Available At HiDEF LIFESTYLE
6195 Allentown Boulevard
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17112
Phone: (800) 663-4133
The Conductor was designed to be the centerpiece of any audio setup. Not only does it harmonize with any preamp, power amp, headphone or computer, but it goes further by unleashing the hidden potentials in each, and unifying them to work as one.
At the heart of this DAC is the ESS SABRE32 Reference DAC chip. With patented 32-bit Hyper-stream DAC architecture and Time Domain Jitter Eliminator technology, the SABRE32 is one of the best and most expensive DAC chips in the world and is truly reference class .
Burson Audio is unique in refusing to use IC based building blocks anywhere in their circuitry. Instead, they aimed to unleash the full potential of this chip through the development of tailor designed circuitry.
The Headphone Amplifier
The Conductor also features the well regarded Soloist Headphone Amplifier. Burson had to deploy another 35W customised transformer to ensure that the Soloist circuitry is independent and optimised at all times. This is to ensure that its performance is exactly the same as the standalone Soloist.
The high performance preamp
The Conductor is not your average headphone amp with an added preamp function. Burson didn't simply solder a piece of wire from the headphone output jack to create an unrefined preamp. Instead the preamp output has been extracted from the voltage gain stage before the current gain section, to create a preamp that reflects the full potential of the FET output stage, and the less is more philosophy. Coupled with the VOS, both performance and versatility are uncompromising.
On the digital front, the Conductor features a 24bit/192khz Tenor TE8802 USB receiver working in Asynchronous Transfer Mode. It also accepts coaxial and Toslink inputs supporting 32bit/192khz audio files. On the analogue front, it accepts analogue input via RCA and outputs in 6.35mm headphone jack, line-level output (DAC) and variable output (preamp). With such versatility, the new conductor works perfectly with any audio system.
Variable Output Stage
The Conductor features a new Variable Output Stage (VOS). It enables the Conductor to match well with any type of headphone. Be it easy to drive high sensitivity in ear monitors or open back moving-coil designs. It can drive anything including the latest planar magnetic headphones with ease.
High Resolution Volume Control
At the time when an audio signal is passing through the volume control, it is still at its weakest. At this stage, the audio signal is very vulnerable to noise pollution and interference. A major source of such distortion is the commonly used remote volume control adopted by most manufacturers.
Low Noise Power Supply
An athlete needs clean air to perform at an optimum standard – audio equipment needs clean power to reproduce transparent and natural music.
The new Conductor has taken the already fanatical IC free power supply of their first generation HA-160 to the next level. The result is even cleaner even more energetic music reproduction.
Resonance Free Aluminum Enclosure
The Conductor is housed in a 6mm case, constructed from high precision machined aluminum. This enclosure allows the Conductor, to achieve a very high mechanical damping factor, which reduces any microphonic effects, that may degrade the clarity of sonic performance.
The enclosure was also constructed to act as a giant heat-sink, which allows the Class-A headamp to run cooler, and remain optimized at all times.
Combining the VOS with our new generation of step attenuator, volume control is always smooth and synergy is always perfect.
Now available at HiDef Lifestyle
6195 Allentown Boulevard