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post #286 of 1177
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Originally Posted by Loevhagen View Post

The Soloist does not have the artifact my 160D had. It could be a temporary relief though - I don't know yet. 

 

You mean the click sound on the attenuator? they have re-designed in on the soloist. From what i see there was a big improvement. 

post #287 of 1177

1000

 

My new Burson Soloist, driving a pair of Fostex TH900. The Soloist takes it to a whole new level of performance. I love it!

post #288 of 1177

How does the Soloist compare with the Peak as a Pre-amp? Similar impressions as the headphone amp?

post #289 of 1177

Yes.

post #290 of 1177
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Originally Posted by TheMiddleSky View Post

I'm afraid you gonna always send back your unit once for couple of months because that "click" sound will appear again after some times. (actually it also happens in conventional potensio pot, only in different way and take longer time to show up)

 

Just use contact cleaner and that annoying sound will disappear ( I found regularly giving contact cleaner once a month will keep that click sound goes away)

 

Yes... my 160D had no electronic noise when adjusting the attenuator from step to step... just the mechanical sound of moving between steps.  I would agree, if  a 160D has electronic noise... the attenuator is either in need of cleaning, or possibly, repair.  

 

The only issue I had with the attenuator, was occasionally achieving a precise tuning of the volume levels, the lack of uniformity in the ramp up of the volume in the range of the attenuator, and a fairly significant variance in the gain between the HI and LOW Z output jacks.  

 

But... the balance and the clarity were superb.

post #291 of 1177

After getting to know the Soloist a couple of weeks, I must say that I find it very good sound wise. The V200 is superb for the LCD-2, and the Soloist adds some marginally brighter tuned sound that makes it very good for the LCD-3.

post #292 of 1177
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Originally Posted by Loevhagen View Post

After getting to know the Soloist a couple of weeks, I must say that I find it very good sound wise. . .

 

Hi Loevhagen,

 

Which one did you prefer with your HE-500s ? Soloist or V200 ?

 

Cheers,

 

R

post #293 of 1177

Does the Soloist go well with W3000anv?

post #294 of 1177

None. I use the DIY project Project Sunrise mkII for the HE-500. My go-to-combos are:

 

- HE-500 + PSii

- LCD-2 + V200

- LCD-3 + Soloist

 

All feed by V800.

 

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Originally Posted by Raksasa View Post

 

Hi Loevhagen,

 

Which one did you prefer with your HE-500s ? Soloist or V200 ?

 

Cheers,

 

R

post #295 of 1177
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Originally Posted by Loevhagen View Post

None. I use the DIY project Project Sunrise mkII for the HE-500.

 

 

Thanks for the response, Loevhagen.

 

Interesting amp. Seems hybrids do well with HE-500s.

 

Cheers,

 

R

post #296 of 1177

I have spent  about 20 hrs so far on the Soloist and the AT3000ANV and this is a real pairing. The Burson is very transparent has 3D imaging and inner detail is excellent as well. No solid state glare nor any grain. I hear very deep into recording and the notes of each individual instrument. I have not compared to the CSP2 yet but will do a very detailed review when I get some time. I like what Burson did with this amp. No coloration that I am hearing. It minus the bumped bass of the V200 and also less warmth but not in any bad way. Its like looking outside through a very clean window. I see no veiling or shortcoming in this amplifier. I like the idea of having one solid state and one tube amp. The V200 try to mimic a tube amp. The Burson just lets you know what is on the recording . The source I use on this is the Oppo BDP95 listening to SACD<HDCD and audiophile CD recordings ranging from Classical. jazz and female and male vocals. The Burson has been up for the challenge. Tone is spot on. A violin sounds magnificent . Midrange is above average and so far I find no glaring faults in what I have been hearing. I have not listened in any detail with the HD800 but I will be doing that over the next few days. It was also a very good match for my now sold AKG 550 and it also does well with the M50.  The three gain adjustments is a nice featuire as well as the three inputs. The casework is very nicely constructed and looks great in the silver finish. More to come as I get more hours on the unit.


Edited by Frank I - 9/1/12 at 10:00am
post #297 of 1177
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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post

I have spent  about 20 hrs so far on the Soloist and the AT3000ANV and this is a real pairing. The Burson is very transparent has 3D imaging and inner detail is excellent as well. No solid state glare nor any grain. I hear very deep into recording and the notes of each individual instrument. I have not compared to the CSP2 yet but will do a very detailed review when I get some time. I like what Burson did with this amp. No coloration that I am hearing. It minus the bumped bass of the V200 and also less warmth but not in any bad way. Its like looking outside through a very clean window. I see no veiling or shortcoming in this amplifier. I like the idea of having one solid state and one tube amp. The V200 try to mimic a tube amp. The Burson just lets you know what is on the recording . The source I use on this is the Oppo BDP95 listening to SACD<HDCD and audiophile CD recordings ranging from Classical. jazz and female and male vocals. The Burson has been up for the challenge. Tone is spot on. A violin sounds magnificent . Midrange is above average and so far I find no glaring faults in what I have been hearing. I have not listened in any detail with the HD800 but I will be doing that over the next few days. It was also a very good match for my now sold AKG 550 and it also does well with the M50.  The three gain adjustments is a nice featuire as well as the three inputs. The casework is very nicely constructed and looks great in the silver finish. More to come as I get more hours on the unit.

 

Nice comment about the amp

 

If I remember correctly, you didn't like the HA 160, right?

post #298 of 1177
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Originally Posted by JIGF View Post

 

Nice comment about the amp

 

If I remember correctly, you didn't like the HA 160, right?


Never heard the HA 160

post #299 of 1177
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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post

I have spent  about 20 hrs so far on the Soloist and the AT3000ANV and this is a real pairing. The Burson is very transparent has 3D imaging and inner detail is excellent as well. No solid state glare nor any grain. I hear very deep into recording and the notes of each individual instrument. I have not compared to the CSP2 yet but will do a very detailed review when I get some time. I like what Burson did with this amp. No coloration that I am hearing. It minus the bumped bass of the V200 and also less warmth but not in any bad way. Its like looking outside through a very clean window. I see no veiling or shortcoming in this amplifier. I like the idea of having one solid state and one tube amp. The V200 try to mimic a tube amp. The Burson just lets you know what is on the recording . The source I use on this is the Oppo BDP95 listening to SACD<HDCD and audiophile CD recordings ranging from Classical. jazz and female and male vocals. The Burson has been up for the challenge. Tone is spot on. A violin sounds magnificent . Midrange is above average and so far I find no glaring faults in what I have been hearing. I have not listened in any detail with the HD800 but I will be doing that over the next few days. It was also a very good match for my now sold AKG 550 and it also does well with the M50.  The three gain adjustments is a nice featuire as well as the three inputs. The casework is very nicely constructed and looks great in the silver finish. More to come as I get more hours on the unit.

Any DAC's in the mix, Frank?

post #300 of 1177
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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post

Any DAC's in the mix, Frank?


I use the Oppo BDP95 which has the Sabre Dac in the player

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