My geek pulse, lps, or blue isn't working after i upgraded to El Capitain. I then upgraded to mac os sierra and nothing is working there either. I've tried this on two different computers and neither works. In the sound preference pane, the pulse shows up and disappears over and over again. When I select the pulse, it freezes itunes or whatever has sound playing, i.e.: browser, quick time, etc.
As a side note, my geek out works on both computers, both os's no problem.
Update: The Blue and LPS are working with macOS Sierra and El Captain. I'm powering the Blue with the LPS and obviously using Bluetooth from the Mac Pro to the Blue.
The Pulse xfi definitely does not work with either of the os's. It doesn't work through the usb or optical out of the mac, directly connected to the pulse or through the usb of the LPS.
I have the same issue with Geek Pulse on my iMac. I see that this post is 11 days old and no resolution or status has been posted. Is this just a forum for users or does LH Labs monitor and post responses?
I really don't understand why there isn't a mac os updater for the firmware. Or why on the website there isn't a better explanation as to why there isn't the current firmware available for download directly.
If LH Labs would have said that they weren't going to provide support for the mac os, I would have never bought this DAC.
Hello. For your info My Pulse Xfi infinity works seamlessly on iMac using Sierra using iTunes as a player . It is connected directly to one of the back USB ports of the iMac. It worked the same way under El Capitan.
I'm listening to it right now.
I made a total clean install from scratch with these two oS.
I will now experiment with lps4 and other players. If I notice something, I will keep everybody posted.
I've just setup the lps4 with the pulse Xfi infinity on my Mac and it works also seamlessly. so it should work also for you. Brgds, Arnaud
Hello, Arnaud here. I have a hint for you. The Xfi infinity doesn't work for me with Sierra when I use directly one of the iMac's back USB port to connect to the geek pulse or the geek pulse plus lps4, to the pulse's usb source in port (usb male B) but does work when I use a self powered usb 3.0 hub connected to one of the iMac's back USB ports and then to the Pulse's USB male B Usb source in . I hope this will help you in troubleshooting what might be the problem for you.
I had the opposite problem with powered usb hub and the geek pulse. My pulse wouldn't work unless the usb was directly plugged into the mac pro.
A clean instal of the either mac os's would be nice to try, but I'm a working professional that needs my machines to be up and running. It's also kinda of a crazy thing to have to do just to get usb drivers to work with the Pulse. The bigger issue is LH Labs not having a mac installer for firmware updates. It would also be helpful if LH Labs hired more people to staff their support ticket system. The response time leaves a bit to be desired.
I like your thinking on the USB 2.0 port / hub. I forgot to mention that I have a LPS 4, so that should take care of the USB 2.0 interface.