Recent content by JWahl
  1. Schiit Bifrost 2

    Please read first: I am unable to use PayPal (and have not, honorably, since about 2015.) To comply with the Head-Fi classifieds rules, I can no longer solicit other direct payment methods without buyer protection. If there is another protected payment service that the buyer would prefer to use...
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    Burson Playmate 2 (3W, ESS9038 DAC, Pre amp, DSD512, USB-C, toslink)

    Shameless plug and long-shot: If any Playmate 2 owners are looking to upgrade, I'm selling off my entire main setup (Burson Soloist 3X, Schiit Bifrost 2, Hifiman HE-6SE V2). There's already interest in the DAC and Headphones, so if only the Soloist remains, I'd still be willing to do a trade...
  3. Burson Soloist 3X Performance

    Please read first: I am unable to use PayPal (and have not, honorably, since about 2015.) To comply with the Head-Fi classifieds rules, I can no longer solicit other direct payment methods without buyer protection. If there is another protected payment service that the buyer would prefer to use...
  4. Schiit Modius (Silver)

    Selling my Schiit Modius in silver. Will include original box and a USB cable. I've had it since the beginning of December 2020, but it's been unused for the last month since I upgraded to the Bifrost 2. Paid $237 new with shipping and taxes included. Asking $190, shipping cost inclusive...
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    Burson Soloist 3X Performance Head/Pre Amp - 8Wpc XLR with MUSE72320 volume control

    It's a little intense, haha. Not something I'd normally listen to, but it's a useful reference for check bass quantity.
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    Burson Soloist 3X Performance Head/Pre Amp - 8Wpc XLR with MUSE72320 volume control

    I might have to try that grill mod; it seems to be popular. I meant to put this in the other post, but here is a great test track for sub-bass. I found it on another video below in which the person was using it to demo the excursion on the REL subwoofer.
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    Burson Soloist 3X Performance Head/Pre Amp - 8Wpc XLR with MUSE72320 volume control

    Yeah, just find a track you know should have some heavy bass, like some electronic music, and just hold the cups a little away from your ears; it's crazy.
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    Burson Soloist 3X Performance Head/Pre Amp - 8Wpc XLR with MUSE72320 volume control

    I'm using the HE-6SE v2 with it and I personally find the mid-bass to be nicely flat (coming from the HD-650) but the sub-bass to be more rolled off than I would like. The latter is just something about the HE-6SE v2 itself, because when I lift the pads a centimeter or two away from my ears...
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    Burson Soloist 3X Performance Head/Pre Amp - 8Wpc XLR with MUSE72320 volume control

    I haven't heard the GS-X Mini but I own the Soloist 3X, and have owned the Gilmore Lite Mk 2 and Burson Fun. If space (width) and cost are no issue, and you're not using something like the HE-6, I'd go for the GS-X Mini, with one caveat. If you're going for "fun factor" as you say, the RME...
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    Burson Soloist 3X Performance Head/Pre Amp - 8Wpc XLR with MUSE72320 volume control

    Fair warning to those with both the Soloist 3X and Schiit products with remotes. I noticed that the input switch button on the Bifrost 2 remote also switches the input on the Soloist 3X if it's in the path of the IR remote. I spent a good 5 minutes or so trying to figure out why I wasn't...
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    Burson Soloist 3X Performance Head/Pre Amp - 8Wpc XLR with MUSE72320 volume control

    Of course, this is just one person's opinion, and I still think it's a terrific choice in its price range compared to a lot of stuff out there. The differences in modern DACs in general are fairly nitpicky, which is why I didn't feel like I was missing too much with the Modius. There's also...
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    Burson Soloist 3X Performance Head/Pre Amp - 8Wpc XLR with MUSE72320 volume control

    I was hesitant to include a direct comparison with the full chain, since I didn't have the HE-6SE when I had the ADI-2. I general, I think their design philosophy is much different. The RME is exceptionally clean, smooth, and measures very well in terms of noise and THD. The features are also...
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    Burson Soloist 3X Performance Head/Pre Amp - 8Wpc XLR with MUSE72320 volume control

    Following up regarding source pairings with the Soloist 3X. I received my replacement Bifrost 2 yesterday and it's working like a charm. I've posted more detailed thoughts on the DAC in the Bifrost 2 thread, but so far this is my favorite pairing yet the Soloist 3X, at least the the HE6-SE V2...
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    Schiit Audio Bifrost 2

    I received my replacement Bifrost 2 earlier today (working properly this time, thankfully) and I've been listening for awhile. So far....it's interesting. In some ways it's exceeded my expectations in areas that I already expected it to excel, yet there's some small weaknesses relative to the...
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    Burson Soloist 3X Performance Head/Pre Amp - 8Wpc XLR with MUSE72320 volume control

    The main thing you'd probably want if you're running the high-tap filters is a dedicated GPU (graphics). The GPU processes similarly to an FPGA in the sense that they can process a lot of mathematical operations in parallel (matrix math) which is helpful for filter computation. The creator and...
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