Originally Posted by customNuts
No worries mate, just to clarify - you were portraying the older nfb-10 & the new nfb-28 as "completely different implementation of DAC" which from the creators point of view is - not entirely true.
& btw, welcome to head -fi, sorry about your wallet!
Now that I've bought these crazy picky hd800's, I'd love to hear some more impressions with the 28 too - balanced. Seems very positive so far.
Its clear when you compare build of old 10 and new 10ES/28 that construction evolved in electronic sense, that's my point of view. Basic idea of this built was not changed, that's the truth aswell.
Thanks for welcome, but it seems a bit overdue;) nevertheless i appreciate that. My wallet is hurted specifically by Audio-GD for recent years constantly;)
Originally Posted by tim3320070
You're saying you think the DAC section in the NFB-28 sounds better than the DAC section of the stand-alone NFB-1.32?
Suprisingly yes, that's exactly what i am saying. To be exact however, i have made extensive tests on 1.32 at time when firmware USB-32 was at stage 3 and driver was at stage 1.1 it was some months ago.I am sure new construction as 10ES2/10ES3/28 has some tweaks to improve sound, aswell there was siginificant step from firmware 3 to actual firmware 7/9/9.3. Additionaly 1.32 was without 2xTCXO, my actual 28 has 2xTCXO. Maybe if i would listen today 1.32 and 28 together, both with 2xTCXO, both at same firmware/driver stage, my impression would be different. Yet my impression of sound from that tests remains untouched and clear. To be precise this is only my impression/observation not the one and only truth. Both 1.32 and 28 (or 10ES2/3) are sonically excellent products, but for my ears 28 sound better from the start than did 1.32.
Edited by SidiousX - 9/29/13 at 9:14am