Geek Pulse: Geek desktop DAC/AMP by Light Harmonics
Aug 15, 2015 at 6:42 PM Post #8,896 of 13,706

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I can believe i am saying this, but I just got another XFI after selling my original one.  While I disagree with some of the practices of LH Labs which was the reason for selling it, I really missed how good it sounded.  Now I really feel like part of a disfunctional family thats been through a lot of stuff. So now, will see what happens to the Wave and the power amps. 
And the adventure continues....
 
Aug 15, 2015 at 6:48 PM Post #8,897 of 13,706

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Aug 16, 2015 at 4:20 AM Post #8,902 of 13,706

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hmm interesting, has any brave soul ever tried the Pulse with the Audioquest Jitterbug and see if there is any improvement?
 
Aug 16, 2015 at 4:53 AM Post #8,903 of 13,706

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hmm interesting, has any brave soul ever tried the Pulse with the Audioquest Jitterbug and see if there is any improvement?


Just about to try my Infinity with the Uptone Regen. Will let you know how it turns out. Cheers
 
Aug 16, 2015 at 8:57 AM Post #8,904 of 13,706

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  Pulse X Infinity owners, do you feel a subtle lack of bass?

 
Don't use the Lightspeed 1G. It lacks body and bass. Lightspeed 2G or another good USB cable will do a better job. 
 
Aug 16, 2015 at 9:03 AM Post #8,905 of 13,706

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Speaking of USB cables, I remember reading the Force Forum (RIP) something about lengths higher or lower than 1 meter to be beneficial for sound. Something due to a mismatch of impedance or something? Can someone elaborate or point out to that post?

I used my loot points to upgrade my 2G cable to 2meters in part because of that. It was free so..
 
Aug 16, 2015 at 9:11 AM Post #8,906 of 13,706

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No idea about the impedance. I actually tested the 1G, 2G and 10G against each other. 
 
Even after a lot of burn in, the 1G was limp and thin sounding. Really boring. 
 
2G is what I use and I think it has good soundstage and decent details and air, etc. Miles better than 1G. 
 
10G is better at everything and sounds the most natural but because of the price/cost I would say the 2G is the value champ. 
 
Aug 16, 2015 at 10:08 AM Post #8,908 of 13,706

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  How does the Pulse pair with the HD800?


I talked about this pairing briefly a few months ago. IME, this is NOT a good pairing. I used the HD 800 in SE mode and it sounded "lame". In my opinion, the Pulse (mine is Xfi) works very well with planars in balanced mode. The FTM filter is the best among the three. I have tube amps for the Senns Hxxx.
 
Aug 16, 2015 at 10:11 AM Post #8,909 of 13,706

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Well I tried the He-400 Hifiman some weeks now on my Pulse Sfi, and I am missing something. I can't tell for sure what it is, but it sounds a bit boring to me... :frowning2: On the other hand, I have a hard time to make a difference between the filters. Someone had similar impressions?
 
Aug 16, 2015 at 10:30 AM Post #8,910 of 13,706

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I have used the Regen with my Geek Out Special Edition for the past few days...haven't pulled the Regen to do A-B comparisons yet, but I heart bc improvements (and I lived the sound before I added the Regen). Not sure why that should be, you'd think Femto clock would cover jitter issues, and it's early on in my listening, but I love the combo so far.
 

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