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post #1306 of 1855

No problem, I know many people only check one or the other so I'm just trying to keep information available between them both.

post #1307 of 1855
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Originally Posted by FraGGleR View Post

I hear you guys, I do.  I love strong aesthetics, especially for pride of ownership and agree that this shouldn't look like I built it.  But I still think you miss the point that this was supposed to be a larger version of the GEEK out that had a bit more power and ins and outs to accommodate desktop use.  It was going to be relatively cheap and simple (you have seen the original design idea right?) and be perfect for entry level folks.  That they gave us internal improvements to take it away from that original vision and have it compete with higher end gear is awesome, but I believe they are trying to keep it as simple to manufacture as possible to keep costs down (and I think they are right to do that).  To buy something with as many features as the upgraded versions have AND to have a custom case, I think you are looking at $1500-2000 devices, and now you are in an entirely different market than original.  Yes, for $700-1000 you want something that looks nice, but there are very few products on the market for that price that have the feature set and quality of components that the Pulse has.

 



I agree. This reminds me of Audio-GD stuff, which all "looks" cheap to me, but tend to have the internal components to back up the prices they are asking.
post #1308 of 1855

I am not that vain or superficial. If it is really ugly I will cover it with a towel and put my heaphone amp on top of it.:D

post #1309 of 1855

For quality of the chassis, I think we can use Schiit Audio as a reference. I think they did a pretty good job even though I haven't seen one in real life.

I rarely check lhlabs, I just prefer here bit more, so please keep updating this thread!:)

post #1310 of 1855

We need a manufacturer to design a franken-DAC/amp that is purposely made to be as hideous as possible - just for the silly novelty factor. I mean, there's already an audio company named Schiit (albeit these guys back up their fun silliness with decades of knowledge and experience)... anything is possible, now. :biggrin:

post #1311 of 1855
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Originally Posted by FayeForever View Post
 

For quality of the chassis, I think we can use Schiit Audio as a reference. I think they did a pretty good job even though I haven't seen one in real life.

I rarely check lhlabs, I just prefer here bit more, so please keep updating this thread!:)

 

+1 on Schiit.  Bifrost is only a $349 device and looks great.  If only the Pulse looks half as good looking and better than a DIY device, that should be good enough.

 

To be honest, I don't think LH Labs strength is in box aesthetic.  The initial proto that had the blue V lights on the face plate and side looks cheezy.  To me, their $25,000 Da Vinci looks cheezy as well.

 

Funny that people mention Sabre.  Made in China!  Are the Chinese better than USA now?

 

post #1312 of 1855

A thick front plate can look very good, as companies like primare have it. If it is well done with care to the details I am sure it will work. Hope they take smoked acrylic like harmann&kardon have it, because see-through always lets you see the technic behind.

post #1313 of 1855
I'd love to see some teaser photos of a prototype's guts or something wink.gif
post #1314 of 1855

so is there an over/under for when the pulse will start shipping? i realistically think i'll get mine in october...over? under?

post #1315 of 1855
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so is there an over/under for when the pulse will start shipping? i realistically think i'll get mine in october...over? under?

 

I'm expecting under, I think I'll be getting mine in August and it was projected for June.

post #1316 of 1855
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I'm expecting under, I think I'll be getting mine in August and it was projected for June.

 

The Geek Out was projected for January, here we are...

post #1317 of 1855
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The Geek Out was projected for January, here we are...


And if they deliver in March then my time estimate for the Pulse could be spot on. ;)

post #1318 of 1855

Hey guys, if you look at the Geek Out's Kickstarter Page, you will notice that Gavin has updated it saying that they are to start shipping on 28th Feb.

post #1319 of 1855

No news on the LH Labs forum sadly. Are you sure it is not old news that's failed to be updated?

post #1320 of 1855
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No news on the LH Labs forum sadly. Are you sure it is not old news that's failed to be updated?

http://lhlabs.com/force/announcements/851-first-shipment-set-to-go-out-on-friday

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