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post #991 of 1844

In the past 48 hours I've made it half way to a free Geek Out. Too bad I won't make the freebie. But hey, more people are getting a Pulse, huzzah!

 

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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post


Did you get a basic Geek Pulse unit? Fellow Seattle-ite here. I went with pretty much all the upgrades....my poor wallet. frown.gif
Maybe we can have a local meet some day to compare the two units [upgraded vs basic]!

 

I would love to see those two compared side by side. I support this meet idea.

 

[edit] Random idea. If I receive enough referrals to get a Geek Out I could donate it in a Head-Fi giveaway. Thoughts?


Edited by AxelCloris - 12/27/13 at 7:22pm
post #992 of 1844
In for a Pulse X with Femto clock, upgraded opamps and the LPS. Seems like a great deal. I hope sound quality and build quality are up to par and of course it would be a nice surprise to get more than I bargained for (or at least feel that way after delivery). Buying it for my small office system. Will compare in my main system with the Meitner MA-1 when I get it and post impressions.
post #993 of 1844
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Originally Posted by GaryWA View Post
 

I feel like this has gone much too far. It started out as a $300 DAC/AMP that was well priced for the features. Now it has turned into, I don't even know. Anybody else in the same boat?

not further than you want, i backed in last hour just for simple pulse :)

post #994 of 1844

Now that the campaign is over, and in honor of my kids, I'll ask the age old question of the impatient:

 

"Are we there yet?"

 

Stay tuned for tomorrow's episode, where once again I ask the question:

 

"Are we there yet?"

 

Larry, congratulations on a very successful campaign, and good luck with the work still ahead!  All kidding aside with the impatience thing... I think most would agree with me when I say that we're more interested in things being done right than done fast.  I look forward to getting some awesome products from you in the coming year!

post #995 of 1844
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Originally Posted by uzi View Post
 

Now that the campaign is over, and in honor of my kids, I'll ask the age old question of the impatient:

 

"Are we there yet?"

 

Stay tuned for tomorrow's episode, where once again I ask the question:

 

"Are we there yet?"

 

Larry, congratulations on a very successful campaign, and good luck with the work still ahead!  All kidding aside with the impatience thing... I think most would agree with me when I say that we're more interested in things being done right than done fast.  I look forward to getting some awesome products from you in the coming year!

 

Uzi,

 

I completely understand and agree.

 

In modern design and engineering, we always face the de Lima of quality vs speed. 

This campaign has created enough awareness in the general public, not only inside audiophile circle. So this is the project that we could not fail. 

 

From the day one, my vision is to make more people believe that music's sound quality should be more important than convenience. 

MP3 was a great invention.  But we should not and no need to use it any more.  44.1K was a good compromise in 1980. But we should not and no need to limit ourselves there any more.

 

This vision sounds so easy inside computeraudiophile.com... but trust me, for most people, they still don't understand what we are fighting for. 

 

Geek Out/Pulse is the first battle. We can not lose. Geek Out is not against the other portable DAC in Hi-end audio industry. 

 

The most powerful enemy for Geek Out is: Computer lap top's headphone jack and the 50-cent ICs behind.

We don't even need to talk about iPhone, Android combo. 

 

If you know my whole logic here, you will understand why Light Harmonic choose Kickstarter and Indiegogo as our product launching and design platform. And you will know why I still put that terrible sounding Dr. Dre in Kickstarter's introduction video.

post #996 of 1844

Yep, I definitely agree.  In my ideal (and realistic) world, music streaming services like the one I work on are there for music discovery and casual listening, and high resolution music downloads are what people buy and download instead of mp3s.  (And don't get me started on the fact that many albums can be bought at Amazon on CD with a free mp3 copy for cheaper than just the album in mp3 format.)

