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post #886 of 1796
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Originally Posted by Anaximandros View Post
 

200 new Femtoclocks, if someone needs them.

 

I don't know how to feel about the USB cable. 

 

200 femto upgrades, plus you can also buy the Pulse with femto bundle (no limits shown, but delivery not until July 2014). As for the Lightspeed Jr. 2G, not sure that I'm up for it either. While I have some tolerance for the idea that a well designed USB cable will help, I'm still of the opinion that digital is digital. Jitter is the worst enemy, but I suspect the standard Lightspeed Jr. that already has twice the standard USB bandwidth will be more than sufficient. If the signal arrives cleanly, the 'bits are bits' argument can be used. In extreme cases you might be able to hear the difference, but not me with my deteriorating hearing (with age). I can still hear the difference between a single-ended and balanced system, but I'm not sure I'll notice the improvements from the femto and passive components. If we do get to the $1M mark and they offer active component upgrades, those can definitely be audible.

 

Interesting to see how these new perks work - I'm sure just the additional femto clocks and Pulse with femto bundles will help us meet the stretch goal.

 

Dale

post #887 of 1796
Femto is out!!!!!
Edited by snip3r77 - 12/23/13 at 6:06pm
post #888 of 1796
Wait, what the heck just happened? The perks have been reset......so does that mean I have to re-pledge for things that I already paid for?

And 23 pledge tiers...holy cow that's a lot, not to mention confusing even for me to take in.
Edited by miceblue - 12/23/13 at 6:44pm
post #889 of 1796
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

Wait, what the heck just happened? The perks have been reset......so does that mean I have to re-pledge for things that I already paid for?

And 23 pledge tiers...holy cow that's a lot, not to mention confusing even for me to take in.

You don't have to replegde. Gavin just set up new ones to make it look cleaner. Your data is still in the data bank and backed up.

post #890 of 1796

I'm in! Got the first Geek Pulse X f!

Plus Instant $1M Upgrade plus LPS...

 

Two questions:

1. Do you still get the standard wall wart(?) PSU even though you also bought LPS? I really hope so since I'm planning to use it when travelling.

2. What will Geek Pulse weigh?

 

I hope Gavin will be at the next Stockholm High-End show so I can talk to him. Last time I didn't know who he was, I just told him that the room with the Da Vinci DAC and the room with the Wavelit speakers had the best sound on the show.

post #891 of 1796
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Originally Posted by CanDude View Post
 

I'm in! Got the first Geek Pulse X f!

Plus Instant $1M Upgrade plus LPS...

 

Two questions:

1. Do you still get the standard wall wart(?) PSU even though you also bought LPS? I really hope so since I'm planning to use it when travelling.

2. What will Geek Pulse weigh?

 

I hope Gavin will be at the next Stockholm High-End show so I can talk to him. Last time I didn't know who he was, I just told him that the room with the Da Vinci DAC and the room with the Wavelit speakers had the best sound on the show.

 

Yes, you get the standard SMPS (switch mode power supply) wall wart as well as the LPS, which is handy if you decide you want to take the Pulse 'on the road' with you. As for the weight of the Pulse, that's not yet determined. The design is not yet finalized. If you're not already a member of the 'Geek Force' go sign up at LHLabs.com and you too can have your input on the final design. It's getting close, but Larry Ho (the lead engineer) is amazingly open to suggestions.

 

Dale

post #892 of 1796
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Originally Posted by Ebonyzer View Post
 

Do we know if both the balanced and unbalanced sides of the X will use the femto clocks? I don't know enough about this sorta hardware to know if that's easy and expected or complicated and more expensive/etc.

 

Clocks are used to time the digital signal for the DAC chip. That has nothing to do with the balanced output, which is analogue.

post #893 of 1796

I must be thick but I how do you choose more then 1 perk? I want to upgrade to S with Femto clock. :confused: 

post #894 of 1796
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Originally Posted by zenpunk View Post

I must be thick but I how do you choose more then 1 perk? I want to upgrade to S with Femto clock. confused.gif  

Go through the process twice, choosing a different perk each time.
post #895 of 1796

Cheers but that can't be right, surely. 

I am incredibly lazy so I won't bother but I would feel terrible it they miss their $1M target by $200, just because of me. :D

post #896 of 1796
That is how it works. Pledge now I want those passive upgrades bad smily_headphones1.gif
post #897 of 1796
Inching ever closer to that goal.... and my "add perk" finger is getting twitchy too!
post #898 of 1796
Any guesses on whether this will be better than Audio GD NFB 11.32? It seems like the price, specs on the amp, and the DAC chip are similar.
post #899 of 1796
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Originally Posted by Za Warudo View Post

Any guesses on whether this will be better than Audio GD NFB 11.32? It seems like the price, specs on the amp, and the DAC chip are similar.

The dac is not exactly the same. The Audio NFB 11.32 use the desktop version.

The Geek use the mobile version, and with upgrade to Geek Pulse S or X, you will have dual dac chip.

 

Here's the specs of each Geek available.

 


Edited by vincent215 - 12/24/13 at 8:25am
post #900 of 1796
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Originally Posted by zenpunk View Post
 

Cheers but that can't be right, surely. 

I am incredibly lazy so I won't bother but I would feel terrible it they miss their $1M target by $200, just because of me. :D

 

That's correct - I've contributed 7 times for all the perks I want...

 

Dale

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