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post #1441 of 2005
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Originally Posted by Larry Ho View Post
 

 

Good idea and this is very easy to do... let me check more details... And get back soon.

 

Larry

You can drop the "awesomefier", line out and volume buttons from it.

It could be a huge hit around 150$, especially if it will work with smartphones.

post #1442 of 2005
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Originally Posted by BenF View Post
 

You can drop the "awesomefier", line out and volume buttons from it.

It could be a huge hit around 150$, especially if it will work with smartphones.

The first line you wrote is exactly our product plan for Geek Out Nano. ;-)

$150?  I don't know. I won't decide the price tag, it's the job for accounting and sales department. 

 

For output wattage. I would like to take your proposal and make the Geek Out 100mW here.

So it is 50mW output at 32 Ohm, 100mW output at 16 Ohm. With more than 114dB SNR and the best class of THD+N. 

That should be a nice fit with the most IEMs.

 

Larry

post #1443 of 2005
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Originally Posted by Larry Ho View Post  For output wattage. I would like to take your proposal and make the Geek Out 100mW here. So it is 50mW output at 32 Ohm, 100mW output at 16 Ohm. With more than 114dB SNR and the best class of THD+N. That should be a nice fit with the most IEMs.

 

Just gotta make sure it has high current delivery capability...

post #1444 of 2005
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Originally Posted by Larry Ho View Post
 

The first line you wrote is exactly our product plan for Geek Out Nano. ;-)

$150?  I don't know. I won't decide the price tag, it's the job for accounting and sales department. 

 

For output wattage. I would like to take your proposal and make the Geek Out 100mW here.

So it is 50mW output at 32 Ohm, 100mW output at 16 Ohm. With more than 114dB SNR and the best class of THD+N. 

That should be a nice fit with the most IEMs.

 

Larry


Sounds great!

post #1445 of 2005

So will Geek Out Pico be a real product?

post #1446 of 2005
Nano, Pico, Micro.....there's too many.
post #1447 of 2005
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

Nano, Pico, Micro.....there's too many.
Agreed.
post #1448 of 2005
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

Nano, Pico, Micro.....there's too many.


Nope.

Pico would fill a niche that is completely empty on the market right now.

Every USB DAC in this form with integrated amplifier is too powerful for IEMs.

 

I thought Dragonfly would rid me of the need to use ODAC+E12, but it's just too strong.

Geek Out (all of them) is even more powerful.

The Pico could be a huge hit, beyond the small audiophile market.

post #1449 of 2005
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Originally Posted by BenF View Post

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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

Nano, Pico, Micro.....there's too many.


Nope.
Pico would fill a niche that is completely empty on the market right now.
Every USB DAC in this form with integrated amplifier is too powerful for IEMs.

I thought Dragonfly would rid me of the need to use ODAC+E12, but it's just too strong.
Geek Out (all of them) is even more powerful.
The Pico could be a huge hit, beyond the small audiophile market.
My point was that most people don't know the differences between them and the names are not very easy to remember.

What's the Nano, what's the Pico, what's the Micro, what's the Aria?

If there's going to be a stripped down version of the Geek Out, why not call it something simple like Geek Out Mini?
Edited by miceblue - 3/27/14 at 8:01pm
post #1450 of 2005
They'd probably need to put examples of headphones/audio gear to use with each version of the Geek line-up.

Not sure if anyone still remembers but in the Kickstarter vid, Gavin sounded like he's aiming it at the general public, what with the beats and talk of not enough bass.
post #1451 of 2005
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

My point was that most people don't know the differences between them and the names are not very easy to remember.

What's the Nano, what's the Pico, what's the Micro, what's the Aria?

If there's going to be a stripped down version of the Geek Out, why not call it something simple like Geek Out Mini?
I was talking about the naming convention. Let's get beyond the apple-ification of naming these products.
post #1452 of 2005
Thread Starter 

UPDATE:

 

1. Confirmed to use on USB Input - XMOS with their 3L buffer. Instead of Amanero due to higher jitter based on in house testing. 

 

2. Based on in house testing, the Digital output vs input's THD+N is nicely at -140dB. (from 44.1K ~ 192K and Larry tested it all the way up to 216K in Audio Precision)

 

3. Geek Pulse S and Geek Pulse: Will add one AES/EBU over XLR (FREE!!)

     Geek Pulse X will add one SPDIF over RCA (FREE!)

 

4. The AES/EBU connector will accept SPDIF signal level as well.... Fully tested! It works.... 

 

Link: http://geek.lhlabs.com/force/indiegogogeekpulse/646-google-doc-to-share-geek-product-updated-spec.html?start=50

post #1453 of 2005
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Originally Posted by m-i-c-k-e-y View Post

UPDATE:

1. Confirmed to use on USB Input - XMOS with their 3L buffer. Instead of Amanero due to higher jitter based on in house testing. 

2. Based on in house testing, the Digital output vs input's THD+N is nicely at -140dB. (from 44.1K ~ 192K and Larry tested it all the way up to 216K in Audio Precision)

3. Geek Pulse S and Geek Pulse: Will add one AES/EBU over XLR (FREE!!)
     Geek Pulse X will add one SPDIF over RCA (FREE!)

4. The AES/EBU connector will accept SPDIF signal level as well.... Fully tested! It works.... 

Link: http://geek.lhlabs.com/force/indiegogogeekpulse/646-google-doc-to-share-geek-product-updated-spec.html?start=50
You should have put that into context. XD
Quote:
And I decided to add One AES/EBU input for every Geek Pulse DAC users. (Happy?)
So every configuration's digital input will add one more
Geek Pulse S and Geek Pulse: Will add one AES/EBU over XLR (FREE!!)
Geek Pulse X will add one SPDIF over RCA (FREE!)

From the original wording, I thought things would be replaced. So, Pulse and Pulse S will have an additional digital input via AES/EBU XLR, and Pulse X will have an additional digital input via S/PDIF RCA. Were these changes due to the fact that they had trouble getting the balanced outputs crammed into the original chassis?
post #1454 of 2005
Thread Starter 
Sorry Bro., done it to simplify things.

Thought it was clear.... "add one". Something was added, nothing was replaced or taken out.
Did not took into account "over", but thought it was self explanatory regarding the connectors.
Edited by m-i-c-k-e-y - 3/28/14 at 12:19am
post #1455 of 2005
Hello all!

Well I think the original chassis had to be changed to a bigger one to house everything. The added connector so all Pulse DACs have the same input configuration also reduces manufacturing costs.
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