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post #961 of 1321
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Not sure if this is the right place to put this but has anyone here pre-ordered the Geek after the Kickstarter campagin?

 

Because I have and also ordered a Geek through the bundle on the Indiegogo campagin and I've not received any shipping updates. I know that I'm not the only one waiting for the Geek Out bundle but I think I'm one of those few waiting for their pre-order Geek Out. It's been nearly 9 months since I've ordered it...

 

Have you filed a ticket with them?  What do they say?

post #962 of 1321

I have filed two tickets, one that was answered last month and the present one that has yet to be answered. The first ticket was in relation to the estimate of last month being when my order would be fulfilled. That has past.

post #963 of 1321
I filed a ticket yesterday as well and I have not heard back. I was told the Geek Out would have begun shipping last week, but I have yet to hear anything about my unit being shipped.
post #964 of 1321
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I filed a ticket yesterday as well and I have not heard back. I was told the Geek Out would have begun shipping last week, but I have yet to hear anything about my unit being shipped.


I dont know if I have been foolish, but after reading all the arguments and comments about AK240 and HUGO I have been put off both products by their various probs a plethora of additional cables soldering and plugs required, so I ordered the Geek Wave XD128. Ok it will only come next March but I am a patient guy if the wait is worth it. I keep getting these updates from Indiegogo Pop. The latets one talks of a THD upgrade. I am not sure fi this applies to XD128 or not? And I now worry I bought a shell that will require constant little cash upgrades that bleed you dry to get what you think you ordered?

 

Any info on all this will be welcome?

 

Oh and what is the TICKET everyone refers to?

post #965 of 1321
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

I filed a ticket yesterday as well and I have not heard back. I was told the Geek Out would have begun shipping last week, but I have yet to hear anything about my unit being shipped.


I dont know if I have been foolish, but after reading all the arguments and comments about AK240 and HUGO I have been put off both products by their various probs a plethora of additional cables soldering and plugs required, so I ordered the Geek Wave XD128. Ok it will only come next March but I am a patient guy if the wait is worth it. I keep getting these updates from Indiegogo Pop. The latets one talks of a THD upgrade. I am not sure fi this applies to XD128 or not? And I now worry I bought a shell that will require constant little cash upgrades that bleed you dry to get what you think you ordered?

Any info on all this will be welcome?

Oh and what is the TICKET everyone refers to?
Yeah I didn't buy into the whole low THD thing. I'm sure the lower THD isn't really audible anyway and if it is, then the product is pretty darn flawed for a "no compromise" portable media player. I guess their "no compromise" PMP is already compromised by the fact that they're offering an IEM perk. NwAvGuy has already demonstrated between the O2 and DAC1PRE that a lower THD doesn't necessarily mean it sounds any better.

The "ticket" is just a private conversation as part of their tech support system.
http://geek.lhlabs.com/geekoutsupport.html

I'm still annoyed that Light Harmonic keeps changing and delaying things. I was expecting the Geek Out in April at around the time of my birthday. I didn't hear back from them until I asked about it and back then they said they would be shipping it in the first week of June. It's the second week of June now, almost the third, and I haven't heard anything back from them even after starting a new ticket. I'm expecting to graduate on Friday and I'm fortunate that I don't have to change my shipping address, but jeezus seriously someone should really keep track of what's going on and tell their supporters. I have some friends who won't be in the area after graduation and years to come since they're moving out of the country and now they won't get the chance to listen to my Geek Out because it's been delayed again and again and there's no expected date that I'll ever receive it. This is just ridiculous.
Edited by miceblue - 6/11/14 at 11:55pm
post #966 of 1321
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I filed a ticket yesterday as well and I have not heard back. I was told the Geek Out would have begun shipping last week, but I have yet to hear anything about my unit being shipped.


I dont know if I have been foolish, but after reading all the arguments and comments about AK240 and HUGO I have been put off both products by their various probs a plethora of additional cables soldering and plugs required, so I ordered the Geek Wave XD128. Ok it will only come next March but I am a patient guy if the wait is worth it. I keep getting these updates from Indiegogo Pop. The latets one talks of a THD upgrade. I am not sure fi this applies to XD128 or not? And I now worry I bought a shell that will require constant little cash upgrades that bleed you dry to get what you think you ordered?

Any info on all this will be welcome?

Oh and what is the TICKET everyone refers to?
Yeah I didn't buy into the whole low THD thing. I'm sure the lower THD isn't really audible anyway and if it is, then the product is pretty darn flawed for a "no compromise" portable media player. I guess their "no compromise" PMP is already compromised by the fact that they're offering an IEM perk. NwAvGuy has already demonstrated between the O2 and DAC1PRE that a lower THD doesn't necessarily mean it sounds any better.

The "ticket" is just a private conversation as part of their tech support system.
http://geek.lhlabs.com/geekoutsupport.html

I'm still annoyed that Light Harmonic keeps changing and delaying things. I was expecting the Geek Out in April at around the time of my birthday. I didn't hear back from them until I asked about it and back then they said they would be shipping it in the first week of June. It's the second week of June now, almost the third, and I haven't heard anything back from them even after starting a new ticket. I'm expecting to graduate on Friday and I'm fortunate that I don't have to change my shipping address, but jeezus seriously someone should really keep track of what's going on and tell their supporters. I have some friends who won't be in the area after graduation and years to come since they're moving out of the country and now they won't get the chance to listen to my Geek Out because it's been delayed again and again and there's no expected date that I'll ever receive it. This is just ridiculous.

