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post #946 of 1989

Moar perks! Wooo

 

Just few hours to wait:D

post #947 of 1989

Hi Larry,

 

Is the Geek Out shipping out next week?

post #948 of 1989
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Originally Posted by sling5s View Post
 

Hi Larry,

 

Is the Geek Out shipping out next week?

We will post some final enclosures and PCBs picture in LHLabs.com forum this Friday. According to production plan, first batch will be shipped out before the end of Jan. :)

post #949 of 1989

Thank you Larry. 

post #950 of 1989
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Originally Posted by Larry Ho View Post
 

We will post some final enclosures and PCBs picture in LHLabs.com forum this Friday. According to production plan, first batch will be shipped out before the end of Jan. :)

 

Hello Larry, is there really and difference between the path of the 1/4" headphone jack on pulse X versus the Pulse S. Is the only difference between the two devices the XLR on the Pulse X?

post #951 of 1989
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Originally Posted by eac3 View Post
 

 

Hello Larry, is there really and difference between the path of the 1/4" headphone jack on pulse X versus the Pulse S. Is the only difference between the two devices the XLR on the Pulse X?

The left and right channel should be processed and grounded independently, leaving less cross talk and interference. 

post #952 of 1989
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Originally Posted by Drsparis View Post
 

The left and right channel should be processed and grounded independently, leaving less cross talk and interference. 

 

Sorry it is not obvious to me but which product are you referring to? 1/4" on Pulse X or Pulse S? 

post #953 of 1989

Good evening, sorry if this should be posted elsewhere, but would the Geek Pulse X be a good beginner unit? I am very interested in contributing, and I have looked around at other units but I feel for the price and the possibility that when it is tested, it would be well worth the risk. I plan on purchasing the Audeze lcd-2 to accompany this unit. Any feedback is welcomed. Thank you in advance.

post #954 of 1989
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Originally Posted by PowerNerd View Post

Good evening, sorry if this should be posted elsewhere, but would the Geek Pulse X be a good beginner unit? I am very interested in contributing, and I have looked around at other units but I feel for the price and the possibility that when it is tested, it would be well worth the risk. I plan on purchasing the Audeze lcd-2 to accompany this unit. Any feedback is welcomed. Thank you in advance.


 



I'm also planning on using this with my Audeze LCD-2's. I currently use a Burson Conductor, but I want to get a 2nd amp for my computer with the Burson being my main listening amp. I am also curious to know if the Pulse will power the LCD-2's sufficiently as I don't recall the power output every being discussed in this thread.
post #955 of 1989

Glad it hit 1mill.  Any word on what the improvements to the amp will be?

post #956 of 1989
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Originally Posted by dclaz View Post

Glad it hit 1mill.  Any word on what the improvements to the amp will be?


 



I think that is what they are annoucing at Midnight (or 3am EST)
post #957 of 1989
Hm, I got a Wii U for Christmas. Would I be able to control the Pulse with that? :-o
It's already super awesome being able to control the TV with the GamePad.
post #958 of 1989
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Originally Posted by eac3 View Post
 

 

Sorry it is not obvious to me but which product are you referring to? 1/4" on Pulse X or Pulse S? 

Both should although I hadn't read your question right. I would assume most of the benefits should be canceled out by the grounds converging into the TRS.

post #959 of 1989
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New Perks coming at 12:00AM!

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Original LightSpeed USB Cable - $699

Many Geek Force members have requested a special deal on LightSpeed USB. For only 24 hours, you can purchase LightSpeed at a verygood price.

Paul Candy said, "I never thought that a bloody USB cable would have such an enormous impact on my enjoyment of file playback." 6moons gave it their Blue Moon Award. LightSpeed USB uses a unique topology, which we call Ultra-high Speed Differential Pair (or USDP). USDP gives LightSpeed 20 times the bandwidth of USB 2.0 high speed, which ensures optimal signal clocking. In fact, LightSpeed's astounding 10 Gigabits per second bandwidth is twice as fast as USB 3.0! Additionally, its 2-in-1 architecture physically separates the signal leg from the five volt power leg, preventing source-generated noise from disturbing the digital signal. The result: a bit-perfect USB cable.

