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GEEK: A New USB Awesomifier for Headphones

A project in Sacramento, CA by Gavin Fish

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An on-the-go, high-res DAC and headphone amp that plugs into your computer's USB port. Your videos, music, & games will rule!
Backers: 2146
Average Pledge Per Backer: $141

Funded: $303,061 of $28,000
Dates: Aug 13th -> Sep 12th (30 days)
Project By: Gavin Fish
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Latest News

Last 48 Hours, Metal Enclosure Update, Android Compatibility, My Kickstarter Illness Continues

September 8th - via:
Video Highlights We're in the final 48 hours!  Share my campaign with your friends before it's too late! Our first metal enclosure has been machined and is at our office!  Check it out in the video.  Once it's perfect, we'll be machining the... (Read More)

Have We Hit the Wall?

September 7th - via:
Our MarathonMy lovely wife (You know, the one who just brought the most adorable baby into the world?) is a marathon runner.  She just loves it.  She announced to me this morning that she plans on running the California International Marathon,... (Read More)

Sonic Satori: Tripping The Light Harmonic - Bringing Serious Sound to the Masses Via Kickstarter...

September 6th - via:
Light Harmonic designs and builds remarkable high end digital electronics. They’re mostly known for their $30,000 dollar, museum-beautiful DaVinci DAC. (Read More)

Yours Truly on the Telly, Comparitive Measurements, Geek Pre-launch Party, and iPad Connectivity

September 5th - via:
I've got a few cool updates to make!  I'll make it short. First, yours truly was interviewed on a local Sacramento, CA morning show called Good Day Sacramento that featured Geek!  I was pretty nervous, but I think it turned out awesomely. Next,... (Read More)

Stretch Goals Expanded, Calling BETA Testers, and more.

September 3rd - via:
Video Highlights: More stretch goals: Carrying case, Y Cable!  We've blown the pants off this campaign!  Let's see if we can keep it up! BETA testers, we're sweetening the pot! Our little lemon (a.k.a.: our new baby)  (Read More)

$200,000 Stretch Goal Achieved! (There's More)

August 30th - via:
$200,000!  I Can't believe it!  Please visit the blog for a little surprise from yours truly. :)  (Read More)

Output Impedance, 2L Records, Line Out

August 28th - via:
Video Highlights: Geek's output impedance is officially set to 0.47 Ohm. - 2L Records offers Geek Backers discount off any or all titles available in their catalog. -... (Read More)

Kickstarter Weekly 5 - August 27th

August 27th - via:
For our fifth installment of the Kickstarter Weekly 5 we have found five new projects that you will once again hopefully find interesting and useful. (Read More)

Fully-Funded GEEK DAC On Kickstarter Takes Aim At Audiophiles

August 27th - via:
Gavin Fish is Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Light Harmonic. Light Harmonic is the company behind the Da Vinci digital-to-analog converter (DAC). (Read More)

GEEK USB DAC: Odd Sounding Name but With Sweet Sound

August 26th - via:
The latest Kickstarter to catch our attention is the Light Harmonic GEEK, an ultra-portable USB amplifier that uses very decent DACs with a form factor small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. On its own, this would not make it all that noteworthy; however, this one - unlike many homebrew amps - has been designed and created by the same engineers behind the Da Vinci DAC. (Read More)

New Audio Components Include Traditional, Untraditional

August 26th - via:
New home-audio components hitting the market this month include a range of traditional products, such as in-room speakers and a stereo integrated amps, as well as the untraditional, including a portable USB DAC said to be the first to process digital DSD files. (Read More)

I Hear You - I'm Superifing GEEK!

August 25th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Light Harmonic Launches GEEK ‘Awesomifier for Headphones’ on Kickstarter

August 23rd - via:
The thumb-drive-sized device is designed to pump up the volume of your laptop. (Read More)

This Portable Headphone Amp Could Change You Enjoy Music

August 21st - via:
Listening to music, or just hearing stuff in general, is one of the most important things we can do. It’s one of our five senses, after all. Even though it’s so important, we always settle for less than stellar sound quality when it comes to consuming entertainment. How many times have you watched a movie on your laptop, leaning in forward in a vain attempt to hear what the characters are saying? How many times have you walked around your neighborhood jamming your favorite album with crappy earbuds. Digital audio converters, or DAC, is a relatively new genre of tech that seeks to make the stuff we listen to sound, well, better. (Read More)

GEEK: A New USB Awesomifier for Headphones

August 19th - via:
Light Harmonic makes three pieces, the Da Vinci DAC and Da Vinci Dual DAC ($20,000 and $31,000, respectively) and the LightSpeed USB cable ($999-$1999). The DACs are benchmarks in the market; precision instruments, handmade for each individual order. I heard the ‘cheap’ one at last year’s Denver show, and even under show conditions, the fantastic performance of the Da Vinci was easy to hear. Truly magnificent sounds. I would love to hear the DAC hooked up to speakers such as Focal Stellas, Raidho D-1s or Magicos. That would be something! (Read More)

One $119 Spot Now Available

August 17th - via:
Somebody dropped off.  There's one $119 reward available.  Quick!  Somebody get it! Gavin  (Read More)

Don't know if you've noticed...

August 16th - via:
More Reward Slots for More BackersYou may have noticed that we've already increased the number of backers who got in for $119 from 100 to 200.  Then we pushed the $139 reward from 200 to 500!  Now we find ourselves in a place going into the weekend... (Read More)

$100,000! WHAAAAAAAA?!?! (And other geeky news)

August 16th - via:
In other news, we're blogging about this amazing experience!  Kim Kaplan posted our first article yesterday.  Please go check it out at I love you guys! Gavin  (Read More)

Every GEEK Has a Slacker Buddy

August 14th - via:
I've always wanted to walk into a bar, throw a bunch of money up in the air, and scream, "Drinks are on me!"  Sadly, my pocketbook, my wife, and my general state of not drinking have kept me from this dream.  But what I'm about to write, I think,... (Read More)

You Guys Are All Amazing

August 14th - via:
Dear friends, Thank you so much for all your support during these first 24 hours of our campaign.  The reaction we're getting is well beyond what I expected! I prepared a little "video thank you message" for you that you can check out at... (Read More)

The Light Harmonic GEEK DAC/Headphone amp for $99!

August 13th - via:
Light Harmonic who brought you the $20,000 Da Vinci DAC (see review) and the $1,000 LightSpeed USB cable (see review) have just launched a Kickstarter campaign for their newest DAC—the portable GEEK. The first 100 backers can get the GEEK for $99, while the projected retail price will be $299. Capable of handling up to 24/192, DXD, and DSD playback, the GEEK sports two outputs, a headphone amp, and "3D audio technology that moves the sound from between your ears to all around you." (Read More)

Light Harmonic Preparing Portable USB DAC

August 13th - via:
High-end audio supplier Light Harmonic, which offers a pair of DACs at a suggested $20,000 and $31,000, is developing its first portable USB DAC. (Read More)

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