Playmate with a big heart
If the SABRE32/ESS9038 chip is the soul of Playmate, then the Burson Max Current Power Supply, MCPS, is the heart that brings Playmate to life. Debuted in the Burson Play, our proprietary MCPS overcomes the deficiencies of both traditional transformer-based linear power supplies and conventional switching power supplies. It redefines the size and performance ratio and it is the reason why Head-Fiers fell in love with the Play instantly.
With the Playmate, we have a further enhanced MCPS. It delivers even cleaner power. Tuned to Class-A, the Playmate shines from a pitch-black background.
Playmate your way
Opamp rolling is a major part of the audiophile hobby. There are countless online discussions dedicated to it. It offers the opportunity to compare and appreciate different sonic performance in your own comfort zone and it is a valuable opportunity to develop listening preference and taste.
Facilitating opamp rolling in all stages on the signal path, the Playmate develops according to your preference.
Play with Playmate
Film and game producers know the importance of music and sound in their work. It can turn any ordinary experience into a spiritually enriching one.
The Play was instantly recognized as the best USB soundcard / Headphone in the audio industry. The Playmate is taking your desktop experience to a new level. With a pitch black background and two levels of gains, the Playmate is perfect with any headphones. With its Optical Toslink input, the Playmate works with any motherboard, sound card and gaming console with ease.
Input impedance: 38 KOhms
Frequency response: ± 1 dB 0 – 35Khz
Output impedance (Head Amp): <2 Ohm
Output impedance (Pre Out): 15 Ohm
Burson Playmate Unit
PC Connection Cable Set
Remote Control (optional)
6.5mm to 3.5mm Socket Adaptor
2.5mm hex key
Power Supply 100-240V AC
Inputs: USB, Toslink
Weight: app. 2Kg
Outputs: RCA Pre-Amp / Headphone Jack
Dimensions: 210mm x 145mm x 45mm
Power/ Signal to noise ratio/ Separation
16 Ohm 1.8W 96db 99%
32 Ohm 2W 97db 99%
100 Ohm 0.5W 98db 99%
150 Ohm 0.3W 96db 99%
300 Ohm 0.1W 95db 99.5%
Channel Separation: 132 dB @ 1KHz, 121 dB @ 20KHz
THD+N: 0.0018% @ 1KHz, 0dBFS
XMOS USB Spec
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