Many of you have asked me when the second and final part of the darTZeel NHB-18NS preamplifier review will be ready. Since Hervé Delétraz insisted that I need to hear it with the NHB-108 model two, and especially with darT to Zeel 50 ohm links interconnects, I will write the final conclusions once as the NHB-108 model two arrives. Nevertheless, the NHB-18NS shines in its current role with its unique handling of the gain.

NHB-18NS is both transparent and radiant at the same time, which is not an exactly easy combination to find regardless of the price. I find that I hear much louder than usual, which says something about how the NHB-18NS handles the overall system gain. 

Stay tuned.