Burson Audio Lycan Headphone/Pre-Amp Amplifier

Burson Audio

If you’re reading about our Lycan it’s because you’re a perfectionist who realizes everything in the signal path makes a difference to perceived sound. Serious DIYers often ask how we test our own Supreme Sound Op-amp designs.

  • Good question. We’ve constructed a powerful, totally transparent in-house op-amp test platform that makes it easy to hear the actual sound of any single or dual op-amp you plug into it. Switching op-amps is a snap with absolutely no soldering! We call it the Lycan. Marking the launch of Supreme Sound Audio, or SSA, we’re making available the Lycan so you too can hear the difference between op-amps and enjoy its remarkable headphone amp and preamp functions!

  • The Lycan has roughly the same footprint as a smartphone, it comes fully assembled and ready to play. Despite its small size it’s built to the same exacting standards as all Supreme Sound and Burson Audio products. Pure class-A, fully discrete, featuring 2.2 watts per channel into 16 ohms, the Lycan’s amplifier powers any headphones with ease. The preamp section is nicely detailed and quite suitable for powered amplifiers or active speakers. The 60W power supply has a filter stage with 8800uf of power reserve caps and 94dB ripple rejection. This means every one of its 2.2 watts is totally pristine, allowing you to hear the finest details in your music.

    You’ll be happy to know the Lycan is completely assembled and ready to play. Set it up, switch it on, and you’ll immediately hear the Burson / SSA sound. If you’re a dyed-in-the-wool DIYer then the Lycan is your new theme park. The differences, subtle and less so, bring you closer to the music, and if you’re like we are at Supreme Sound, that’s what you’re after too.

  • Input impedance: 33 KOhms 1 x Lycan Headphone amp / Pre-Amp

    Frequency response: ± 1 dB 0 – 55Khz 1 x Power cable

    THD: <0.03% 1 x 24VDC Power Supply (60W)

    Input impedance: >8K Ohm @ 1W

    Output impedance: (Headphone Amp): 3 Ohm

    Inputs: 1 x RCA line level input

    Outputs: 1 x RCA Pre Amp, 1 x Headphone Jack

    Dimensions: 150mm x 90mm x 50mm


    16 Ohm 2.2W

    32 Ohm 1.5W

    100 Ohm 0.6W

    150 Ohm 0.4W

    300 Ohm 0.2W