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post #256 of 375

User manual of the newest NFB-15 suggests you could theoretically still modify the sound through internal jumpers: http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/Headphoneamp/NFB1532/NFB15.32EN_Use.htm

 

See this image of the NFB-12 for a better idea:

 

 

post #257 of 375

Looking for a 230V compatible NFB-15.32 with TCXO upgrade included... If you have one, please check this classified and PM me!

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/722739/wtb-audio-gd-nfb-15-32-230v-with-tcxo-upgrade

post #258 of 375

Hi guys, I just finished reading up through all of the 15 pages on this thread and from what I gathered this Dac/amp seems like a great unit at just under $300 price tag.

I've recently acquired a pair of LCD2 rev.2 and have since been on the hunt for a nice solid state amp to drive them.

Sorry if I missed something but there does not seem to be a lot of impressions about how the NFB-15 pairs with LCD2 rev.2 so far.

At the moment I'm using a Schiit Modi as a DAC and powering the LCD2 with either a Magni or LD I+.  Both amps seem to work reasonably well with the LCD2, but I feel I could do better with a small upgrade.

So if some of you guys could chime in with your own experience how the NFB-15 pairs with headphones such as LCD2, HD650 and D7000 that would be greatly appreciated and would help me decide if I should go forward with this upgrade.

 

In the meantime I'm also considering Audio GD NFB-11 or Matrix M-Stage, however I don't want to have to spend any more money if the cost is not justified.

 

Cheers.


 

post #259 of 375
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Originally Posted by willmax View Post
 

Hi guys, I just finished reading up through all of the 15 pages on this thread and from what I gathered this Dac/amp seems like a great unit at just under $300 price tag.

I've recently acquired a pair of LCD2 rev.2 and have since been on the hunt for a nice solid state amp to drive them.

Sorry if I missed something but there does not seem to be a lot of impressions about how the NFB-15 pairs with LCD2 rev.2 so far.

At the moment I'm using a Schiit Modi as a DAC and powering the LCD2 with either a Magni or LD I+.  Both amps seem to work reasonably well with the LCD2, but I feel I could do better with a small upgrade.

So if some of you guys could chime in with your own experience how the NFB-15 pairs with headphones such as LCD2, HD650 and D7000 that would be greatly appreciated and would help me decide if I should go forward with this upgrade.

In the meantime I'm also considering Audio GD NFB-11 or Matrix M-Stage, however I don't want to have to spend any more money if the cost is not justified.

Cheers.

 

I would say to spend the extra and get the NFB-11 (355+shipping), to make sure the upgrade is worthwhile.

I'm guessing once you get the NFB-11, you should be able to sell off the Modi, Magni & LD1+.

Use the NFB-11's USB for music and it's S/PDIF for gaming.

post #260 of 375
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post
 

 

I would say to spend the extra and get the NFB-11 (355+shipping), to make sure the upgrade is worthwhile.

I'm guessing once you get the NFB-11, you should be able to sell off the Modi, Magni & LD1+.

Use the NFB-11's USB for music and it's S/PDIF for gaming.


Did you have any actual hands on experience with the LCD2 and NFB-11? The reason I ask is because your signature shows only NFB-15 so is there any particular reason why you chose it instead of NFB-11? Thanks

post #261 of 375
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Did you have any actual hands on experience with the LCD2 and NFB-11? The reason I ask is because your signature shows only NFB-15 so is there any particular reason why you chose it instead of NFB-11? Thanks

 

While the NFB-15.32 (NFB-15) is considered more "musical", the NFB-11 is considered to offer a little better detail.

For me I usually use my AT (Audio Technica) headphones with my NFB-15.32 and the ATs are already fairly musical, so I'm thinking I might have benefited a little more if I had gotten the NFB-11.

post #262 of 375

hey

 

thinking of    buying the GD NFB-15 2014 version but had few question before i ordered it.

 

will this DAC/AMP drive the AKG Q701 and could i hook up the KRK Rokit 5 g3 studio monitors with any problems. 

