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post #1096 of 1177
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Sirhan Sirhan (or whatever his name is) at Moon Audio is full of Baloney, but what else is new.  No, they don't.  I own them both and they crack and distort in orchestral (classical) music during the fortes, particularly when the Timpani strike in full force.  So, there...I've fought the battle and I have the scars to prove it!

Just curious, does the distortion go away if you turn down the volume? I'm trying to figure out if the clipping is happening in the input stage of the Burson or in the output stage.

post #1097 of 1177
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Just curious, does the distortion go away if you turn down the volume? I'm trying to figure out if the clipping is happening in the input stage of the Burson or in the output stage.

yes, it goes away if you turn down the volume...but then it sounds like little mice playing miniature instruments.  Definitely not a good choice.  For HE-6 you have to go Ray Samuels Darkstar (I have it and it tames the beast in spades) or the vintage amp route.  I also remember David Mahler (I think it was him in his Battle of the Flagships article) mentioning that one of the Woo Audio amps does wonders with the HE-6.  No Burson or (curiously enough, since it was supposedly designed for the task, shame on you, Fang Bian) EF-5 do the job...they simply run out of steam.

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Anyone have any info on how does the Soloist SL performs? In NZ the price of the Soloist SL is roughly the same as the Lyr and WA3, how does it compare to these 2 amps? Thanks

post #1099 of 1177
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Originally Posted by raddle View Post
 

 

If you look here, the 6 Moons review says the Soloist handles the HE-6 with ease and as well as the Hifiman EF6 amp.

http://6moons.com/audioreviews/burson9/4.html

I have owned the Soloist and own the EF-6....the EF-6 drives the HE-6 well....the Soloist,though I love it dearly, cannot do the HE-6 justice

post #1100 of 1177
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Originally Posted by figaro69 View Post
 

yes, it goes away if you turn down the volume...but then it sounds like little mice playing miniature instruments.  Definitely not a good choice.  For HE-6 you have to go Ray Samuels Darkstar (I have it and it tames the beast in spades) or the vintage amp route.  I also remember David Mahler (I think it was him in his Battle of the Flagships article) mentioning that one of the Woo Audio amps does wonders with the HE-6.  No Burson or (curiously enough, since it was supposedly designed for the task, shame on you, Fang Bian) EF-5 do the job...they simply run out of steam.

the EF-5 was not meant for the HE-6, the EF-6 was.....

post #1101 of 1177
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Originally Posted by philo50 View Post
 

I have owned the Soloist and own the EF-6....the EF-6 drives the HE-6 well....the Soloist,though I love it dearly, cannot do the HE-6 justice

Try Mahler with the EF-6 and HE-6 at higher-than-average volumes...you'll see what I mean.

post #1102 of 1177
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Originally Posted by figaro69 View Post

Sirhan Sirhan (or whatever his name is) at Moon Audio is full of Baloney, but what else is new.  No, they don't.  I own them both and they crack and distort in orchestral (classical) music during the fortes, particularly when the Timpani strike in full force.  So, there...I've fought the battle and I have the scars to prove it!

Surely u meany 6 Moons. DREWfrom MOON AUDIO is very knowledgeable. So I hope you meant 6 Moons instead
post #1103 of 1177
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Surely u meany 6 Moons. DREWfrom MOON AUDIO is very knowledgeable. So I hope you meant 6 Moons instead

Sorry, I meat 6Moons...Drew from Moon Audio is one of my favorites...I've spent thousands of dollars on Drew's stuff and I am a very happy customer.

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Sorry, I meat 6Moons...Drew from Moon Audio is one of my favorites...I've spent thousands of dollars on Drew's stuff and I am a very happy customer.

I meant the Bipolar Guy at 6 moons with the Serbian/Croatian-sounding name.

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I meant the Bipolar Guy at 6 moons with the Serbian/Croatian-sounding name.

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Originally Posted by 62ohm View Post
 

Anyone have any info on how does the Soloist SL performs? In NZ the price of the Soloist SL is roughly the same as the Lyr and WA3, how does it compare to these 2 amps? Thanks

 

Mate, I think it will depend on what you want to drive.

 

The Lyr and the Soloist (full version) both have a lot of juice, moreso the Lyr. The Soloist is the better one at technicalities and detail. The Soloist (full version) has enough to push the HE500 and the LCD 2 to great volume and also very good quality. Better than the Lyr in fact. The Lyr's only win over the Soloist is that it is able to extract more bass presence over the Soloist. Take note, presence, not quality. :) This comparison is with the Stock GE tubes on the Lyr. Have not tube-rolled it so please take note. :)

 

No experience with the WA3, sorry. Where are you in Auckland? 

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Ah, too bad the Burson doesn't work with the HE-6, but on the other hand I probably can't afford the HE-6 anyway (without selling my LCD-2). I wonder what source music the guy at 6 Moons was using--why wouldn't he notice the clipping on loud passages? Strange.

post #1108 of 1177
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Read one of his reviews and you'll be saying, WTF??? He is a pompous idiot who fancies himself a clever and witty chap.

post #1109 of 1177
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Read one of his reviews and you'll be saying, WTF??? He is a pompous idiot who fancies himself a clever and witty chap.

I read them all the time and agree that he uses 100 words when 10 will do.....but no need for you being rude....just saying....

post #1110 of 1177
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Originally Posted by NZheadcase View Post
 

 

Mate, I think it will depend on what you want to drive.

 

The Lyr and the Soloist (full version) both have a lot of juice, moreso the Lyr. The Soloist is the better one at technicalities and detail. The Soloist (full version) has enough to push the HE500 and the LCD 2 to great volume and also very good quality. Better than the Lyr in fact. The Lyr's only win over the Soloist is that it is able to extract more bass presence over the Soloist. Take note, presence, not quality. :) This comparison is with the Stock GE tubes on the Lyr. Have not tube-rolled it so please take note. :)

 

No experience with the WA3, sorry. Where are you in Auckland? 

 

Ah thanks for that, so I guess should I wish to get an amp in the future, the Soloist SL would be a better choice than the Lyr since I don't really want to bother tube rolling it.

 

 

I live in the city here, and may I ask you where did you bought your gear from? 

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