 

In other news, the "My Impact" page on Indiegogo shows a "$2,539 USD" value in the "Funds Contributed" column.  I figure the extra Geek Pulse will go for upgrading my wife's setup at work.

post #997 of 1844

So just a quick question: I bought the geek pulse holiday special with femto and X upgrade and I was wondering how I pay the second and third payments for the holiday special. Also, Does it make a difference that I bought the holiday special or will I still get a Geek pulse x with a femto upgrade?

post #998 of 1844
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Originally Posted by uncola View Post

 Also my opinion is that if you can afford the S you may as well get the X, it contains BOTH types of ports and is only 20 bux more.. that way if you upgrade other stuff in the future you can use the xlr ports

 

I was of the same opinion. This is why I was asking about it as it didn't make sense to me. 

 

 

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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?

 

 

 

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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. 

post #999 of 1844
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Originally Posted by Ethereal Sound View Post
 

So just a quick question: I bought the geek pulse holiday special with femto and X upgrade and I was wondering how I pay the second and third payments for the holiday special. Also, Does it make a difference that I bought the holiday special or will I still get a Geek pulse x with a femto upgrade?

 

The second and third payments will automatically come out on Feb 1st and March 1st. If you chose the Geek Pulse X + Pay Plan at $329 then yes you'll be getting the Pulse X with a femto clock and an LPS4.

post #1000 of 1844
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Originally Posted by AxelCloris View Post

The second and third payments will automatically come out on Feb 1st and March 1st. If you chose the Geek Pulse X + Pay Plan at $329 then yes you'll be getting the Pulse X with a femto clock and an LPS4.

I bought just the geek pulse but I also bought the upgrade for 140 and the femto for 120. Does it work that way?
post #1001 of 1844
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Originally Posted by Ethereal Sound View Post

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I bought just the geek pulse but I also bought the upgrade for 140 and the femto for 120. Does it work that way?

 

Yep, if you bought the Pulse and then added the $140 and $120 you'll get both. Make sure when the survey gets mailed out that your amount matches what they have and then confirm what you had backed.

post #1002 of 1844

Larry posted the initial plans for the LED Layout on lhlabs in this thread http://www.lhlabs.com/force/geekpulse/336-geek-pulse-design-ideas

The only thing I didn't like was the plans to change input by pushing in the volume knob.. I suggested a button instead.. here's what he wrote

 

Larry Ho wrote:

This is an important information.

Here is the final draft of LEDs on the front panel... Welcome good feedback.

<Sample Rates>
44.1K
48K
x2
x4
x8

<PCM/DSD Indicator>
DSD (off means PCM)

<3D Indicator>
On/ Off

<Volume Indicator>
Total 8 LED levels. When all LEDs off, means MUTE.
All LEDs being on means -0dB FS (Max volume)
each level is -12dB...
So level will be -0dB, -12dB, -24dB.... -96dB and MUTE

<Input Indicators>
USB
Digital 1
Digital 2
Toslink

Welcome to freely distribute these LEDs to proper place. Just don't get too close to the edge. Also, leave some space around the knob.

Volume Knob will have Switch function by pressing the top.
Single press means input switching... 1 ~ 4
Double press means turn the 3D on and off.

So we could keep front panel clean, use one knob only.

Enjoy!


Oh, almost forget, do you guys like 'Power On' indicator? Or 'Music On' indicator?

post #1003 of 1844
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Originally Posted by AxelCloris View Post
 

 

Yep, if you bought the Pulse and then added the $140 and $120 you'll get both. Make sure when the survey gets mailed out that your amount matches what they have and then confirm what you had backed.

 

Does it matter if it was the pulse in 3 payments (holiday special)?

post #1004 of 1844
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Originally Posted by Ethereal Sound View Post
 

 

Does it matter if it was the pulse in 3 payments (holiday special)?

 

Shouldn't. But may be wise to keep an eye out for the survey to make sure your info is correct. If there's any kind of mix-up I'm sure Gavin and team can get it sorted. Larry's going to be too busy working with his team testing everything.

post #1005 of 1844
Thread Starter 
Design I submitted on the LH forum before I went for the holidays days back...

CLEAN



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