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I just fired up my new project Solstice. Coming from a Starlight it is a noticeable improvement in sq. Richer, fuller, warmer sound that is very smooth on top. Bass is solid. Details are still present even with more of a "tube" sound overall (to my ears) . Much nicer sound than my Starlight, and I like it more than my Polaris. I have not tried the Ember, but Jeremy says the Solstice sounds more like the sunrise 3. Very nice amp.

I am inexperienced with amps in general, have the Starlight, Polaris, o2 and Magni. So take my comments as such. YMMV, IMHO, etc:)

You have a nice selection of amps. What opamp and tube were you using in the Starlight when you compared with the Solstice?

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 Great reviews. Where is this Ember list? Can anybody join it?


Edited by HOWIE13 - Yesterday at 12:42 am
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You have a nice selection of amps. What opamp and tube were you using in the Starlight when you compared with the Solstice?

Stock opamp. I have been using a Russians 6n6p and a Bugle boy 6dj8 mostly. Now I have a amperex 12au7 in my Solstice and it sounds very nice.
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Stock opamp. I have been using a Russians 6n6p and a Bugle boy 6dj8 mostly. Now I have a amperex 12au7 in my Solstice and it sounds very nice.

Good choices. I found rolling opamps in the Starlight very revealing. At present I am enjoying the clarity, agility and sweetness of an opa 2227 combined with a 12AT7 Bugle Boy. I suspect, however, you will prefer a warmer sound from what you say.

I had thought the Solstice was meant to be more like the Ember, with less configuration options. Now it appears to be akin to the Sunrise 3 in sound.

I was considering buying the Solstice, as an alternative to the Ember, but will now wait until the dust settles.

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It does have a sound more similar to the Sunrise 3, at least that is what Jeremy was telling me. Works for me as I like the warmer sound.

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It does have a sound more similar to the Sunrise 3, at least that is what Jeremy was telling me. Works for me as I like the warmer sound.

That's all that matters. Enjoy! :L3000:

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