Originally Posted by swmtnbiker
Keep up with which Burson? As far as amplification goes, I'm afraid that the Burson Soloist absolutely stomps the D100 MKII amp IMO. It's not even close.
Sorry, it was not the Burson, apologies; however as quoted from Project86 review :
"...this DAC is absolutely competitive with such highly regarded models as the Benchmark DAC 1, Lavry DA10, and Grace Design m902. It’s even superior in several ways, especially with the MKII update. And why shouldn’t it be? Many of the same hardware components are being used, in a well thought out design that is no less complex than the others. The only thing lacking here is the prestige of those well-known brand names"
Well, the JH16's impedance is lower than the specified 18 ohms below 800Hz, averaging 13 ohms in the lower midrange and bass. The impedance also drops to 12 ohms at 7kHz, though it rises to 24 ohms at 1kHz, and reaches a maximum value of 35 ohms at 2kHz. That probably means that I shouldn't need a robust amplifier to drive them at full potential.