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  1. raoultrifan
    Referring to FUN Basic, did you happen to know a cheaper headamp (less than$ 299) able to deliver in single-ended operation about 2x2W/channel @32Ohms, ideally with discrete output stage? I'm aware about: Massdrop x THX AAA™ 789 (2x1.3W @$349), Lake People G109 (about 2x2W @$450), but both are using opamps in output stage. Also, Matrix HPA-3B and 3U+ are able to deliver 2x2.1W RMS/channel and they're using discrete output stage, but they're above $300, unless Black Friday or Massdrop promos.
    raoultrifan, Jan 27, 2019
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  2. wje
    Thanks for the review. You indicated that the volume knob was "smooth". Does this mean that Burson has moved away from the stepped attenuator on this model? I wasn't a fan of their volume knobs on previous products - though, that's just personal impression and others may not agree.
    wje, Jan 30, 2019
  3. raoultrifan
    It's an analogue ALPS Blue inside, totally low noise headamp for IEMs actually, you could give it a try.
    raoultrifan, Jan 30, 2019
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  4. raoultrifan
    wje, Burson had stepped attenuator inside older headamp, but inside their latest DACs (PLAY, PLAYMATE, SWING) the volume is controlled from inside the DAC chip, like most of 2018-2019 DACs actually (32-bit volume control).
    raoultrifan, Jan 30, 2019
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