Discrete DAC+ Headphone amplifier / Preamplifier Built in 2 Pieces Hi-end grade WM8741 Chips

Audio-gd NFB-12.1

Average User Rating:
4/5,
  • Discrete DAC+ Headphone amplifier / Preamplifier
    Built in 2 Pieces Hi-end grade WM8741 Chips

Recent User Reviews

  1. Champ HkGt
    4.0/5,
    "Great Value, detailed but smooth and warm."
    Pros - Low price, Great value, Detailed but smooth with warm tone, 3 OS and 3 Digital Filter adjustable, Gain switch, High Power amp 3.5 W @ 25 Ohm
    Cons - Amp is a little bit harsh, not smooth, usb only 96kHz.
    Audio-GD NFB12.1 is a great value DAC/AMP (Low price about 215 USD)

    The DAC part use twin WM8741 Chips. The Overall sound is detailed but smooth and warm, sound stage is good. Good matching with neutral to bright Can like K701.
     
    It has 3 digital input
     
    - USB : 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 96kHz
    - Coaxial : 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 192kHz
    - Optical : 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz

    2 Analogue output

     
    - 6.35 Headphone Jack
    - RCA out
     
    You can use it as DAC+Headphone Amp or use it as DAC out to Another Amp. The front Panel have HP/DAC switch, Gain switch, input switch, 3 OS switch, 3 Digital Filter switch. and volume knob.
     
    The Amp part has a Great Power to drive almost can.
     
    3500mW/25 ohm
    1800mW/50 ohm
    900mW/100 ohm
    300mW/300 ohm
    150mW/600 ohm
     
    but the amp part is a little bit harsh, not smooth.

    Any way, about 215 USD it is a very good DAC/AMP. Performance/ Price Ratio is superb. Use It only DAC part still worth it. I use NFB12.1 only DAC with Schiit Asgard Amp, this budget combo is a  very good match for bright, thin can like K701.



     

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