the website). I read a couple of comments (non Audio_gd related) that said TXCO is meant to help in cold temperatures (take that as you will)!:smile: 


Hi,

I bought the TXCO in after I bought the unit. According to Kingwa it will takes quite a few hours to burn in as its not pre-burned in like the unit. I found generally it dosent change the tonal balance but it does make it sound slightlly smoother (not as harsh more musical) and it does open up the sound a bit more and the little details stand out more (a little cleaner, little more detail). The one thing i did notice the bass is tighter and punchier too. Initially when I put the TCXO in it was a little harsh but after 100 hours it smoothed out and had the above affect, so overall slightly smoother, cleaner sounding with a little more detail and better bass.

I hope you didn't mind adding my 20c worth, I hope that helps.

Cheers

Steve. 

post #200 of 944
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Originally Posted by SaLX View Post
 

Genclaymore (great Scottish name that): you are one of the few people to have ordered the TXCO upgrade after buying a unit - you said it smoothed things out - could you elaborate on that a little please? IE: does it make the 15.32 a little less bright; or dark (treble roll off); even warmer (low end strength), or does it reduce any perceptible harshness in the audio?

 

Consensus is that it reduces jitter, however if your source is low jitter that ought not to matter really (and that's what Kingwa sort of stated on the website). I read a couple of comments (non Audio_gd related) that said TXCO is meant to help in cold temperatures (take that as you will)!:smile: 

Yea I realist the name was Scottish when you said it, but i orginally named my self after the explosive mine then the sword, For me the NFB15.32  used to be a bit too much in the highs, it toned it down, the Transparency was another thing I notice being improved as well as the bass and the sound stage being a tad wider..

post #201 of 944

Thanks for the posting up your thoughts Steve/Gen - will be ordering up 2x TXCO's as soon as :smile: 

 

Oh and yes we invented Golf, TV (arguably.. but there was f*** all on), the telephone etc etc.. didn't invent antipersonal mines or the sword TBH. Getting pissed.. mmm not even that come to think of it. Oh well.


Edited by SaLX - 1/22/14 at 5:24pm
post #202 of 944
Glad I decided to grab the txco before it was shipped then. Sounds like a decent improvement.
post #203 of 944

Just wondering does anyone Else's 15.32 gets really warm? I'm surprised that they didn't put any vent holes in the top cover to expel some heat.

post #204 of 944
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Just wondering does anyone Else's 15.32 gets really warm? I'm surprised that they didn't put any vent holes in the top cover to expel some heat.

My NFB-15.32 gets warm, warmer then I would like, but not warm enough to really concern me.

You could always try putting some passive heat sinks on top.


Edited by PurpleAngel - 1/25/14 at 12:54am
post #205 of 944
Oh ya mine gets warm too... Even just leaving it on when the PC is on. But its not too hot to touch, thats when I would be worried.
post #206 of 944
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post
 

Mine gets warm, warmer then I would like, but not warm enough to really concern me.

You could always put some passive heat sinks on top.

 

what are these passive heat sinks do you use? thanks

post #207 of 944
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What are these passive heat sinks do you use? thanks

I'm not currently using any heat sinks on my NFB-15.32, but I have looked into it.

I would not want to glue the heat sinks on top, but not sure how else to attach them.

Guess i could just put down a bit of Arctic Silver 5 thermal paste and just lay the heat sink on top and hope they do not get knocked off.

post #208 of 944
You are honestly going to get 0 benefit from putting heatsinks on the enclosure. The components that need them already have them. You can see when you open up the case. The power supply section is the most important and what generates most of the heat really.

Besides it will look ugly as heck.
post #209 of 944

found this on another thread. i think that's taking it a little far thou.

post #210 of 944

I wonder if that glued on or just placed on top, I do have a spare cpu hsf but i think that would just be silly. But one could always drill holes into their unit and then place fans inside then rig up a way to power the fans so they pull out the heat while the unit is on.


Edited by genclaymore - 1/25/14 at 10:07am
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