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Geek has line-out too? Sold.

A post by someone from Light Harmonic on the AudioStream GEEK news post comments section on August 14th says they plan to have a line-out. But, the naked PCB on the Kickstarter Details page only shows the 2 headphone outs they mention and the USB input as in/outs. So unless they can use one of the headphone outs as a line-out, I don't think it has one. Although they might have a newer design they aren't showing, I can't find any confirmation of a line-out in the comments section of the Kickstarter.
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A post by someone from Light Harmonic on the AudioStream GEEK news post comments section on August 14th says they plan to have a line-out. But, the naked PCB on the Kickstarter Details page only shows the 2 headphone outs they mention and the USB input as in/outs. So unless they can use one of the headphone outs as a line-out, I don't think it has one. Although they might have a newer design they aren't showing, I can't find any confirmation of a line-out in the comments section of the Kickstarter.

 

Creator Gavin Fish 2 days ago

 
@Chin & @Ken - Yes, there are LED indicators showing sample rate already built into GEEK. 

@Marcus - As I've said before, there is a line out option
 
@Peter - Yes, the enclosure is made from aluminum. That part is decided. Final aesthetics are being worked out right now. Larry and I have a visit to the machine shop with the designer and mechanical engineer tomorrow. 

@CiXel - You got it. Line out. Check. 

@Dr. Jay - Digital output in this product won't happen, but we like your idea. And, may I add, "Round the back, through the hoop, then you scream 'Touchdown!'" A little Run DMC/Dr. J. reference there. :) 

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I think I need to stay off this thread from now on. You guys have been encouraging me to make way too many purchases recently. I just bit on the GEEK for $159 mainly because of the high hopes from the people here. And this is after I convinced myself to say no when I first came across the kickstarter page at the $139 (might've been $119) bracket. I'm also hoping it'll work on android devices even if you need a portable battery as a power source. 

Keep us posted on the full specs if you hear back!

 

Exactly the same for me. I had a chance at $119, I let it slip... and now I'm in at $159. High hopes here too.

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zu rocks!  use zu cables for all your interconnect needs!and their soul superbly speakers are made with top end zu wiring inside which makes them sing!

glad they will help bring out the best in the X! that i am awaiting shipment on!!! good reporting ERICP10!!

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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post

Creator
 Gavin Fish
 2 days ago



 


@Chin & @Ken - Yes, there are LED indicators showing sample rate already built into GEEK. 



@Marcus - As I've said before, there is a line out option
 


@Peter - Yes, the enclosure is made from aluminum. That part is decided. Final aesthetics are being worked out right now. Larry and I have a visit to the machine shop with the designer and mechanical engineer tomorrow. 



@CiXel - You got it. Line out. Check. 



@Dr. Jay - Digital output in this product won't happen, but we like your idea. And, may I add, "Round the back, through the hoop, then you scream 'Touchdown!'" A little Run DMC/Dr. J. reference there. smily_headphones1.gif 



Well balls lol. How did I miss that... =/
Where is it anyway?

Now I need to convince myself that 4 Ohm z-out is too high. frown.gif
I both thank you and hate you.
Edited by vwinter - 8/21/13 at 1:32pm
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Well balls lol. How did I miss that... =/
Where is it anyway?

Now I need to convince myself that 4 Ohm z-out is too high. frown.gif
I both thank you and hate you.

I'm thinking of it more from a value perspective. The fact you are questioning and interested shows you want to buy...

 

Once released, they will be $299.

 

You will be paying $159 right now. ($99 was a killer deal)

 

If you don't like it, you'll make back your money in resale pretty easily.

 

If you do like it, you grabbed a 192k+ DSD DAC/AMP at a stellar price.

 

The more you wait, the less value you'll get out of the purchase. It's kinda genius.

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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post

I'm thinking of it more from a value perspective. The fact you are questioning and interested shows you want to buy...

 

Once released, they will be $299.

 

You will be paying $159 right now. ($99 was a killer deal)

 

If you don't like it, you'll make back your money in resale pretty easily.

 

If you do like it, you grabbed a 192k+ DSD DAC/AMP at a stellar price.

 

The more you wait, the less value you'll get out of the purchase. It's kinda genius.


Yup same reason I actually bit at the $159 mark despite feeling like I had missed out a better deal

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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post

I'm thinking of it more from a value perspective. The fact you are questioning and interested shows you want to buy...

Once released, they will be $299.

You will be paying $159 right now. ($99 was a killer deal)

If you don't like it, you'll make back your money in resale pretty easily.

If you do like it, you grabbed a 192k+ DSD DAC/AMP at a stellar price.

The more you wait, the less value you'll get out of the purchase. It's kinda genius.

Damn right I want to buy lol. And you're not helping. If I caught it at $99, I'd have been here singing jingles about it.

The line-out solves the output impedance issue for certain IEMs because I could just run it into the Quickstep but it would be awesome if it was 2 ohms for slimming down the rig/stack.
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Thread Starter 

Got an update vid from Gavin Fish. They got their housing manufacturer. Anodized aluminum, the more guys sign on the more colors they will offer. Just by seeing how much they are following up with their backers. Guys this is for real. This unit is gonna not only look and have the best specs for a usb dac but from the effort I am seeing out of these guys. These guys might have something that anyone that wants some serious sound will want. The cheaper you get it the better deal that becomes. The vid looks like Gavins home or office. He has some crazy equipment sitting in the background. Stuff I only wish I had. Lol. I don't think Mr Fish and Mr Ho his sound engineer are the type of guys to leave well enough alone.

 

I fully expect this unit to sound excellent..I say we as a collective on the discovery thread support these dudes. Get out your crying wallets.

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Not sure whether to get a Geek or not. I only use IEMs on my computer and I have a Xonar DG sound card atm.

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Wallet's already crying. Just bought a house. biggrin.gif
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This is kinda disappointing. The newest Amazon review. Onkyo HF-300.

 

Amazon Vine Review (What's this?)
Earbuds are my headphone of choice, and I'm rather particular about comfort since there's nothing worse than a poor fitting bud. These Onkyo earbuds fare very well with regard to comfort. They are very lightweight, but stay put even when exercising. There are an assortment of tip sizes so you can customize them to fit your ear. For me, the middle-sized one was a perfect fit.

I really like that these have detachable cables that can be replaced. I've ruined more than my share of earbuds due to breaking the cable, so that feature will probably come in handy down the road. The cable itself appears stout enough to withstand all but the most rigorous strain.

The sound is good but not outstanding. Nice separation, clear mid-range and treble, and a decent amount of bass. But when comparing the sound of the Onkyo to my other less pricy earbuds (such as the RHA MA350) I was not wow'd by the Onkyo as being significantly better. A bit clearer, but very close in terms of sound quality.

Granted, the Onkyo have, to my eye, better styling than other buds, and the replaceable cord is certainly a big plus. Those issues, plus the comfort factor, warrant a 4-star rating. But to get 5 stars at this price point, more is needed in sound quality than delivered by the Onkyo's. Good, but not 5-star superlative.
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In addition, Dsnuts, I have seen far worse reviews on the S2, but you swear by them as being close to the M200 in sound quality. That's good enough for me (although you liking that M-5 over the R1 concerns me .... lol).

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btw... m200 ordered! biggrin.gif
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btw... m200 ordered! biggrin.gif

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