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post #736 of 2304
Actually I intend to use the Air almost exclusively for playing high rez music using Audirvana + and music stored in an external HDD. I would prefer not to plug it in to a wall plug whilst playing as that defeats the portability issue.

My objective here is that a set up like this would be more versatile as a transportable solution (not portable but transportable) than the various DAPs in the market as (a) there would be a lot more storage capability (b) I could use different player software besides A+ and (c) I can use different DAC amps.

A set up like this plus a 2 TB HDD would be comparable in cost to an AK120II
post #737 of 2304
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Originally Posted by georgelai57 View Post

Actually I intend to use the Air almost exclusively for playing high rez music using Audirvana + and music stored in an external HDD. I would prefer not to plug it in to a wall plug whilst playing as that defeats the portability issue.

My objective here is that a set up like this would be more versatile as a transportable solution (not portable but transportable) than the various DAPs in the market as (a) there would be a lot more storage capability (b) I could use different player software besides A+ and (c) I can use different DAC amps.

A set up like this plus a 2 TB HDD would be comparable in cost to an AK120II


I was thinking of a similar setup, but I already have a 13', so hopefully it will work.

 

Another thing I was considering is trying it on a window rt tablet or a surface pro. Not sure how the power thing will work out, but I know that my dad's RT has a full sized usb port, so it may work.

post #738 of 2304
I use the 450 with both a surface pro and a dell venue 8 pro. V8P is awesome with a 128GB microSD card.
post #739 of 2304

Zero,

   I am interested in how you are running the venue pro. What music app are you using and how are you connected(as I don't believe it has a full USB port)?

 

   I was looking at the v8p at the local Microsoft store and it looks to be pretty awesome for the price.

 

Thanks

post #740 of 2304
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Originally Posted by DrFunk001 View Post

Zero,
   I am interested in how you are running the venue pro. What music app are you using and how are you connected(as I don't believe it has a full USB port)?

   I was looking at the v8p at the local Microsoft store and it looks to be pretty awesome for the price.

Thanks

Don't use an OTG cable. I'm using a regular micro to full sized female I picked up for cheap from Newegg and it works like a charm.

I'm using JRiver.
post #741 of 2304
Can this thing drive the HD800 without needing an additional amp?or am i going to sacrifice too much?
post #742 of 2304
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Originally Posted by pearljam50000 View Post

Can this thing drive the HD800 without needing an additional amp?or am i going to sacrifice too much?

No problem with the GO 1000.....

post #743 of 2304
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Originally Posted by pearljam50000 View Post

Can this thing drive the HD800 without needing an additional amp?or am i going to sacrifice too much?

it's actually ideal for driving the HD800 since the designer has voiced it with his own HD800.

post #744 of 2304
OK, I believe I'm connected to USB 3 (a Faunix Lab Brick powered USB port, to which I have the GO 1K hooked). Think that is how it has been. The final problem seems to be that JRiver crashes when there is a surge from the usb port, and I can't use JRiver without rebooting computer (get an error message about settings being incorrect,, but can't find anything to correct when I go into settings). Would I be better off with Foobar or another player?

I have to say this is happening often enough to make me not want to use GO1K, good sound and all. I'm becoming more likely to pick up my iBasso DX90 and listen (I prefer to be untethered, anyway, but was sitting at the computer because of how good the sound is). the DX90 can also be used as DA converter/amp, like GO, though I haven't tried it yet. If something doesn;t give, likely will get rid of the Geek gear and find stuff that works without so much trouble (I still get the deafening volume when I plug the GO in, which is every time I have to reboot due to the above problem. Coupled with the inability to figure out how to get sound out of my speakers, from the browser, and it's getting so the good sound alone isn't enough. I posted on the Geek site, Gaven told me to enter a ticket, but haven't heard anything back from them, been 3 days or so (I know they're busy, but, hey, this is the only support one can get on this kind of product).

(I originally posted this on the other Geek Out thread, but figured if someone reads this one and not that, worth posting both areas). Any suggestions appreciated.
post #745 of 2304
Never had problems with my GO1000 in my computer both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0. It even sounds nicer when plugged in directly without and extention or hub (save to something lile you Faunix Lab Brick)

Tried connecting directly to different ports (especially on USB 2,0)?

Power Management might be the culprit on USB devices. Have you tried to put it off in the Device Manager
Try to find what Port your GO is connected and turn off its Power Management thru the Properties Tab.

OR go to Change Advanced Power Settings and under USB Settings, DISABLE Usb selective suspend settings.

Your computer might be "suspending" power to your usb ports.

Try to go to your BIOS settings if there are some settings disabled.

Had this issue but on my portable HD drive...
post #746 of 2304
Thanks for the suggestions...really...now if I can only figure them out in English smily_headphones1.gif
(I can probably work it out, only kidding, though I am not terribly computer knowledgeable). Thanks again.
post #747 of 2304

I've been using the 3D Awesomeifier a lot as of late.. and I've come to really enjoy it... particularly with my Ultimate Ears Reference Monitors.  I've never really enjoyed crossfeed implementations in most of the amps, I've owned.. but the one on the GO is really well done, IMO.  As with most all crossfeeds, there's an adjustment period for you ears.  Right off the bat, enabling the 3DA causes the stage to feel like it narrows and there's slightly less bass.  But after letting my ears adjust for a while (a few minutes) and listening for another 15 to 20 minutes.. I'd turn off the 3DA and feel something didn't quite sound 'right' w/ it off.

post #748 of 2304
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Originally Posted by Sinocelt View Post
 

You can add me to the "blown eardrums" group. I was careful to lower the level on my computer before doing anything; then I made the mistake of pressing the volume button on the Geek (once!) and the volume jumped to head-splitting levels.

 

Seriously, who designed it that way??

 

I'm joining too... my GO 450 almost blown my DUNU DN-1000 and DN-2000 :mad:

 

Considering the power of the Geek Out, this BED (Blowing Ear Drums) BUG is really dangerous and should be fixed ASAP!

 

Was using:

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit, installed the 2.20 driver, played using Foobar v1.3.1.
From the control panel, my Geek Out is version v10.02

post #749 of 2304
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Originally Posted by FlySweep View Post
 

I've been using the 3D Awesomeifier a lot as of late.. and I've come to really enjoy it... particularly with my Ultimate Ears Reference Monitors.  I've never really enjoyed crossfeed implementations in most of the amps, I've owned.. but the one on the GO is really well done, IMO.  As with most all crossfeeds, there's an adjustment period for you ears.  Right off the bat, enabling the 3DA causes the stage to feel like it narrows and there's slightly less bass.  But after letting my ears adjust for a while (a few minutes) and listening for another 15 to 20 minutes.. I'd turn off the 3DA and feel something didn't quite sound 'right' w/ it off.

 

Sorry for being ignorant, how to activate the 3D Awesomeifier?

My GO 450 setup has BED (Blowing Ear Drums) BUG, so I don't dare to touch the volume buttons, and I don't see any option on the control panel to activate the 3DA.

post #750 of 2304
all you need to do is press the volume up and volume down buttons simultaneously!

and yes, please do it when you're not plugged in to prevent unbearable pain (:
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