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post #16 of 1167

According to the specs, can this thing drive ultra-demanding Hifiman HE-6?

 

How many watts into 32 ohms was the minimum required for the HE-6, and does the Soloist accomplish that?

post #17 of 1167

No.  B22, Lyr or Mjolnir only other than speaker amps.

post #18 of 1167
Thread Starter 

 Do not forget the ray samuels dark star amp,with its 80v p-p drive capability.

post #19 of 1167
Thread Starter 

 Oh the new hifiman ef6 amp as well.

post #20 of 1167

Lets not forget the massive price difference too ;)

post #21 of 1167
post #22 of 1167
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Preview up on 6moons... http://6moons.com/audioreviews/burson9/1.html

 

Such a tease, i hate waiting. wink.gif

post #23 of 1167

Les components is also cheaper to make.  Why is this new amplifier more expensive?blink.gif

 

Still the new transformer looks nice, would be nice if they threw in a couple more capacitors, but I guess this amplifier isn't putting out that much current.  On that who quotes power output into 16 Ohmsblink.gif  May we well quote power into 8 Ohms and pretend it's a speaker amplifier.

 

This should be a nice amplifier for everything other than HE-6, unfortunately HE-6 is my only headphone, so for now I can pretty much ignore this amplifier prima facae.  Maybe it might even have a neutral rather than overly warm bass?

post #24 of 1167

The expression is less is more :p  Less parts, higher cost :D  Audio pricing, Schiit excluded, has always been about performance not part cost.  But in this case its an amp and pre, still using a stepped but has a gain switch so really should be more just on feature set.  I just hope its less grainy than the HA series.  Other than that, on paper its awesome.  Loads of power, feature rich,  great foot print, I'm excited.

post #25 of 1167
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  Audio pricing, Schiit excluded, has always been about performance not part cost.  

 

And still, the Schiit has good performance, right?

post #26 of 1167

I personally don't know since I've not heard any but their pricing is definitely tied to  part and labour costs.

post #27 of 1167

Are there any plans to upgrade the DA - 160 DAC as well?

post #28 of 1167

I can't imagine them not throwing the DAC into the new line amp.  I imagine overtime that everything in the Classic line will be in the Musicians line.

post #29 of 1167
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Are there any plans to upgrade the DA - 160 DAC as well?

 

Saw on their FB page that the idea is to make future improvements on the product line, but the design team have the final say. Hard to tell. 


Edited by jackwess - 6/23/12 at 7:58pm
post #30 of 1167

Have been breaking in my new HE-5LE with various "adequate" amps but this new Burson looks like it could be the "chosen" one.  Can't wait to see reviews.

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