I asked Kingwa about a lower cost NFB-1.32 and I guess he went ahead and did it.
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Been listening for a day now and impressions are that (vs the NFB10SE Wolfson DAC via DI-DSP with Tenor 8022), bass is a touch tighter and deeper sounding, with an overall "cleaner" sound. Some of the "bloom" of the NFB10SE I sometimes found annoying is gone. That "bloom" might be a good thing depending on your speakers/ headphones but my speakers are quite heavy handed with bass so this tightening is very welcome. I also notice a bit more 3D sound.
This may be in part the USB32 use as much as anything.
It's not a huge upgrade but I didn't really expect it to be.
Very happy with the purchase.
Edited by tim3320070 - 10/29/13 at 3:29pm
It is their own technology "Audio-gd Current Signal System" so I guess they can only be very vague about it. I think it only applies to the volume control for the amping part.
Been talked about a lot over the last several years- do a search
I am getting overwhelmed looking for a new dac, is there much reason to get the NFB-1.32 over this? The price difference $150 lower, am I mising something?!