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post #481 of 2304
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Originally Posted by yungyaw View Post
 

 

 

This is my very simple and basic solution to help reduce some heat off the feverish Geek Out 1000.

 

I got this aluminum heat sink from a local electronic store. I didn’t measure the dimension of the Geek Out before buying this heat sink but when I got home and put them together, the length is just nice. The best thing is it matches the colour of my silver Geek Out, as if they are manufactured from same block of aluminum.

 

After attaching the heat sink, I see a drop of 10C° (from 50C° to 40C°) in temperature with just passive cooling. It also dissipates heat faster when I turn on the air conditioning.

 

I need to get Velcro straps or some neat solution to secure the Geek Out on the heat sink to avoid scratching the surface from movement friction.

Nice!  Would be really nice if the Geek could sit in between the fins facing upwards for better dissipation.  I am still looking for something similar to use on mine.

post #482 of 2304
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Originally Posted by m-i-c-k-e-y View Post

Geek Out 1000 Red
Date Shipped: April 13. 2014
Date Received: May 6, 2014 (Hey Poste Italiane it was 23 Days! mad.gif )

Mandatory Pics (serial # changed)










Observations:

1. Man it has some dammed authority (Even NIB, no break-in)! It slams everything with conviction! For a $199 "Chiclets" sized DAC its very very nice!

2. You know what if you have set everything....the volume implementation is wicked! I don't have to touch the unit. I just play the volume with my mouse. Just DON'T TOUCH  :lol: . I'll try to explore on this more. 

3. Need to have the correct setup: (Win 7 x64 Ult., JRiver MC19)
Installed driver, chose as default in CP, chose as audio device (ASIO) in MC19 and play....Sound w/ NOISE! Ah! forgot to tick DOP in Device Settings in MC19. Now we're playin!. Let me see if I upsample in 2x DSD DOP...It works! Now let me try DSD128. Hey why there are glitches its DSD128 capable??? Oh forgot setting Bitstreaming to DSD....

4. Its Hot. Not overly hot. At your initial touch it seems hot but if you really grab it, you can.

5. One thing I like with JRiver is that you can upsample. Like the picture above. Playing a 24bit 192Khz file and GO1000 displays DSD 2X. biggrin.gif

Need to confirm that noise they've been saying. So far none. I'll wait tonight. And Android too.

Playing it now with my UM Mentor Universals with 24awg pure silver from HPL Audio.

Great Michael!

If someone deserved to be one of the first ones to get it is you!!
post #483 of 2304
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Originally Posted by Matias View Post
 

I now use Emotiva Control Freak between my other desktop DAC connected to a power amp for my desktop speakers-based setup.

Are you suggesting using one of those analog attenuators between GO1000 and the headphone? I don't see this as practical...

 

Thank you - I agree - it's probably not a good solution. 

post #484 of 2304
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Originally Posted by FraGGleR View Post
 

Nice!  Would be really nice if the Geek could sit in between the fins facing upwards for better dissipation.  I am still looking for something similar to use on mine.

 

Unfortunately the gap between the fins is about 2mm too narrow to fit the GO. Even if it can fit the GO, it would be impossible to press the volume buttons because the fins are in the way. Unless you can find a L-shaped heat sink with fins only on one side. Then you can mount the GO with the fins facing upward and still be able to access the volume buttons.

post #485 of 2304
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Originally Posted by FraGGleR View Post
 

[snip]

 

On a positive note, my 450 is sounding better with my HD800 after a couple days of solid use.  The bottom has gotten a bit heavier, which is welcome.  It will never give me the warmth that I think the HD800s need to have added, but it partners very well with everything else I have tried with it.  Volume trickiness notwithstanding, I still say this is an outstanding device worth buying.  I just can't think of anything near this price point that provides better performance.

 

Thanks for this encouragement.

 

Mike

post #486 of 2304
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Originally Posted by mtruong34 View Post

My Geek Out 450 with Windows 7 resets to max volume every time it is unplugged from the USB port despite the OS setting. I always set the Master at -50. But what's interesting is that although after plugging in the Geek, the LH Control Panel shows max 0dB but the actual volume through the headphones is the same as I left it, at -50. But here's the catch. If the the up physical volume button or 3D is activated, the volume out of the headphones immediately blasts to max. That's the dangerous part and that's when I have blasted my ears again the past few days thinking the volume level is safe when it actually isn't. You have to check the LH control panel continuously to be safe. This is a bug and LH needs to fix asap and please don't keep posting that it's user error and that's the way it's supposed to work.

