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Audio-GD NFB-11.32 & NFB-11 (2014) (Delivery & Impression Thread)!!!

Discussion in 'Headphone Amps (full-size)' started by heatfan12, Aug 25, 2012.
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  1. SpirosG
    As i don't follow this topic regularly, does anybody know if a solution for the blue screens, when watching YouTube, was found ???
     
  2. Jakkal
     
    Set it to 24 bit 44.1 Hz if most of your music is 44.1 Hz
     
    I haven't seen any solutions yet. I also have regular blue screens from the Via driver, but mine are random and I think not related to youtube.
     
  3. SpirosG
    you' re right, it is not only in YT, sometimes i have blues also when watching video clips [taken by my phone] in windows media player ... 
     
    the good thing is that I never have blues while ''Foobar-ing'', which is the most important  ...
     
  4. exhibitO
    KS? I dont see that under output. I only see WASAPI and Digital Output.
     
    Whats wrong with Digital output?  Untitled.png
     
  5. Jakkal
     
    Usually is better to use direct streaming output (ASIO, WASAPI, KS) instead of Direct Sound  (DS). The streaming is bypassing windows mixer and allows bit-exact playback. It is not a problem to use DS - Digital output, but is better if you use ASIO or WASAPI. I don't recommend Kernel streaming (KS) if you use Windows 7 or 8, because it is old method created for Windows XP. For Windows 7/8 use WASAPI (event), ASIO or if you have problems with them is OK to use DS. For ASIO you need to install drivers and Foobar plugin.
    Hope that helps.
     
  6. exhibitO
    Thank you for explaining!
     
    I have issues with WASAPI that is why I opted to DS. 
     
    You said it doesnt matter what settings I keep in Windows, correct? I opted for 2 channel 24 bit 44.1kHz, is this ok?
     
  7. Jakkal
    It matter for DS, so keep it at 24 bit 44.1.
     
  8. conquerator2
    I can confirm that at least on the NFB7 the USB sounds much better than the optical [optical out from my Creative Blaster Z].
    I compared the two yesterday and the USB is easily the better sounding input, in comparison optical sounds boomy and just all over the place unbalanced...
     
  9. Jakkal
    Someone should try it on NFB-11, because the implementation matters.
     
  10. Broo0d
    i am planning to buy the NFB-11, can i use different op amps like these for example?
     
  11. Jakkal
    No, you can not use those, because NFB-11 does not use opa in the amp part.
    "Fully  discrete analog stages without any OPA and couple caps in the signal channels."
     
  12. matt120
    Hey guys
     
    Is there a way to reduce the volume out over USB to the unit, I use the unit as digital preamp and for headphones but the volume difference between optical input and usb is massive
     
    I use foobar and don't want to reduce the volume there as this will reduce the resolution of the music.  When listening to music through my speakers with the unit set to USB I can't turn the volume past 8 o'clock without it being too loud, it feels like my mono block power amps aren't really hitting their stride.  If I play through the optical connection, I can turn the preamp (11.32) up to 12 o'clock and the music has much great dynamics. 
     
    Any thoughts?
     
    Cheers
    Matt
     
  13. Jakkal
    I also want to use my windows volume, but it seems that audio-gd locked that options in the new driver. The only way to make the windows volume to work is to install older firmware/driver. If you wanna do that, send email to audio-gd and ask which one you need for your unit.
    Why you want to use USB, what's wrong with your optical?
     
  14. matt120
    Thanks Jakkal
     
    I don't really want to use Windows volume as I believe doing this in the digital domain actually compresses the music, and you get rounding errors. 
     
    I really wanted to check there wasn't a way to attenuate the signal from the USB input to the preamp circuit in the 11.32 itself
     
  15. Jakkal
    Actually as far as I know when using 24/32 bit depth your windows volume don't reduce the sound quality, you have enough bits above 16 to play with.
    I don't know another way to attenuate the signal from the USB, let someone else chime in.
     
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