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You know what that Gavin Fish seems to be a real down to earth guy. I would email him and suggest it. You never know. I bet they got the design and all of it down by now though.

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You know what that Gavin Fish seems to be a real down to earth guy. I would email him and suggest it. You never know. I bet they got the design and all of it down by now though.

It's not that hard to do, and they are being made by Titan Metal, which is awesome. I'll try mailing him, but not now as they are waiting on a baby atm.
post #13308 of 25871
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Ya if you eventually read this Mr. Fish. Good luck to you and your new addition.. I got that mail too. This guy took the time to make a personal video and tells his backers he is expecting a baby.

 

That is some commitment right there. Respect.

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Ok so let me be clear about MD.. I know I kinda gave the thumbs up on that but I got some info on why that site should not be discussed or mentioned on the threads. I should have checked with admins first but I assumed it would not really harm anything but it does.. You guys have to think who or whom this site is sponsored by and what happens when dealers undercut other dealers..So I agreed to have the discovery thread clean of any mention of MD..If you guys know about it already then that is fine but lets not mention anything dealing with that at all here.. Your posts will be flagged and or edited out. So it is official. No mention of MD, no discussion. Onward and upward. .

Now kickstarter is another matter all together. Especially dealing with that GEEK DAC. This is one of those investments that can pay out huge for the end user if this Dac lives up to the potential it has. Might have to throw that up as a headliner on the discovery thread. I know it is not traditional to not have a single experience of said gear to actually put up this as a headliner but these have the potential to really impress and I think it will be a blast to have my headfi bros involved in something like this...

Many of you guys might think I don't need that thing and it is kinda expensive.. Aha.. No.. It aint. I don't think these guys are kidding around when they mention they base that sound off of their $100,000 Da vin ci Dac. I know it is a lofty claim but who better to make such a dac than some Genius sound dude that made the da vin ci and the visionary behind it..The guys that end up getting the last remaining $159 spot will benefit form owning one of these here in January at almost half price..I am not one to take chances on unsure stuff as far as gear and phones goes but something about this venture I like..Nothing hokey about it. It is exactly how it sounds so far. Once they release this DAC it will sell for no less than $300..And you will just read about it wondering why you didn't invest when you could have. Lol. Give it some thought..At the price they are going for now I think it is a worthy investment. Look up their company Light Harmonics and read up on that Da vinci dac. It is stuff you don't read on Headfi as it cost more than what people can afford here. Lol. And they are making a cheapmans version? SOLD!!.

Oh and I forgot to mention. Thanks to hatefulsandwich for binging that deal to us here..
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gavn8r/geek-a-new-usb-awesomifier-for-headphones?ref=live 

It's a $20,000 DAC tongue.gif
You know because that changes everything rolleyes.gif

I realistically expect marginal sonic
improvements, if any, over the competition. It's what you get for +(-) $159 for those looking for a, currently, reasonably priced all-in-one is what's interesting.
Edited by vwinter - 8/21/13 at 9:00pm
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20K dac. Was watching that video and got a $100K maybe someone mention it sounds like that. $20K-$100K it is the cost of a car. I knew it was at a cost I was not even remotely considering lol. In any case I am sold on it. Marginally better than my ME is good enough for me.


Edited by Dsnuts - 8/21/13 at 9:13pm
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Ok so let me be clear about MD.. I know I kinda gave the thumbs up on that but I got some info on why that site should not be discussed or mentioned on the threads.

 

This is probably why:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/651409/the-deals-thread-ii-read-the-first-post/3195#post_9732488

 

Bummer.

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It's a $20,000 DAC tongue.gif
You know because that changes everything rolleyes.gif

I realistically expect marginal sonic
improvements, if any, over the competition. It's what you get for +(-) $159 for those looking for a, currently, reasonably priced all-in-one is what's interesting.

But it seems like they have the right mindset. To try and bring better sound an music to the masses:
http://mustgeekout.blogspot.nl/2013/08/moribund-industry-geek-is-your-savior.html?m=1

High-end audio gear is fun, but in the end, it's all about the music. The short time I've spent in this forum has intorduced to plenty of music I'd never had found by myself. Post-Rock, Old-school Jazz, Alan, Japanese Enkei, and I'm loving every second of it.

