Burson Soloist 3X Performance Head/Pre Amp - 8Wpc XLR with MUSE72320 volume control
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Thank you for your post. Did you have your system plugged into a power conditioner before, or straight into the wall?
No, nothing specific. Just APC Performance Surge Arrest like this. It has a noise filter I think.

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Another set of volume controller chip arrived today. Hopefully this wont have an issue now. Burson have been very fast with the support so far.
 
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Just for the heads up guys, the second batch of volume control chip that burson sent is working properly. No volume jump from 51-52 and not stucked on the headphone poweramp mode.
 
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Hey guys, just a quick question. Got the Soloist 3xp delivered today ... and it came with a standard chinese switching PSU. I was under the impression one of the USPs of this amp is that it comes with a specially designed PSU from Burson ... I'm confused 😐 🤔
 
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Hey guys, just a quick question. Got the Soloist 3xp delivered today ... and it came with a standard chinese switching PSU. I was under the impression one of the USPs of this amp is that it comes with a specially designed PSU from Burson ... I'm confused 😐 🤔
MCPS is in the unit itself.
 
Jul 27, 2021 at 10:28 AM Post #1,267 of 1,540

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Hey guys, just a quick question. Got the Soloist 3xp delivered today ... and it came with a standard chinese switching PSU. I was under the impression one of the USPs of this amp is that it comes with a specially designed PSU from Burson ... I'm confused 😐 🤔
To add to Battousai's comment, in addition to the built in MCPS, there is a custom power adapter that you can get from Burson, that's the super charger but, as you noticed, it's sold separately.
 
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Thanks guys, just wanted to make sure that I'm not missing out. The amp is stragit from the factory so it needs to burn in and loose up a bit, but it's already very impressive. Coming from smsl sp400 the power is comparable, but the dynamics and clarity in the upper midrange and top end is noticably better, by noticably I mean it took my gf 20 sec of a / b ing to say "that one sounds cleaner" and she doesn't know anything about audio. Nice one, I thought it will not be an obvious improvement, but ... I was wrong and I'm glad I was : )
 
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Thanks guys, just wanted to make sure that I'm not missing out. The amp is stragit from the factory so it needs to burn in and loose up a bit, but it's already very impressive. Coming from smsl sp400 the power is comparable, but the dynamics and clarity in the upper midrange and top end is noticably better, by noticably I mean it took my gf 20 sec of a / b ing to say "that one sounds cleaner" and she doesn't know anything about audio. Nice one, I thought it will not be an obvious improvement, but ... I was wrong and I'm glad I was : )
Since yours is new and straight from Burson, I wonder if it came with the fixed volume firmware chip. Do you experience a significant increase (volume jump) when going from 51 to 52?
 
Jul 27, 2021 at 3:05 PM Post #1,271 of 1,540

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Just for the heads up guys, the second batch of volume control chip that burson sent is working properly. No volume jump from 51-52 and not stucked on the headphone poweramp mode.
Now that I think about it, for people that use power-amp mode regularly, that volume chip is a keeper. Don't have to wait every 12 really long seconds. lol

MCPS is in the unit itself.
According to their MCPS video from Burson, it's a 2-stage thing the first stage being the power supply itself...unless I'm misunderstanding something.
 
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Yeah that makes sense, so I was referring to the standard switching "made in China" (which is not a bad thing btw) PSU that came with it. Good to know that it is how it's supposed to and the 2nd stage is the system inside the unit. I have to say I'm really impressed with this unit. It's small, light, looks and most importantly sounds the part. The only downside is the power on / off clicks ... which I was hoping not to have at this price point ... but ... ifi micro idsd is also notorious for clicks ... still, would be nice to have silent on / off. Other than that, great unit, driving Susvara and 1266 like a champ.
 
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