 

 

post #263 of 375
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Originally Posted by ESSA View Post
 

hey

 

thinking of    buying the GD NFB-15 2014 version but had few question before i ordered it.

 

will this DAC/AMP drive the AKG Q701 and could i hook up the KRK Rokit 5 g3 studio monitors with any problems. 

 

 

 

1) Yes, it will drive the Q701 absolutely fine. It should even be a very nice match soundwise.

 

2) Yes, you can easily connect your Rokit monitors using the DAC OUT outputs (to UNBALANCED inputs of your KRK monitors using an rca cable)...

 

 

...and then you will simply switch between headphone output and DAC OUT output using the OUTPUT switch (HP for the headphones and VARIABLE or FIXED for the monitors)

 


Edited by Ron12 - 6/26/14 at 4:29pm
post #264 of 375

wow you don't know how long ive been searching for a solution with so many combination its so confusing for newbie like me was also  considering another budget option would be the Yulong D100 , It has XLR output in addition to RCA.But i would need an amp like the o2 , the amp part of the D100 is so-so.

post #265 of 375

guys been on their website what is this 9 types digital filter user settings about and from the custom option im i will be choosing the TCXO wright? 

post #266 of 375
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Originally Posted by ESSA View Post
 

guys been on their website what is this 9 types digital filter user settings about and from the custom option im i will be choosing the TCXO wright? 

The filters just change the sound slightly the NFB - 15 uses pins with jumper connectors so its set it and forget it. The NFB - 15.32 had switches that you could change the filters on the front of amp.

As for the TCXO i went for the upgrade, don't know if it sounds any different as i didn't get the basic TCXO to compare it to.

post #267 of 375

There are indeed 9 different settings of digital filter, but their sound differences were too subtle for me and at the end I left the default setting - which was also convenient in that it did not restrict the sampling rate to 96 or 48 KHz as some of the other filters.

I suggest you get the TCXO, if only for peace of mind, as it is not expensive and some users have reported an improvement with it.

post #268 of 375

guys got  email reply back from audio GD they asked We will declare the items value low to USD100  (exclude shipping cost)   on the invoice for customs, if you want declare different value please inform .

ive never bought from aboard i live in the uk so what should i declare how does this work?

 

and which one isthe uk power cord pic 1  and 4 look the same, i think its pic 1  http://www.audio-gd.com/Cable%20Type.jpg

 

 

SUM (USD)  (Include Paypal 3.7% +USD0.3 handling charge) $303.5

 

303.5 including shipping and Audio-gd 10th anniversary ,5% OFF


Edited by ESSA - 6/26/14 at 6:00pm
post #269 of 375
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Originally Posted by ESSA View Post
 

guys got  email reply back from audio GD they asked We will declare the items value low to USD100  (exclude shipping cost)  on the invoice for customs, if you want declare different value please inform .

I've never bought from aboard i live in the uk so what should i declare how does this work?

 

and which one is the UK power cord pic 1  and 4 look the same, i think its pic 1  http://www.audio-gd.com/Cable%20Type.jpg

 

 

SUM (USD)  (Include Paypal 3.7% +USD0.3 handling charge) $303.5

 

303.5 including shipping and Audio-gd 10th anniversary ,5% OFF

 

In general there is usually good feedback with Audio-GD.

There is some issues with getting the 32-bit/384k VIA drivers working, but it's VIA that writes the drivers, not Audio-GD.

 

If Audio-Gd declare only 100 USD value, it should keep the VAT (Value added Tax) low that you pay for importing it to Europe.

post #270 of 375

so should i leave it to 100 usd ? still dont understand how this works so when i pay 303.5 + shipping and plus the import VAT?  how do i work this out and can you explain to me like i said first time buying from abroad.   

 

nvm im just going order it and see what import VAT they charge shouldn't be much.


Edited by ESSA - 6/26/14 at 7:37pm
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