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post #1501 of 2005
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Originally Posted by Larry Ho View Post
 

Hi, there

 

Don't just grab the direct cost from mouser. That is through hole caps, you need skill people hand solder these caps there and manually tested each solder points.

;-)

 

PCM5102 is just like ESS9023.... Well they are direct-voltage-output DAC ICs. Cheaper to make, easier to implement for normal designer, but since it combined so much analog stage INSIDE a single IC, I doubt the digital filter difference will reveal.... 

 

Cheers,

Larry

But these skilled people were already soldering/testing each solder point with cheaper capacitors...

post #1502 of 2005
Thread Starter 

Your right, just like other manufacturers...who short changes you and not telling what's in your overpriced DAC.

 

At least Larry is transparent and get us involved in his $299 (IGG price) DAC.

post #1503 of 2005

Thanks for the posts, Larry.  It is exciting to see the Pulse taking shape.

 

So, I read the Geek Out thread that this is going to be a big production week.  Will it cover the people who ordered the out + pulse combo?

post #1504 of 2005
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post {...} having better connecters would have been a better choice.

 



I would put my vote on better connectors as well.
post #1505 of 2005
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Originally Posted by walfredo View Post
 

Thanks for the posts, Larry.  It is exciting to see the Pulse taking shape.

 

So, I read the Geek Out thread that this is going to be a big production week.  Will it cover the people who ordered the out + pulse combo?

 

Yes... And 720 450 model will be here too.... ;-)

post #1506 of 2005
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Originally Posted by m-i-c-k-e-y View Post
 

Your right, just like other manufacturers...who short changes you and not telling what's in your overpriced DAC.

 

At least Larry is transparent and get us involved in his $299 (IGG price) DAC.

 

For your reference: Besides IGG backers, no one in the world will see this $299 price tag again... ;-)

 

We will decide the final retail price after the material cost and assembly/QC cost is confirmed. 

But from what I see now, it seems won't go under $1000.

 

Geek Pulse actually is THE upper level in our original plan now.

 

Larry

post #1507 of 2005
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Originally Posted by Larry Ho View Post

For your reference: Besides IGG backers, no one in the world will see this $299 price tag again... ;-)

We will decide the final retail price after the material cost and assembly/QC cost is confirmed. 
But from what I see now, it seems won't go under $1000.

Geek Pulse actually is THE upper level in our original plan now.

Larry


And now I'm regretting not getting the Out + Pulse X bundle... 1k for it. Ouch.

Still looking forward to my 720 though.
post #1508 of 2005
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Originally Posted by Larry Ho View Post
 

 

For your reference: Besides IGG backers, no one in the world will see this $299 price tag again... ;-)

 

We will decide the final retail price after the material cost and assembly/QC cost is confirmed. 

But from what I see now, it seems won't go under $1000.

 

Geek Pulse actually is THE upper level in our original plan now.

 

Larry

 

>$1,000? Disappointing.

 

But yea, its great news for initial backers...

post #1509 of 2005

I am so glad I jumped into the boat early.:D

post #1510 of 2005
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Originally Posted by Larry Ho View Post

 

For your reference: Besides IGG backers, no one in the world will see this $299 price tag again... ;-)

 

We will decide the final retail price after the material cost and assembly/QC cost is confirmed. 

But from what I see now, it seems won't go under $1000.

 

Geek Pulse actually is THE upper level in our original plan now.

 

Larry

 

Larry,

 

I know this is just an estimate on your part since obviously final components haven't been selected, but is your idea of the $1000 price tag potentially for the Pulse or the Pulse X/S?

post #1511 of 2005

Hope my Geek Outs ship this week. They'll hold me over until my Pulse package ships :)

post #1512 of 2005
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Originally Posted by Larry Ho View Post

For your reference: Besides IGG backers, no one in the world will see this $299 price tag again... ;-)

We will decide the final retail price after the material cost and assembly/QC cost is confirmed
But from what I see now, it seems won't go under $1000.

Geek Pulse actually is THE upper level in our original plan now.

Larry
: -o

How will quality control be different for Indiegogo backers (who are expecting it to be shipped sometime near summer and might suggest a rushed production) compared to retail purchases (when you'll likely have the time to get manufacturing process down and bugs ironed out)? My guess is that people will be seriously deterred by a $1000+ unit if the Geek Pulse receives a lot of positive reviews, especially considering they received the unit for ~$300.
post #1513 of 2005
I believe what Larry says. Considering the upgrades done to the vanilla Pulse, like the added inputs, better clock power supplies and possibly internal shielding, bigger housing, gain stages for analog stage and headphone amp, etc... I believe its gonna end up closer to ~$850 than $1000. You then add the LPS, femto clocks, etc and price should hike up nicely from there. During the campaign, the Pulse became a whole different product.

I believe they will take the original idea for the Pulse and just produce it for the intended $500. Which is to just take the GeekOut and put it in a bigger case with more powerful headphone amp, which shouldn't be bad at all as the GeekOut its making a name for itself as one of the better if not the best portable DAC/Amp
post #1514 of 2005
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Originally Posted by eliwankenobi View Post

I believe what Larry says. Considering the upgrades done to the vanilla Pulse, like the added inputs, better clock power supplies and possibly internal shielding, bigger housing, gain stages for analog stage and headphone amp, etc... I believe its gonna end up closer to ~$850 than $1000. You then add the LPS, femto clocks, etc and price should hike up nicely from there. During the campaign, the Pulse became a whole different product.

I believe they will take the original idea for the Pulse and just produce it for the intended $500. Which is to just take the GeekOut and put it in a bigger case with more powerful headphone amp, which shouldn't be bad at all as the GeekOut its making a name for itself as one of the better if not the best portable DAC/Amp
That may be true, but I still feel that people will be seriously disappointed.
post #1515 of 2005
To me there is no question there will be a $499 dac,
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