Larry Ho, Founder & President of Light Harmonic, is a self-described tube-lover and vinylphile, which may seem odd since he’s the founder of our all-digital company. You may be surprised, therefore, to find out that before he founded Light Harmonic, he worked as the Executive Vice President of a leading USB integrated circut company. He and his team of over 150 elecronic engineers contributed vital work to the USB 2.0 Audio Class Standard, and developed USB DSP software drivers for partners like Dolby, DTS, and Sennheiser.
While designing the highest speed USB DAC on the market (Da Vinci DAC), Larry found that the USB cable was one of the weakest links in many computer-based front-ends. By isolating the USB power, re-clocking the signal, and buffering it with our patent-pending 3 layer buffer, Larry minimized the cable’s effect. Even so, bit-perfection of the digital signal and original precise timing was often lost by the USB cable. How to fix it? Engineer a better cable.