Connect With USB-C,
2.5W @ 32Ω
If you are more of a purist and love to enjoy the technical bits in your music, you will love Playmate 2 to the core. It presents the intricacies and nuances that you might not have experienced with this much distinction. The transparency and clarity are exceptional and the level of detail is outstanding.
ENJOY A HIGH-FIDELITY AUDIO EXPERIENCE WITH THE BURSON AUDIO PLAYMATE 2
Burson Audio is well known for challenging the conventional and pushing the boundaries of audio excellence through innovation. They are recognised in the audio industry for their use of discrete audio Opamps in the audio signal chain in their devices. They have also developed an award-winning proprietary Max Current Power Supply (MCPS) that is superior to both transformer-based and conventional switching power supply designs. Leveraging their expertise Burson Audio presents the Playmate 2. The Playmate 2 delivers a beautifully detailed performance that is nuanced, revealing, and yet with just enough hint of Class-A lushness to impart a sense of immersion into your music.
MODERN DIGITAL AUDIO ARCHITECTURE THAT DELIVERS PRISTINE AUDIO
It took years for Burson Audio Playmate 2 to improve upon its predecessor, and it blows the competition away. XMOS USB receiver chips and SABRE32/ESS9038Q2M DAC chips are included to ensure low latency and bit-perfect audio playback. These chips are the most advanced digital processors money can buy, and the result is unsurpassed processing power, perfectly playing back DSD512 and 32bit/786 kHz audio. The Playmate 2 delivers an accurate representation of your music and audio with its latest technology and advanced connectivity. The Playmate 2 offers easy plug-and-play connectivity with Windows, Mac OS, iOS and other mobile operating systems to elevate your music listening experience exponentially.
CLASS A AMP STAGE WITH TWO-LEVEL GAIN AND 100-STEP VOLUME CONTROL
Burson Audio Playmate 2 is a vastly improved version of the original Playmate. Burson Audio Playmate 2 takes up the concept of the original Playmate and upgrades it to keep up with the times. The Burson Audio Playmate 2 features a Class-A amplification stage with 3Wpc of output, capable of churning out ample power to drive various power-hungry headphones. To add to the Class-A architecture, Playmate 2 utilises a 100-step volume control with two levels of gain setting. The Playmate 2 churns out 110dB of gain when paired with an IEM and 70 dB when using it with planar magnetic headphones. This power allows the Playmate 2 to be paired with a variety of headphones and IEM to deliver the best quality of sound.
UPGRADABLE DESIGN WITH OPAMP ROLLING CAPABILITY TO TAILOR THE SOUND
Burson Audio and the team of engineers working on the Playmate 2 have carefully designed the audio architecture to support Opamp rolling. What this means is that you can change, upgrade and even try out various Opamps to suit your sonic taste. The Playmate 2 comes bundled with IC Opamps and 4 detachable DIP sockets can be replaced with Burson’s components to upgrade the sound or tailor it to the listener’s preference. The Playmate 2 encourages Opamp rolling with the four DIP sockets along its signal path. With hundreds of audio opamps out there, you have the freedom to tailor your listening experience to your preference. The Burson Audio Playmate 2 energises every note and space in between, bringing accuracy and micro-details.
THOUGHTFUL I/O OPTIONS, INCLUDING HD MIC INPUT AND OPTICAL INPUT
Burson Audio Playmate 2 features superior connectivity options. Embedded with a powerful, High Definition Microphone input for gaming, Optical input for gaming consoles. For the output stage, you get RCA connectors and for the input stage, you get 24bit 192k Toslink and USB connectors. In addition to these the Burson Audio Playmate 2 also offers two headphone outputs on the front of the panel for easy connectivity. The inclusion of these technologies elevates the Burson Audio Playmate 2 to the next level and adds the capability to pair with gaming consoles and use a microphone without any hassle and need for additional drivers.
UTILISING BURSON’S MAX CURRENT POWER SUPPLY TO DELIVER CLEAN POWER
The Playmate 2 features the same Max Current Power Supply (MCPS) that has made the Conductor 3 Reference legendary. A technology developed, owned and used exclusively by Burson Audio, the MCPS raises voltage frequency from 50Hz to 170kHz, pushing noise beyond human hearing. This power supply overcame the disadvantages of both linear power supplies and conventional switching power supplies, resulting in incredible dynamic and micro-details. The Burson Audio Playmate 2 with the MCPS charges the Playmate at 170 thousand times per second while other power supplies do 50 per second. The MCPS adds extra Power, dynamics, and micro-details, allowing the Playmate 2 to shine.
