New, Burson Playmate 9038 DAC, 2Wpc HeadAmp, Preamp, Changeable opamps.
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It looks as though there's no stopping the shipment, so your advice makes sense, thanks. As for any price adjustment, I was reminded of my pre-order discount by Burson which they believe somehow entitles them to miss dispatch dates. I know what you mean about expecting delays and none of this would have become an issue if they didn't, when I corresponded with them, promise dispatch dates that came and went. But I'm game to listen to the piece and will compare it to the Mytek I purchased after the third delay. Will let you know, objectively, how the two compare.
Hey Blavine I have to say that communication regarding shipping is one of Bursons biggest weaknesses right now. I'm not sure what accounts for this. Their product is amazing though and I think you'll find their desire to work with their customers is top notch.
 
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When I just let windows 10 install it's driver the Playmate works fine and win10 intalls an Xmos driver but device manager I'm told a driver is missing. Is this the same for everyone else?
 
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The dfu you mean,dynamic firmware update I think that's for.
 
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No, on High it stops after 2s, on Low after few minutes.
Hi horatiu

Really sounds like you have a bad Playmate....and yes I would send it back after asking for a replacement.
You have talked about the high temps, and the sound cutoff after a few seconds....sounds like a component that is faulty in the unit.
contact Burson.

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Thing is it limits the op amp possiblilties makes the unit basically a two opamp unit.

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Thing is it limits the op amp possiblilties makes the unit basically a two opamp unit.

Ren
I don't see it this way, Ren. I'll post again the opamps arrangement:



And a very good single-to-dual DIP8 adapter board with sockets pre-installed: https://www.cimarrontechnology.com/browndog-021001-single-to-dual-op-amp-adapter. Of course, you could find similar adapter on eBay at a fraction of the price, just not sure about the quality (perhaps with DYI this can be done better and cheaper than eBay). Now it might worth doing some measurements prior to purchasing these adapters, because I'm not sure will perfectly fit inside the PLAYMATE.

However, what's really important is that combining the same socket for I/V and LPF makes this the shortest audio path possible, so I only see a highlight here.
 
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Hello all just got my Playmate with the vivid op amps. Everything works perfectly. Currently breaking in will report back once I put some mileage on it.

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I don't see it this way, Ren. I'll post again the opamps arrangement:



And a very good single-to-dual DIP8 adapter board with sockets pre-installed: https://www.cimarrontechnology.com/browndog-021001-single-to-dual-op-amp-adapter. Of course, you could find similar adapter on eBay at a fraction of the price, just not sure about the quality (perhaps with DYI this can be done better and cheaper than eBay). Now it might worth doing some measurements prior to purchasing these adapters, because I'm not sure will perfectly fit inside the PLAYMATE.

However, what's really important is that combining the same socket for I/V and LPF makes this the shortest audio path possible, so I only see a highlight here.
So I have 2 muses 8920 and 2 v6 vivids - what would be the optimal arrangement going from back of Playmate to front?
 
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You should try yourself and see what combination you like most.
As long as you put them in pairs - 2x same model in I/V (green) and 2x same model in LPF/Gain (red) - it will be no problem.
I found the fact that Playmate use 4 dual OP-AMP's a good thing. It's more easy to change them than having duals and singles in the same unit.
 
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So I have 2 muses 8920 and 2 v6 vivids - what would be the optimal arrangement going from back of Playmate to front?
2 x MUSES8920 in IV + 2 x SS V6 in LP/Gain.
 
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Hello all,
I have been running my Playmate for 20 + hours and I have to say I am very impressed! Just listened to some Chesky Classical (Area 31), through my HD800s and Wow, the sound is Vivid as the op Amps are named. Instruments just float in there individual spaces. Huge airy soundstage. Can’t wait to see what this unit sounds like after more break in.

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I don't see it this way, Ren. I'll post again the opamps arrangement:

However, what's really important is that combining the same socket for I/V and LPF makes this the shortest audio path possible, so I only see a highlight here.
Hi Raoul,
I understand your take...but the fact is the I'V needs the same opamps as does the LP and Headphone.. I know I will not be using singles on an adapter to separate the LP from the Headphone.

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You should try yourself and see what combination you like most.
As long as you put them in pairs - 2x same model in I/V (green) and 2x same model in LPF/Gain (red) - it will be no problem.
I found the fact that Playmate use 4 dual OP-AMP's a good thing. It's more easy to change them than having duals and singles in the same unit.
Hi Eiffel,

Agreed on the mixing of singles and duals.

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