I hope many more people joins the audiophile hobby, not for the gear, but for the journey.
Edited by Exesteils - 8/21/13 at 9:15pm
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20K dac. Was watching that video and got a $100K maybe someone mention it sounds like that. $20K-$100K it is the cost of a car. I knew it was at a cost I was not even remotely considering lol. In any case I am sold on it. Marginally better than my ME is good enough for me.

It's might end up being good enough for me too lol.

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But it seems like they have the right mindset. To try and bring better sound an music to the masses:
http://mustgeekout.blogspot.nl/2013/08/moribund-industry-geek-is-your-savior.html?m=1

High-end audio gear is fun, but in the end, it's all about the music. The short time I've spent in this forum has intorduced to plenty of music I'd never had found by myself. Post-Rock, Old-school Jazz, Alan, Japanese Enkei, and I'm loving every second of it.

I hope many more people joins the audiophile hobby, not for the gear, but for the journey.

Yea, it's a good thing. I don't think they'll succeed at $299 retail, at all, without spectacular marketing at least. They'll likely do very well in the audiophile on a reasonable budget market though.
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Omg.... Another kickstarter product. 99 percent of kickstarter projects are crap. I'll go ahead and say it sounds about as good as the modi or odac.
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Sounds like from personal experience?. In any case I will certainly compare it to my Meridian Explorer. If it sounds like a $160 product then it will still be a good deal. I am intrigued with that 3D enhancement for my Alienware.

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Sounds like from personal experience?. In any case I will certainly compare it to my Meridian Explorer. If it sounds like a $160 product then it will still be a good deal. I am intrigued with that 3D enhancement for my Alienware.

 

I had managed to ignore whatever the GEEK was until I read your post and the link. I must admit this could be a hype train that I could have difficulty not boarding lol.


Edited by waynes world - 8/21/13 at 10:23pm
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 Read the comparisons. You guys be the judge.

 

Audioquest DragonFly vs. Meridian Explorer vs. Light Harmonic GEEK
 


I'm not trying to be a total jerk here.  Like I said, AudioQuest and Meridian are worthy competitors for whom I have respect.  But I want to illustrate exactly what Larry and I wanted to do from the beginning: provide the best specs, the best performance, and the best user experience for the least amount of money.  It turns out we couldn't beat AQ on price and we could only match Meridian, but we're comfortable with that because we are providing much more in the way of specs, performance, and, we believe, user experience.  In short, we built the product we'd want to buy.

I think that's all I want to share with you this time around.  Please use the comment section below and let me know what you think.  And, if you feel so inclined, I'd love it if you'd head on over to http://bit.ly/mustgeekout to check out our Kickstarter Campaign.  As I finish typing this blog entry, we're sitting at $109,192 in backing pledges.  Awesome.


Edited by Dsnuts - 8/21/13 at 9:47pm
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I have to admit a little feature that I completely love from my Audinst MX2 is that it has 2 headphone out. This thing does as well. As small a feature that is. It comes in handy more than you guys would think. Especially for guys that own more than one headphones or earphones..These guys clearly thought out what they are doing here. Guys like Teke can cry foul all you want. I am gonna quote that remark when these come out in January and reviews start hitting the discovery thread.

 

You don't make a portable dac that has this many features and ability and not make it sound killer or just have mediocre sound. Lol. What is the point in that.

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It's might end up being good enough for me too lol.
Yea, it's a good thing. I don't think they'll succeed at $299 retail, at all, without spectacular marketing at least. They'll likely do very well in the audiophile on a reasonable budget market though.

I'm pretty optimistic about their chances. If they deliver on the sound then they should have no problems retailing at that price.
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I'm pretty optimistic about their chances. If they deliver on the sound then they should have no problems retailing at that price.

Reviews could claim it sounds like a $1000 DAC/Amp and it still wouldn't sell to the "masses" at even $199 because no one they care about is telling them they need it. You really need to define who their target market is. If they mean average joe Beats owner (not that there's anything wrong with that) then they are looking up Mt. Everest. That market only became what it was because of the endorsements.

I think it'll possibly clean up within the hobby, and there I'm optimistic.

For a fun time, try to even tell your average non-music gear loving friends you just got a new DAC/Amp. Then as matter of factly, scientific-like, explain what it stands for and what it does. The uphill battle is in their eyes. And there's nothing wrong with that. I almost don't blame them lol.
Edited by vwinter - 8/21/13 at 10:18pm
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