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New, Burson Playmate 9038 DAC, 2Wpc HeadAmp, Preamp, Changeable opamps.

Discussion in 'Headphone Amps (full-size)' started by raoultrifan, Dec 3, 2018.
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  1. Renfield1217
    Hi Raoultrifan,

    Interesting things on the Burson site...Burson has dropped the price of the Play to $250 and only list the basic version (no remote).

    I received an update email from Burson on my Playmate preorder. They have shipped the first batch of Noir Playmates and Swings. People should receive a confirmation and tracking email within 5-10 business days. Seems they are experiencing some supplier issues which sets back their shipping on the Everest version back to the 15th of Jan.
    Hope this helps if any have not received the email yet.

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  2. raoultrifan
    Well, that probably makes PLAY the cheapest DAC/headamp (able to deliver crisp 2 x 2W w/ Class-A @ 32Ohms) combo from Earth . Seriously, at this price, totally worth every penny; this is not a 2 x TPA6120A2 headamp inside, but a 8 x TO-220 powerful transistors working in Class-A.

    They are probably going to stop production for PLAY soon (if not done it already) and focus on the new arrivals. For those thinking of getting ODAC + O2 (or similar setups) I invite them to read dedicated PLAY thread and PLAY reviews as well...and for about the same money they'll get a powerful amp and a very detailed DAC.

    I still have my V1.6 (LPSU-modded) and the newer V2.2 and don't intend to get rid of any of them. I know, I'm probably too attached of Hi-Fi gear, I know, but still PLAY sound so fast and powerful!
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2019
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  3. Gradius
    A bit odd to see Playmate (Everest) V6 to be $100 more.

    As Vivid and Classic remains at the same price ($649).

    Looks like up to $1000 this thing is the best choice so far?

    I already have Burson's Opamp on my modded Asus STX and love the sound.

    I'm looking for an external unit now.

    Btw, in the manual it says "Font USB-C input" is actually FRONT USB-C input.
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2019
  4. Renfield1217
    Hi raoultrifan,

    Just received my Playmate. Just a heads up.

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  5. Dżoneł
    Ohhhh myyyy, I'm still waiting for my tracking number :/
    Inside photos please! :)
  6. Mouseman
    Yeah, me too. They did take the money out of my account already, so I figure it's a matter of time.
  7. raoultrifan
    Hi Ren, now we can't sleep till you'll upload detailed pics from inside PLAYMATE. :)
  8. Gradius
    And? Still nothing? It's been over a day.

    Perhaps he died from so many orgasms. :beyersmile:
  9. Mouseman
    I just got mine tonight, will post impressions later. So far, it's incredibly resolving. I'm very impressed.

    It just showed up out of the blue, no tracking info.
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  10. Asahi Templar

    I havent got my tracking number either, I preordered one of the silver Everest ones though. Happy people are starting to get them! Hope that means mine will show up soon.
  11. raoultrifan
    Guys, don't mock with us, just stop listening and let us know some inside nudes. :)
  12. Renfield1217
    Not mocking ya, just been busy. Should have some picts up tomorrow for you.
    Been testing all the functions to make sure they all work. Am using it also to preamp my main system so have that testing to do also.
    Just a few early impressions...

    The unit seems to arrived in pristine condition ( no dings, dents or damage in shipping).
    The sound is amazing and this is the basic unit before burn in ( you were correct about the stock basic opamps they are very good but should be fun trying others).
    Changing the settings is hunt and peck ( no guide) is a combination of the settings button and the volume knob.
    Hope this helps...

  13. Renfield1217
    Congrats on receiving your unit.

  14. DjBobby
    You can download the manual here: https://www.bursonaudio.com/downloads/
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