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post #256 of 1580
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Originally Posted by ogarmi21 View Post
 

NFB 28 is Really a Temptation!!!! I want it...I want it!

Resistance is futile :)

post #257 of 1580
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Originally Posted by lukeap69 View Post
 

Resistance is futile :)

I am actual planing on selling my NFB 11.32 for NFB 28 now....

post #258 of 1580
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Originally Posted by ogarmi21 View Post
 

I am actual planing on selling my NFB 11.32 for NFB 28 now....

Go all-in and get the NFB-27 while you're at it :D

post #259 of 1580
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Originally Posted by Clemmaster View Post
 

Go all-in and get the NFB-27 while you're at it :D

How does it sound different to NFB 28? 

post #260 of 1580
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Originally Posted by ogarmi21 View Post

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Originally Posted by Clemmaster View Post

 
Go all-in and get the NFB-27 while you're at it biggrin.gif
How does it sound different to NFB 28? 

Everything NFB-28 can do, NFB-27 can do better... or at least the same biggrin.gif
post #261 of 1580

Nice...I think I will wait till my budget meets the retail price...:blink:

post #262 of 1580

I have had it I think about two weeks, now, I LOVE It.  I got the bugs worked out (my end of course) the unit is everything I could have asked for.

post #263 of 1580
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Originally Posted by gatorengineer64 View Post
 

I have had it I think about two weeks, now, I LOVE It.  I got the bugs worked out (my end of course) the unit is everything I could have asked for.

 

I agree, I LOVE mine, too!  It has stunning SQ, and I don't think that you'll find a more versatile or higher-quality unit at its price point.  I was really impressed by the build quality.  And I think my jaw dropped the first time I connected my Beyerdynamic T1's and listened to Steph Johnson Trio's "Nature Girl" album (my new reference/test/demo album).  I ended up listening to the entire album twice...had to try it with the T1's connected both SE and balanced, haha.  Both were amazing, just more output and drive with the balanced connection.      

 

Unfortunately, I travel A LOT for my photography assignments and I'm finding that I rarely get a chance to use it.  :(​   So I decided to try the new iBasso DX90 so I can listen more on the go, especially while flying.  Now, I just need some new IEMs...it's never-ending!  :p

 

So if anyone is interested, I might be selling my NFB-28 to help fund an IEM purchase.  I just got this NFB-28 brand new from Audio-gd in mid-March (2014).  It has the TCXO USB upgrades so it works great with DSDs and all of my 24/192 tracks that I've thrown at it.  I also have 2 of the standard remote controls (one still sealed in the plastic).  The unit is in perfect cosmetic condition and I have the original packaging and accessory bits as well (circuit board jumpers, etc).  I know that I'll probably regret letting it go, but if I don't get to use it, I figure what's the point in keeping it?  I'm on the road these days more than I've been at home, so I think it's the right decision.  Time will tell, but I figure that I can always reorder it if I change my mind.

 

Now I'm going to go listen to it one more time while I'm home and have the chance!  :tongue:

 

-BB

 

***** UPDATE:  Just wanted to let everyone else know that my NFB-28 has been sold, so it is no longer available.  I appreciate all of the PMs and interest!  I kind of have seller's remorse now. :triportsad:  It is a fantastic unit and I will miss it.  At the same time, I'm looking forward to some new IEMs for my portable rig that I will get much more use out of!  


Edited by bbfoto - 5/11/14 at 9:25pm
post #264 of 1580

Hey Guys

 

I'm really tempted to pull the plug on one of these.  I currently have the NFB-11.32 which I use with my HE-500s and it sounds great.

 

The reason for the upgrade is I'm moving and looking getting some active speakers for the living room.  This box seems to tick all boxes regarding using it as a Headphone Amp, Balanced DAC & Preamp and the fact it also has a Line in, and half the price of anything else similar!

 

My concern is the comments made by gatorengineer64

 

 

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1)  The click when volume is changed is very noticeable.  I am sure I will get used to it but its there and initially annoying but it was explained to me that this is necessary due to the superior sound performance of the unit and how it changes volume.

 

2)  DO NOT change sources on this unit with the phones on.  The blast of static you will get will be very well loud and static-ky.  Shouldn't be a problem long term as I plan on settling in on a single source to feed it.  but for day 1 and trouble identified below its an issue.

 

How loud is the click and the static, I'm concerned what this might sound like whilst connected to active speakers whilst using the NFB-28 as a preamp, has Kingwa made any responses to it? Will it be fixed, or is it unavoidable? 

 

Many thanks

M

post #265 of 1580
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Originally Posted by matt120 View Post
 

 

How loud is the click and the static, I'm concerned what this might sound like whilst connected to active speakers whilst using the NFB-28 as a preamp, has Kingwa made any responses to it? Will it be fixed, or is it unavoidable? 

 

Many thanks

M

I personally found it to be not a problem. The little click, click as you change volume was at least on my unit - quite subtle an obviously only there for a second if your changing volume. Its just the relays working which is a superior attenuation than his older units ie better sound. 

So with actives or headphones, I had no issues. The unit is really stellar value for what it offers. 

Hope that helps. 

post #266 of 1580
Yes, the clicks are from the relays inside the unit. I can't hear clicks on the headphones or on the airmotiv 4 with the SA-31. I hear them through my open-back headphones, but they come from the unit.
post #267 of 1580

Clicks are normal relay sounds in his higher gear- it's common in other manufacturers as well. It does not output, it is internal.

post #268 of 1580
Yep. If you don't like "clicks", consider Compass 2, it uses an ALPS volume pot. Meridian uses one in their $2K Prime DAC/Amp.
Edited by gevorg - 5/12/14 at 3:15pm
post #269 of 1580
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Originally Posted by matt120 View Post
 

 

How loud is the click and the static, I'm concerned what this might sound like whilst connected to active speakers whilst using the NFB-28 as a preamp, has Kingwa made any responses to it? Will it be fixed, or is it unavoidable? 

 

Many thanks

M

 

The "click" as mentioned by others are the internal relay and is audible from the unit itself and not from the headphone or any of the analog outputs (when it's used as a pre). 

 

Also, I change sources on it a lot and never get that "blast of static"?  Not sure what the original poster was referring to as I do cycle a lot to get from Input 1 (USB) to Input 5 (RCA in) to compare the nfb28 DAC vs many of my DAP's DAC lineout.  Never got any static issue.  

post #270 of 1580

Thanks for the answers guys, I'd like to stick to the NFB-28 for it's balanced outputs.  

 

What active speakers have people run this with? I'm rather set on some Adam ARTist 6 Floorstanders

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