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New Burson Soloist SL Headphone Amp!

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Soloist
Soloist SL
Max Output Power 
4W
2W
VOS Output Stage
3 Levels
2 Levels
Pre Amp Out
Yes
No
Volume Control
24 Stepped Attenuator
ALPS Pots
Enclosure
6mm Machined Aluminum
4mm Folded Aluminum

 

 

Measurement
Input impedance: 36.5 KOhms 
Frequency response: ± 1 dB 0 - 50Khz
Signal to noise ratio: >96dB
THD: <0.03% at 30ohm with 1W ouput
Channel separation: >73dB
Output power: 2W at 16 Ohms
Input impedance: >8K Ohm @ 30 Ohm, 1W
Output impedance: <1 Ohm @ 30 Ohm, 1W
Power dissipation: >20W, internal, regulated power supply

Inputs
2 x gold plated RCA (line level input)

Outputs
1 x headphone jacks 6.35mm

 

Package Content
1 x Soloist SL Headphone amp
1 x Power cable 
1 x RCA pair input cable
1 x User Manual (including 24 months warranty registration information)

General
Weight: app. 2.5 kg
Colour: silver anodized aluminium
Dimensions: 140 mm x 80 mm x 210 mm

 

Price : 649 USD

 

Soloist SL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soloist - Soloist SL

 

 


Edited by leylandi - 2/1/13 at 8:12am
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Really good price, 30% down from the Soloist for the same sonic signature.

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I want one.  Although I certainly don't need one.   But it just seems like a really smart product. 

 

Who has one on order????

 

A good match with HD800's?  

post #4 of 200

Nice.

post #5 of 200

Interesting!! popcorn.gif

post #6 of 200
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Originally Posted by Jodet View Post

I want one.  Although I certainly don't need one.   But it just seems like a really smart product. 

 

Who has one on order????

 

A good match with HD800's?  

I had the Soloist 4W and it is OK with the hd800 not spectacular. The Decware CSP2 smoked it on the HD800. I would think this model would be the same. The Soloist was better on low impedance cans. I would think this model would be similar to the bigger brother. This new amp will not have the annoying click issue that the bigger once has.

post #7 of 200

Does anyone have an impression about this soloist sl?, i'd love to hear it redface.gif

 

Edited : typo L3000.gif


Edited by zeinharis - 2/3/13 at 7:58pm
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Is this Class A or Class AB?  Power dissipation of >20W hints at Class A, but maybe not.

 

Seems like it could use some speaker posts on the back.  :p
 


Edited by m8o - 2/3/13 at 7:48pm
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As detailed on Burson's website, it's pure Class A.

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Great that Burson now offers a more "Transportable" amp. wink.gif

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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post

I had the Soloist 4W and it is OK with the hd800 not spectacular. The Decware CSP2 smoked it on the HD800. I would think this model would be the same. The Soloist was better on low impedance cans. I would think this model would be similar to the bigger brother. This new amp will not have the annoying click issue that the bigger once has.

Stepped attenuators click...not an issue.  I have the Soloist and it is a spectacular sounding amp.  Never once have been annoyed by clicks of the attenuator, which is just the sound of going to a different resistor on the attenuator.  Can not understand why people buy an amp with an attenuator without knowing what the freak it does.  Comparing the Decware to the Soloist is like apples and oranges.  You don't campare tubes to solid state.  Yes, the hd800 loves tubes, but you shouldn't knock the Soloist for not being a tube amp.  Soloist is awesome solid state sound.  

post #12 of 200
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Originally Posted by MatsudaMan View Post

Stepped attenuators click...not an issue.  I have the Soloist and it is a spectacular sounding amp.  Never once have been annoyed by clicks of the attenuator, which is just the sound of going to a different resistor on the attenuator.  Can not understand why people buy an amp with an attenuator without knowing what the freak it does.  Comparing the Decware to the Soloist is like apples and oranges.  You don't campare tubes to solid state.  Yes, the hd800 loves tubes, but you shouldn't knock the Soloist for not being a tube amp.  Soloist is awesome solid state sound.  

Really. Do you have a decware? I sold the Soloist because the Decware was better. I found the clicks annoying you dont but I did. The V200 does not click with the stepped attenunator. I gave an honest impression from what i heard not what you hear. I had it I sold it. You like yours keep it. It clicks are annoying to me if they dont bother you its fine . But to say the Decware without hearing or owning one isnt better is not a valid statement by you.People usually dont comment on amps they dont own or have never heard. I had both amps side by side and the Decware IMO is the better amp and thats why I still own it.


Edited by Frank I - 2/4/13 at 3:23pm
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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post

Really. Do you have a declare? I sold the Soloist because the Decware was better. I found the clicks annoying you dont but I did. The V200 does not click with the stepped attenunator. I gave an honest impression from what i heard not what you hear. I had it I sold it. You like yours keep it. It clicks are annoying to me if they dont bother you its fine . But to say the Decware without hearing or owning one isnt better is not a valid statement by you.People usually dont comment on amps they dont own or have never heard. I had both amps side by side and the Decware IMO is the better amp and thats why I still own it.

I didn't say anything about the Decware.  Haven't heard it.  Never said I did.  All I said is that comparing a tube amp with a solid state amp is retarded and not really valid.  And also to stop bitching about stepped attenuators.  They click.  Get over it.

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Originally Posted by MatsudaMan View Post

I didn't say anything about the Decware.  Haven't heard it.  Never said I did.  All I said is that comparing a tube amp with a solid state amp is retarded and not really valid.  And also to stop bitching about stepped attenuators.  They click.  Get over it.

It clicks. Itgs  there been there in reviews and whats retarded is you not respecting another members opinions or trying to tell another member what to do. The Soloist is a good amp and its not the best amp for the hD800  and thats my opinion. An yes IT HAS AN ANNOYING CLICK. If it dont bother you fine but dont tell me what to say or not say.   And again all stepped attn don't click the V200 does not click and a CAT SL1MK11 I owned never clicked.  The Woos dont click either.


Edited by Frank I - 2/4/13 at 3:29pm
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C'mon guys stop the fighting. Each amp have their weaknesses and strong points. smile.gif

If you have heard about the Takumi K10 (which is a 30k unit) with step attenuator, it also make occasional clicking sounds. 

 

Is good that Burson have a non-stepped attenuator unit for people who care about the clicking sounds. 

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