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post #211 of 1855
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Originally Posted by Asr View Post
 

 

So if "the product might never come to fruition", everyone is effectively funding vaporware, as stated above? That makes absolutely no sense to do and I think I'm going to keep my money until the product is out.

 

No I've never heard of Kickstarter before, but honestly this whole thing still just seems completely ludicrous to me. If Light Harmonic needs venture capital, there are venture capitalists for that, I don't know what makes them entitled to ask consumers for money and why anyone with a sane mind is giving them hundreds of dollars without knowing for certain that the product will come out next year, or at all.

It's also marketing. It creates hype. The fact that their project took 10 hours to reach their funding minimum is/will be talked around technology websites. People waiting for the product talks about it to their friends and such. It's a GREAT way to start a medium sized project. It's useless for bigger things, and not very appealing for small projects, but for things like these, it's perfect.

post #212 of 1855
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Originally Posted by NinjaHamster View Post
 

I think you'll find voltage is more important than current with an transducer at 300 ohms.  It should have more than enough voltage swing to drive the HD-800's, however I'm sure it won't beat a GSX II for instance ... but noone should expect that at the price. Whether it is "good enough" is unknown.  Whether it will drive them properly ... without knowing for sure (as noone has tried the combination, obviously) ... I'd say "yes" - most likely ... and if not, it is $250 at the moment - sell it and move on ...

 

Ar yes. You are right. At the end of the day, its around $250 and can be sold in the 2nd hand market easily. Maybe I shall move on for the pledge too.

post #213 of 1855

I just commited to one. Going to be a nice surprise when I get it in the mail sometime next year :)

post #214 of 1855
Hopefully it will cone in time for my birthday!!
post #215 of 1855
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Originally Posted by eliwankenobi View Post

Hopefully it will cone in time for my birthday!!

Well, have a "cone" for me, if it does !!

post #216 of 1855
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Originally Posted by NinjaHamster View Post

Well, have a "cone" for me, if it does !!

Lol !
post #217 of 1855

I am guessing that with the Pulse my Musical Fidelity V-Link will be obsolete.

However will probably keep it as that will allow me to use the Pulse to switch between two USB sources rather than having to use a USB switcher. One source is my laptop (music) the other is a video conferencing unit. The question will then be, would it be better to use the straight USB in for the laptop or would it not matter?


Edited by sbradley02 - 11/7/13 at 9:49am
post #218 of 1855
Thread Starter 

UPDATE:

 

LH Labs will be formally announcing the first milestone of product specification changes. Stay tuned.

 

 
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Larry Ho said 1 day ago

Hi, everyone.

Thanks a lot for all your opinions and feedbacks.
We had few product meetings already and will continue to discuss in next few days. After that, we will formally announce the first milestone of product specification changes.

Enjoy!

Larry


Edited by m-i-c-k-e-y - 11/7/13 at 3:00pm
post #219 of 1855
Do we know when exactly? I'm guessing not gonna happen this week
post #220 of 1855

OK I'm in.

 

Hesitated too long to get in on the Super Early perk, but it's still looking like a pretty good deal on a very nice piece of kit.

 

Now, assuming there's a balanced output, what amplifier to go with it? V181? Mjolnir? BHA-1? NFB10? Something else? Too early to say?

 

[Edit: s/Gungnir/Mjolnir/ ]


Edited by one-eyed-xander - 11/7/13 at 8:15pm
post #221 of 1855

Too early to say, but the Gungnir is the worst amplifier I've ever heard ... the Mjolnir is much better ...


Edited by NinjaHamster - 11/7/13 at 7:42pm
post #222 of 1855
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Too early to say, but the Gungnir is the worst amplifier I've ever heard ... the Mjolnir is much better ...

you mean dad?  You may just not like Schiit's house sound.  It's either on the thin side or bright side.  Maybe except for the Lyr. 


Edited by sling5s - 11/7/13 at 8:04pm
post #223 of 1855
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Originally Posted by sling5s View Post
 

you mean dad?  You may just not like Schiit's house sound.  It's either on the thin side or bright side.  Maybe except for the Lyr. 

LOL - Yes (well, I meant DAC - not dad), I was just being silly as one-eyed xander had mixed up the Gungnir with the Mjolnir - easy enough to do with those Norse names !!  The Gungnir would make a bad amplifier.  No, I love all of Schiit's amplifiers that I have heard - I haven't actually heard any of their DAC's yet.  Love the Lyr !!

post #224 of 1855
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Originally Posted by NinjaHamster View Post
 

LOL - Yes (well, I meant DAC - not dad), I was just being silly as one-eyed xander had mixed up the Gungnir with the Mjolnir - easy enough to do with those Norse names !!  The Gungnir would make a bad amplifier.  No, I love all of Schiit's amplifiers that I have heard - I haven't actually heard any of their DAC's yet.  Love the Lyr !!

I was sure I wrote Dac not dad?  LOL. 

post #225 of 1855

I would love to see the volume being displayed and be able to control with volume and switch inputs using something like a Apple remote.  It will make the product more versatile in other usage scenarios, such as driving active speakers like Linkwitz Orion/LX521 or JohnK's Note II RS.

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