Funny, my Win7 machine always remembers the last volume setting on the Out. It also remembers to set it as default device whenever I plug it in. I've managed to activate 3d without having my ears blasted, the problem is that if accidentally lower or up the volume while trying to engage 3D, it always goes to full before resetting to whatever the volume control is set on OS.

Also, on Windows, master volume is always set to 0. The windows slider controls the slave volume sliders for "analog 1" and "analog 2". Which i thought where for the two individual outputs, but when you unlink them using the small icon at the bottom of the sliders, they are the volume controls for left and right channels, which is fine, but you can't set different levels independently for each channel since they will always track the windows volume. Even when using the buttons on the GO, they reset to the same level.
post #487 of 2304
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Originally Posted by eliwankenobi View Post


the problem is that if accidentally lower or up the volume while trying to engage 3D, it always goes to full before resetting to whatever the volume control is set on OS.

Also, on Windows, master volume is always set to 0.

 

@Eli, I think we are talking about the same thing.  After unplugging and replugging the Geek, check the LH Control Panel.  Mine ALWAYS defaults to Master volume at 0dB but plays out of my phones at normal level.  BUT if you hit the UP button or 3D, it blasts to max.  So as I pointed out that's the danger.  It plays at a reasonable level (despite showing reset to 0dB for Master volume) but blasts to max if the physical button is pushed.

post #488 of 2304

On PC:
Had some initial noise testing...
Crancked up the OS volume and MC19 volume: NO NOISE!

 

Spec:
GO1000
Separate USB 2.0 extention to motherboard.
Computer has 80Plus Gold 1KW psu.  
Win 7 x64, MC19
IEM on 0.47
IEM used: UM Mentor Universal (10 driver) with 24AWG pure silver OCC cable. 

 

Other obervations:
As stated by eliwankenobi above, plugging, unplugging DOES NOT reset OS volume. OS remembers GO as default device.

As stated by mtruong above, touching the GO volume control UP button resets it to MAX.

 

On Android:
Apps: UAPP, UARP, Neutron MP

 

1. Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014ed. (Android 4.3, usb 2.0)
NO Need external battery to initialize. Plugin without IEM/HP. Insert IEM/HP after plugging-in.
UAPP, UARP initialized/recognized GO but won't play saying 'Couldn't get value of gain level control'.

 

2. Samsung Galaxy Note 3.0 (Android 4.4.2, usb 3.0)
NO need external battery to initialize. Plugin without IEM/HP. Insert IEM/HP after plugging-in.
UAPP, UARP initialized/recognized GO but won't play saying 'Couldn't get value of gain level control'.

 

Other observations:

Both units will not initialize while plugging GO with IEM/HP. External power is needed to do this.
When plugging in NO NOISE was heard.
Plugging in with external battery still wont play and noise was heard (not dedicated has 18 leds for flashlight).

 

Here with Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014ed.) tablet initialized without external battery. 
Note UARP sees Geek Out but won't play due to some error. Same occurence with Galaxy Note 3

 


Edited by m-i-c-k-e-y - 5/6/14 at 12:11pm
post #489 of 2304
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Originally Posted by m-i-c-k-e-y View Post
 

On PC:
Had some initial noise testing...
Crancked up the OS volume and MC19 volume: NO NOISE!

 

Spec:
GO1000
Separate USB 2.0 extention to motherboard.
Computer has 80Plus Gold 1KW psu.  
Win 7 x64, MC19
IEM on 0.47
IEM used: UM Mentor Universal (10 driver) with 24AWG pure silver OCC cable. 

 

Other obervations:
As stated by eliwankenobi above, plugging, unplugging DOES NOT reset OS volume. OS remembers GO as default device.

As stated by mtruong above, touching the GO volume control UP button resets it to MAX.

 

On Android:
Apps: UAPP, UARP, Neutron MP

 

1. Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014ed. (Android 4.3, usb 2.0)
NO Need external battery to initialize. Plugin without IEM/HP. Insert IEM/HP after plugging-in.
UAPP, UARP initialized/recognized GO but won't play saying 'Couldn't get value of gain level control'.

 

2. Samsung Galaxy Note 3.0 (Android 4.4.2, usb 3.0)
NO need external battery to initialize. Plugin without IEM/HP. Insert IEM/HP after plugging-in.
UAPP, UARP initialized/recognized GO but won't play saying 'Couldn't get value of gain level control'.

