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Edited by BearMan - 12/5/12 at 2:24am
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Yeah I do think so and I have a question for you guys abroad, if you guys want to upgrade KingWa's production

Do you shipping them back to China or just sell them then get a new one ?
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Yeah I do think so and I have a question for you guys abroad, if you guys want to upgrade KingWa's production
Do you shipping them back to China or just sell them then get a new one ?

I simply sell them through head-fi. Usually to a local aussie due to shipping costs (if it's a big unit).

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Because his production upgrading fast , I wonder to know can they help customers to improve if that is possible

No doubt , I dont worry about the Master7 gets into the situation ...because I think it is a highly complete DAC for pcm1704UK already.
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I have had the Burson Soloist amp for about two weeks and compared it to my Master-6 - primarily with the HE-6, but also with LCD-2 and UM Miracle(!) Surprisingly the Soloist drives the HE-6 excellently and there is not much difference. However when I did yet another comparison test, I discovered that the Audio-gd has both a slightly warmer AND better resolved midrange. This could at least partly be because the Soloist is single ended only and that the SE cable I used might be a little lean sounding. Nevertheless I definitely get a higher resolved and slightly warmer sound with the Audio-gd, which to me is a sign of higher sound quality. This is in direct comparison to the Burson Soloist, which Mike at Headphonia states is the best solid state amp he has heard.
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3 R-core power supplies, gobs of filtering, alum. chassis, fully balanced- it seems to me that the Master-5/6/8 can't lose in it's price bracket (and up). Is it $500 better?

 

 

700

 

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Edited by tim3320070 - 12/12/12 at 5:34pm
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Hey Lars, how do the Miracles hold up with the Master6 , does it get hissy?

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Just a quick clarification question: does the Master series of amps run cooler than the Phoenix?  I would seriously look at replacing my Phoenix with a Master 8 if it runs cooler.

 

TY in advance.

 

 

Lord Bless,

doug p.
 

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Just a quick clarification question: does the Master series of amps run cooler than the Phoenix?  I would seriously look at replacing my Phoenix with a Master 8 if it runs cooler.

 

TY in advance.

 

 

Lord Bless,

doug p.
 

 

I don't know how hot the Phoenix gets but my Master-6 gets just barely warm after 3- 4 hours. The Master-8 is basically the same amp so should yield the same results.

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I have had the Burson Soloist amp for about two weeks and compared it to my Master-6 - primarily with the HE-6, but also with LCD-2 and UM Miracle(!) Surprisingly the Soloist drives the HE-6 excellently and there is not much difference. However when I did yet another comparison test, I discovered that the Audio-gd has both a slightly warmer AND better resolved midrange. This could at least partly be because the Soloist is single ended only and that the SE cable I used might be a little lean sounding. Nevertheless I definitely get a higher resolved and slightly warmer sound with the Audio-gd, which to me is a sign of higher sound quality. This is in direct comparison to the Burson Soloist, which Mike at Headphonia states is the best solid state amp he has heard.

 

So the Soloist is excellent and the Master-6 is super excellent with the HE-6's.

The latter I totally agree with wink_face.gif

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There is no hiss, but I hear trafo hum when no music is playing. Don't know if it is the trafo in the amp or what. Will check this in the weekend.
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Hey Lars, how do the Miracles hold up with the Master6 , does it get hissy?
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3 R-core power supplies, gobs of filtering, alum. chassis, fully balanced- it seems to me that the Master-5/6/8 can't lose in it's price bracket (and up). Is it $500 better?
Very difficult to say in terms of sound quality. In terms of build the Burson is nice and I like the looks better. The casing is also thick aluminum. However with the Master-6 you get a full size real preamp (which includes a remote and several in- and output's) and a much more powerful headphone amp.

In terms of size, weight and amount of components, the difference is also because of a minimalist design philosophy (less is more) versus a "the more the better" (if I may interpret Kingwa's style like this) philosophy. Burson makes a point of their desingby emphasizing the low number of components in the signal path in their latest amp. If you don't need balanced connections and preamp functionality is secondary, then the Soloist is an excellent choice.
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Very difficult to say in terms of sound quality. In terms of build the Burson is nice and I like the looks better. The casing is also thick aluminum. However with the Master-6 you get a full size real preamp (which includes a remote and several in- and output's) and a much more powerful headphone amp.
In terms of size, weight and amount of components, the difference is also because of a minimalist design philosophy (less is more) versus a "the more the better" (if I may interpret Kingwa's style like this) philosophy. Burson makes a point of their desingby emphasizing the low number of components in the signal path in their latest amp. If you don't need balanced connections and preamp functionality is secondary, then the Soloist is an excellent choice.

Less is more is fine with me but the price is more for less it seems.

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