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post #1006 of 2571

I kept the Burson for a week or 2. To my ears the DAC part wasn't good at all and the amp part was nothing special.

The V200 to me is up a level from the Burson, probably why it is my reference ss amp.

 

anyway, Burson hasn't convinced me yet, maybe the extra power of the soloist might, but I'm on a buy stop for a few lifetimes ;)
 

post #1007 of 2571
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post

I kept the Burson for a week or 2. To my ears the DAC part wasn't good at all and the amp part was nothing special.

The V200 to me is up a level from the Burson, probably why it is my reference ss amp.

 

anyway, Burson hasn't convinced me yet, maybe the extra power of the soloist might, but I'm on a buy stop for a few lifetimes ;)
 

 

Haven't evaluated the DAC-part of it. However I was disappointed when I plugged it in. I was expecting more. Don't know if the DAC is a downgrade from HRT MusicStreamer II+ (2012 Ed)... But something just wasn't what I expected.

 

I might do a quick Burson HA-160D vs HRT MSII+ w/ LA339 tomorrow. If just the 5998's/7236's/5693's would come soon....

 

 

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Oh... I just plugged in the HRT MSII+... You're right. G-----n what a difference!

The Burson is disappearing quicker than you can spell out B u r s o n. Gonna try a VPA-200 instead.

 

Considering that I got the Burson for 750 incl shipping I will probably break even, or even go plus.

post #1008 of 2571
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Originally Posted by ValentinHogea View Post

Just received my Burson HA-160D. Used the pre-out and fed the LA339 via the output using the internal Burson DAC, found an acceptable balance to A'n'B.

 

For those wondering how if double the price is double the fun. Not really. With the LCD-2 the bass is a bit tighter and midrange is a tiny bit tighter with LCD-2's. Otherwise I had big problems finding considerable differences.

Gonna be fun to see if this difference disappears with 5998s/7236s + 5693's... Another note. The LA339 seems to have more juice with the LCD-2.

I was expecting more of a difference considering that a lot of people consider the HA-160 and VPA-200 to be "reference" amps f(or a moderate amount och cash, of course there's always something better) for the LCD-2.

 

Gonna evalutate with HD650's tomorrow...

 

Hmmm...

It's not impossible that the Burson will be a short-lived experience...

I will be interested in your thoughts with the 5998's and 7236's. To me these were a significant step up from standard or even the RCA 6AS7G's with the LCD-2, so much so it made me re-evaluate selling this amp.

post #1009 of 2571
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Originally Posted by sluker View Post

I will be interested in your thoughts with the 5998's and 7236's. To me these were a significant step up from standard or even the RCA 6AS7G's with the LCD-2, so much so it made me re-evaluate selling this amp.

I've listened to a pair of Sylvania 6AS7G for 20-30 hs. Just trying a pair of Bendix 6080WB gave a lot.

 

Considering that the 7236 is a mix between the 6080WB and 5998 it'll be interesting. The regular 5998's will also be fun to try. I have a suspicion that the 7236 will be great for modern music (electro/rap/hip-hop/dance etc...) whilst the 5998's will be fun for more melodical stuff.

 

Anyways... Highly disappointed in the Burson.

 

Just comparing DACs... Big difference! The HRT is much wider/"thicker" whilst the Burson DAC had a quite flat soundstage...

Hmm... Maybe I should feed the HRT MSII+ into one of the line inputs of the Burson!

 

*tweaking*

post #1010 of 2571

You'll be very surprised to hear the 5998 tubes, it's a world of difference as Sluker also pointed out.
 

post #1011 of 2571

Is it safe to use a F3.15A 5x20mm fuse instead F3A?

post #1012 of 2571

So typical...

 

Received my pair of 5693's from the US. The postage almost cost as much as the tubes. Anyways plugged them in yesterday with 6080WB's...

Sounded clearer but a bit smaller soundstage, much clearer bass texture etc... Used them for 8 hs yesterday.

 

Started the amp up this morning a quite thick hum from one of the channels... Darn it...

Switched driver tubes L/R. Hum switched channel...

 

And today I'm receiving my 5998's and 7236's... Was so looking forward to enjoying a weekend of audiophilia...

post #1013 of 2571

Is GE 5693 and RCA JAN-5693 the same tube "rebranded"? I've found a swedish retailer that has 1 (!) GE 5693...

post #1014 of 2571
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Originally Posted by ValentinHogea View Post

Is GE 5693 and RCA JAN-5693 the same tube "rebranded"? I've found a swedish retailer that has 1 (!) GE 5693...

 

 

I have the RCA RED 5963, I don't think it's a rebrand but I'll try to get some more info. PM me if you need RCA RED 5963 NOS ;-)

5693 RCA + 5998 = LCD-2 heaven, you'll see

post #1015 of 2571
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post

Tubes and Glenmorangie. Doesn't get any better...

 

700

 

700

post #1016 of 2571
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post


Keep this up and you'll get a call from some ad agency offering you a job...biggrin.gif
post #1017 of 2571

Mmmm.... TS5998..... 

 

Too bad you ain't sporting a dark Leffe. THAT would have been perfection.

post #1018 of 2571
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Originally Posted by ValentinHogea View Post

Mmmm.... TS5998..... 

 

Too bad you ain't sporting a dark Leffe. THAT would have been perfection.

 

I've had too much Leffe in my life already :p

 

 

Question, Using the WA2 as a pre amp for the 339. Good or bad idea? (WA2 arriving next wednesday)


Edited by Ultrainferno - 8/9/12 at 1:37am
post #1019 of 2571
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post

 

I've had too much Leffe in my life already :p

 

 

Question, Using the WA2 as a pre amp for the 339. Good or bad idea? (WA2 arriving next wednesday)

Hehe..

 

Only one way to find out!

 

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Recent discovery:

7236 + Russian stock driver "6SJ7"-wannabes = REALLY strong gain, very thick/SS-sounding bass LCD-2's are at 7'o'clock

5998 + Russian stock driver "6SJ7"-wannabes = overdrive (like the guitar-effect)

 

Anyone care to elaborate?

post #1020 of 2571

What's your source's data?
 

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