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Would people get the 720 or 1000 for the LCD-XC?
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Would people get the 720 or 1000 for the LCD-XC?

Given the effeciency of the XC, the 1000 would probably be overkill.
post #648 of 2304
Seems like the 720 would be a good match maybe. Have a bit of extra flexibility
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Has anyone been paying attention to the new upgrade to the Geek Wave? the Fento clock upgrade is to be announced tomorrow. Any thoughts on this?
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Turns out that was way too loud for my listening pleasure. 45% volume was very adequate.

Ooooh man, that's fantastic stuff

I know that can get sufficiently loud but do you think you are driving them to their full potential??? Heard HE-6 only reach their full potential out of speaker amps... Any comparisons to your desktop rig?

Also GO 1000 + HE-500? Have you tested that rig?

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Ooooh man, that's fantastic stuff
I know that can get sufficiently loud but do you think you are driving them to their full potential??? Heard HE-6 only reach their full potential out of speaker amps... Any comparisons to your desktop rig?


Also GO 1000 + HE-500? Have you tested that rig?

Yes. I used the HE500 last evening and for me the GO volume was generally 20. For both I was using the WyWires Red cable.
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Yes. I used the HE500 last evening and for me the GO volume was generally 20. For both I was using the WyWires Red cable.

Noice! 
Any comparisons to your desktop rig? Or does your desktop rig still blow the Geek away?

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Noice! 

Any comparisons to your desktop rig? Or does your desktop rig still blow the Geek away?

I don't have a desktop rig. I do have a fully loaded Geek Pulse X with the LPS4 backed.

At home, I have the headphone rig integrated into the speaker systems.
Edited by Audio Addict - 5/26/14 at 5:47am
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I don't have a desktop rig. I do have a fully loaded Geek Pulse X with the LPS4 backed.

At home, I have the headphone rig integrated into the speaker systems.

Yeah what I meant haha, your headphone system that you use at home, can the Geek still shine when compared to them? Referring mainly to the HE-500

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Yeah what I meant haha, your headphone system that you use at home, can the Geek still shine when compared to them? Referring mainly to the HE-500

I have three different DACs I use in my various home systems, I find I can sit back and enjoy the Geek Out. When you factor in the $299 retail price, it is really unbelievable. The one suggestion I would make is to let it get its power separately from a powered USB hub rather the the computer. At least to me, it seems to let it open up sonically more since it does run in Class A.
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I have three different DACs I use in my various home systems, I find I can sit back and enjoy the Geek Out. When you factor in the $299 retail price, it is really unbelievable. The one suggestion I would make is to let it get its power separately from a powered USB hub rather the the computer. At least to me, it seems to let it open up sonically more since it does run in Class A.


Or better yet, use a battery or Linear Power Supply via a split cable

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Or better yet, use a battery or Linear Power Supply via a split cable

What is the cost? A powered USB hub is under $25. An USB power supply by ifi, is $200 plus their split cable is over $99.
Edited by Audio Addict - 5/26/14 at 8:51am
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What is the cost? A powered USB hub is under $25. An USB power supply by ifi, is $200 plus their split cable is over $99.

 

Yes, a battery, $28, or LPS, $45, and split cable, $99, (worst case for all components is $144) will be more than your powered hub at $25.

 

The benefit that either a battery, or especially an LPS, supply is the "quality" (cleaner) of the power.

 

A split cable also separates the power leg from the data leg reducing EMI generated on the power leg from impacting the data stream on the data leg (lower noise).

 

Cleaner power + lower noise = better sound.

 

It's kind of like the 80/20 rule.  For a decent amount of money you can get 80% of the best available performance.  To get that last 20%, cost can rise significantly.

 

Is it worth the extra money to you to eek out more performance?  That is only a decision you can make.

 

Here are some links.

 

Battery: http://www.amazon.com/Poweradd-trade-Pilot-E2-USB-charged/dp/B00D41CYOW/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1401119648&sr=8-8&keywords=poweradd

 

LPS: http://www.ab-system.hk/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=64

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Yes, a battery, $28, or LPS, $45, and split cable, $99, (worst case for all components is $144) will be more than your powered hub at $25.

 

The benefit that either a battery, or especially an LPS, supply is the "quality" (cleaner) of the power.

 

A split cable also separates the power leg from the data leg reducing EMI generated on the power leg from impacting the data stream on the data leg (lower noise).

 

Cleaner power + lower noise = better sound.

 

It's kind of like the 80/20 rule.  For a decent amount of money you can get 80% of the best available performance.  To get that last 20%, cost can rise significantly.

 

Is it worth the extra money to you to eek out more performance?  That is only a decision you can make.

 

Here are some links.

 

Battery: http://www.amazon.com/Poweradd-trade-Pilot-E2-USB-charged/dp/B00D41CYOW/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1401119648&sr=8-8&keywords=poweradd

 

LPS: http://www.ab-system.hk/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=64

 

Thanks.  Those are pretty good prices for the battery or the LPS.  Have you dealt with the Hong Kong vendor before?

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Thanks.  Those are pretty good prices for the battery or the LPS.  Have you dealt with the Hong Kong vendor before?


Yes, I actually have both products.  I use the battery at work and the LPS at home.  Both work great!

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