For Sale or Trade:
Audio-gd NFB-10ES2 balanced dac/amp/pre-amp (Price drop!)
Will Ship To: CONUS
In pristine condition. Selling because I am looking to just get a standalone dac unit. Will trade for a gungnir w/ USB gen 2 (I will add in cash). The 10es2 was a limited run and is very similar to the current model, the 10es3. The differences are:
•1, Upgrade the chassis .
•2, Upgrade to 4 groups digital inputs (Coaxial RCA / Coaxial BNC / Optical / USB)
•3, More outputs ports available in DAC mode and Preamp mode, and they can be connected simultaneously. (XLR*2 , RCA *2, ACSS *1) .
•4, OCC wires .
The es2 uses two volume buttons whereas the es3 has a volume knob. My unit does not have the TXCO upgrades, and has two sets of RCA outputs (over the ACSS output). The unit is currently set to dac mode, and can be switched back to pre-amp mode by removing the jumper inside. If you like, I will remove it for you before shipping out.
It does an excellent job at driving the hd600s, hd800s, LCD2s, and the UERMs. My favorite pairing was with the hd600s, with the balanced outputs. The 10es2 also functions as an excellent dac unit, using it to feed to my Schiit Vali. And of course, the pre-amp function is great for outputting to powered monitors. I had my friend bring over his emotiva airmotiv 4 and it sounded excellent when pre-amped by the 10es2. Overall you get a neutral sounding all-in-one unit that is capable of driving dynamic headphones, orthos, CIEMs, and powered monitors. Note that you can also open up the unit to put jumpers into the amp section for increased warmth.
For more info, visit audio-gd's website and read currawong's review of the nfb-10es2.
Audio-GD NFB-10es2 unit
Original box and packaging
Sets of jumpers that came with the unit
Price includes shipping within CONUS. Pay via paypal gift or add 3.5% for paypal payment. Again, will take a trade for a schiit gungnir w/ cash
Edited by thegunner100 - 12/14/13 at 9:28am