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    Sound blaster ZXR V5 Opamp " Out of the box, the music is more cleaner and fuller For the music, my did a quick test between 2 setups (turn off all SBX of ZxR, iCan, iDSD enanchement features during test): Foobar ASIO ZxR > ifi iCan > HE 560 ZxR > (toslink) ifi Micro iDSD (rca) > HDVD 800 > HE 560 Stock opamp: iCan setup score 6/10 compare to iDSD setup. V5i opamp: iCan setup score 8/10 compare to iDSD setup. SBX Studio Pro respond to V5i (test with iCan setup): Bass: the bass boost is least bloat compare to the stock opamp. Crystalizer: with stock opamp, only lossy format (MP3, Youtube…) is benefit from this feature, not with lossless (FLAC…). With V5i installed, the lossless also can benefit now. This is my first time opamp replacement, very nice improvement for music, gaming or movie. The result make me curiuos with how V5 (big one) and SS3601/2 would improve the sound...." Full Article For V5 Opamp Mod: http://www.head-fi.org/t/728124/asus-stx-ii-vs-creative-zxr/135#post_12643166 Full Article For V5i Opamp Mod: http://www.head-fi.org/t/623079/creative-sound-blaster-new-series-z-zx-zxr/3270#post_12985681 Sound blaster ZXR V5 Opamp Sound blaster ZXR V5 Opamp
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    Minimax-DAC-V5-Opamp-MOD Eastern Electric Minimax DAC is a very popular DAC running in Class A and feature both opamp output and tube output. This 32bit 192K DAC has been winning many award around the world. This wonderful little DAC is also great for tweaking not only it allow for easy opamp rolling but also easy tube rolling. Many Head-Fer is passionately supporting this wonderful little DAC (http://www.head-fi.org/t/495800/eastern-electric-minimax-tube-dac-32-bit-dac) One of the Head-fier gets their hands on the latest V5 SS opamp and he modded his Minimax with it and this is his project: (http://www.head-fi.org/t/784790/burson-supreme-sound-audio-v5-opa-d-v5-opa-s-review/15#post_12030233) ..."Impressions I have played a wide variety of music, different sources, different bit rates....approaching 20 hours over the past 3 days so I think I have a hang of the general characteristics of the V5 I have been able to compare it to my (never sell hahaha) Metrum Hex which has been a joy to listen over the past year (spoiler it doesn't beat it, but I'm missing it less than I was prior to the Burson upgrades) and also to the stock Minimax unit. Music listened to during test Infected Mushroom Friends on Mushrooms John Hopkins Insides Lorde Pure Heroine Northlane Singularity Mozart - Requiem in d Minor I listened to each album in its entirety as I base my impressions on my emotional attachment to the music, how easily I can goosebumps and how easily I can get to a place where the music just flows over me in waves rather than having to actively listen and analyse. My impressions were uniform across the various genres of music played - the first is that the sound stage DEPTH is substantially increased, there is far more separation of instruments but also there is more sense of where the instruments are spatially. I very quickly started to feel surrounded by the music whereas before it was far more 2 dimensional. Secondly BASS quality is substantially improved - in this area I would for my listening preference rate this over the Metrum Hex - the BASS was tighter, better defined and controlled. Drums/deep sub bass sections of music quickly gave me a great emotional involvement in the music. With dance music they added additional excitement/energy to the music, and with Classical music a greater sense of scale or grandness. Thirdly the background is blacker - hence the sense of increased depth to the music but also more transparency - I can't exactly describe it but it's the X-factor for me that defines a good piece of Audio equipment - the silence between the notes and the lack of anything getting in the way, no Veil - the V5 Opamps have this characteristic in spades (and the Stock Minimax did not Tube/Opamp or otherwise). I was afraid that the V5's would add too much additional treble energy to the DAC as I have experienced this with some of the Opamps I have tried in the past - trying to increase sound stage and ending up with a thin sounding harsh sound that did nothing for my music pleasure. There is more treble extension with the V5 Opamps but this is smooth and non fatiguing rather than artificially extended - i.e. quality rather than quantity - it gives more impact to cymbals and vocals but without the harsh sibilance that can accompany brighter sources. A few of the reviews I have seen have alluded to the fact that the EE Minimax Dac has a very high potential to be a giant killer if those (pesky) not very good stock Opamps are swapped out. My impressions would mostly support this, the Burson V5 turn this (CHEAP now) Dac into a very very competent source. I didn't mess around with other combinations of Opamp due to the wealth of impressions and threads on exactly that - Most pointed to the final (logical) conclusion that discrete Opamps are the way to go - I'm glad I cut out the middle man and went for the best option. My Litmus test for a piece of audio equipment is how quickly I can relax, close my eyes and go to sleep - I have had a few technically great DACs where I was NEVER able to switch off critical