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post #1096 of 1946
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The regulars in this thread clearly have very good ears.
Because they listen to Diana Krall :P
Dan recognized two coaxial cables in a blind test and he has witnesses for that. At least he states so smily_headphones1.gif)
post #1097 of 1946

Burson just announced a new USB module for Conductors:

 

http://bursonaudio.com/6631USB_PCB.htm

 

They say it's just as good as external usb processors like the Audiophileo, etc. 

 

I'm quite happy with the Tenor USB implementation on my Conductor and have no complaints with it, but curious, how difficult is this to install? Burson is lean on the installation details. 

 

EDIT- Burson stated on their Facebook that it's fairly simple to swap out,  and provides a definite sonic improvement. I ordered it (US $65.) 

 

I hope it comes with installation instructions. 


Edited by phototristan - 10/9/13 at 9:37pm
post #1098 of 1946
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Originally Posted by phototristan View Post
 

Burson just announced a new USB module for Conductors:

 

http://bursonaudio.com/6631USB_PCB.htm

 

They say it's just as good as external usb processors like the Audiophileo, etc. 

 

I'm quite happy with the Tenor USB implementation on my Conductor and have no complaints with it, but curious, how difficult is this to install? Burson is lean on the installation details. 

 

EDIT- Burson stated on their Facebook that it's fairly simple to swap out,  but they will try to post the instructions online (hopefully soon). 

 

This sounds very interesting, considering it is 60 EUR / 65 $   . :D

post #1099 of 1946
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Originally Posted by phototristan View Post
 

Burson just announced a new USB module for Conductors:

 

http://bursonaudio.com/6631USB_PCB.htm

 

They say it's just as good as external usb processors like the Audiophileo, etc. 

 

I'm quite happy with the Tenor USB implementation on my Conductor and have no complaints with it, but curious, how difficult is this to install? Burson is lean on the installation details. 

 

EDIT- Burson stated on their Facebook that it's fairly simple to swap out,  but they will try to post the instructions online (hopefully soon). 


Interesting. Price is good too.

post #1100 of 1946
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Originally Posted by phototristan View Post
 

Burson just announced a new USB module for Conductors:

 

http://bursonaudio.com/6631USB_PCB.htm

 

They say it's just as good as external usb processors like the Audiophileo, etc

 

I'm quite happy with the Tenor USB implementation on my Conductor and have no complaints with it, but curious, how difficult is this to install? Burson is lean on the installation details. 

 

EDIT- Burson stated on their Facebook that it's fairly simple to swap out,  and provides a definite sonic improvement. I ordered it (US $65.) 

 

I hope it comes with installation instructions. 

 

This is really good news, I'm glad they'd decided to change the whole interface instead of trying to fix it with drivers.

 

By the way who mentioned that? Burson or other people trying it?

post #1101 of 1946
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Originally Posted by phototristan View Post
 

Burson just announced a new USB module for Conductors:

 

http://bursonaudio.com/6631USB_PCB.htm

 

They say it's just as good as external usb processors like the Audiophileo, etc. 

 

I'm quite happy with the Tenor USB implementation on my Conductor and have no complaints with it, but curious, how difficult is this to install? Burson is lean on the installation details. 

 

EDIT- Burson stated on their Facebook that it's fairly simple to swap out,  and provides a definite sonic improvement. I ordered it (US $65.) 

 

I hope it comes with installation instructions. 

 

Great news for anyone with the Conductor at the price, if it's an improvement in SQ and fewer bugs. Right about time they did that. 

 

Knowing this costs 65$ and it's an upgrade, just gives a perspective to how awfully cheap the Tenor probably is. In a 1800$ system. :rolleyes:


Edited by negura - 10/10/13 at 2:37am
post #1102 of 1946
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Originally Posted by negura View Post
 

 

Great news for anyone with the Conductor at the price, if it's an improvement in SQ and fewer bugs. Right about time they did that. 

 

Knowing this costs 65$ and it's an upgrade, just gives a perspective to how awfully cheap the Tenor probably is. In a 1800$ system. :rolleyes:

 

 

While that is true, letting the bugs aside, the sound quality of the usb was on par with entry level usb interfaces like m2tech hiface (~100eur) (which I tested side by side conductor's usb interface)... so not bad...

post #1103 of 1946

That's great news for us. @dan.gheorghe, are you getting this upgrade? what about a side by side comparison vs the hydra x? 

post #1104 of 1946
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Originally Posted by Kiont View Post
 

 

This is really good news, I'm glad they'd decided to change the whole interface instead of trying to fix it with drivers.

 

By the way who mentioned that? Burson or other people trying it?

Yes it is! Just bought it can't wait. Seriously I was willing to sell it, for what I like conductor is the DAC section is pretty good in conjunction with my modded dual mono vacuum tube amp "La Figaro 339" and HE-500 sounds almost divine, but the issue with the Tenor coming back like a boomerang getting me more and more annoying but now we got solution CM6631A USB Module, well done Burson!


Edited by WALL-E - 10/10/13 at 4:34pm
post #1105 of 1946
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Originally Posted by formula1 View Post
 

That's great news for us. @dan.gheorghe, are you getting this upgrade? what about a side by side comparison vs the hydra x? 

I will get my hands on one, that is a fact :)) 

post #1106 of 1946

Just ordered one as well, can't wait to see what this does to the Conductor

post #1107 of 1946

Do I understand this right and the stock configuration for Conductor is still Tenor chip?

Wondering why they went with C-Media, it's not as popular or highly rated as XMOS and Amanero for USB duties.

post #1108 of 1946

Schiit went with the same chip for their USB GEN 2 UPGRADE so maybe they're on to something or maybe it's dead cheap :)

post #1109 of 1946

Question for you all:

 

How good would you rate the DAC portion of the conductor?  I've seen a few comments indicating that it's the weak point of the unit.  Currently I'm using a DACmini PX, because of a need to drive passive speakers and I'm finding that my DACMini PX can be a bit harsh and flat.  How would you say the Conductor's DAC compares to something like Burson's old DA160?  Benchmark DAC2?  or anything else that sub $2k range of DAC offerings.  More laid back and forgiving or is it a detail monster?

 

Previously I had a been using the Soloist / DA160 together and was pleased, but did not have the desk space for that and a power amp for speakers.  This situation is changing so I've been considering the Conductor again.

post #1110 of 1946

Oh well, I should have waited. I went with the Audiophilleo2 and pure power. It's everything I've read and then some. A perfect match for the mod's done by pcx and the best sound I've heard yet. Thanks' to all the reviewer's. And it's definitely not putting lipstick on the pig as commented in a different thread about other's.underwhelmed by the (lack of) engagement with music.

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