Burson Soloist 3X Performance

Sale price$1,144.00

Bundle: Soloist 3XP (Standard)

The Idealist Returns

Burson Audio is challenging the conventional and pushing the boundaries of audio excellence through innovation. A decade ago, we argued against using IC opamps on the audio signal path. Today, our discrete audio opamps are industry benchmarks.

In 2017, we had a breakthrough in power supply research. It led to the development of our proprietary Max Current Power Supply (MCPS). Superior to both transformer-based and conventional switching power supply designs, the MCPS is featured in all Burson products, winning awards and leaving competitors in the dust.

We don’t advertise, buy reviews, nor attend trade-shows, and we certainly don’t markup prices to cover such costs. Instead, we build products that speak for themselves and build relationships directly with fellow audiophiles. We also work with selective, like-minded audio stores around the world which contributes to their local audio community.

Burson Soloist 3x performance showing internals with op amps

Astonishing Power

The Soloist 3X-Performance spits out 8000mW in XLR and 4000mW single-ended. Yet, it can drive headphones up to 110db sensitivity without detectable current noise. There is simply nothing like it in the industry.

The key to this ferocious power and pitch-black background is 3 sets of Burson proprietary Max Current Power Supplies (MCPS), delivering instant, abundant and clean energy to its fully discrete and Class-A circuitry.

Burson Soloist 3x performance showing front panel with headphone outs

Elitist Volume Control

The Soloist uses the legendary MUSES72320 volume controller. The same controller using by industry aristocrats such as the Pass Lab XP-30, the AVM Ovation and other flagship preamps priced for the fortunate few. 

Being a resistance ladder circuit, the MUSE72320 has perfect channel balance and separation, resulting in a phenomenal sound stage. When combined with three levels of gain and our input buffer stage, The Soloist matches any headphone and loudspeaker amplifier perfectly.

Burson Soloist 3x performance internals

Headphone Power Amp Mode

Less is more, and that is the truth even when using the best components on the signal path. Although the MUSE72320 is an incredible volume controller, we’ll let you bypass it when your DAC or preamp already controls volume.

You can also use the Soloist X to boost the driving power of your favourite soundcard while centralising volume control from your favourite playback software or games. It would be the ultimate upgrade to any listening and gaming experience.

Burson Soloist 3x performance Op amp internal shots

Self-Assured But Never Self-centred

The Soloist is confident and self-assured, but it still plays to your preference. It encourages opamp rolling with gold plated DIP8 sockets on its signal path. With countless audio opamps out there, you have complete freedom to create a unique listening experience.

Burson Soloist with Composer

Listening Impression

Never drawing attention to itself, the Soloist is not a flamboyant showman but a phenomenal performer that lets you discover your favourite tunes anew. It powers through any demanding work with precision, reveals micro-details which makes music magical and unveils the emotional core within the rhythms. With our blood, and tradition pumping through its veins, the Burson Soloist 3X returns to entertain a new generation of audience.

Burson Soloist 3x performance specifications


Measurement Package Content
Input impedance: 35 KOhms Soloist 3X Performance (M-120X)
Frequency response: ± 1 dB 0 – 48Khz Remote Control
THD: <0.0015% 24V Power Unit
Output impedance (Headphone Amp): 0.5 Ohm Power Cable
Output impedance (Pre Out ): 25 Ohm
Inputs: 1 x XLR1 x RCA1 x Mic Bypass Weight: app. 3 kg
Outputs: 1 x XLR Preamp/DAC1 x XLR Headphone Jack1 X SE Headphone Jack Dimensions: 200 X 250 X 60mm
Impedance (Headphone Jack) Power XLR / SE Signal to Noise Ratio Separation
16 Ohm 8 / 4W 110db 99%
32 Ohm 4 / 2W 110db 99%
100 Ohm 1 / 0.5W 112db 99%
150 Ohm 600/300mW 105db 99%
300 Ohm 300/150mW 106db 99.50%