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post #7036 of 7757
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Originally Posted by NZheadcase View Post

I have to respectfully disagree with DefQon here. The PanAm is not a bad amp, and worth the price for what it delivers. I obviously don't have as much experience as others, but having these side by side it sems to me they all have strengths and weaknesses, but none of them I could call bad.

Bad synergy with some cans, yes, but great with others.

Anyhow, this just illustrates the subjectivity of perception in anything, really, not just in this hobby. Best way, try before you buy. Failing that, find opinions of people you trust and share musical tastes with. Emphasis on the shared musical taste for better reference methinks. biggrin.gif

That's fine but put it bluntly it doesn't sound like you've owned or heard many headphone amp's at all, given that you've only had 3 that you've named.

 

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I'm listening to them with the Burson Conductor, and I find them to be a great match, obviously the Soloist is a great choice if you don't want the built in DAC. The Conductor is supposed to be a pretty big improvement from the HA-160 from what I read, but I couldn't say for sure as I haven't heard it.

Any of the latest Burson offering is a big step up from the 160D, that amp was lifeless sounding with many headphones I tried them with before I went down the rabbit hole with electrostatic earspeakers.

post #7037 of 7757
Ah, yes. Such is life for me that I am humbly limited by my means. To be precise though, I've managed to listen to 5 amps, not just three. Yup, just two more than that which I have listed.

But hopefully that does not diminish one's opinion. I hope. Well, one can hope.

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Despite my limited experience, I have personally had many enjoyable hours with the PanAm and LCD 2, and other headphones as well. Its not the ultimate amp, oh no, absolutely not. But its good for me, and worth keeping for what it brings to the table. There are some who agree, and some of course who don't - like any other equipment in head-fi.
Edited by NZheadcase - 12/22/13 at 1:53am
post #7038 of 7757
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Originally Posted by NZheadcase View Post

Ah, yes. Such is life for me that I am humbly limited by my means. To be precise though, I've managed to listen to 5 amps, not just three. Yup, just two more than that which I have listed.

But hopefully that does not diminish one's opinion. I hope. Well, one can hope.

redface.gif

Despite my limited experience, I have personally had many enjoyable hours with the PanAm and LCD 2, and other headphones as well. Its not the ultimate amp, oh no, absolutely not. But its good for me, and worth keeping for what it brings to the table. There are some who agree, and some of course who don't - like any other equipment in head-fi.

 

The Pan Am is indeed a really, really nice combo with the LCD2.    I wonder how much of gear snobbery goes into the "well, it is only a portable amp" argument.    I have only heard the LCD2 with 2 $1000+ amps (my own and a Bakoon), and with 3-4 other $500-1000 amps (again, one of which i own, and 2-3 of which i auditioned), but I do have a passing familiarity with how a live orchestra sounds, and the LCD2-Pan Am combo do a damn good job of recreating that. 

post #7039 of 7757

Oh well, no used ones going around so ended up purchasing new Soloist from AddictedtoAudio in Melbourne. Arrives Monday.
 Also waiting on Silver Poison Cable.

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Originally Posted by gibbro View Post

Oh well, no used ones going around so ended up purchasing new Soloist from AddictedtoAudio in Melbourne. Arrives Monday.

 Also waiting on Silver Poison Cable.

 



Congrats on the purchase! I think your gonna like the Burson/Audeze gumbo yaya! I would recommend a significant break in on the Burson though, I think they recommend 100 hours.
post #7041 of 7757

I had a Soloist for several months.  Burson support says you should allow the Soloist to warm up for a few minutes before using it.  

 

I can't say I ever noticed any differences in performance between cold and warm, but then again, I never really tried to analyze that - I just followed their advice.

 

 :D 

 

Mike

post #7042 of 7757
Yeah the say a 30 minute warm up before using it, but I also have not noticed any difference so I am not as adamant about that. Break in period definately made a difference though.
post #7043 of 7757

Those who only own a Burson should try a 5W @ 50Ohm amp.

Just try it and you will know why! :D

post #7044 of 7757
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Those who only own a Burson should try a 5W @ 50Ohm amp.

Just try it and you will know why! :D


Such as?

post #7045 of 7757
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Such as?

Emotiva Mini-X is 50w lol.. but then you'd use a resistor or speaker tap adaptor for more useable attenuation

post #7046 of 7757
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Those who only own a Burson should try a 5W @ 50Ohm amp.
Just try it and you will know why! biggrin.gif


Such as?
The mjolnir, obviously
post #7047 of 7757
Get yourself some 500watt per channel monoblocks. Should definitely get everybody's e-peen here erect.
post #7048 of 7757
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Get yourself some 500watt per channel monoblocks. Should definitely get everybody's e-peen here erect.

Not so wrong ! :biggrin:

post #7049 of 7757
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Get yourself some 500watt per channel monoblocks. Should definitely get everybody's e-peen here erect.

 



You forgot the $1000 power cable and the squash balls underneath the amp, b/c that is what really changes the sound signature of the set-up.

Although the truly committed will move their system off-planet to a state of true galactic rest, to prevent planetary vibrations.
Edited by vkalia - 12/28/13 at 11:52pm
post #7050 of 7757
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

Get yourself some 500watt per channel monoblocks. Should definitely get everybody's e-peen here erect.

 



You forgot the $1000 power cable and the squash balls underneath the amp, b/c that is what really changes the sound signature of the set-up.

Although the truly committed will move their system off-planet to a state of true galactic rest, to prevent planetary vibrations.

 

Organic asian pears bolted to the bottomof my Mjolnir as the feat really liven the treble energy for my LCD-2's

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