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post #1021 of 1179
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Originally Posted by analog'd View Post

thanks Coolburn. just got out from under Miles' Tribute to Jack Johnson...how sweet it is!!! 

 

That sweet:

 

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No, only turn it off if you will be away for 48+ hours.

I concur.  I only turn off when I am away for quite some time.  Too impatient to wait for warm-ups often...and warm-up on this amp does matter to my ears.

 

Rock on!

post #1023 of 1179

oh man, I am loving this amp. dunno if it's the amp, the new LCD-3s or me that's breaking in but I suspect it's all three - and it is continuing to sound even better ( smoother/richer highs & mids specifically),

 

as a man of limited funds this may be my resting place for an amp, and it is far more than adequate. it's superb. I understand that should I stumble on a few thou usd I could move up a bit, but this is some nice way to suffer and I can more than live with it!

 

In car analogies I'd say it's akin to "making do" with a McLaren F1 when you can't afford the stretch to the P1. 

 

So sad (    

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Hy guys did you noticed that Tyll measured Soloist a few days ago ?

Here it is, on page 16. It measured extremely well, -140 dB for all kind of nasty noises, and look at that power output!

Out of those 21 Amps, Soloist turned most powerful and second/third place on noise floor.

Pico Power turned first on noise and harmonic spectrum, must have the blackest background out of all those amps.

I'm very glad how Soloist measured and I can certainly hear that goodness myself

post #1025 of 1179

Yep and if Burson would crank up the bias the harmonics would drop off too making it better still.  Come on Burson... DO IT :D

post #1026 of 1179

Wow, tasty measurements.  Good engineering, hell yeah!  And this one doesn't run off 9V batteries.

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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

Yep and if Burson would crank up the bias the harmonics would drop off too making it better still.  Come on Burson... DO IT :D

Is there any reason for them NOT to do this?  The current numbers are really good but if most of those fell any further...well, I wouldn't have a choice but to buy it!

 

EDIT: WTF?  I must've misread those charts.  It's hitting -140 for most stuff.  Awesome.  I still won't say no to any improvements like a bit more bias.


Edited by azteca x - 7/5/13 at 9:16am
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Originally Posted by DarKu View Post

Hy guys did you noticed that Tyll measured Soloist a few days ago ?

Here it is, on page 16. It measured extremely well, -140 dB for all kind of nasty noises, and look at that power output!

Out of those 21 Amps, Soloist turned most powerful and second/third place on noise floor.

Pico Power turned first on noise and harmonic spectrum, must have the blackest background out of all those amps.

I'm very glad how Soloist measured and I can certainly hear that goodness myself

 

Thanks DarKu!

 

The PDF shows these data points for the Burson Soloist (Ohms vs. Watts @ 1% THD):

 

Ohms Watts
16 3.0870
32 2.1977
150 0.6227

 

Using WolframAlpha.com, I input the following request:  

 

fit  {{16, 3.0870}, {32, 2.1977}, {150, 0.6227}}

 

The best fit was the following logarithmic equation:

 

6.04673-1.08746 log(x)
 
So, at least within these data points (between 16 Ohms and 150 Ohms) you can approximate the Soloist's Watts output for other impedances, as follows:
 
Watts = 6.04673-1.08746 log(Ohms)
 

 

Here's a table I produced using this formula with Microsoft Excel:
 
Ohms   Watts at 1% THD
 
16         3.0317    (Measured:  3.0870)
32         2.2779    (Measured:  2.1977)
50         1.7926
60         1.5943
70         1.4267
80         1.2815
90         1.1534
100       1.0388
110       0.9351
120       0.8405
130       0.7535
140       0.6729
150       0.5979   (Measured:  0.6227)

 

The formula can't be trusted outside the range 16 Ohms through 150 Ohms.  It's already just an approximation for values that fit this range.

 

I did this to figure out how many Watts my 50-Ohm LCD-2 Rev.1 are enjoying with the Soloist:   about 1.8 Watts 

 

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Mike


Edited by zilch0md - 7/5/13 at 6:30am
post #1028 of 1179
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Originally Posted by DarKu View Post

Hy guys did you noticed that Tyll measured Soloist a few days ago ?

Here it is, on page 16. It measured extremely well, -140 dB for all kind of nasty noises, and look at that power output!

Out of those 21 Amps, Soloist turned most powerful and second/third place on noise floor.

Pico Power turned first on noise and harmonic spectrum, must have the blackest background out of all those amps.

I'm very glad how Soloist measured and I can certainly hear that goodness myself

 

Hi and thanks !

 

If not using your direct link, how does one go to this .pdf file starting from the homepage please ?  Actually, I've been looking for those graphs as soon as I've read Tyll's last note on new amp measurements and couldn't find the .pdf file you have found ... ?!

 

Thanks a lot !

post #1029 of 1179

It's super duper hard... it's the first story on the main page /facepalm

post #1030 of 1179
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Originally Posted by CoolBurn View Post

 

Hi and thanks !

 

If not using your direct link, how does one go to this .pdf file starting from the homepage please ?  Actually, I've been looking for those graphs as soon as I've read Tyll's last note on new amp measurements and couldn't find the .pdf file you have found ... ?!

 

Thanks a lot !

 

 

Here's all the measurements: http://www.innerfidelity.com/headphone-data-sheet-downloads

post #1031 of 1179

He's looking for the amp pdf ;)

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He's looking for the amp pdf ;)

D'oh!

 

here

post #1033 of 1179

Thank you but still ...

 

If it wasn't for the link you've posted here, I can't find it on the website.

 

"The first story on the main page" ???  I just don't manage to see that, sorry.  This usually NEVER happens to me, so pardon me for this time ...  Either I am blind (and I'm asking for help, please !) or my webbrowser is messing something up and I don't see anything linking to this pdf (amp measurements) file.

 

Could you please help me because I'm feeling stupid since you say it should be the first thing visible on the main page ???  Thanks ! :-)

 

And thanks Tyll for all your work !

 

EDIT:

 

Ok, now I see, it's in the text of the first article titled "InnerFidelity July 2013 Update", near the end of it.  For some reason, I had read it too fast and was looking for some link in the resources section along with the headphones measurements.

 

Thank you Solude :)  Sorry for disturbing ...


Edited by CoolBurn - 7/6/13 at 3:44pm
post #1034 of 1179

Can't wait for it to be on the Resources page like the headphones.  That will be pure win.

post #1035 of 1179
My first post on this thread...

I was deliberating between the Violectric V200, Schiit Mjolnir and Burson Soloist to pair with my new LCD-2 R2. Not convinced about going down the balanced path which would incur more financial outlay on balanced cables (I also own other cans which are SE), I decided to go local (I'm Melbournian) and purchased the Soloist which is manufactured in Melbourne. Reading this thread also convinced me that the Audeze and Soloist is a good pairing. The opportunity to purchase a used Soloist from a fellow head-fier here also meant it was the most cost effective option!

Previously, I have been using the LCD-2s directly from the headphone output of my Audiolab M-DAC. That pairing sounded a bit congested and lacked punch. The M-DAC headphone output is more suited to my HiFiMan HE-400 which sounds reasonably good. Wow, adding the Soloist has really opened up the LCD-2s! The sound now has air and space and become more holographic and layered. There's improvement in the top and bottom end - detailed sweet treble with punchy, slamming bass! Finally, I'm hearing what the LCD-2s is capable of...very HAPPY!

Just wanted to share my findings here. OK, back to listening now...
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