Burson Soloist 3X Performance Head/Pre Amp - 8Wpc XLR with MUSE72320 volume control
Mar 21, 2021 at 11:21 AM Post #856 of 1,514

MakubexGB

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Oh, I think my A90 is in great shape. One area, I wish I could get more from A90 is the preamp sections. I mainly listen to Active speakers since working from home. I read Soloist get very strong preamp section. I really curious about that as well.
That's good. Just try not to charge yourself with too much static electricity before approaching the A90. :sweat_smile:

I haven't used the pre-amps on the Soloist yet. Hopefully someone else here can provide more info.
 
Mar 24, 2021 at 5:06 PM Post #858 of 1,514

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I tried something today with my chain that I hadn't tried before and am really enjoying it.

I put the Soloist in 'Headphone Power Amp Mode' on medium gain. I then use the RME ADI-2 for volume control. Threw in some PEQ and played with RME's loudness implementation.... Wow! My Arya's woke up big time. I have been missing out. If you have an ADI-2 and a soloist I highly recommend you give this configuration a try. I have struggled to get Arya to produce bass to my liking. Adding PEQ bass shelf helped, but it just wasn't enough before it went to crap. Using the RME for volume control and using loudness seems to work better than adding in the same amount of bass via PEQ alone. Very cool and fun.
 
Mar 24, 2021 at 7:53 PM Post #860 of 1,514

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That's good. Just try not to charge yourself with too much static electricity before approaching the A90. :sweat_smile:

I haven't used the pre-amps on the Soloist yet. Hopefully someone else here can provide more info.
My composer 3x is a great preamp driving a 200wpc rotel power amp. So i expect the soloist would be too.
 
Mar 24, 2021 at 10:01 PM Post #862 of 1,514

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R2R is in da house 😊
 

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Mar 25, 2021 at 11:01 AM Post #863 of 1,514

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The Soloist 3X is magic as a preamp with active speakers. Can't be happier with how it drives my Focal Shape 65 monitors.
Tell more about this? I am keen to know this set up. I also use R2R DAC.
 
Mar 25, 2021 at 2:25 PM Post #865 of 1,514

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I can tell you that the R2R - Soloist combination is fantastic.
I use a Denafrips Pontus II and the Soloist.
Thanks. I love R2R a lot. I am currently running Holo Spring 2+A90. Still not sure whether to upgrade from A90 to Soloist yet.
 
Mar 25, 2021 at 3:23 PM Post #867 of 1,514

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Before the Soloist I had the A90. I am very happy that I sold the A90 and replaced it with the Soloist.
If you can please do the same, the Soloist is wonderful.
Wow! That's such a high praise. May I know which factor Soloist improved? I would at least assume it has a better preamp. What about the headphones amp part? Which headphones you are using? Thanks!
 
Mar 25, 2021 at 4:15 PM Post #868 of 1,514

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Wow! È un elogio così alto. Posso sapere quale fattore Solista è migliorato? Almeno presumo che abbia un preamplificatore migliore. E la parte dell'amplificatore per cuffie? Quali cuffie stai usando? Grazie!
It has improved in everything. Warmth, detail, depth, stage, it has lost the feeling of digital, very analog.
I use a Denon AH-D9200 and Hifiman HE6se.
I am madly in love with my current setup
 
Mar 25, 2021 at 6:36 PM Post #870 of 1,514

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Wow! That's such a high praise. May I know which factor Soloist improved? I would at least assume it has a better preamp. What about the headphones amp part? Which headphones you are using? Thanks!
check sinxger sa-1
 

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