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post #451 of 1642
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Originally Posted by AxelCloris View Post
 

 

Geek Out 1000 (EM) and Alpha Dogs, I have 50% of that equation and just waiting on the other half. Can't wait to pair them and drift off to audio nirvana.

and be prepared to drift off to audio nirvana!

that's a GREAT way to put it!!

 

I also love the pairing of my B&O H6's and the Geek Out 1000

post #452 of 1642

any idea of the interval from charging credit card to shipping date?

post #453 of 1642
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Originally Posted by cat6man View Post
 

any idea of the interval from charging credit card to shipping date?

Not really.  The shipping schedule has been posted and updated a couple times in this thread.  Kickstarter backers will be getting theirs first, then pre-orders and Indiegogo supporters.  Each of those charged the credit card at different times.  They aren't available for regular purchase yet if that is what you are asking.

post #454 of 1642
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Originally Posted by FraGGleR View Post
 

Not really.  The shipping schedule has been posted and updated a couple times in this thread.  Kickstarter backers will be getting theirs first, then pre-orders and Indiegogo supporters.  Each of those charged the credit card at different times.  They aren't available for regular purchase yet if that is what you are asking.

 

Are you sure?  Last I read from the updates it was those who opted for the upgrades (read: those who paid more) will be receiving theirs first while those who ordered a baseline model within a few hours of going up (read: me) have to be the last ones to get theirs.  Not that it is insulting or anything :(


Edited by Mr.Sneis - 3/24/14 at 10:15am
post #455 of 1642
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Originally Posted by Mr.Sneis View Post
 

 

Are you sure?  Last I read from the updates it was those who opted for the upgrades (read: those who paid more) will be receiving theirs first while those who ordered a baseline model within a few hours of going up (read: me) have to be the last ones to get theirs.  Not that it is insulting or anything :(

 

I too am in the same position....baseline model among the first 100. I am going on a long trip for several months soon and unfortunately the geek is still not here. I am very disappointed that geek 1000 has been prioritized over people like us, they should perhaps have made this clear to begin with.

post #456 of 1642

I too am waiting....

 

The decision to ship the GO 1000 first is because it was the most complicated to make. They have to make sure on QC.

Hence it was also released gradually. By 100 then 200 and so forth. To monitor and insure quality. We don't want to have problems with our unit right?

 

If the most difficult to make passed then it will be easy on the others. (Its on Geek Forum for sometime already)

 

And thanks! These comments reminded me that its through Crowd Funding that I got Geek Out as a Perk. 


Edited by m-i-c-k-e-y - 3/24/14 at 11:05am
post #457 of 1642
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Originally Posted by lithium1085 View Post
 

 

I too am in the same position....baseline model among the first 100. I am going on a long trip for several months soon and unfortunately the geek is still not here. I am very disappointed that geek 1000 has been prioritized over people like us, they should perhaps have made this clear to begin with.


I was Backer #173 and I chose the 1000 (EM) version in the Silver color straight away. I did not upgrade to it, it was the original order placed.

 

I do not have a shipping confirmation despite the fact they said the first 100 units shipped Feb. 28th were the 1000 (EM) model in silver, and the next 200 units shipped March 14th were the 1000 (EM) model in all colors.

 

So I too am disappointed, but for slightly different reasons than you are. I have trouble seeing how they have actually adhered to the original shipping schedule that stated 300 units shipped by Mar. 14th.

 

I also did not like the fact that after stating only Silver 1000 (EM) model units had shipped prior to Mar. 14th, a guy pictured at SXSW had a red unit in his hands on Mar. 13th at the SXSW Grammy party. Was his unit shipped to his hotel that week, and if so why is it there days early, and in the Red color?

 

Adding to that, Scot Hull then posted a video on or about the 14th (so posted either late Friday the 14th or early Saturday the 15th if I'm not mistaken) in which he is holding a Green unit. Not only was there supposed to have been nothing but Silver shipped to that point, but the original run of Green enclosures was said to have been rejected by LH's QC in Kickstarter update #40 on March 12th as being too drab olive in color and not the brighter green they wanted. Maybe Scott lives nearby LH Labs and opted to go pick up his unit rather than have it shipped?

 

So to sum it up, it's unlikely the shipping dates have been met and it isn't just the standard 450 model or even the 720 model that aren't shipping, my Silver 1000 Backer #173 hasn't shipped either and one of the recent Kickstarter updates indicated they likely won't have the 1,700 additional units originally slated for March 28th shipped on time either, but "maybe" an additional 300 would ship by then. That's quite a big difference.

 

At this point I am pessimistic a Silver 1000 (EM) unit, Backer #173, will ship by March 28th. I hope they prove me wrong.

 

However if these delays are deemed necessary in order to ensure ultimate quality and performance, I am more than willing to wait however long that takes, provided there aren't other Silver 1000 (EM) units being shipped to Backer #s higher than #173.

 

With this post I won't be surprised if I'm now bumped to the bottom of the shipment list for the forthcoming Geek Pulse. That's OK, I have plenty of other Hi-Fi gear to use until then.

post #458 of 1642
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Originally Posted by Supperconductor View Post
 

Finally got my delivery notification today. Supper Dupper Geek in black is on it's way.


By chance do you know what Backer # you are?

post #459 of 1642
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Originally Posted by MikeyFresh View Post
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I was Backer #173 and I chose the 1000 (EM) version in the Silver color straight away. I did not upgrade to it, it was the original order placed.

 

I do not have a shipping confirmation despite the fact they said the first 100 units shipped Feb. 28th were the 1000 (EM) model in silver, and the next 200 units shipped March 14th were the 1000 (EM) model in all colors.

