Originally Posted by Espo77
I like firmware updates. It's nice to know that Nuforce is taking care of business.
Since you are looking seriously at NuForce, I thought I'd share this with you. At first when I called them today I was given a different number to call for Tech support. I called, and it routed me to a Google locator service with a voice mail message. I did not leave a message. For a minute there, I thought hmmm... this does not look good. However, just two minutes later a person from the tech line called me right back, immediately explaining they were on another call and apologized for missing the call. I then spent the next 20 minutes over lunch on the phone with Bob from their tech support group. Super nice guy, very helpful, answered ALL of my questions and offered additional information too regarding the AVP and MV preamps both. Imagine that, ...immediate call back, nice demeanor,... answered all of the questions, did NOT try to brush me off quickly, and told me to call back again if I had any other questions about firmware, fixes, or how the preamp works, etc. Bob did offer additional information about how the unit is manufactured at the same place where Emotiva has their units built, using the same base hardware platform and chip sets with NuForce's specifics added in. It would be worthwhile to see what the internal differences are (if any) and most importantly to compare sound through a demo. Note: I did share the fact there is a group of us on a forum all sort of looking at "minimalist" preamp-processors together, with none of us pulling the trigger yet, still doing research. NuForce was clearly interested in earning our business. I think proof is in the pudding now, just have to try it and see. I might try one after the first of the year. If you do order one and demo it, keep us posted. Good luck.