Burson V6 Vivid and V6 Classic fully discrete audio opamps

Both designs evolved from the Burson V5. But just as evolution is never linear, two V6 circuitries emerged to compete for the hearts and minds of music enthusiasts.

Designed to optimise audio performance

A surgeon never uses a Swiss Army knife. An astronomer never studies our universe with binoculars. No matter the industry specialized tooling is required to optimize performance. This is often overlooked in audio design where general-purpose IC-based opamps are widely used.

Our opamps, are specifically designed to optimize audio performance, and our V6 discrete opamps [+] are our sharpest tools yet.


The Best Upgrade and Easiest Upgrade

Measuring 12.4mm X 14.5mm X 29mm (0.48 in x 0.57 in x 1.14 in) the V6 are the smallest discrete op-amps in the world. They conveniently fit wherever they’re used.

The V6 are the only opamps in the world with reverse voltage protection. While other opamps are instantly damaged if reversely installed, the V6 are designed to survive such accidents unscathed.


Unsurpassed Performance Driven by Passion and Refined over time

The V6 Vivid and V6 Classic are the results of over 12 years of research and six generations of designs. They are the most refined we have ever created.

Here is how they compare

Opamp ModelDesignMin Supply VoltageMax Supply VoltageCurrent ConsumptionUnity Gain (I/V) StableReverse Voltage Protection
V4Fully Discrete±5V / 10VDC± 20V / 40VDCSingle 20mA
Dual 40mA
V5iPartially Discrete±5V / 10VDC± 16V / 32VDCSingle 5mA
Dual 10mA
V5Fully Discrete±3.5V/7VDC± 15V / 30VDCSingle 7mA
Dual 14mA
V6 VividFully Discrete±3.5V/7VDC± 16.5V / 33VDCSingle 7mA
Dual 14mA
V6 ClassicFully Discrete±3.5V/7VDC± 16.5V / 33VDCSingle 7mA
Dual 14mA

Unsurpassed Quality

Like our passion for audio, our Opamps are guaranteed to last a lifetime. We use the best components and make them perform even better with the painstaking selection and meticulous component matching process.

A lifetime warranty covers every Burson Opamp in the world right now, be they V1 or V6, something, no other op-amp manufacturer dares to offer. Together with the reverse voltage protection featuring in our V6, we are showing fellow customers and manufacturing partners our commitment to quality and our care for their investments.


V6 Vivid vs V6 Classic

The V6 Vivid is dynamic, transparent and exciting. It is the V5 sound improved on all aspects. From its incredible dynamic range, three-dimensional soundstage to its ability to reproduce the finest micro details. It invites you to witness that moment of recording. Play Norah Jones’ Come Away with Me, and suddenly you are in the best seat in the house. Norah and her handsome band materialize vividly on stage and you are immersed in magic.

The V6 Classic deviates further from its V5 foundation. With an entirely different output stage design, it is intimate, exquisite and very engaging. With the V6 Classic, Norah is asking you to come closer. She wrote the song for you and she is singing it to you. It was time to stop analyzing and start living in the moment.

We love both equally, and we know fellow music enthusiasts will too.

Here are three simple steps to find out if the Supreme Sound Opamp (SSO) will work for you.

  • Identify the op-amp inside your component.
  • Is it an 8-pin IC chip like the one below highlighted in red?
  • Take note of the model number of the op-amp highlighted in yellow
  • Take note of the pin-1 indicator with a half-cut circle highlighted in blue
  • Determine if you need a dual-SS op-amp or a single-SS op-amp

The SS Opamp is directly replaceable with the following opamps

Dual Op-amps:
AD823, AD823AN, AD8066, AD8620, AD712, AD827, C4570, JRC4556AD, JRC4580, JRC5532, JRC5532D, JRC5532, LF353, LM4562, LME49860, LM833N, LME49720, MUSES8920, NE5532, NEC4520, NEC4570, NJM2068D, NJM2114, NJM2214D, NJM4558, NJM4558D, NJM4560, NJM5532, NJM4558P, OP275, OPA1612, OPA2277PA, OPA2132, OPA2134, OPA2604, JRC4558, RC4558D, RC4558P, TL052, TL072, MUSES01, MUSES02, MUSES8820, MUSES8920, MUSES8832, BA15532

Single Op-amps:
NE5534, JRC5534, LT1122, TL071, OPA134, OPA627, AD811, AD829, AD844, OPA604, AD8610, AD711, AD797, LME49990, LME49710

If your op-amp isn’t listed above let us know the model number and details of your project and we’ll be happy to help you.

Installation Steps

1. Make sure you have the right SS Op-Amp
– V5-OPA-D = dual Version Op-Amp = suitable to replace dual version chip opamps
– V5-OPA-S = single Version Op-Amp – suitable to replace single version chip opamps

2. Plug it in the right direction
Align the half moon marking on the PCB or IC socket to the half moon cut out on the SS Op-Amp enclosure (refer to photo below)

3. Register the SS Op-Amp for a life-time of warranty
Only by completing this simple registration via this link (/warranty-diy/), will your SS Op-Amps be covered for life.

Please note that not following the first 2 steps above will certainly destroy the SS Op-amp, such cases will not be covered by our warranty.

Optional Tweaks for your SS Opamp

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V5 SS Opamp Data Sheet


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