Great! I’m waiting for paperwork to return mine now. They asked me to do two things I knew would not work, including checking an interior fuse. . . that was not there, this unit doesn’t seem to have a fuse. They’re warning me they may not be able to fix it. I hope they can. . . I don’t want a Stellar as it’s size won’t work in my rack as the NuWave does.
When it rains it pours! Yesterday I received my repaired NPC back from Boulder and just today I got a new Stellar phono preamp that I just couldn’t say no too! I chose black.
I love both the NPC and the SPP. The NPC is great for archiving your records in a digital format. The SPP is a great sounding phono preamp and works well feeding the NPC for recording purposes. The SPP though great it is is not a replacement for the NPC because it lacks the A to D!
I’m sure the Stellar is awesome, but its size just won’t work for my system, and I don’t want to afford another preamp anyway. Ironically I don’t do any recording to digital with my NuWave, though I do love the ADC and use it to send DSD to my DSD DAC for playback, which in my system with its better cabling sounds better than the analog output to me. And the NuWave just fits with my Rega table so well.
@wgb113, thanks for starting this thread. I haven’t used vinyl much recently, but noticed a couple of days ago that the display on my NPC doesn’t light up when I press any of the buttons. So it looks like I have the same issue. As with lonson, I have space for a half-width component and I do like the ADC, so I hope I can get the NPC fixed even though the current price on a Stellar phono preamp is excellent.
Another nice feature of the NPC is the analog inputs. I run a tape deck in and then output i2s to the DAC.