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  1. #1
    Join Date: Jan 2008

    Location: West Yorkshire

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    I'm Andy.

    Default New Power Amp

    End of last week bought the Burston Bang off of Bigman80 which arrived today.
    So tonight plumb it in and listening to some choons.
    So far impressed with what is coming out of my speakers.

    Just need to lower the gain as the preamp volume control would normally be pointing at 9 o'clock for a reasonable noise it now needs to be it around 8 o'clock with just before 7 o'clock being no sound!!

    A pic of it lost in the rack with one of the kittens enjoying the choons with me

    Main system:

    Digital.
    Philips DCC 730
    Technics SL-PJ28A CD Player
    Analogue.
    Michell Orbe with arm decoupling kit & Pete's Pylons. SME V. Goldring Elite MC and Firebottle OTP MKII Phono Amp
    Lenco L75 in Birch ply plinth. Linn Basik Plus. Denon 103M cart Cairn Boost Phono Amp
    Network Player.
    Raspberry PI plus IQAudio DAC+ (also used as a CD player) plus Pi NAS Server
    Amp.
    Pure Sound A30
    Speakers
    Reiver Jenna floor standers
    HeadPhones.
    Sennheiser HD545 Ref, HD600, HD477
    Headphone Amp
    Myryad Z40 (also used as a pre amp)
    Backup Speakers.
    TDL RTL2, Some home made concoction...
    Backup Amps
    Audiolab 8000a, Armstrong something or other, Amstrad Quadraphonic something or other, home built EL34 power amps.....

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    Join Date: Nov 2015

    Location: Wolverhampton

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    I'm Oliver.

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    I'll be honest, that ampifier is far better than anyone will give it credit for.

    It's got no grain or harshness and it's actually pretty sweet sounding.

    I was very impressed with it and I'm pleased you're enjoying it. You'd struggled to better one of these with the V6 opamp for 250.

    Personal opinion as always.

  3. #3
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    Had a few amps over the years and have to say, so far impressed with this one.

    What shall I do with the valve amp now - storage or sell????
    Main system:

    Digital.
    Philips DCC 730
    Technics SL-PJ28A CD Player
    Analogue.
    Michell Orbe with arm decoupling kit & Pete's Pylons. SME V. Goldring Elite MC and Firebottle OTP MKII Phono Amp
    Lenco L75 in Birch ply plinth. Linn Basik Plus. Denon 103M cart Cairn Boost Phono Amp
    Network Player.
    Raspberry PI plus IQAudio DAC+ (also used as a CD player) plus Pi NAS Server
    Amp.
    Pure Sound A30
    Speakers
    Reiver Jenna floor standers
    HeadPhones.
    Sennheiser HD545 Ref, HD600, HD477
    Headphone Amp
    Myryad Z40 (also used as a pre amp)
    Backup Speakers.
    TDL RTL2, Some home made concoction...
    Backup Amps
    Audiolab 8000a, Armstrong something or other, Amstrad Quadraphonic something or other, home built EL34 power amps.....

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    Join Date: Jan 2019

    Location: Kent UK

    Posts: 322
    I'm Martin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gninnam View Post
    Had a few amps over the years and have to say, so far impressed with this one.

    What shall I do with the valve amp now - storage or sell????
    Use it in the winter and your green credentials will remain intact.


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    Join Date: Sep 2009

    Location: west mids, UK

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    I'm Phil.

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    keep it so you can compare sounds in the future
    1]bel canto pre 3 vbs, ice power amps /onkyo sacd, modwright jolida dac
    sonos, . tannoy eaton legacy 2]bel canto pre 3 vbs bc ref s500 marantz sa8005, black ice dsd dac and RFC impulse ta`us , track audio stands

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    Join Date: Jan 2008

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    True !!
    Main system:

    Digital.
    Philips DCC 730
    Technics SL-PJ28A CD Player
    Analogue.
    Michell Orbe with arm decoupling kit & Pete's Pylons. SME V. Goldring Elite MC and Firebottle OTP MKII Phono Amp
    Lenco L75 in Birch ply plinth. Linn Basik Plus. Denon 103M cart Cairn Boost Phono Amp
    Network Player.
    Raspberry PI plus IQAudio DAC+ (also used as a CD player) plus Pi NAS Server
    Amp.
    Pure Sound A30
    Speakers
    Reiver Jenna floor standers
    HeadPhones.
    Sennheiser HD545 Ref, HD600, HD477
    Headphone Amp
    Myryad Z40 (also used as a pre amp)
    Backup Speakers.
    TDL RTL2, Some home made concoction...
    Backup Amps
    Audiolab 8000a, Armstrong something or other, Amstrad Quadraphonic something or other, home built EL34 power amps.....