 

Other observations:

Both units will not initialize while plugging GO with IEM/HP. External power is needed to do this.
When plugging in NO NOISE was heard.
Plugging in with external battery still wont play and noise was heard (not dedicated has 18 leds for flashlight).

 

Here with Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014ed.) tablet initialized without external battery. 
Note UARP sees Geek Out but won't play due to some error. Same occurence with Galaxy Note 3

 

 

Thanks for the observation!  Hope to see it works properly with Android devices.

 

I'm desperately waiting for my GO :o.  

I ordered mine last year, Oct 2013, through their LH Store:

http://geek.lhlabs.com/geekout/#preorder_today

 

Until today, no single email update or shipping notification from them :confused_face_2:

Emailed Gavin and Manny, many many times, no single reply from them... seems like they just except my payment, and then.... disappear.... :confused_face_2:

I'm getting frustrated with Light Harmonic :mad:

 

I'm sorry to write my frustration here... I don't know what to do... :triportsad:

post #490 of 2304

I'm sympathetic.

post #491 of 2304
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Originally Posted by zilch0md View Post
 

Meanwhile...  

 

I've decided to cancel my order for the Geek Out 1000.  

 

I'd rather wait and see what solution is applied to the volume control problem, via firmware or otherwise, than experiment with inserting analog volume controls between the Geek Out and my headphones - which is likely to alter the signature, anyway.

 

But contacting Light Harmonic is difficult...

 

The HTML-based Customer Service Inquiries form is currently non-responsive when I click the "Submit" button. (I've supplied the Captcha, correctly - multiple times.)  No errors are displayed and nothing happens using either Internet Explorer or Chrome.  

 

I get a voice mail when calling their customer service number:  888-842-5988

 

So, I've sent an e-mail again to: cs@lhlabs.com

 

(Staying subscribed - I'm still interested in what the future holds for this product.)

 

Mike

FWIW Mike, on a Mac, there is no volume issue. Everything works as advertised.....

 

Eric

post #492 of 2304
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Originally Posted by earfonia View Post
 
Thanks for the observation!  Hope to see it works properly with Android devices.

 

I'm desperately waiting for my GO :o.  

I ordered mine last year, Oct 2013, through their LH Store:

http://geek.lhlabs.com/geekout/#preorder_today

 

Until today, no single email update or shipping notification from them :confused_face_2:

Emailed Gavin and Manny, many many times, no single reply from them... seems like they just except my payment, and then.... disappear.... :confused_face_2:

I'm getting frustrated with Light Harmonic :mad:

 

I'm sorry to write my frustration here... I don't know what to do... :triportsad:

 

Did you check your spam folder? You can also PM Larry Ho on here? He was online a short while ago. If you don't get a reply within a few days, go to your bank with a print-out of your order confirmation and get a chargeback done, though it may be too late.


Edited by Currawong - 5/6/14 at 8:02pm
post #493 of 2304

Thanks a lot guys!

 

I finally got a reply from cs@lhlabs.com:

 

"Thank you for placing an Order with us here at LH Labs for a Geek Out. We will begin shipping pre-orders in the third week of May. You will receive an email with tracking information once the unit leaves the facility. Thank you for your continued support and patience. "

 

So they delay again the previous plan for first week of May to third week of May... sigh... :frown:

I can only expect to receive it in June.... if... if... no more delay.... :(

post #494 of 2304
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Originally Posted by earfonia View Post
 

Thanks a lot guys!

 

I finally got a reply from cs@lhlabs.com:

 

"Thank you for placing an Order with us here at LH Labs for a Geek Out. We will begin shipping pre-orders in the third week of May. You will receive an email with tracking information once the unit leaves the facility. Thank you for your continued support and patience. "

 

So they delay again the previous plan for first week of May to third week of May... sigh... :frown:

I can only expect to receive it in June.... if... if... no more delay.... :(

 

Hi, we will get another customer service and technical support people very soon to resolve this temporarily overload situation.

 

The major reason for pre-order's delay was due to the last batch Chassis, we found the surface treatment issue. And we request they to re-do that ASAP. And this cause an unexpected delay for two weeks. 

 

My sincerely apology for your wait and thanks for your patience. 

 

Larry

post #495 of 2304
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Originally Posted by zilch0md View Post
 

 

Thanks for this encouragement.

 

Mike

 

Quite a few people report back that after 7 ~ 10 days, the mid range warmth start to get there. 

 

Give this little guy sometime... ;-)

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