Originally Posted by miceblue
Yes, but 1) I ordered upgrades to make it $1000, the default Pulse was set to launch at $500; I would certainly not pay $1000 for any single device, 2) no one here knows what the Pulse sounds like except for Larry, so no one can accurately say "oh yes, of course it'll be worth $1000;" you all are just making wild assumptions that the stock unit's 100% price increase is somehow justified.
I have only read the last couple pages or so, but where does it say that the Pulse base model is going to MSRP at $1000? And if you are paying $1000 through the campaign, then you have the maxed out version with LPS, and that bundle certainly isn't going to retail for what you paid for it. It would be hard to imagine it retailing for less than $2K. Since everyone is basically talking out of their arses right now, so will I. There was no price increase. The most basic Pulse will remain at $500 MSRP, and if you got in as a GEEK Out backer, it was a steal at $200 (based on reviews of both the Da Vinci and the GEEK Out, LHLabs seems to know what they are doing). The MSRP of a fully loaded Pulse X with LPS will likely be north of $2000, which would still be a relative bargain when you have zero DACs that use femto clocks retailing for under $3.5K. I can't debate if femto clocks are actually worth it, but since I paid less than $200 for them instead of $2000 for them, the Pulse is already a screaming deal in my mind. Once we finally hear it, we can scream bloody murder or weep tears of joy, but until then, based on the cost of components and what products that use them retail for, we are definitely getting a very good deal (ie. it is worth the price). I think people on both extremes of the spectrum need to chill for a bit.