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post #1786 of 1857
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I hope they make the aluminum with a nicer finish in the future. I'm not really liking the whole "galvanized steel" texture and 1-inch thick block.
so far it looks like a glorified hammond enclosure. i'm sure these are just prototypes confused_face(1).gif

so i'm still on the fence whether i should add the femto clock upgrade to my existing x/amp upgrade order. i think i have til the end of july to add it on...worth it?
I'd honestly say go for it if you can afford it even if it won't do much in the end for the sound quality. I got it more for peace of mind. I won't be buying another DAC/amp in the future as I'm thinking I've pretty much reached the end game in terms of dynamic headphones and amps/DACs for performance:price ratio. I have yet to find a planar magnetic headphone that really suits my taste and I'm more than satisfied with the entry-level STAX electrostatic headphone system.

I just received the Geek Out 450 yesterday and it's a nice unit but if you already own a good DAC/amp, you're not really missing out on much in terms of sound quality to be honest. I have an ODAC/O2 with me and I find them to sound similar to each other, with the GO being slightly more refined-sounding.
post #1787 of 1857

This case is really the 'functional' prototype... The final will be much nicer surface treatment and anodized!

 

Larry

post #1788 of 1857
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Originally Posted by Larry Ho View Post
 

This case is really the 'functional' prototype... The final will be much nicer surface treatment and anodized!

 

Larry

Can't wait!!

post #1789 of 1857
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Originally Posted by Larry Ho View Post
 

This case is really the 'functional' prototype... The final will be much nicer surface treatment and anodized!

 

Larry


Thank you Larry! :beerchug:

post #1790 of 1857
Again, Maybe next time the update post information can be more accurate.

Thanks for the explanation though
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This case is really the 'functional' prototype... The final will be much nicer surface treatment and anodized!

Larry
post #1791 of 1857

Latest update:

 

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 Hello,

We ran into a problem today that will likely affect the delivery schedule of Geek Pulse. We'll work hard to speed up the process as much as we can. Here's what happened:

We were doing some final tests of Geek Pulse today when a part of the circuit began working intermittently. It turned out that one of the components needed to be re-soldered as sometimes happens with a hand-soldered prototype. Of course the questionable part is the most difficult part to solder on the board (a BGA XMOS chip). During re-soldering the board was damaged and we will need to assemble another one to continue testing. We have more boards but it takes three days to hand solder on all the components. I will keep you posted once I know more.

Rich
post #1792 of 1857
Might as well post the other updates too since I'm looking at them.

Geek Linear Power Supply
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Hello,

My computer is still in the shop but the update is here.

O.K. we had a transformer picked that we learned is in short supply. Apparently the one we want is not a mainstream popular model ; -) The company said it will be 4 months to have the quantity we need made. With that in mind we are looking for a better solution to be here faster. That will mean more samples to test but in the long run we are hoping for a faster completion time and a better sounding transformer.

Rich



Geek Blue
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Hello,

We have the display firmware written and have programmed the circuit. It works for the person who wrote the program but it is not working for us. Today we discovered that the programmer is using a different version of software than we are. We have both downloaded the newest version of software so we can eliminate that as a potential problem and hopefully solve any discrepancies between the two versions.

Rich



LightSpeed cables
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Hello,
I'm actually on schedule for the weekly update smily_headphones1.gif
Here's where we stand. The 2G cables are estimated to be released from customs next week. We hope to ship soon after arrival.



I think LH needs to do some planning ahead for any future products it plans to release. These problems should have been ironed out ages ago. A different version of the software? Really guys? And a transformer that's in short supply? I could have sworn they said they would have the LPS delivered in April. What happened between then and now, nothing?

May, close enough to April.
May 1 update
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/geek-pulse-a-digital-audio-awesomifier-for-your-desktop#activity
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3. Geek LPS/LPS4: This BIG heavy power plane will start running continuously from tomorrow and over the whole weekend. Then we will start the final DC voltage and noise spectrum tests. Again, if we are satisfying for the result. The full production cycle begins.

