1. M

    Recommendation for a DAC or AMP with "black" background ?

    I am looking for recommendations. After spending couple of years trying out various (mostly affordable) DAC/AMPs, I realized that my preference decidedly tilted towards gears with "black" background. I hope you know what I mean :) The most black background I've ever come across in a DAC so far...
  2. anroj

    10MHz Clock for Audio-GD R7HE

    Hi all, I recently ordered an Audio-GD R7HE (it arrives Friday) :beerchug:, and I'm trying to see if anyone is using an external clock with their R7HE, and if so, are you connecting directly to the R7HE, or using a DI-20 into the R7HE?
  3. M

    I am looking for the ideal DAC / AMP

    hello, since a few days I am the owner of the dac / amp Topping Dx3 Pro. I'm not an expert but I noticed that the Dx3 Pro can hardly drive the DT 990 Pro 250 Ohm headphones because I can increase the volume of the music without having problems of hearing. Something impossible if I connect the...
  4. Time Diver

    Audio-GD Aluminum Remote Control Screws

    What type of screws are used on the back of the Audio-GD Aluminum Remote Control? Please be more specific and comprehensive! Thank you!
  5. Nicholas Seltzer

    AGD Master-9/HE-9 vs. Simaudio Moon 430HA

    Is there anyone out there who has heard both of these devices (or even all three)? I've heard the Moon and I was very impressed. It really bellowed out those deep notes like I love and sounded great with both my HD800S and LCD-3. It's probably a bit out of my price range, though. Master-9 or...
  6. Currawong

    New Audio-gd R-7, R-7HE R-8, R-27, R-27HE, R-28 Flagship Resistor Ladder DACs and DAC/amps

    This new DAC replaces the PCM1704-based DACs with dual FPGA-controlled resistor ladder DACs, similar in concept to DACs like the Rockna Wavedream and MSB DACs. Each channel uses a resistor ladder consisting of pairs of resistors to improve the...
  7. Nolanh87

    Audio-gd NFB-28.38

    Alright. I'm just confused about the digital filter settings. I emailed them and got even more confused. So on there website it looks like this Opened up my nfb-28 and looks like That pic shows mine as a 5 pin. Same as audio-gd website except the fir_2 is the 5th...
  8. gLer

    Audio-Gd R-28 impressions thread

    Hey guys, Audio-Gd has just released a very unique product that combines a fully balanced discrete NOS/OS ladder dac with a super-powerful balanced and SE headamp and preamp. It seems to be a logical combination of the company’s fully balanced NFB-1 amp (with the unique addition of an...
  9. A

    Audio-GD NFB 11.28 high noise floor

    Hey guys, I recently asked for recommendations as to what my new AMP / DAC combo should be, as my onboard sound wasn't nearly good enough to drive my new beyerdynamic Amiron Home's effectively. Upon recommendation I bought the Audio-GD NFB 11.28 AMP / DAC combo from Magna Hifi with the TXCO...
  10. Arjestin

    AUDIO-GD NFB-28.38 or NFB-1.38 + NFB-1AMP

    Hey, I'm looking to upgrade from AUDIO-GD NFB-11.28 to a balanced DAC/Amp. The two options I'm considering are: A) AUDIO-GD NFB-28.38 B) AUDIO-GD NFB-1.38 and NFB-1AMP AFAIK (Please correct me if I got these wrong): - Both NFB-28.38 and NFB-1.38 are based on the Sabre ES9038Pro DAC chip. -...
  11. ld100


    I am currently running Audio GD NBF-11, but I tested a few headphones with a very expensive integrated amp and was floored by the sound. The amp was in a 10K range and sounded sublime. I noticed significant sonic difference... Can anyone suggest a DAC/AMP desktop unit that would be a significant...
  12. crowally

    Audio GD NFB-11.28 vs R2R 11

    NFB-11.28 ( or R2R 11 ( What would you say?
  13. Schmidter

    Audio-GD R2R15/S15 vs NFB12.1 vs NFB11.32/28

    Looking for an amp that is smooth and warm. It doesn't need high bass, not what I mean by warm. It just needs to be as little fatiguing as possible, while having 0 static noise (Hizz) when nothing is on and at g ood volume. Been looking at these from Audio-GD. The R2R15/S15 uses something...
  14. AndyDandy

    Audio-GD NFB-17.32

    The sound signature of this DAC seems pretty ideal for me because I'm quite sensitive to treble. But does the smooth nature of this DAC mean that music will sound dynamically flat? Secondly, if I did buy the NFB 17, I intend to use both unbalanced and balanced outputs at the same time. To what...
  15. sonic2911

    Audio-gd NFB-11 and Schiit Jotunheim debate!