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    Join Date: Nov 2015

    Location: Wolverhampton

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    Quote Originally Posted by gninnam View Post
    Had a few amps over the years and have to say, so far impressed with this one.

    What shall I do with the valve amp now - storage or sell????
    If the Burson is doing the stuff you lke and you can't see yourself going back, flog the valve amp.

    Don''t be concerned about the lack of "prestige" (im sure you aren't) because its a class act, it just is under the radar atm. For the money they really are a steal

  8. #8
    Join Date: Jan 2008

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigman80 View Post
    If the Burson is doing the stuff you lke and you can't see yourself going back, flog the valve amp.

    Don''t be concerned about the lack of "prestige" (im sure you aren't) because its a class act, it just is under the radar atm. For the money they really are a steal
    I think I will put the valve amp in storage for a while (will need to change the rack as designed around the valve amp) and use the Burson for a few months.
    When winter comes round, put the valve amp back in and enjoy the extra warmth

    Just using the passive pre-amp that Oli bundled in and apart from some hum (suspect earth issue somewhere) does sound very nice (great tone using CD's).
    Main system:

    Digital.
    Philips DCC 730
    Technics SL-PJ28A CD Player
    Analogue.
    Michell Orbe with arm decoupling kit & Pete's Pylons. SME V. Goldring Elite MC and Firebottle OTP MKII Phono Amp
    Lenco L75 in Birch ply plinth. Linn Basik Plus. Denon 103M cart Cairn Boost Phono Amp
    Network Player.
    Raspberry PI plus IQAudio DAC+ (also used as a CD player) plus Pi NAS Server
    Amp.
    Pure Sound A30
    Speakers
    Reiver Jenna floor standers
    HeadPhones.
    Sennheiser HD545 Ref, HD600, HD477
    Headphone Amp
    Myryad Z40 (also used as a pre amp)
    Backup Speakers.
    TDL RTL2, Some home made concoction...
    Backup Amps
    Audiolab 8000a, Armstrong something or other, Amstrad Quadraphonic something or other, home built EL34 power amps.....

  9. #9
    Join Date: Nov 2015

    Location: Wolverhampton

    Posts: 10,156
    I'm Oliver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gninnam View Post
    I think I will put the valve amp in storage for a while (will need to change the rack as designed around the valve amp) and use the Burson for a few months.
    When winter comes round, put the valve amp back in and enjoy the extra warmth

    Just using the passive pre-amp that Oli bundled in and apart from some hum (suspect earth issue somewhere) does sound very nice (great tone using CD's).
    Hum? How strange. I've been using that combo on and off for months in the garage and never had a problem. That was via CD too.

    Strange.

  10. #10
    Join Date: Jan 2008

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    If I touch the chassis or volume control it gets louder.
    If I touch the chassis' of both the pre and power amps at the same time - no noise.

    The cables I use are very tight when pushed in and thought I would check them. Noticed that when I tried to move one of them the RCA female socket in the pre amp moved so could just be that?

    No biggy as you chucked it in for free
    Main system:

    Digital.
    Philips DCC 730
    Technics SL-PJ28A CD Player
    Analogue.
    Michell Orbe with arm decoupling kit & Pete's Pylons. SME V. Goldring Elite MC and Firebottle OTP MKII Phono Amp
    Lenco L75 in Birch ply plinth. Linn Basik Plus. Denon 103M cart Cairn Boost Phono Amp
    Network Player.
    Raspberry PI plus IQAudio DAC+ (also used as a CD player) plus Pi NAS Server
    Amp.
    Pure Sound A30
    Speakers
    Reiver Jenna floor standers
    HeadPhones.
    Sennheiser HD545 Ref, HD600, HD477
    Headphone Amp
    Myryad Z40 (also used as a pre amp)
    Backup Speakers.
    TDL RTL2, Some home made concoction...
    Backup Amps
    Audiolab 8000a, Armstrong something or other, Amstrad Quadraphonic something or other, home built EL34 power amps.....

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