 

So I too am disappointed, but for slightly different reasons than you are. I have trouble seeing how they have actually adhered to the original shipping schedule that stated 300 units shipped by Mar. 14th.

 

I also did not like the fact that after stating only Silver 1000 (EM) model units had shipped prior to Mar. 14th, a guy pictured at SXSW had a red unit in his hands on Mar. 13th at the SXSW Grammy party. Was his unit shipped to his hotel that week, and if so why is it there days early, and in the Red color?

 

Adding to that, Scot Hull then posted a video on or about the 14th (so posted either late Friday the 14th or early Saturday the 15th if I'm not mistaken) in which he is holding a Green unit. Not only was there supposed to have been nothing but Silver shipped to that point, but the original run of Green enclosures was said to have been rejected by LH's QC in Kickstarter update #40 on March 12th as being too drab olive in color and not the brighter green they wanted. Maybe Scott lives nearby LH Labs and opted to go pick up his unit rather than have it shipped?

 

So to sum it up, it's unlikely the shipping dates have been met and it isn't just the standard 450 model or even the 720 model that aren't shipping, my Silver 1000 Backer #173 hasn't shipped either and one of the recent Kickstarter updates indicated they likely won't have the 1,700 additional units originally slated for March 28th shipped on time either, but "maybe" an additional 300 would ship by then. That's quite a big difference.

 

At this point I am pessimistic a Silver 1000 (EM) unit, Backer #173, will ship by March 28th. I hope they prove me wrong.

 

However if these delays are deemed necessary in order to ensure ultimate quality and performance, I am more than willing to wait however long that takes, provided there aren't other Silver 1000 (EM) units being shipped to Backer #s higher than #173.

 

With this post I won't be surprised if I'm now bumped to the bottom of the shipment list for the forthcoming Geek Pulse. That's OK, I have plenty of other Hi-Fi gear to use until then.

i would be SHOCKED if this happened

post #460 of 1642
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 

i would be SHOCKED if this happened


I think that's sarcasm?

 

I've stated the facts as I believe them to be, and if I'm wrong I will happily stand corrected.

 

If I succeed in DARING them to prove me wrong on the Pulse shipment list, I'm OK with that too.

post #461 of 1642
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Originally Posted by MikeyFresh View Post
 


I think that's sarcasm?

 

I've stated the facts as I believe them to be, and if I'm wrong I will happily stand corrected.

 

If I succeed in DARING them to prove me wrong on the Pulse shipment list, I'm OK with that too.


no, not sarcasm at all, i honestly would be shocked if they bumped you down

 

i believe the facts you've stated, but LH doesn't strike me as the type of company that would do something like that, i know they've offered me a refund regarding an issue, which was really me not understanding something, and gavin seemed to bend over backwards to accommodate me

 

not wasn't meaning to be critical of your statement either

post #462 of 1642
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 

i would be SHOCKED if this happened

 

People can hide behind "oh it's their first crowd sourcing campaign" all they want; LH's actions post the original Geek Out KS campaign have shown me all I need to know about what kind of company they are.

post #463 of 1642
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Originally Posted by lithium1085 View Post
 

 

I too am in the same position....baseline model among the first 100. I am going on a long trip for several months soon and unfortunately the geek is still not here. I am very disappointed that geek 1000 has been prioritized over people like us, they should perhaps have made this clear to begin with.

I just wanted to clear the air - as I'm not sure the 1000 was prioritized over anything, and I don't want ANYBODY to get the wrong idea and feel like they got passed over.

I wouldn't like that either.

 

I was one of the first official backers of the project (so you know I paid for it too) - I know Gavin Fish at Light Harmonic very well (we've been friends since he was at MIT Cables working for Bruce) and I was the first journalist to cover the Light Harmonic GEEK campaign through Kickstarter at The Daily SwarmLINK HERE  We also got to hear the prototype at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest

- which we reported on in our CanJam Report at Audio360.org.

 

I requested the scoop on the Geek, full review-wise, since besides the coverage, I was also an active evangelist for the project, before actually hearing it, and especially AFTER I heard it!!

 

At first I purchased a less powerful GEEK, but then I got in touch with them and let them know I needed the 1000 (at the time I didn't know the new Audeze cans were going to be so much more efficient, and so I thought I'd be driving my LCD-3's with the Geek Out).

 

I'm not sure about the timing to be honest - but Scot and I are backers of the project.

We bought our units. I'll ping Larry from Light Harmonic (he's already posted in the Geek Out 1000 Impressions and Appreciation thread I started HERE) and inquire about the timing.

Maybe they got my unit out to me early for press coverage, but I'm honestly not sure about that. It would make sense from a marketing perspective however.

 

I'll see what Larry has to say about it.

If it means anything: I was promised a review unit two months ago - just got it last week!!

 

Gavin and Larry are good people - no joke. Gavin's proven himself to be a good friend, and, someone I can count on.

That's pretty rare in life. 

 

Ending this post off-topic for a second - the Geek Out 1000 is a serious performer!! It crushed my already-high expectations!

 

 

 

post #464 of 1642
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Originally Posted by mikemercer View Post
 

 

 

Ending this post off-topic for a second - the Geek Out 1000 is a serious performer!! It crushed my already-high expectations!

 

 

Where does it rank with the Microstreamer and the HiFiM8 on a pure sound quality scale?  I know you were a big fan of both when they came out.

post #465 of 1642
Waiting for the Mercer answer to this with baited breath for sure!
Especially since the M8 should still be in his hands along side the Geek Out for a real world comparison.

Is it too early to predict any direct comparison a "draw" with no clear winner in order to keep companies themselves and fans of each placated?
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