    Which is best pair with HD650? NFB-11 : $340 Jot: $520 (both are total price include shipping and fee) I don't have balanced cable now, but not sure how much is it better than unbalanced, is it worth it for HD650? Not looking for OTL atm, because I have no DAC/amp now, solid is safe choice now...
  16. pachoo5

    Looking for recommendations for a DAC/Amp to drive my LCD-XC at work

    Hi,   I am looking for, ideally, a DAC+Amp to drive my new LCD-XC's well at work. I am willing to spend $750 to $1,000 for the best sound I can get. The box doesn't need to be portable but I also don't want a normal reference size home stereo amp as it will be sitting on my desk at my work...
  17. jmissias

    buy a digital interface or a new DAC?

    Hello! guys,   I want to change my current music source in CD player to the computer. My current dac USB implementation is poor. I contacted the manufacturer and he recommends using some SPDIF / USB interface for coaxial.   It's worth investing in Gustard  U12 /Audio-gd DI-2014 or buy an...
  18. slim.a

    Review of Audio-GD DAC-19MK3

    Review of Audio-GD DAC-19MK3 Part I : this is my initial review. Part II : this is my updated review (Oct. 09) which includes a comparison between mode A (PMD100) and mode B (DF1704). Part III : this part contains links to impressions/reviews/comparisons of the dac posted in this thread...
  19. Hooster

    Limited or non existant pre amp functionality with full-size headphone amps. Why?

    A full size headphone amp has pretty much everything it needs to function as a pre-amp in an audio system. It has one or more inputs, an output for headphones, a means to adjust volume and a line output. Most of these products seem to be under specified. They usually have only one input and no...
  20. jjvvcckk

    sharing worst experience in audio-gd! Be careful everyone..

    Hi everyone, create a post here just want to remind everyone being careful to purchase product from audio-gd (if you care about customer service )  I have never come across such bad customer service in my life. worst service.. ever!    following is the email history~               I...
  21. SearchOfSub

    Schiit or Audio G-D recommendations.

    Hello new to the forum.   I am currently looking for seperates to do my home theatre and music. I currently have a pair of speakers, a tv, bluray player and direct tv and now looking for seperate combo's to power the speakers up and have it running.   I have read good things about both...
  22. PTom

    Head Fi's Favourite Amp for the Audeze LCD 2: $200-$1000 [POLL]

    Votes for Other Amps    - ALO Audio Pan Am: 3  - Bottlehead S.E.X.: 1 - Darkvoice 336SE: 1 - Schiit Asgard 2: 1 - Woo Audio WA7: 1   -----------------------------   I thought it would be fun/informative to see which amps are the most loved among the Head Fi community for driving the...
  23. PeterCraig

    Audio-gd USB-32 Firmware, Drivers, and Feedback Thread

    In September 2012 Audio-gd started shipping gear with the new USB-32 interface.    USB-32 Module Built-in USB interface compatible with Windows / Mac / Linux. Supports 16 / 24 / 32 bit with sampling rates of 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, 384kHz.   Firmware...
  24. LondonHiFier

    My Horrible Audio-GD Experience

    Hi,   I would like to share my experience with Audio-gd.   I had my NFB12 for about 9 months and it started having problems whereby it would just turn itself off and back on again. I mailed Audio-gd and got a very poor response about how to check that USB drivers are installed correctly...
  25. HeatFan12

    A-GD Tenor TE8802 Thread (Installation, Successes, Problems, Troubleshooting)

    Well, I figure I will start this thread in reference to the TE8802 chip on various Audio-GD devices. The TE8802 supports full speed Asynchronous Transfer Mode up to 24/192KHz (usb).   I have two devices with this chip and have to say I have had no problems at all with installation, media...