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post #151 of 1326
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Looks like Sabre is the final choice - placed an order at an original price.

If it will sound close to NFB-11.32, I'll be happy.

No please no...   

post #152 of 1326
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Originally Posted by Johnnyhi View Post
 

No please no...   

Exactly. The NFB 11.32 did not sound as good as it should have for the price.

post #153 of 1326
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Originally Posted by Johnnyhi View Post
 

No please no...   

Yes please yes - NFB-11.32 sounds great, especially over Coax/Optical, USB is a bit too dry.

Of course, a good USB to Coax/Optical converter is needed.

 

I would love nothing more than a smaller and cheaper version of NFB-11.32

post #154 of 1326
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Originally Posted by BenF View Post
 

Yes please yes - NFB-11.32 sounds great, especially over Coax/Optical, USB is a bit too dry.

Of course, a good USB to Coax/Optical converter is needed.

 

I would love nothing more than a smaller and cheaper version of NFB-11.32

No please no... 

post #155 of 1326

Oh yeaaah...

 

Oh yes

 

 

O, god, O, O,O, god, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, O, O, O, O god, O, O...

 

post #156 of 1326

no...  

 

Which color are you getting.?     

 

Silver here...


Edited by Johnnyhi - 10/24/13 at 5:52pm
post #157 of 1326
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no...  

 

Which color are you getting.?     

 

Silver here...

 

Yes...

 

Blue.

post #158 of 1326
Went Black, to Green, now Red (can't decide)

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post #159 of 1326

I can't decide either. Black or silver would look great... but green is limited... red.. blue.

post #160 of 1326
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Originally Posted by Mr.Sneis View Post

Dunno how I feel about it being Sabre now, I trust the Resonessence guys with that chipset and that's about it.
My Peachtree iNova uses a Sabre chip. Using Audirvana Plus in integer/direct mode from my Mac, it sounds FANTASTIC. Based on the reviews of their megabuck Da Vinci DAC, the folks at Light Harmonic seem to know a thing or two about doing digital right.

http://www.lightharmonic.com/davinci.html
post #161 of 1326
If i understand correctly from Tyll's video, the line out is amped but with different impedance? Whats the point really? Imo a line out should bypass the amp so this dac can be connected to an full sized separate amplifier (a vintage Sansui in my case) for speaker or at home listening.
post #162 of 1326
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If i understand correctly from Tyll's video, the line out is amped but with different impedance? Whats the point really? Imo a line out should bypass the amp so this dac can be connected to an full sized separate amplifier (a vintage Sansui in my case) for speaker or at home listening

 

The "line out" is really another headphone out with a different impedance to accommodate headphones with a higher impedance or to listen together with someone else.  This is was designed for headphone use out and about and not as a replacement of a desktop DAC.  Gavin Fish covered this at some point during the Kickstarter campaign. You can use it as a line out, so consider it an added benefit to be able to use it simultaneously with speakers and headphones.

post #163 of 1326
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Originally Posted by FraGGleR View Post
 

 

The "line out" is really another headphone out with a different impedance to accommodate headphones with a higher impedance or to listen together with someone else.  This is was designed for headphone use out and about and not as a replacement of a desktop DAC.  Gavin Fish covered this at some point during the Kickstarter campaign. You can use it as a line out, so consider it an added benefit to be able to use it simultaneously with speakers and headphones.

If both outputs are amplified, then neither one is a "line out", isn't it?

post #164 of 1326
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Originally Posted by BenF View Post
 

If both outputs are amplified, then neither one is a "line out", isn't it?


From GEEK: A New USB Awesomifier for Headphones FAQ:

 

Does GEEK have line-out (aux-out)?

Yes! One of our output jacks can direct link to your stereo system by using 3.5mm headphone jack to stereo RCA cable.

post #165 of 1326
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Originally Posted by BenF View Post
 

If both outputs are amplified, then neither one is a "line out", isn't it?

Didn't I just explain that it is a second headphone out and not a true line out?  If you want to play the semantics game, this has a built in preamp since you can use the variable line out with external monitors or a speaker amp.

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