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post #76 of 204

Looking forward to hearing impressions from previous HA160 owners as well, is the SL worth the upgrade? (unless one owns the hifimans or the likes)..the HA160 is available at very competitive prices!

post #77 of 204
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How would this compare with a tube amp like the WA6 in terms of the bass, mids, highs, and the overall body of the sound?
They are way more impressive than the soloist & even for the conductor!
post #78 of 204
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They are way more impressive than the soloist & even for the conductor!

 

And this is coming from a guy who have tried both i think? 

 

If so, i would like to see an extended and detailed comparison. popcorn.gif

 

Btw, soloist Sl owners please chime in. Been curious about it. 

post #79 of 204

I thought this review pretty much summarised the difference between the Solonist and SL:

 

http://www.headfonia.com/the-budget-burson-soloist-sl/

 

In a direct comparison against the Violectic V200, I feel the V200 has obviously higher resolution and details but the SL is fuller and lusher sounding.

post #80 of 204
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They are way more impressive than the soloist & even for the conductor!

So you're saying the WA6 is more impressive than the Soloist?
post #81 of 204

So I demoed both the Soloist and the Soloist SL with the LCD-2's the other day and Soloist SL definitely had enough juice to drive them.  The regular Soloist had bit wider soundstage and the microdetail retrieval but found that the overall sound remained more or less the same.  I have to let go of the LCD-2's now unfortunately, but if I had to choose between the two I'd probably have chosen the SL for $400 cheaper.

post #82 of 204

any thoughts on Soloist SL + HD800 ?

post #83 of 204
I have a strange problem. I hear a buzzing sound which is prevalent in the left channel from zero volume to 1 o'clock and prevalent in the right channel from 1 o'clock to max. Anyone else experiencing this with their SL? It's even worse on high gain.
post #84 of 204
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I have a strange problem. I hear a buzzing sound which is prevalent in the left channel from zero volume to 1 o'clock and prevalent in the right channel from 1 o'clock to max. Anyone else experiencing this with their SL? It's even worse on high gain.

 

Its dead silent. Even with sensitive headphones. 

 

Whats your source? have you tried plugging to a different source? if the problem persists you may have a faulty unit. (contact support)

post #85 of 204
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Its dead silent. Even with sensitive headphones. 

Whats your source? have you tried plugging to a different source? if the problem persists you may have a faulty unit. (contact support)

I just remembered that my Lyr also does this. I tried a different source and it didn't improve. I think it's either a ground loop or just dirty power. I think I'm gonna get an isolation transformer transformer and see if cleans things up.
post #86 of 204

Yep. It sounds like a ground loop to me. 

post #87 of 204
Can you guys recommend a good isolation transformer? The only one I've found so far is the Tripp Lite IS500 or the IS500HG.
post #88 of 204

 

 

I have received a Burson Soloist SL along with

a complementary Audeze LCD 3. Still in the process

of burn in but so far the combination works very well,

big, warm, plush sound. I hear tons of dynamics, and

incredibly low distortion when pushed hard. 


Edited by zackzack - 4/21/13 at 3:36am
post #89 of 204
I'm next in line for that combo, Zack.....can't wait!!!!
post #90 of 204
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Originally Posted by zackzack View Post

 

 

I have received a Burson Soloist SL along with

a complementary Audeze LCD 3. Still in the process

of burn in but so far the combination works very well,

big, warm, plush sound. I hear tons of dynamics, and

incredibly low distortion when pushed hard. 

Do you have a HD800 to compare? Interested about SL + HD800…

Thanks!

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