Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphone Amps (full-size) › New Burson Soloist SL Headphone Amp!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

New Burson Soloist SL Headphone Amp! - Page 7

post #91 of 208
Quote:
Originally Posted by HeyWaj10 View Post

I'm next in line for that combo, Zack.....can't wait!!!!

 

 

Quote:
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. 

Guess who's last?wink.gif

post #92 of 208

Good for you! Prepare to be entertained.

post #93 of 208
Quote:
Originally Posted by zackzack View Post

Good for you! Prepare to be entertained.

How do I prepare!!tongue.gif

post #94 of 208

I have not encountered such problem with my unit

 

 

In reply to technica 18:

"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..."


Edited by zackzack - 4/22/13 at 7:17am
post #95 of 208

Just get the SL with my new HE500, it sounds fantastic with this combo! I think my headphone search is over heresmily_headphones1.gif

post #96 of 208
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lito1 View Post

any thoughts on Soloist SL + HD800 ?

 

I found them to have excellent synergy at a recent meet.  More so than my current amp I felt, and it puts 1400mw into 300 ohms.  I even slightly preferred it to the V200, though it's also an excellent choice with the HD800.  Something about the Soloist SL was able to give a certain wholeness to the HD800 across the frequency range and also what I felt to be a very accurate and focused soundstage.  So much so that I didn't feel the need to keep my crossfeed DSP enabled which is big for me.  

 

Of course this makes me more curious about the full size Soloist but the SL seems like an excellent value in it's own right.  And if you don't like stepped attenuators the volume pot on the SL is silky smooth and easy to make fine adjustments.  I'm almost tempted to get it instead on that alone.  But I think I'd always wonder what if, myself.

post #97 of 208

Audio Affair are official stockists in the UK of Burson products and they sell the Baby Soloist SL for £490 and the Soloist for £800.

 

I'm buying the Baby Soloist SL once they have stock. I actually prefer the footprint of the SL for my computer desk and if I can get 90% of the sound of the full size Soloist, then I will be more than happy. Especially since it is £300 cheaper.
 

post #98 of 208

The SL was recommended to me when asking for advice for an amp able to drive HE-400, HE-500, LCD2/3. Originally I asked for advice on tube amps, but the soloist came up and it does seem to be quite an impressive little thing. It not being a tube amp would be okay if the sound quality is really that good. Just really on the fence about which way to go... and then there's the Audio-gd and Lake People stuff being recommended as well.

 

I know it's often down to personal opinion/preferences, but I still like getting as many of those as I can.

 

 

[TL;DR] Look here and tell me if the soloist is good enough to pay 150 Euros more than I would have to pay for the Lyr. 

 

Thanks.

post #99 of 208

If the Soloist SL have similar/identical sonic characteristics like the Normal version, i think you are going the right way. 

Spec wise, it will drive the models you have in mind without a problem. 

post #100 of 208

Thanks. So you would recommend the SL over the Lyr, IF the SL has the same/similar sound signature as its big brother, the Soloist? Even if I would add that I do prefer a warmer sound?

 

Sorry for the many questions, just trying to get the whole picture.

post #101 of 208
Quote:
Originally Posted by perplekks45 View Post

Thanks. So you would recommend the SL over the Lyr, IF the SL has the same/similar sound signature as its big brother, the Soloist? Even if I would add that I do prefer a warmer sound?

 

Sorry for the many questions, just trying to get the whole picture.


You may need to buy the correct tubes to get a warm sound out of the Lyr.

post #102 of 208

As far as my own experience the SL is more or less the same as the soloist with a bit slower speed and half of the max output, but the power of it is still fantastic and the sound signature I would say it's very neutral, which if you want a warmer sound I think you would need a warm sounding headphone or a warm source

post #103 of 208
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bloodflowerz View Post


You may need to buy the correct tubes to get a warm sound out of the Lyr.

Duly noted. 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chik0240 View Post

As far as my own experience the SL is more or less the same as the soloist with a bit slower speed and half of the max output, but the power of it is still fantastic and the sound signature I would say it's very neutral, which if you want a warmer sound I think you would need a warm sounding headphone or a warm source

Source would be a MacBook Pro early 2011, headphones HE-400 for now, HE-500 or LCD2/3 later.

 

Sorry for thread derail, please proceed with the ramblings about the SL from here on. 


Edited by perplekks45 - 4/26/13 at 5:56am
post #104 of 208
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bloodflowerz View Post

Audio Affair are official stockists in the UK of Burson products and they sell the Baby Soloist SL for £490 and the Soloist for £800.

 

I'm buying the Baby Soloist SL once they have stock. I actually prefer the footprint of the SL for my computer desk and if I can get 90% of the sound of the full size Soloist, then I will be more than happy. Especially since it is £300 cheaper.
 

 
I hooked it up with Audeze LCD 3. The combination sounds incredible, a lot of upper bass authority. I have not heard these headphones sounds full, warm, and erm, voluptuous. But if you are used to the German sound of things with a lot of focus on the top end (I tried this with AKG 550 & Sennheiser HD598), you may hear the treble of the SL+LCD3 is a little rounded. But this also allows you to push it harder. Some recordings that sound harsh on the AKG, sounded perfectly non-distorted with Audeze+Burson Soloist SL. Big band music & Jazz tracks sound more neutral to me now. 
post #105 of 208
Quote:
Originally Posted by JWahl View Post

I found them to have excellent synergy at a recent meet.  More so than my current amp I felt, and it puts 1400mw into 300 ohms.  I even slightly preferred it to the V200, though it's also an excellent choice with the HD800.  Something about the Soloist SL was able to give a certain wholeness to the HD800 across the frequency range and also what I felt to be a very accurate and focused soundstage.  So much so that I didn't feel the need to keep my crossfeed DSP enabled which is big for me.  

Of course this makes me more curious about the full size Soloist but the SL seems like an excellent value in it's own right.  And if you don't like stepped attenuators the volume pot on the SL is silky smooth and easy to make fine adjustments.  I'm almost tempted to get it instead on that alone.  But I think I'd always wonder what if, myself.

Are you sure it puts out 1400mW into 300Ohms? Based on my calculation I was thinking more like 107mW.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Headphone Amps (full-size)
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphone Amps (full-size) › New Burson Soloist SL Headphone Amp!