(Sorry, it seems LPS/LPS4 will be really faster then Geek Pulse DAC, although we tried very hard to catch up the schedule on DAC part)

Edited by miceblue - 7/9/14 at 8:35pm
post #1793 of 1857
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Might as well post the other updates too since I'm looking at them.

Geek Linear Power Supply
Geek Blue
LightSpeed cables
I think LH needs to do some planning ahead for any future products it plans to release. These problems should have been ironed out ages ago. A different version of the software? Really guys? And a transformer that's in short supply? I could have sworn they said they would have the LPS delivered in April. What happened between then and now, nothing?

May, close enough to April.
May 1 update
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/geek-pulse-a-digital-audio-awesomifier-for-your-desktop#activity

I think some of the problems LH have been experiencing are very amateurish.
post #1794 of 1857
I'm giving myself the shipping date is before Christmas ( if it's possible ).
Lowering my expectations , any earlier would be one up.

I think you guys should too.
post #1795 of 1857
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I'm giving myself the shipping date is before Christmas ( if it's possible ).
Lowering my expectations , any earlier would be one up.

I think you guys should too.

 

Christmas 2014 ? :D

post #1796 of 1857

Good advice, Christmas 2014 sounds feasible.

I am still waiting for my geek out, dates are being pushed and pushed and.......

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post #1798 of 1857
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Campaign will start 29 October midnight (Pacific). Delivery will be April 2014

Oh no! :(

post #1799 of 1857

I'm losing the will to live with all this waiting and promised delivery dates! Any counselling would be gratefully received.

 

I must say I was tempted recently with the Geek Source, as it's well within my server budget, but, with the experience so far, I just can't see them delivering that before Autumn next year. The Pulse/GO bundle was my first crowd funding foray and I'd have to think long and hard before repeating the experience. (Still waiting for my GO despite the promise of this being delivered first.)

 

During the campaigns it was quite easy to get sucked into the feeding frenzy of various upgrades, add-ons and new products, and LH Labs exploited this to the full. I can't really blame them, but I do think that they should have considered the logistics before launching more and more (potential) products. I realise now that I was just funding ideas, easy to come up with, but infinitely harder to convert into consumer products. The problem they appear to have now is dealing with the tsunami of queries from all the backers. The campaigns are touted as great successes, but, to be fair, I wouldn't call them a success until all the backers have their perks!

 

I'm fairly confident that they will deliver, and I guess that when the Pulse actually arrives, I'll be more than happy with it. Seems like that may be a while off yet. I guess you live and learn.


Edited by valve5425 - 7/13/14 at 5:18am
post #1800 of 1857
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Originally Posted by valve5425 View Post
 

I'm losing the will to live with all this waiting and promised delivery dates! Any counselling would be gratefully received.

 

I must say I was tempted recently with the Geek Source, as it's well within my server budget, but, with the experience so far, I just can't see them delivering that before Autumn next year. The Pulse/GO bundle was my first crowd funding foray and I'd have to think long and hard before repeating the experience. (Still waiting for my GO despite the promise of this being delivered first.)

 

During the campaigns it was quite easy to get sucked into the feeding frenzy of various upgrades, add-ons and new products, and LH Labs exploited this to the full. I can't really blame them, but I do think that they should have considered the logistics before launching more and more (potential) products. I realise now that I was just funding ideas, easy to come up with, but infinitely harder to convert into consumer products. The problem they appear to have now is dealing with the tsunami of queries from all the backers. The campaigns are touted as great successes, but, to be fair, I wouldn't call them a success until all the backers have their perks!

 

I'm fairly confident that they will deliver, and I guess that when the Pulse actually arrives, I'll be more than happy with it. Seems like that may be a while off yet. I guess you live and learn.

Oh completely agree. I hope to be surprised by an earlier than expected (my expectations) for the Pulse X/f/i that I ordered but my other equipment keeps me going :wink:. I just wish LH would clear out what they need to deliver first without any major hitches ( I do expect some delays but not this much). For this reason, I have stayed away from the Source altogether.

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