Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Dedicated Source Components › Geek Pulse: Geek desktop DAC/AMP by Light Harmonics
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Geek Pulse: Geek desktop DAC/AMP by Light Harmonics - Page 21

post #301 of 7689
Quote:
Originally Posted by uzi View Post
 

How have they changed?  I thought that's what they already were.

used to be anti vibration feet and power supply for the top 2 stretch goals

post #302 of 7689
Quote:
Originally Posted by fuzzyash View Post
 

used to be anti vibration feet and power supply for the top 2 stretch goals

Not power supply but a battery pack...

 

Still, a second year warranty is nice...but I don't feel it should be something that merits to be on a stretch goal.. If you feel confident in that your product will work good for at least two years.. then you just do it and don't ask more money for it.

 

I was really looking forward for the usb cable, and like the spdif out idea... but I'm not super excited to get a second yr warranty. Shouldn't it be something one is looking forward to?

post #303 of 7689
Thread Starter 

I need my battery pack back!  Please.....

 

post #304 of 7689
Quote:
Originally Posted by eliwankenobi View Post
 

Not power supply but a battery pack...

 

Still, a second year warranty is nice...but I don't feel it should be something that merits to be on a stretch goal.. If you feel confident in that your product will work good for at least two years.. then you just do it and don't ask more money for it.

 

I was really looking forward for the usb cable, and like the spdif out idea... but I'm not super excited to get a second yr warranty. Shouldn't it be something one is looking forward to?

+1. I don't think an additional year warranty is worth adding as a stretch goal. SPDIF and battery pack, please.

post #305 of 7689
I think they will offer the battery pack as an option, therefore its removed and since ppl who ordered the geek pulse will likel to buy it, they will increase the raising money
post #306 of 7689
Quote:
Originally Posted by frank2908 View Post

I think they will offer the battery pack as an option, therefore its removed and since ppl who ordered the geek pulse will likel to buy it, they will increase the raising money

 

Hi, we remove that because there are a lot of people need 'linear power supply' rather than battery pack.

And we are finalizing the linear power supply part as a good option which could provide the DC power with

noise feature lower than SLA battery.  ;-)

 

Stay tuned.

 

Larry

post #307 of 7689
Larry

Why not have the power supply as a bigger stretch goal?
post #308 of 7689
H
Quote:
Originally Posted by Larry Ho View Post

Hi, we remove that because there are a lot of people need 'linear power supply' rather than battery pack.
And we are finalizing the linear power supply part as a good option which could provide the DC power with
noise feature lower than SLA battery.  ;-)

Stay tuned.

Larry
Hi Larry,
If you can make the linear power supply unit small enough, can you make a switch for 5 vdc and an optional cable for thegeek out? That woud make a killer transportable system too.
post #309 of 7689
Quote:
Originally Posted by frank2908 View Post

H
Hi Larry,
If you can make the linear power supply unit small enough, can you make a switch for 5 vdc and an optional cable for thegeek out? That woud make a killer transportable system too.

 

Great idea. Why not?   Maybe I could leave a 5V power-only output connector in the front and 12V DC in the back. Let them both have power on the same time.

 

The cost will somehow higher, but you are right. It will help Geek Out users! 

 

Let me think and plan more, but the possibility is 90% here.  ;-)

 

 

Larry

post #310 of 7689
Quote:
Originally Posted by Larry Ho View Post
 

 

Hi, we remove that because there are a lot of people need 'linear power supply' rather than battery pack.

And we are finalizing the linear power supply part as a good option which could provide the DC power with

noise feature lower than SLA battery.  ;-)

 

Stay tuned.

 

Larry


I like the idea of a LPS!  Hopefully, it will be competitively priced.  What's the amperage rating for the 12V power  on the Pulse?


Edited by germay0653 - 11/20/13 at 7:23pm
post #311 of 7689

What would people be using the digital out for?

post #312 of 7689
Quote:
Originally Posted by dclaz View Post
 

What would people be using the digital out for?

Beats me... i think they should raise it to 1,000,000 :normal_smile :  

post #313 of 7689
Quote:
Originally Posted by dclaz View Post
 

What would people be using the digital out for?


For a transport/usb-spdif convertor 

You could use the Pulse to use either with an existing DAC that has no or poor USB implementation, or future proof a little and relegate the Pulse to transport duties if you purchase an upper level dac which needs better usb. 

post #314 of 7689
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zoo Animal View Post
 


For a transport/usb-spdif convertor 

You could use the Pulse to use either with an existing DAC that has no or poor USB implementation, or future proof a little and relegate the Pulse to transport duties if you purchase an upper level dac which needs better usb. 

rightio, makes sense.

post #315 of 7689

 

Quote:

What is Geek Pulse X? 
(top)

Geek Pulse X is a balanced version of Geek Pulse. The differences between the two on the outside are easy to spot. On the front panel, instead of a standard 1/4” stereo headphone jack, you’ll find a 4-pin balanced output. On the back panel, you’ll find two XLR outputs, one AES digital input, one RCA digital input, and one TOSLINK input. But these external differences only scratch the surface of the design change inside.

In order to accomplish a true balanced design, we have to nearly double the internal components, including the DAC IC and the analog signal amplifiers. This means that Geek Pulse X uses a dual mono (sometimes called “mono-mono") design. There are other internal component upgrades as well. Geek Pulse X will employ Nichicon Muse capacitors in the decoupling stage, and the analog stage will feature a dual mono, high-bias class A module with high-precision, non inductive Caddock resistors. This is all geek-speak for “this sucker’s bad to the bone.”

Should I Choose Geek Pulse or Geek Pulse X?
Well, my friend, that’s up to you. But here’s what I’d consider:

  • Do you have balanced headphones?
  • Do you prefer to interconnect your components with balanced cables?
  • Do you like AES better than SPDIF to connect your digital components to your DAC?

We anticipate offering Geek Pulse X at an MSRP of $699, with first shipments beginning in May 2013.

 

New output, but power remain the the same. The Geek Pulse X seems to be expensive for me.


Edited by vincent215 - 11/20/13 at 11:10pm
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Dedicated Source Components
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Dedicated Source Components › Geek Pulse: Geek desktop DAC/AMP by Light Harmonics