Audio-GD NFB-10.1 Fully Balanced DAC + Amp
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290.00
Nov 21, 2016 at 1:05 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 1

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This Dropbox album has a few more hi-res photos: 
 
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/g0jvyn8ngxc5bl3/AAB2wL4Re1-qRGYxhVrr44zPa?dl=0
 
Here are the details from the original product summary page on Audio-GD's website:
 
Fully balanced design built by discrete analog stages without any OPA and couple caps in the signal channels.
Non- feedback ACSS analog output stage .
R-core transformers.
Total of 7-group dedicated power circuits are used to purify the power supply.
Four-channel digitally controlled relay-based volume control to avoid channel imbalance and improve sound quality. NFB-10SE has 48 steps volume level control in both high gain mode and low gain mode. The total 96-step volume control ensures smooth control of the volume level.
3 channels digital input :
  coaxial /  Optical / USB
DAC output :   XLR / RCA / ACSS  (User can setting with either variable and fixed output level )
Headphone output : 4 pins XLR / 6.3MM SE
USB Audio Class 2 High-speed Input from Windows / MAC / Linux
Supports High / full speed Asynchronous Transfer Mode up to 384K / 32Bit ability .
Resolutions support 16 / 24 / 32 Bit with sampling rate support 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz ( USB  )
      
Supports up to 24 Bit/192KHz ( SPDIF  )
Supports 2X , 4X and 8X oversampling customers setting
Memorizes all settings and it could resume the last settings when power on.


Sound Characteristics:

    "Neutral but smoothness sounding ,it doesn't sound skeletal or digital (or metallic). There's meat aplenty on them bones . It's a sigma-delta DAC chip implementation without the dryness, neutrality without the emotional disconnection" - John Darko
 
If only the RCA or 6.3MM headphone  is used, is the NFB-10 being wasted or not fully utilized?
       NFB-10 is a real balanced DAC . It has balanced output (ACSS, XLR and balanced headphone output) and single-ended output . There are 4 ACSS amplifiers in the NFB-10 for balanced outputs and balanced inputs. Even when a single-ended output is used, the “Dual WM8741” DA chips will perform fully thanks to the fully balanced design. 
 

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