analysis mode - revelling in the detail and sheer clarity but ultimately going nuts when I just can't relax.....These DACs wow with their sheer excitement and energy long enough to get it them out of the showroom and into the front room. The Minimax DAC with the V5 does pass the Litmus test for me - The V5's haven't turned it into a giant 5k DAC killing monster but it's pretty damn close - close enough for me to just listen to the music and revel in the fact that I am more than $2k better off with my new DAC/Opamp combo and getting more than 90% of the enjoyment :-) - done deal! Next moves.... Hmmmm might have to try the capacitor bypass and also change out the cheapo power supply capacitors!! Tried it with Tube mode on and Just 2 V5 Opamps - step backwards for me now - plus from what I can gather the best way to run the Minimax if you use Opamps only is to pull the tube out. Disclaimer - As well as using headphones for this review (SE535, Oppo Pm3, HE-6) I also used a pair of Usher Diamond Mini Dancer 2 speakers....is this even legal on Head-Fi?"... Minimax-DAC-V5-Opamp-MOD1 Minimax-DAC-V5-Opamp-MOD2
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    GUSTARD-H10-V5-SS-OPA-1 The Gustard H10 is a powerful headphone amp running in Class A with fully balanced output. This is great headphone amp design with fantastic value. The H10 has been the hot topic among Head-Fier and DIYer. Apart from great build quality and design the H10 also allow for easy Opamp rolling so that customer can customise its sonic performance (http://www.head-fi.org/t/735828/gustard-h10-high-current-discrete-class-a-output-stage-headphone-amplifier) …”Results LT1355 /w AD797BRZ Results so far I don’t like the LT1355 with the AD797BRz as much as I thought I did, the highs is actually bright sounding from there being too much detail and the mid’s sound like it being held back even though it has some weight to the Mid's. The Drums was ok but the hit hats in a lot of these songs had a Shh to the sound in the first few seconds of them being hit. Second song the separation was ok but the instrument’s was off centered and didn’t sound right to my ears. The only thing good about using the LT1355 with the AD797 was that it did had more weight behind the Mid's. But the Cons out weight the pros. LT1489 /w AD797BRZ The LT1489 and the AD797 are a better match together then the LT1355 was, but there was parts in different songs where it wasn’t clean in some parts and was in others. Couple of songs had a good sound image while others it was hard to tell. But I liked this combo a lot more than the LT1355. The main thing I like about the LT1489 over the LT1355 is it sound stage and sound imaging which are wide and 3Dish when paired with the AD797brz. While the LT1355 had a medium sound stage with Mid’s that wasn’t clean but was full which what I didn’t like about the LT1355 in compared to the LT1489. V5-OPA-D /W AD797BrZ The music sound really nice with this combo, I liked these two more so then the Linear op-amps. Everything sound clear, some songs the location of the piano and drums was placed better and not sound like they took the drums and set them inside the piano. Other song I heard the location of the different sounds easier, the some of the songs had a good spacing between the instruments. V5-OPA-D /w V5-OPA-S The V5’s sound really good the highs are detailed which I find to be smoothed, the voice’s come out clear and clean and have some weight behind them. The drum’s hits are accurate which is very clear with detail, with the way they are produced you can hear how hard the drummer hitting and how soft. The sound stage is really good, the sound has a 3Dish sound to it as the instruments in a lot of songs sound like that they are around you and spaced apart. Conclusion Out of all of the op-amp combo’s that I tried in this review, I enjoyed the V5’s the most. They sound very wonderful to me. As the days go on I feel that I will enjoy them more and more as they burn in. Burson Audio done a very good job creating these op-amps. I know they will sound even better as the days goes on during my listening. I can’t wait to try other op-amps with the Burson’s to see how they perform.”… Full Article: http://www.head-fi.org/t/784790/burson-supreme-sound-audio-v5-opa-d-v5-opa-s-review#post_11997930
  • Each pair of the extension lead is hand made with gold plated socket and 35mm long silver-plated copper multi-stranded conductor. We keep the extension lead length to minimal to avoid any background noise. The extension allows any DIP8 formate opamp to be installed on the side.
  • Need to apply our V5 or V6 opamp to a SOIC (SMD) package? No problem, these adaptors makes it easy.
  • Get the most out of your opamp project. Why not consider adding a small power coupling cap to the +/- power pin? It is an effective tweak in most projects, a good quality MKP will give you a smoother top end roll-off. https://www.bursonaudio.com/burson-ss-opamp-101-part-1-mkp-cap-tweak/
  • Please be aware each of our V6 and V5 discrete opamp already come with a free DIP8 socket, V5i however does not. If you need extra DIP8 socket because you may want a few to spare or apply for other projects you are welcome to order. The photo shows only 2 sockets but this listing comes with 4 sockets.


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