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    Re: Soulution 330 integrated

    Looks nice!!!!
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    Re: Soulution 330 integrated

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    Nice Mike ..... whats the power output on the soulution ...?
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    Re: Soulution 330 integrated

    Quote Originally Posted by a.wayne View Post
    Nice Mike ..... whats the power output on the soulution ...?
    120 into 8.


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    Re: Soulution 330 integrated

    Nice, Mike. Does this also use the LEEDH volume control "methodology"? Mighty impressed with it based on my experience with Lumin's producs.

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    Re: Soulution 330 integrated

    Now that you've had a day or so. How do the Clairisys sound with the entry level Soulution?

    I really haven't listened to the 300 series much.
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    Soulution 330 integrated

    Quote Originally Posted by the professor View Post
    Now that you've had a day or so. How do the Clairisys sound with the entry level Soulution?

    I really haven't listened to the 300 series much.
    Fabulous! Such control, clarity, bass(!!!), musicality. The DAC in it is great too!


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    Re: Soulution 330 integrated

    That's great. A 1 box setup. I didn't realize that you could get a dac inside. How much is it? (330+dac)
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    Re: Soulution 330 integrated

    Quote Originally Posted by the professor View Post
    That's great. A 1 box setup. I didn't realize that you could get a dac inside. How much is it? (330+dac)
    $37,200


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    Re: Soulution 330 integrated

    Thanks
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    Re: Soulution 330 integrated

    I just got a chance to do some critical listening to the Soulution 330 and wanted to share my thoughts.

    Puma Cat, I saw you asked if the 330 used LEEDH volume control. My understanding is that a resistor relay system is used. Soulution's webpage for the 330 talks about how the signal path temporarily switches over to a programmable gain amplifier while the volume is being changed, before switching back to the resistors.

    I set things up with the Lumin X1 streaming DAC and Vivid Audio Giya G3 Series 2 speakers, and listened to my standard evaluation playlist.

    The superior soundstage and imaging was the first thing I noticed, right away. I was hearing instruments and sounds positioned very precisely across the entire space between the speakers. The second thing that was very obvious was how realistic things sounded: vocals, percussion on orchestral tracks, the audience from a live performance recordings, etc. Also the bass was very tight and punchy with excellent weight. I also heard a lot of low level subtle detail reproduced extremely well. There is one part I remember where a soft and relatively quiet vibration pans across, and I think this may be the clearest and most accurately I have heard it reproduced.
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    Re: Soulution 330 integrated

    Quote Originally Posted by NekoAudio View Post
    I just got a chance to do some critical listening to the Soulution 330 and wanted to share my thoughts.

    Puma Cat, I saw you asked if the 330 used LEEDH volume control. My understanding is that a resistor relay system is used. Soulution's webpage for the 330 talks about how the signal path temporarily switches over to a programmable gain amplifier while the volume is being changed, before switching back to the resistors.

    I set things up with the Lumin X1 streaming DAC and Vivid Audio Giya G3 Series 2 speakers, and listened to my standard evaluation playlist.

    The superior soundstage and imaging was the first thing I noticed, right away. I was hearing instruments and sounds positioned very precisely across the entire space between the speakers. The second thing that was very obvious was how realistic things sounded: vocals, percussion on orchestral tracks, the audience from a live performance recordings, etc. Also the bass was very tight and punchy with excellent weight. I also heard a lot of low level subtle detail reproduced extremely well. There is one part I remember where a soft and relatively quiet vibration pans across, and I think this may be the clearest and most accurately I have heard it reproduced.
    I'd be interested in hearing one sometime. I have limited experience with Soulution. Last time I heard a full Soulution system, it was at the (now defunct) CA Audio Show in Emeryville about 11 years or so ago, and personally, I found their "character" to be very clean, but "sterile", soul-less, and uninvolving. Maybe the sonic qualities and attributes of their products have changed since then, I just don't know.

    DarTZeel, on the other hand, was an entirely different experience, altogether....WOW!
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    Re: Soulution 330 integrated

    Well, DarTZeel is certainly designed with a very different sound signature as the goal. So if you strongly prefer DarTZeel, then I'm not surprised that Soulution didn't do it for you.
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    Re: Soulution 330 integrated

    Quote Originally Posted by NekoAudio View Post
    Well, DarTZeel is certainly designed with a very different sound signature as the goal. So if you strongly prefer DarTZeel, then I'm not surprised that Soulution didn't do it for you.
    what's a sound signature, always under the impression neutrality was the goal?
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    Re: Soulution 330 integrated

    Quote Originally Posted by Porsche View Post
    what's a sound signature, always under the impression neutrality was the goal?
    I don't think that's necessarily the primary goal of many audio manufacturers, especially because that isn't necessarily the primary goal of many customers. I assume you picked Burmester because you liked their sound more than the alternatives. So those alternatives must have sounded different, and less preferable, to you.
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    Re: Soulution 330 integrated

    Quote Originally Posted by NekoAudio View Post
    I don't think that's necessarily the primary goal of many audio manufacturers, especially because that isn't necessarily the primary goal of many customers. I assume you picked Burmester because you liked their sound more than the alternatives. So those alternatives must have sounded different, and less preferable, to you.
    I would agree as well as add that there are clearly-defined customer segments that prefer a particular "sound" or "signature". An classic example is McIntosh paired with Sonus Faber speakers. Doesn't do it for me personally, but it certainly does for a lot of folks. And for that specfic pairing, "neutral" is not an adjective that springs to mind.
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    A "sound signature" is what sounds correct to the designer of the amp. If that wasn't the case all amplifiers would sound the same and measure the same so Amir would love them all.
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    Re: Soulution 330 integrated

    Quote Originally Posted by Porsche View Post
    what's a sound signature, always under the impression neutrality was the goal?
    What's neutral? Is your definition of neutrality same as mine? Probably not.

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