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Burson Audio - Conductor SL 9018 - Headphone Amp and DAC Reviews

JustinBieber

A Solid Amp & DAC

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Pros: Build quality, interchangeable DACs, smooth volume pot, variable gain

Cons: Slight volume bleed and channel imbalance

First off, before I begin this review, I would like to give a big thank you to the guys over at Audeze and Burson Audio for letting me demo their Conductor SL & LCD3. This review would not have been possible if it wasn't for their generosity.    So, first off the Conductor SLs build quality is excellent. The aluminum housing looks and feels amazing. The Volume pot allows for excellent control, it doesn’t feel too stiff or firm. Under the hood everything looks clean (soldering, wiring, etc.) and it is very easy to swap out the DACs. Just take out all of the screws on the outside, unscrew the screws holding the DAC module in place, and finally align the new DAC module in...
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24Bit

Simply Outstanding

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Pros: Natural Sound Signature, Clarity and Stereo Imaging

Cons: Price, lack of headphone outputs

preview spot for the Conductor SL review - 9018 chip            Burson Conductor SL - 9018 Chip I really wasn't at all ready for the differences between this chip and the 9018.  Stupidly, I didn't believe my peers who told me there was a night and day difference between them.  Having booted up the 1793 first when I received the Conductor SL, I of course enjoyed the hell out of it with my Denons and the K-712, but found it not to work well with the already gently colored and highly musical LCD-3.  Upon installation of this 9018 chip, I was simply awestruck by the pureness in the stereo image.  It is dead neutral and highly dynamic,...
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