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Geek Pulse: Geek desktop DAC/AMP by Light Harmonics

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Thread Starter 

Geek Pulse is a high-definition DAC and 3W headphone amplifier.

 

Beyond being a rad DAC, Geek Pulse has two ways to get music out of it. First, there's a pair of RCA connectors on the back. Second, it has an amazing headphone amplifier inside that is accessed by a 1/4" headphone jack on the front. Again, this is audiophile approved stuff and it is powerful. It'll push 3,000 milliwatts into a pair of headphones. 

 

The Geek Pulse DAC is just one component in a line that LH Labs hopes to continue building that will work together in synchronized harmony.

 
 

For Updated Features and Specification see:

 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/lv?key=0AljAXIFo7qVqdFdmVUoxOXB1VzFPaGtkQXdRa01ibUE&usp=sharing

 

 


Geek Pulse, X and S differences

 

 

 

 

Interesting Features:

 

  • Fully Balanced

Fully balanced internal circuit.

 

  • The 3D Awesomifier ​

Geek Pulse's 3D Awesomifier electronically duplicates what happens naturally when we listen to sound through a stereo. Sometimes this technology is called "crossfeeding," but Geek Pulse does it in a very unique way, using both digital and analog technologies proprietary to LH Labs.

  • Super Quiet DC Power Circuit

Since Geek Pulse isn't USB powered (like Geek Out is), we'll make "Da Vinci magic" again with a quiet and proven super regulator that uses a large bank of capacitors, providing the best power supply in its class.

 

 

New Addon Products

 

Geek Blue

 

Geek Blue is a Bluetooth 4.0 addon with the aptX codec so you can stream your tunes from your Android, iDevice, and any other Bluetooth-compatible device.

 

 

 

 

Geek LPS

 

Same chassis as Geek Pulse and Geek Blue

 

Benefits of a Linear Power Supply

  • No switching power noise!
  • Unlike a battery, no need to recharge.
  • Unlike a battery, a LPS has excellent system grounding.

Specs of Geek Linear Power Supply

  • 110V/120V or 220V/240V 50/60 Hz AC input.
  • 12V DC, 800mA output (uses the notoriously good power supply technology inside Da Vinci DAC)
  • 5V DC, 500mA output in front panel via USB-A connector (Can be used with Geek Out via split USB cable to reduce power noise from computer.)
  • 47,000uF Reservoir Capacitor (4700uF * 10) with zero switching off noise Schottky diode
  • 30VA High Quality Noise Shielded Transformer

Special note: If you live in a country where your power is not one of the ones specified (Japan or Brazil, for example), please don't buy Geek LPS. Also note that the 110V/120V and 220V/240V is NON-switchable (i.e. is set at the factory).

 

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Will update periodically.

Poll for your suggestions added (Geek Pulse team is informed of our effort). 

System wont allow me to edit Poll - Sorry! 

 

Just here for the music.

 

Reason for Edit: Removed poll


Edited by m-i-c-k-e-y - 2/26/14 at 5:48am
post #2 of 1852
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Originally Posted by m-i-c-k-e-y View Post
 

A new campaign for a desktop version of their Geek Out portable DAC/Amp will start very soon in Indiegogo watch out! 

 

Geek Pulse is a high-definition DAC and 3W headphone amplifier.

 

Starts at $249 for very early backers.

 

 

 

 

 

Will update when it comes available.

Just here for the music.

Very excited.  I just really hope they don't stick with shiny acrylic for the faceplate.  A gain switch would also be crucial so that more sensitive headphones and IEMs could be used with the 3W headphone out.

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Anyone know the expected release date for this? 

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Thread Starter 

Campaign will start 29 October midnight (Pacific). Delivery will be April 2014

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Campaign will start 29 October midnight (Pacific). Delivery will be April 2014

 

Ahhh.  Thanks 

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Wait, tonight or tomorrow night? I am assuming tomorrow night.
post #7 of 1852
is this sabre?


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post #8 of 1852
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Originally Posted by FraGGleR View Post
 

Very excited.  I just really hope they don't stick with shiny acrylic for the faceplate.  A gain switch would also be crucial so that more sensitive headphones and IEMs could be used with the 3W headphone out.

 

+1 on both of those.

That faceplate has a good dollar store aesthetic 

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subbed. looking at the back, it appears to use an external PSU, hopefully linear and not SMPS. However, this could make a sweet little transportable setup to run off a battery pack :)

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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

subbed. looking at the back, it appears to use an external PSU, hopefully linear and not SMPS. However, this could make a sweet little transportable setup to run off a battery pack :)

 

 

It will be SMPS, they have plans to release a LPS of their own later.
I like the idea of low cost and upgrade path being up to the user. They also have a battery option included if they make funding goals.

It sounds like they are also planning to use the same Sabre dac chip as their Geek Out. 

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Originally Posted by Zoo Animal View Post
 

 

 

It will be SMPS, they have plans to release a LPS of their own later.
I like the idea of low cost and upgrade path being up to the user. They also have a battery option included if they make funding goals.

It sounds like they are also planning to use the same Sabre dac chip as their Geek Out. 

OK cool, atleast they give you options to "soup it up" a bit :)

 

I'd like to make two requests though. Please put the power switch in the front and  please please please do NOT make that blue LED a retina burner. Thanks!

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Already in for 2 plus hopefully the battery pack. Also got a Geek on order.
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And we're live! Anyone who's getting it, feel free to PM me for a referral. wink.gif
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In for one. Halfway to their goal in :30 and surprising few perk levels choosen. An awful lot of $199 and $239 'donations' though. Wonder what that could be?  :cool: 

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