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Geek Pulse: Geek desktop DAC/AMP by Light Harmonics

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  1. stuck limo
    Don't panic; I'm working on something right now with Larry. When we get it sorted out, I'll let you know.
     
  2. uncola
    Heh it’s ok. My bedroom is an audio gear warehouse with things coming in and going out. Just got a new dac and amp and I’m paying to have the dac modded and I have another dac and an amp kit that should ship end of December! And I quit the audio hobby earlier this year :p
     
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  3. doctorjazz
    "you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave..."
     
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  4. Laseng
    Update from LH Labs Nov 23:

    1. We have the factory who is building Da Vinci boards working on the Pulse boards. The same quality Da Vinci owners are used to will come directly installed in your Pulse.

    2. The orders have been sent to the factory. We are just waiting on the production schedule to open up. We have the components all gathered and ready to go at the factory. They will begin production right after after the Da Vinci boards are done (which are next in line).

    3. Literally everything else involved in the chassis/packaging/shipping/etc. is ready to go. There are no expected delays. We just need the boards.

    We'll update more when it's available. Gobble gobble!


    Update from LH Labs Apr 4:
    (1) The remaining Infinity version of Pulse DAC PCB Assembly is almost done. Sorry that it is 2 weeks late than our original schedule. But we are seeing it coming soon. And we will start the full speed test

    (2) All chassis and other components are the double check in house. So after PCBA, we will assemble the chassis and rest of the stuff.


    It looks like LH Labs has to create a new PCB Board again.
    What happened to Pulse PCB Board Assembly that was almost done Apr 4?
    Have they had another PCB Board production that has failed?

    It looks like we have to wait a long time before we get our Pulse Infinity DAC.
    For those who can't wait, a new Pulse Infinity DAC only costs $ 617.80 on Amazon.

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    Last edited: Nov 23, 2017
  5. oneguy
    I’ll sell you mine for $475 and throw in a Blue for an additional $75 all including PayPal and shipping.
     
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2017
  6. rdsu
    After all the problems, lies, everything with LHLabs, seeing this DAC being sold for this price...
     
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  7. doctorjazz
    I understand you can buy a Vi Dac from them and get it in a few weeks, crazy making!
     
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  8. stuck limo

    Direct from Larry:
    "On that batch. It has PCBA soldering problem in first 5 pilot run board after that batch. So we tell them to stop. That is before this Taiwan PCBA vendor. BGA is the hard point of Pulse board. We must miss one campaign update there in May."
     
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2017
  9. Audio Addict Contributor
    I am not sure what he is saying from that quote.
     
  10. stuck limo
    The April batch failed and then LH never informed the backers about the failure. The failure issue is now resolved.
     
  11. Audio Addict Contributor
    Given the issues with the boards, what is the long-term life of the existing Pulses / Infinities out in the wild? Is this one it fails fast or by slow usage?
     
  12. jaywhar
    Typical.

    To be clear, not informing the backers wasn't a simple case of forgetting to send an update when the production issues were discovered - questions were repeatedly raised here and elsewhere as to the status of the boards.

    Three things are obvious
    - LHLabs' default solution to any problem is to go into hiding
    - LHLabs feels no need to apologise either for failure to communicate or the ridiculous length of time this campaign is taking
    - LHLabs are really, truly, astoundingly terrible at finding PCB vendors? I mean... really... how many batches have failed? (assuming that we're being told the truth about this)
     
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  14. Laseng
    Pulse Infinity has now become even cheaper on Amazon.
    A new Pulse Infinity costs now just $ 587.

    How much have we paid for Pulse Infinity with all the updates?
     
  15. Shawnb
    Geek Pulse xfi
    New Geek Force members, if you missed the previous campaign. Here is your chance to get the best desktop DAC. Geek Pulse X (fully balanced) + Femto Clock + Best internal Amp upgrades. International backers, please add $40 for shipping.
    Total
    $656 USD
    THD Performance Upgrade Pkg
    With this upgrade, we’ll fine tune your Geek Pulse Xfi with hand-matched components and precision bias control, which will give your Geek Pulse Xfi less than half the THD (distortion) of the standard Geek Pulse Xfi. This perk is only available on Geek Pulse Xfi. If you have a Geek Pulse model other than Xfi, you’ll need to upgrade first. Please see the “Movin’ On Up” perk for details on how to upgrade. We’re limiting this perk to 100 due to the overhead in hand optimizing each unit.
    Total
    $168 USD
    Geek Pulse Xfi Naked Resistors
    Replace four of Geek Pulse Xfi’s current to voltage resistors with TX2725 discrete “naked” resistors. These bad little mamma-jamma's are known by audiophiles to provide the most transparent sound due to the fact that they're completely non-inductive. Each pair will be hand matched and attached to the board using WBT Silver solder.
    Total
    $129 USD
    Pulse X∞ 2015 ESS DAC Upgrade
    If you’ve selected a Geek Pulse X∞, we’re offering you a chance to upgrade your DAC chip from the ESS Sabre 9018M to the 9018AQ2M, which is brand new for 2015! If we can sell more than 95% of the quantity that’s available by the end of the day on Friday, Feb 13, then we’ll make a new PCB so it can accommodate the new chips. If we don’t sell out, then we’ll continue with the previous chip and will donate the money to the Sacramento Youth Symphony. :)
    Total
    $22 USD
    Total $975

    Here's what I paid. What a sad joke. Paid more for the Geek Pulse xfi then Amazon.
     
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