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post #316 of 3856
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Originally Posted by kkcc View Post

As with Mimouille I tracked the WAVE with interest but will find it hard to commit to a changing goal.  It may still sound great but I'd probably wait for the final product to hit shelf sometime in 2015 and spend my $$$ on products that I can enjoy now (2014).

I can agree with that. 2015 is a long way off and there is always something better around the corner. I'm going to stick with the cheaper Wave 32 setup, dual dacs and the usb dac option.
post #317 of 3856
So how much is the TOTL model now? I could not figure it out from the website, sorry
post #318 of 3856
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Originally Posted by CosmicHolyGhost View Post  So how much is the TOTL model now? I could not figure it out from the website, sorry

 

Wave XD 128 = $899

IEM Package = $128

THD Package = $168

DAD Package = $256

 

Total = $1451

 

The DAD package is probably the most unique one (and exclusive to the XD128), because it gives functionality that basically only the Auralic Vega has (at the moment), which is doing upsampling interpolation of 44.1/48 sample rates to 1.5 MHz before it goes into the DAC.

post #319 of 3856
I am hesitant on the iem package also: I use only iems but on the 901 I prefer the more powerful balanced card over the iem card...so who is to say if the iem package will truly be better with all iems?
post #320 of 3856
Thanks guys. Thats a lot of money to put in for something in 2015.
Isn't the primary usage of DAP is with c/iem? I dont see people rocking LCD-XC on the streets much... Why need to pay extra for iem?
post #321 of 3856
Just a heads up. IEM Pkg. for XD has a gain switch.

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post #322 of 3856
A genuine question, how much extra do I need to pay if I buy in 2015 instead after reading some impressions and audition?
post #323 of 3856
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Originally Posted by CosmicHolyGhost View Post

Thanks guys. Thats a lot of money to put in for something in 2015.
Isn't the primary usage of DAP is with c/iem? I dont see people rocking LCD-XC on the streets much... Why need to pay extra for iem?

 

Maybe for people in Asia, but people in the US often just use DAPs while sitting on the couch, so many will actually use HD800s, K812s, LCD-X, etc.

post #324 of 3856
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Originally Posted by tomscy2000 View Post

Maybe for people in Asia, but people in the US often just use DAPs while sitting on the couch, so many will actually use HD800s, K812s, LCD-X, etc.

I know I sound cynical but really cant get around my head to pay 130usd extra for a gain switch on a 900usd DAP. Sorry.....
post #325 of 3856
Gain switch is free, and iem pkg. is an option. who wants more. If you don't want/can't have it. Then don't. You're free.

I am just glad that I have this tons of options to build a DAP/DAC the way I wanted.


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Edited by m-i-c-k-e-y - 6/24/14 at 5:30am
post #326 of 3856
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Originally Posted by thirdman View Post
 

FYI, Larry Ho(owner and Lead Engineer)  just asked on the comments page if Funders would like WiFi and Airplay. Go to the comments tab here

 

For those not aware he Designed and sells this, the Light Harmonic Da Vinci Dual DAC, price is $30k and recieves high praise.

 

FYI: New upgrade available for the X 128

 

Boost for Geek Wave X 128
With this perk you'll have your X 128's CPU upgraded and fine tuned to Larry's ultra specific specifications, literally doubling the core numbers and putting Geek Wave on par with devices you'd normally see in the $5,000+ range.

 

  • Minimum Phase Digital Filter: Removes all the pre-ring that's caused by the digital filter to make every note in your music much more natural and smooth.
  • Smart 768 kHz Up-sampling: When playing back 44.1K/48K CD Quality music, this will automatically trigger a two stage up-sampling algorithm allowing Geek Wave to up-sample all the way up to a 768 kHz sampling rate.
  • Buffer Size: This perk doubles the hardware buffer size between the music storage/flash memory and CPU.
post #327 of 3856
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Originally Posted by thirdman View Post
 

 

FYI: New upgrade available for the X 128

 

Boost for Geek Wave X 128
With this perk you'll have your X 128's CPU upgraded and fine tuned to Larry's ultra specific specifications, literally doubling the core numbers and putting Geek Wave on par with devices you'd normally see in the $5,000+ range.

 

  • Minimum Phase Digital Filter: Removes all the pre-ring that's caused by the digital filter to make every note in your music much more natural and smooth.
  • Smart 768 kHz Up-sampling: When playing back 44.1K/48K CD Quality music, this will automatically trigger a two stage up-sampling algorithm allowing Geek Wave to up-sample all the way up to a 768 kHz sampling rate.
  • Buffer Size: This perk doubles the hardware buffer size between the music storage/flash memory and CPU.

 

It's basically the DAD upgrade except for X backers and it doesn't add the additional storage.

post #328 of 3856
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Originally Posted by AxelCloris View Post
 

 

It's basically the DAD upgrade except for X backers and it doesn't add the additional storage.


Yes, you are correct.  Larry just confirmed that the Wave will have either Bluetooth or WiFi depending on how it can implemented.  WiFi creates some potential noise issues depending on how it can be implemented, but Bluetooth is obviously lossy.

post #329 of 3856
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Originally Posted by AxelCloris View Post
 

 

It's basically the DAD upgrade except for X backers and it doesn't add the additional storage.

FWIW, Their is one other difference(aside from the 256 memory) between the DAD upgrade for the XD128 vs the Boost upgrade for the X128, the up sampling is not quite as high for the X128 Boost upgrade.

post #330 of 3856
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Originally Posted by thirdman View Post
 

FWIW, Their is one other difference(aside from the 256 memory) between the DAD upgrade for the XD128 vs the Boost upgrade for the X128, the up sampling is not quite as high for the X128 Boost upgrade.

 

Ah good catch. I didn't notice the difference in up sampling until you pointed it out, thanks.

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