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post #1921 of 1989
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post

I've never seen so many whiners. It's hysterical.
 
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Originally Posted by jexby View Post

Based on the size and (unfinished) looks, I predict my fully loaded Pulse Xfi will be available for sale without even listening to it...

 



It's not even released or finished, yet you're already selling it? LOL. I guess you can predict the future and already know the sound signature isn't to your taste too.
 
 
Let the Pulse release and then make a judgement. The iFi is some serious competition now, so LH will need to step it up a bit to retain customers. They were the only game in town before value wise, but not anymore.

 

 

1.  it's "not even released or finished" is EXACTLY the reason I have other good-to-great rigs now, because I'm tired of waiting and based on what's been show so far- not excited for their supposed "great sound beyond $" when others are doing the same.  (see #3 below)

I don't know the future- but ears will tell me.

 

2.  while the Geek Out is good, it's not exactly earth shattering or blowing everything else away.  see:  iFi nano iDSD.  (and #3 below)

 

3.  Bingo, iFi is the serious competition. exactly as I stated about iFi micro iDSD.

post #1922 of 1989

I understand the the geek pulse will take a 12v input as a power supply, so I was wondering if using a battery pack (I'm considering this one in particular: http://www.amazon.com/20000mAh-Multi-Voltage-External-Netbooks-Notebooks/dp/B00B45EOYS/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1408872314&sr=8-2&keywords=anker+20000) will allow the pulse to be powered without the wall socket adapter, since my wall sockets are filled near my desktop. Also, will it provide better sound quality since a battery should be less noisy than a wall supply?

   

I also heard that there is to be a proprietary battery supply for the geek pulse, so is that still true as of now?

 

Any help will be greatly appreciated, thanks :).

post #1923 of 1989
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Originally Posted by CharlesJohnson View Post
 

I understand the the geek pulse will take a 12v input as a power supply, so I was wondering if using a battery pack (I'm considering this one in particular: http://www.amazon.com/20000mAh-Multi-Voltage-External-Netbooks-Notebooks/dp/B00B45EOYS/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1408872314&sr=8-2&keywords=anker+20000) will allow the pulse to be powered without the wall socket adapter, since my wall sockets are filled near my desktop. Also, will it provide better sound quality since a battery should be less noisy than a wall supply?

   

I also heard that there is to be a proprietary battery supply for the geek pulse, so is that still true as of now?

 

Any help will be greatly appreciated, thanks :).


Hey Charles,

 

The Pulse comes standard with a AC powered switching power supply.  There will be two proprietary AC powered Linear Power Supply's (1 output LPS & 4 output LPS4), not a battery, available as separate products for the Pulse.  However, that Anker battery pack should work just fine and it's just a matter of how long it will last while powering the Pulse.  You would just need the proper connector (standard 2.1mm DC) on the end that plugs into the Pulse.

post #1924 of 1989

Sooo...after a month still have not received my Geek Out, out of curious I contacted with the tenant in my old address and....

...it delivered to my old address, although I already opened a support ticket told them I moved to a new address...hope this will not happen again. I really, really hate to go back 240Km and get my Geek Out, though in the survey of Geek Pulse I wrote down the new address.

post #1925 of 1989

Well at least they delivered yours. They forgot about mine completely...

post #1926 of 1989

Hey m17xr2b,

 

I'm here for you do you have an open ticket if not I need you to open a support ticket.  Give me your Full Name Email Address and Shipping Address and I will take care of it for you immediately. Just address the ticket to Carlos my friend:)

post #1927 of 1989
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post
 

Completely overblown. "Poorly designed" "Dangerous"? Keep away from those thug Geek Outs, they be dangerous. Setting the volume in software before you listen takes 2 seconds. Not that hard.

 

In my case, I control the volume with the LH Control Panel, because sometimes a DSD file might play which will play in full volume, if the device is set to full and volume is controlled over software only.

In this case, when turning on the 3d option, the volume will most probably jump to the max. This happend to me several times, using IEMs. It sucks

post #1928 of 1989

When I first backed the Geek Pulse I said to myself this will be a worth while investment. They presented themselves as professionals and there only purpose would be to build the ultimate dac and provide exceptional customer care.
Well now I still have not received my Geek Out as part of the bundle which they completely forgot to ship and after many discussions if I still want it I have to pay 100$ more in addition to another 40$ shipping otherwise no Out and I doubt there will be a refund. As far as they are concerned the matter is closed,speechless ... WHAT THE HELL MAN?


Edited by m17xr2b - 8/28/14 at 12:43pm
post #1929 of 1989

Why do you have to pay more, if you want it? You already paid the bundle price.

Are you sure their customer support understood your trouble ticket?

post #1930 of 1989

Official reply is:

 

I just had my manager take a look at your ticket and he stated that the minimum for the Geek Out 450's are $199 at this point due to changes that have been made to the circuit boards.
If you would like to still order this item at $199 plus $40 international shipping we can send you a paypal invoice to your email address. I will be closing this ticket for now however feel free to re-open it if you have any questions or concerns or just would like to purchase a item.

 

And now I see there are allot of problem with international shipments that are overvalued. For those who payed 100$ for the geek they had to pay tax for 300$ since that is the value they declared. 


Edited by m17xr2b - 8/28/14 at 1:40pm
post #1931 of 1989

Import Tax are to be paid on the value paid, that is made very clear by custom officials. I also got overcharged due to more incompetence on their part. 

I am dreading receiving the Pulse now and being hit by silly import duty.

post #1932 of 1989

I received 3 Geeks, a 450, 720 and a 1000. All of them had the same value - $199. 

But I still don't understand, why you have to order another Geek Out, if you backed the Bundle and did not receive your GO yet. 

 

Show them a receipt from PayPal/IGG for the Pulse/GO perk and everything should be fine and they should send you the GO ASAP!

post #1933 of 1989

Already did all of that. The bundle was ordered by email after the first campaign ended and before the second one started.

I sent them the email conversation and the paypal reference. It's silly that instead of giving them more money I would rather buy one from the FS forum or something else. My only consolation is that I will be in California this fall and may pay them a visit so at least I will have a more detailed explanation of what and why. 

The sad thing is that I had all my hopes in the out and pulse dacs and for the past year I am using a generic sound card which does not do well with the LCD-3F.

 

Is there anyone else that has not received the Out as part of the pulse bundle?

post #1934 of 1989

Larry posted a pic of the geek pulse pcb.  Can someone smarter than me use ms paint and circle the femto caps etc :P

 

"See two nice Femto clocks there? Four Elna caps with RIFA.
WIMA on the other end.
MELF Ultra Low noise resistors, you could see there too."

 

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post #1935 of 1989

Disclaimer: this is a guess and I don't know anything!  thanks to cetoole on IRC for the help identifying chips

 

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