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post #961 of 1167
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

 

I never turn off my gear.  Even tube gear.  Besides the sonic benefit, it's just plain safer to not go through heat cycling and power inrush.  For something like the Soloist it's also perfectly fine from a quality of life stand point.  The FirstWatt I had though... esh that puppy heated up the room :D

 

I concur with Solude.  I never turn off my gear, especially the Soloist.  To me, the Soloist after an extended time in the off position requires a mini-break-in.  The amp takes a while to reach its stride again.  It's built for constant on (your local electric utility co. thanks you for your purchase...lol!)  I know some tube gear that require less warm up time.  

 

It is a very good amp though.  It pairs well with my HE500's.  If I keep visiting this forum I will eventually be snookered (a technical term) into getting a pair of HD800's - I can feel it in my BONES!

 

Cheers,


Edited by Pasquale - 5/28/13 at 7:17am
post #962 of 1167
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Originally Posted by Pasquale View Post

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It is a very good amp though.  It pairs well with my HE500's.  If I keep visiting this forum I will eventually be snookered (a technical term) into getting a pair of HD800's - I can feel it in my BONES!

 

Cheers,

 

Just do it now .... you know you'll end up there .... you'll be glad you did... I got my refurb as new for $1100 at Crutchfield 

post #963 of 1167
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Originally Posted by DutchGFX View Post


You think a B22 would be better for me? The gamma2 is a quiet source, could be causing issues.

Should I try a new DAC before selling the soloist?

 

Solude have more experience with the B22 than me :)

But the soloist benefits from a good dac. 

 

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Originally Posted by muzic4life View Post

@fabio-fi
I think up to now should be somewhere between 20-25hours been played. Fabio..how many burn in time should i have to be able to notice the different? Thanks.

 

 

50 hours and up. I agree with the points made by the guys

post #964 of 1167

My dacmini just arrived. Been playing almost 30 minutes by now. all i can this DAC is definitely better than the cheaper dacport. If i compare the sound of dacmini DAC section with HPP1 dac section...they both share a bit of similarities in the sound. in term of clarity i think both is very clean and clear, but dacmini has a more body to it, the sound is a bit cleaner and also more neat. I think i like it.

 

Pairing dacmini (as DAC) with burson Soloist is indeed giving me a new experience sound than before. It is very good actually. I don't know about the others, but i do feel like the dacmini is a bit of born mid-centric (not by pure, just a bit). During my listening time with vocal jazz, i do feel like the vocal is really appealing, is like the singer is more in the head experience, a bit forward presentation and is more real. THIS i like it much. Before, using HPP1 dac or DACport with Soloist, i felt like the mids was a bit laid back to my ear, but now using dacmini, the mids is just in perfect distance and also has a better imaging. The sound now is more intimate using my HD650. Other thing that i like is that now the sound of my HD650 is more spacious then before. Bigger sounding. The bass now is more controlled. Overall sound is a bit wider than before. So far so good. I like it much with this combination. Tonight i will give more time listening and hopefully the more love i will get.

 

Listening to dacmini alone with my Grado PS500 is also VERY good. I think Dacmini is well matched with PS500. But using my HD650, i prefer through Soloist because i get more oomph and weight of sound than the dacmini alone. My T1 will be arriving next week. Can;t wait to try it with this combo I have feeling is going to be good. But not sure too, hopefully !!

 

post #965 of 1167

Has anyone ever tried using coax input on the dac? Can you share with me how do you find the different in sound between using usb input and coax input? I just received from a friend USB&Analog to SPDIF (QLS-Hifi QA01), and i have tried it to use it into my rig chain...the result was i got better imaging of sound during my listening, somewhat cleaner results. That said i prefer to use this Coax interconnect compared to USB one. Anyone experienced the same?

 

So the route would be like:

LAPTOP >usb cable> QLS QA01  >coax cable> DACMINI >rca cable>Soloist.

 

post #966 of 1167
 
Soloist
Soloist SL
Max Output Power @ 8 Ohm
4W
2W
VOS Output Stage
3 Levels
2 Levels
Pre Amp Out
Yes
No
Volume Control
24 Stepped Attenuator
ALPS Pots

 

power out into 8ohm load does not mean anything to me.

does anyone know what these amps put out  (max) into lcd2's 50ohm , for example?

 

just trying to compare available headroom against my diy panda amp

post #967 of 1167

Not sure where you got 4W@8 it's 4W@16.  2W into 32, 1W into 64 ish.  Technically voltage scales up with higher impedance but meh.  LCD-2 are actually 60ohm so... 1W.

post #968 of 1167
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

Not sure where you got 4W@8 it's 4W@16.  2W into 32, 1W into 64 ish.  Technically voltage scales up with higher impedance but meh.  LCD-2 are actually 60ohm so... 1W.

http://bursonaudio.com/Burson_Soloist_SL.html

 

scroll to bottom of page, this is where i got the info.

post #969 of 1167

Cute, I love it when manufacturers make typos.  It's 4W at 16.  Have a look at it's own product page.

post #970 of 1167
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

Cute, I love it when manufacturers make typos.  It's 4W at 16.  Have a look at it's own product page.

at least that means i am not completely mad........ i think!

post #971 of 1167

hi guys,

 

today i just moved my soloist to another position on my desk. when i lifted it up, i hear small rattling inside the chassis. Its like loose bolt but i am not sure what is that. It is not really problem and nothing wrong with my soloist, but i just curious is this normal or something happen inside my unit. I tried to open the case, but i could not. The case is so tight even thou i open all the bold still like nothing happen. Is anyone knows how to open the top cover of this thing?

 

Thanks.

Yon

post #972 of 1167

Bolts out, tip over, done.

post #973 of 1167

hi Solude,

 

I already done that, i mean after all the bolts out (4 bolts on the top) i tip over but is like the top cover is sticking so tight. I tried using L driver, put inside the hole and wiggling it but nothing happen. Its too tight. Is there any other way? like maybe loosing the side (left and right) or front and back panel first? But i really don't know how to disassembling those parts.

post #974 of 1167

heat>metal expands                           cold>metal contracts

post #975 of 1167

All my Burson tops have been loose enough to just fall out.  They got it on, can't see how it would be a tight fit.

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