I've just clocked around 200 hrs on my Soloist and It has just reached another level of amazingness. The music is just effortlessly transmitted through this baby. Not only is it absolutely dead quiet, the tone and texture of instruments just pop. Dynamic swings are fast and accurate. For classical music (currently listening to string quartets) this thing is just killer. Will it blow your brains out? I don't know and I haven't tried. Medium gain around 12 o'clock is more than I ever need with my 300 ohm HD580. The guys at Burson must voice their amps using classical music, because it is just SO right with the SOloist. BTW, also more than happy with the V-DAC II/Soloist combo - great synergy going on here.
I hear you, MatsudaMan!
I've only just started appreciating classical music in the past year or so, but the Soloist + T1 has accelerated my interest in classical.
Janacek's Sinfonietta is my favorite, currently. If you decide to get it, listen to all of it, of course, but my favorite sections are the latter halves of tracks 3, 5, and 8. Amazing power and emotion! The very aggressive flute ensemble in track 3 is mind blowing. Especially for a guy who really isn't into classical. This stuff is very "accessible" to my unaccustomed ears.
And it's pretty obvious that the Soloist + T1 is doing it justice - everything clearly defined, every instrument a discrete voice, nothing harsh, violins and flutes that sound so pleasing. And then the brass joins in! So much texture! This stuff is really FUN to listen to.
I've decided that the reason I've never enjoyed classical until recently is because I've never actually HEARD it correctly reproduced, until recently!