You can choose either the standard or split configuration (for more about this, visit our website). It comes with a "No Questions Asked Warranty," which means if you break it, we'll replace it. The warranty is lifetime and transferable, no matter how many times its been traded, sold or given away. No sales receipt or proof of purchase needed.

Please DO NOT pledge for LightSpeed USB if you are thinking of using it for your Geek Pulse. It's "way overkill." LightSpeed Jr. or LightSpeed 2G are the cables for you. If, however, you are a rabid, crazy, foaming-at-the-mouth audiophile with a $50,000+ audio system, this cable's for you. :)

MSRP starts at $999. You can purchase them here for $699 (0.8 meter), $979 (1.6 meter), $1399 (3.8 meter). Each cable sold will be delivered very quickly through our network of dealers and distributors.

Special note: If you want to upgrade your LightSpeed Jr. or LightSpeed 2G to the original LightSpeed, please email cable@lightharmonic.com and we'll help you do that.

 

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LightSpeed AES/EBU Cable - $179

Larry Ho and his team have been working on this project for over a year. The goal is to design a balanced cable that can transport a digital signal from the source to the load with as much accuracy as possible. In digital cable design, we've found that most cables on the market today do reasonably well at low sampling rates. But the higher the sampling rate, the more distortion occurs in the cable because of impedance mismatches. After careful measurement and study, we believe more distortion and jitter are created in the cable because most cables are designed to transport CD-quality audio, which is too slow for high resolution audio.

LightSpeed AES/EBU is engineered to have a perfect impedance match (within a tight tolerance) at 192 kHz, the sweet spot for most high resolution music on the market today. It performs best between 96 kHz and 192 kHz.

In a new age of audio, we need a new generation of digital audio cables that are perfectly designed for high speed, high definition, and high resolution audio transmission. Like LightSpeed USB, LightSpeed AES/EBU provides 20 times the bandwidth of its competitors. It's a born leader.

MSRP is expected to start at $399. You can purchase them here for $179 (0.5 meter), $249 (1 meter), $389 (2 meter). Estimated shipping date will be April, 2014, and we will not release LightSpeed AES/EBU to the general public until all backers have received their cable first.

Technology details below.

 

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LightSpeed S/PDIF Cable - $139

As is the case with LightSpeed AES/EBU, Larry Ho and his team have been working on this project for over a year. In this case, their goal is to design a single-ended cable that can more accurately transport a digital signal from the source to the load within the specification of S/PDIF. Most S/PDIF cables do pretty well at low sampling rates, but like their AES cousins, they aren't very good at transporting high resolution audio. Once again, impedance mismatches at higher speeds cause distortion.

LightSpeed S/PDIF is engineered to have a perfect impedance match (within a tight tolerance) at 192 kHz, the sweet spot for most high resolution music on the market today. It performs best between 96 kHz and 192 kHz.

In this high resolution age, we need a digital audio cable that is perfectly designed for high speed. Like LightSpeed USB and LightSpeed AES/EBU, LightSpeed S/PDIF provides 20 times the bandwidth of its competitors. It's a born leader.

MSRP is expected to start at $299. You can purchase them here for $139 (0.5 meter), $199 (1 meter), $299 (2 meter). Estimated shipping date will be April, 2014, and we will not release LightSpeed S/PDIF to the general public until all backers have received their cable first.

Technology details below.

 

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2 Year Extended Warranty - $79

Each Geek Pulse /S /X, Geek Blue, Geek LPS, and Geek LPS 4 comes with a two-year, transferrable limited warranty, thanks to you helping us hit our stretch goal of $350,000. Seems like a long time ago, right? Now you can add another transferrable two years to your warranty for $79.

post #960 of 1989
That's cool, some good deals on cables, although that USB one for $699 makes my eyebrows raise right off of my head
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