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post #316 of 1469

I have no problems with Foobar2000 and the Light Harmonic ASIO driver.

 

The LH Control Panel also allows you to fine tune the volume.

post #317 of 1469

Anyone compared this to the HRT Microstreamer yet?

post #318 of 1469

Yes, Mike Mercer did a while ago.

dig and ye shall find.

 

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Anyone compared this to the HRT Microstreamer yet?

post #319 of 1469
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Originally Posted by rbf1138 View Post
 

Anyone compared this to the HRT Microstreamer yet?

 

Yup. Mike (the op) has in this very thread.

 

*edit* Dang, just a bit too slow. :p

post #320 of 1469

Let me sum it you on what he said.

 

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 It's like having an HRT microStreamer on steroids. 

post #321 of 1469
Thanks for all the helpful posts...had to work all day (all this junk costs $$$), just got home, haven't had a chance to play with my new toy yet today. When I last left it, my windows version had started working again. Not sure if the speakers/internet sound is nomal as well, had some reviewing to do, just listened to JRiver through the PC. I installed and upgraded JRiver on the Mac, if I get a chance I'll try to get it working. Question...when you disconnect from the PC, do I need to change settings in any way if someone wants to use the PC in the interim? Anyway, next project is to see if I can get the mac and GO playing nicely together (though, while I have a working set up someplace, it becomes less urgent), Thanks again, all, keep you posted.
post #322 of 1469
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Thanks for all the helpful posts...had to work all day (all this junk costs $$$), just got home, haven't had a chance to play with my new toy yet today. When I last left it, my windows version had started working again. Not sure if the speakers/internet sound is nomal as well, had some reviewing to do, just listened to JRiver through the PC. I installed and upgraded JRiver on the Mac, if I get a chance I'll try to get it working. Question...when you disconnect from the PC, do I need to change settings in any way if someone wants to use the PC in the interim? Anyway, next project is to see if I can get the mac and GO playing nicely together (though, while I have a working set up someplace, it becomes less urgent), Thanks again, all, keep you posted.

Hello,

 

Nope, if you disconnect the GO, assuming the GO was selected as the default sound device by Windows, it should default back to the internal soundcard of your PC automatically.

post #323 of 1469
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I have no problems with Foobar2000 and the Light Harmonic ASIO driver.

 

The LH Control Panel also allows you to fine tune the volume.

Nice,

 

Can you post a Print Screen of how it looks?

post #324 of 1469

Don't know if we need a dedicated thread for impressions of each level of GEEK Out or not, but for now, the 450 that I just received in the mail is REALLY good.  The Microstreamer I had has a new owner at this point, but this thing is easily better and was worth the wait.  Will need to build a few cables and adapters before I can do a big shootout with my other gear, but for now, I am really impressed.  Makes me unhealthily excited now for the Pulse and Wave that I have also backed.

post #325 of 1469
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Originally Posted by FraGGleR View Post
 

Don't know if we need a dedicated thread for impressions of each level of GEEK Out or not, but for now, the 450 that I just received in the mail is REALLY good.  The Microstreamer I had has a new owner at this point, but this thing is easily better and was worth the wait.  Will need to build a few cables and adapters before I can do a big shootout with my other gear, but for now, I am really impressed.  Makes me unhealthily excited now for the Pulse and Wave that I have also backed.


damn, so tempting. still don't know whether to go ibasso dx90 or the geek out 450. wish i had enough money for both.

post #326 of 1469

Using UERM today with the Geek Out 450, 1000, ODAC, & Leckerton 6S Mk. II.  Trying more combos, no HD800 today.  

 

Fast A/B not that easy as I have to let the Geek Outs fire up without any phones plugged in and moving the cables or inserting the phones can break the connection with the computer.

 

Made some changes to the System and Audirvana preferences/settings.  Think I have the volume control figured out now after Larry's post #266 in this thread and the LH Labs Mac Instructions posted above.  I am controlling volume with the laptop's volume buttons and can see them affecting the Geek Out's volume slider in Audio Midi as well as the dial on the Audirvana player.  I don't push the buttons on the Geek Out for volume anymore.

 

From Larry, post #266 (red emphasis is mine): "Thanks for this nice report. And the way you use volume is correct. Mac OS and Audirvana will be the master of volume control. And Geek Out maintain a local settings copy by these two buttons. When you reset the volume in computer, it will restore back to computer's setting."

 

Other settings help:  http://geek.lhlabs.com/force/geekout/1040-geek-101-macintosh-set-up-guide.html

 

After changing settings and playing more with just the UERM today, it is no longer clear to me that the 1000 is better than the 450 for them. :o I'll keep burning them in and will report anything else after some more time with them.

 

Also, anyone else getting any distortion or artifacts during play?  Have an idea that it is the fast-switching that I am trying to do that is causing it today (not warmed up properly), plus the cable is getting a bit loose. I need to listen to <just one unit> all day to see what's what...

 

Was mostly enjoying music on Friday/Saturday nights, now I'm back to testing again!! :confused_face: 


Edited by CEE TEE - 4/21/14 at 5:40pm
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post #327 of 1469

Get the geek out, save up for a geek wave. :)

post #328 of 1469
Maybe someone should start a Geek Out troubleshooting thread. There have been a lot of posts just on how to set it up...

It can't possibly be that difficult, can it?
post #329 of 1469
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Maybe someone should start a Geek Out troubleshooting thread. There have been a lot of posts just on how to set it up...

It can't possibly be that difficult, can it?

I downloaded the drivers, plugged in the GEEK, installed the drivers and was good to go with Foobar and Pandora. I have no DSD, but tested a couple 24/96 tracks. No issues at all.
post #330 of 1469

That's nice to hear!  :D

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