BUILT WITH MACHINED ALUMINIUM HEATSINK ENCLOSURE WITH A SCREEN
Burson Audio is known to transform devices from monsters with heat-fins into elegant, desktop-friendly machines, and they do it through the machined aluminium enclosure. The enclosure of the Burson Audio Playmate 2 is built from high-quality aluminium. The machined aluminium enclosure has a minimal design and acts as a heat-sink, which is more efficient than many enclosures. The all-new screen and interface program deliver a calming and intuitive user experience. Its machined solid aluminium knob offers fine control and feels luxurious.
|INPUT IMPEDANCE||38 KOhms|
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE||± 1dB 0 – 35Khz|
|OUTPUT IMPEDANCE (HEAD AMP)||<2 Ohm|
|OUTPUT IMPEDANCE (PRE OUT)||15 Ohm|
|OUTPUTS||RCA Pre-Amp / Headphone Jack|
|WEIGHT||app. 3 kg|
|DIMENSIONS||190mm x 150mm x 60mm|
|CHANNEL SEPARATION||128dB @ 1KHz, 121dB @ 20KHz|
|THD+N||0.0018% @ 1KHz, 0dBFS|
|DESKTOP OS||Win XP, 7, 8, 10 Mac OSX|
|MOBILE OS||iOS* & Android (OTG support)|
|PCM & DXD SUPPORT||PCM ≤ 768kHz up to 32bits|
|NATIVE DSD||Native DSD 64 / 128 / 256 / 512|
|DSD OVER PCM||DoP64 / DoP128 / DoP256|
|IMPEDANCE / POWER / SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO / SEPARATION||16 Ohm / 3.5W / 96dB / 99%|
|32 Ohm / 2.5W / 97dB / 99%|
|100 Ohm / 600W / 98dB / 99%|
|150 Ohm / 400mW / 96dB / 99%|
|300 Ohm / 150mW / 95dB / 99.50%|
|BOX CONTENTS||1. Burson Audio Playmate 2|
|2. 2 x NE5532, 2 x NE5534 Opamps installed|
|3. Power Supply 100-240V AC|
|4. Hex key|
|GENERIC NAME||Headphone Amplifier|
|IMPORTER DETAILS||Importers Name: Ferrari Video
Address: 63/18, 1st Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, Chennai - 600020
Contact No: 044-24420733
3 Year Warranty
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"If you like a richer, warmer sound signature and plan on listening via digital sources, then the Playmate 2 is a strong recommendation for a device that you’ll want to have pride of place on your desktop long into the future."Read More
"If you are more of a purist and love to enjoy the technical bits you will love the Playmate to the core. It has the delicacies that you might not have experienced with this much of distinction. This time around the whole spectrum is marvelous."Read More
"Burson Playmate 2 is great entry level dac/amp combo in compact minimalistic desktop solution with mic input and versatile usb type c and Toslink Inputs , it's great for gamers and movie lovers like me."Read More
"The Playmate 2 is a top notch desktop amp at a low price. Playmate 2 provides loads of power and solid detail with a footprint that won’t fill up your desk and a price tag that won’t empty your wallet."Read More
"The Playmate II caters especially well towards a niche valuing modular OPAMPs and immersive musical performance over technical prowess. Spacious and immersive soundstage."Read More
Looks of this product are impressive, colour is matching with my MacBook Pro. Easy to operate. Display is giving the required information and comfortable enough to operate through settings. The volume has 0-99 points of increase. The volume knob acts like button for selecting the settings & to navigate through, you need to rotate the knob. There is a small push button beside the volume knob which gives access in & out to settings. I am using my DT1990Pro to listen the music and this devise is driving my headphones crazy. With default gain settings and volume at 50% I am comfortable. The sound is smooth and can clearly differentiate the vocals & instruments, all lows - mids - highs can be clearly heard. I tried changing the filter settings and right there I could feel the difference. For me I wanted something which can drive my current headphones at full capacity and also the headsets (higher versions) on which I invest in future. I got what I needed. Yes I also tried listening music connecting my IEM's - FiiO FD-5 and I could not go beyond volume at 1% - that's crazy (Gain settings at default). IEM's are nothing to this device. Overall I am satisfied. You can also change its OPAMP's, May be in future if I plan to change its OPAMP's will write more on the same. Thanks Headphone Zone.
I want share something I felt, you changed my perspective on music & now I am enjoying it to its core. I used to have migraines & lot of headache earlier and painkillers were my goto option & this situation is changed drastically in past 5-6 months because of you. I hardly used any painkillers in last 3 months. Thanks to headphone zone once again. Now music is my goto option for relaxation, by listening to binaural beats & solfeggio frequencies. Of-course regular music too.
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