Meet the Geek Pulse DXD/DSD DAC and Headphone Amp

The folks over at Light Harmonic are at it again, this time crowdfunding their latest desktop DAC and headphone amplifier the Geek Pulse over on Indiegogo. If you followed their last Kickstarter campaign, you'll recall that they raised a whopping $303,000 and change for the little Geek. The Pulse is the desktop version and offers a host of inputs including 2x Coax S/PDIF, 1x Toslink, and 1x USB capable of handling up to 32/384, DXD, DSD64 and DSD128 (natively). Outputs include a pair of RCAs and a 1/4" headphone jack.

While this Indiegogo campaign just launched, the Pulse has already exceeded its target goal of $38,000. You can get in on the ground floor of the Pulse which will retail for $499 with a pledge of $249.

Check out the Pulse on Indiegogo.

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Wavelength's picture

Michael,

Doesn't DoP require at least 24/384 to get DSD128?

Thanks,

Gordon

Michael Lavorgna's picture

I've corrected that upper sample limit to 24/384 which is what they claim for the Pulse.

Wavelength's picture

Michael,

Well "native" is a bit off since nobody makes a true DSD Native dac chip anymore. Not that it really matters its all about the presentation, correct?

Thanks,

Gordon

Michael Lavorgna's picture

Is a quote from Light Harmonic's description of the Pulse. Since this is a "News" item, I'm just reporting what they've written.

labjr's picture

Gordon, we don't have native PCM either. So which is better? Sigma Delta converted  PCM or  Multibit converted DSD?

jeremya's picture

Don't the specs claim 32/384?

Native PCM Decoding     44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8, & 384 kHz / 16, 24, 32 bit
Native DSD Decoding     2.822, 3.072, 5.644, 6.144 MHz / 1 bit

from: Geek Pulse Tech Specs

Michael Lavorgna's picture

Thanks!

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