 

I totally agree with you, miceblue.  Hope LH can their game together.  Their product is good, but their is a lot more to make a brand successful.

 

Anyhow, on the important stuff... Congrats on your graduation!!  Enjoy!  It is a beautiful and unique moment in one's life.

post #967 of 1321
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Anyone think Geek out will benefit from USB power conditioner like the one from iFi? Or any sort of DC powered hub? It is my first USB DAC and hence these questions smily_headphones1.gif


It does, however the extent to which it does will vary depending on how noisy the computer's USB bus is.

According to Larry Ho, the more USB devices you have connected the dirtier the bus is, both V+ and GND.

This is especially true of moving parts devices such as spinning HDDs, they should always be situated on a separate bus if possible.

I have had similar success using either the iFi iUSBPower, or Vaunix Lab Brick, a "blacker" more quiet background on which stereo image size and focus, and detail retrieval including micro dynamic contrast are enhanced. YMMV:

GO 1000 plugged directly into iFi iUSBPower.


I tried the Vaunix Brick, seems to make a slight difference in noise floor, slightly "cleaner" sounding, but I was getting problems of "overload of usb" according to the error message. Not sure if connection is weak somewhere; often happens whein I'm connceting or changing/comparing headphones. This would make JRiver stop recognizing the GO 1K, and I can't listen to music without rebooting the computer. Something similar happens even when plugged directly into computer usb if you accidentally pull it out (which happens all the time due to the layout of the GO connection). Once it disconnects, I have to reboot my PC to listen. I love the GO sound, but may give up on it because this is a major annoyance. Any suggestions?
post #968 of 1321
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I tried the Vaunix Brick, seems to make a slight difference in noise floor, slightly "cleaner" sounding, but I was getting problems of "overload of usb" according to the error message. Not sure if connection is weak somewhere; often happens whein I'm connceting or changing/comparing headphones. This would make JRiver stop recognizing the GO 1K, and I can't listen to music without rebooting the computer. Something similar happens even when plugged directly into computer usb if you accidentally pull it out (which happens all the time due to the layout of the GO connection). Once it disconnects, I have to reboot my PC to listen. I love the GO sound, but may give up on it because this is a major annoyance. Any suggestions?
That's a JRiver error message you are getting?
post #969 of 1321
First I get a.windows error, something about an overloaded USB port. Then, if I use the GO, get an iRiver error, something about settings being wrong, I'll try to get it exact next time it happens. Rebooting gets everything working properly again. In the meantime, took the GO1k out of the Vaunix. Any ideas?
post #970 of 1321
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First I get a.windows error, something about an overloaded USB port. Then, if I use the GO, get an iRiver error, something about settings being wrong, I'll try to get it exact next time it happens. Rebooting gets everything working properly again. In the meantime, took the GO1k out of the Vaunix. Any ideas?


I get this when I put GO1000 into the USB2 port and try to drive HE400 with it:

 

 

Doesn't happen with less demanding phones or on USB3 port.

post #971 of 1321
Same error, generally been using Shure 1540 and FAD Pandora Hope VI, neither one is very demanding as far as I know. This is a "duh" question, but how do I know if the ports are USB 2 or 3? Don't see them marked anywhere, though some have a red color-guessing those must be them. I'll try it agai with the hub, if have problems without the hub. (hate to put the Geek Out in a slot at the back of the computer-already feel tied to computer, not enough cord on most to move much from my screen).
post #972 of 1321
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Originally Posted by doctorjazz View Post

Same error, generally been using Shure 1540 and FAD Pandora Hope VI, neither one is very demanding as far as I know. This is a "duh" question, but how do I know if the ports are USB 2 or 3? Don't see them marked anywhere, though some have a red color-guessing those must be them. I'll try it agai with the hub, if have problems without the hub. (hate to put the Geek Out in a slot at the back of the computer-already feel tied to computer, not enough cord on most to move much from my screen).


Or maybe it was with all headphones? I don't remember already.

The USB3 ports are usually blue, USB2 ports are black or red. The red USB2 ports are supposed to be powered even when the computer is shut down - to charge gadgets.

post #973 of 1321
Usually USB3 ports have a "SS" logo for "Super Speed". if all the ports are normal black color and two or three are red, the those should be the SS ports. They are also on a different bus, so if using the GO, try to make it the only thing connected to it
post #974 of 1321

Red USB ports are USB 2.0 that either have extra power pushed to them or they're always on for "sleep-and-charge." USB 3.0 ports are identified by either a blue color or they have the SS label.

 

On an different note, I finally heard a Geek Out this weekend. I heard @FraGGleR's GO 450 at the ChiUniFi event and man was I impressed. He was running Fubar out to a pair of HD650 and I have never heard PSY's Passionate Goodbye sound that good. I was demoing it with the Awesomifier enabled and it was a really nice combination to me. It wasn't a drastic change vs when it was off, but it was enough to make me appreciate it. Now I cannot wait to get my own and go through my library song by song. Darn you, Justin! Now the wait is actually going to be a bit more annoying since I had no frame of reference as to what I could expect.

post #975 of 1321
OK, I believe I'm connected to USB 3 (a Faunix Lab Brick powered USB port, to which I have the GO 1K hooked). Think that is how it has been. The final problem seems to be that JRiver crashes when there is a surge from the usb port, and I can't use JRiver without rebooting computer (get an error message about settings being incorrect,, but can't find anything to correct when I go into settings). Would I be better off with Foobar or another player?
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