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post #391 of 12087
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Originally Posted by Zoo Animal View Post
 

The toggle is the gain switch - people were wondering if the rear may be better for that. Undecided here
One of the LED displays on the input button/knob if for the 3-D awesomifier
Thinking the LED over the headphone jack confirms if phones are plugged-in or not

Chord does the same with informative LEDs indicating incoming format/resolution but uses one window and different colored LEDs. 
This Jules Verne porthole window becomes part of the Chord branding but perhaps a more elegant way of doing the same thing as the 8 faceplate LEDs on the pulse.


The Chord headphone amp costs $1500. The Pulse DAC/Amp is targeted at $600. I personally prefer my money to go into sound quality over bling.

post #392 of 12087

We can't just put a cmoy board inside a CNC aluminum death star with an OLED?

post #393 of 12087

i prefer the Benchmark design over the Chord's... size too...:tongue_smile:

post #394 of 12087
Thread Starter 

This one more or less comes close...imagining it right now.

 

post #395 of 12087

If they put a balanced and a 1/4" jack on the front, then I am sold. Until then, I will be watching this...subbing to this thread.

post #396 of 12087
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Originally Posted by uncola View Post
 

Heh they went from super stylizing with that crazy V to this very functional look.. I hope they can jazz it up with like.. some rounded edges or something.  I went for this instead of a bifrost uber because an extra $100 for the usb input seemed crazy since that's the ONLY input I'm gonna use.  I was also considering the emotiva dc-1

 

here's my guesses for what the front panel stuff is:

 

 

Almost 100% correct. The toggle switch is for High/Mid/Low Gain settings... ;-)

post #397 of 12087

Coming back to the option of disconnecting USB power from the PC to reduce noise, since the USB power is still required for handshaking, maybe USB isolator is a better option.

Something like this:

http://hifimediy.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=122

 

It would be nice to have a USB isolator built-in in the Geek Pulse :)

post #398 of 12087

need a button/switch for the 'awsomeifier' too no?

post #399 of 12087

Can the balanced 1/4" output can be used with unbalanced headphones?

post #400 of 12087
For those who want a Geek Pulse X with RCA and TRS outputs, please vote here:
http://lhlabs.com/voice/wishlist/143-geek-pulse-x-please-add-rca-and-1-4-trs-next-to-the-balanced-connectors-or-include-adaptors
post #401 of 12087
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Originally Posted by dclaz View Post
 

Can the balanced 1/4" output can be used with unbalanced headphones?

dclaz the 1/4" is the UNbalanced output, the geek pulse X will have 4-pin xlr output on the front for headphones with a balanced cable.  Gavin Fish said he'll do a video explaining the difference between balanced and unbalanced on monday

post #402 of 12087
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Originally Posted by uncola View Post
 

dclaz the 1/4" is the UNbalanced output, the geek pulse X will have 4-pin xlr output on the front for headphones with a balanced cable.  Gavin Fish said he'll do a video explaining the difference between balanced and unbalanced on monday

ahhhhh ok. I thought it was a balanced TRS port. ta 

post #403 of 12087

I am really liking what I see on this dac, but I have a few questions, first who/what is this company. I never heard of them before, is it some kind of charity or what? Second what is a Geek Out, I see it looks like some type of usb device but I couldn't find anything on their web site describing it. Lastly I am assuming if you order the unit, they take your money now, but you don't actually receive it until April or so? Sure sounds like a very nice dac though, that is for sure.

post #404 of 12087
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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post
 

I am really liking what I see on this dac, but I have a few questions, first who/what is this company. I never heard of them before, is it some kind of charity or what? Second what is a Geek Out, I see it looks like some type of usb device but I couldn't find anything on their web site describing it. Lastly I am assuming if you order the unit, they take your money now, but you don't actually receive it until April or so? Sure sounds like a very nice dac though, that is for sure.

 Geek is a brand by Light Harmonic, LH  makes the best or one of the best dac's in the world.
 Geek makes different products. 

 

 words from larry:

"Hi.  LH Labs sees the great value of crowd funding campaign because we could get the best product requirement inputs there. Know the market and our user more. It's people's DAC." 

Larry  

 

Geek out is a High performance USB DAC..  

The Geek out will start shipping on January, Geek pulse on April... 

 

The company: 

http://www.lightharmonic.com/  

 

Geek out  

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gavn8r/geek-a-new-usb-awesomifier-for-headphones  

 

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gavn8r/geek-a-new-usb-awesomifier-for-headphones/posts 

 

http://mustgeekout.com/   

 

Geek pulse 

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/geek-pulse-a-digital-audio-awesomifier-for-your-desktop

 

if you going to order i suggest waiting until Black Friday... :tongue_smile:  


Edited by Johnnyhi - 11/24/13 at 2:30pm
post #405 of 12087
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Originally Posted by Johnnyhi View Post
 

 Geek is a brand by Light Harmonic, LH  makes the best or one of the best dac's in the world.

 Geek makes different products.

 words from larry:

"Hi.  LH Labs sees the great value of crowd funding campaign because we could get the best product requirement inputs there. Know the market and our user more. It's people's DAC." 

Larry  

 

Geek out is a High performance USB DAC..  

The Geek out will start shipping on January, Geek pulse on April... 

 

The company: 

http://www.lightharmonic.com/  

 

Geek out  

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gavn8r/geek-a-new-usb-awesomifier-for-headphones  

 

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gavn8r/geek-a-new-usb-awesomifier-for-headphones/posts 

 

http://mustgeekout.com/   

 

Geek pulse 

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/geek-pulse-a-digital-audio-awesomifier-for-your-desktop

 

if you going to order i suggest waiting until Black Friday... :tongue_smile:  


Thanks for the tip...will do.

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