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post #1141 of 1815

Well it seems that they shipped my usb board yesterday should take 7 to 10 days.

post #1142 of 1815
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Originally Posted by MIKELAP View Post
 

When did you order.Thanks

I ordered mine last Thurs, Oct 10th.

post #1143 of 1815
I'm thinking about buying the Yellowtec interface for my Conductor. I don't know the first thing about AES, so perhaps somebody could tell me which cables I would need to use.
post #1144 of 1815
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Originally Posted by Tony1110 View Post

I'm thinking about buying the Yellowtec interface for my Conductor. I don't know the first thing about AES, so perhaps somebody could tell me which cables I would need to use.

 

You need an AES cable and a convertor from AES to SPDIF. There's a Canare adapter for that.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UeqFSZhAY94/UYO-77Zh1EI/AAAAAAAAAIc/-BoVn8N6Y4U/s1600/canare+AES+to+SPDIF.jpeg

More here:

http://2channelaudio.blogspot.com/2013/04/yellowtec-puc2-lite-usb-to-aesspdif.html

 

I am using a DH Labs AES cable, I can describe it as reference sounding with great extension and details. Friend uses a Vovox cable and is pleased with that.


Edited by negura - 10/18/13 at 7:58am
post #1145 of 1815
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Originally Posted by negura View Post
 

 

You need an AES cable and a convertor from AES to SPDIF. There's a Canare adapter for that.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UeqFSZhAY94/UYO-77Zh1EI/AAAAAAAAAIc/-BoVn8N6Y4U/s1600/canare+AES+to+SPDIF.jpeg

More here:

http://2channelaudio.blogspot.com/2013/04/yellowtec-puc2-lite-usb-to-aesspdif.html

 

I am using a DH Labs AES cable, I can describe it as reference sounding with great extension and details. Friend uses a Vovox cable and is pleased with that.


Negura,

 

I believe you would only need the Canare 110 ohm to 75 ohm transformer and 75 ohm digital coax cable.  The Canare has a female XLR for connection to the PUC2 AES output, so no need for AES cable, and female BNC out to DAC. Depending on what type of connectors the 75 ohm digital S/PDIF coax has you would need the appropriate BNC to RCA or RCA to BNC adapter for connecting the end that doesn't match.

post #1146 of 1815

So I'm quite displeased with Burson at the moment. I ordered the new USB module and wrote them to inquire about shipment status. They wrote back and said it shipped out to someone else whom I do not know, in another country.. .Huh?  

 

Luckily I put this on my AMEX card. I may end up having to contact AMEX and file a chargeback if I don't receive what I ordered. 


Edited by phototristan - 10/20/13 at 8:59pm
post #1147 of 1815
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Originally Posted by phototristan View Post
 

So I'm quite displeased with Burson at the moment. I ordered the new USB module and wrote them to inquire about shipment status. They wrote back and said it shipped out to someone else whom I do not know, in another country.. .Huh?  

 

Luckily I put this on my AMEX card. I may end up having to contact AMEX and file a chargeback if I don't receive what I ordered. 


The team at Burson will rectify the situation.  They're a good bunch of people!!

post #1148 of 1815
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Originally Posted by germay0653 View Post
 


The team at Burson will rectify the situation.  They're a good bunch of people!!

+1 Don't worry.

post #1149 of 1815
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Originally Posted by dan.gheorghe View Post

+1 Don't worry.

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The team at Burson will rectify the situation.  They're a good bunch of people!!

They replied back and said they just copied and pasted incorrectly so hopefully it was sent to me at my correct address and I should be receiving it soon.
post #1150 of 1815

I just received a parcel from Australia, prepares to install a new usb module now. More will fallow....:ksc75smile: 

 

Edited,

most important everything is working fine, no fireworks! updating some picture....

 

 

 

Ok the installation was successful by following the guide you can not screw up anything.
a short note: Burson says to just to loosen the two lower bolts but I removed them what allowed me to detach the back plate from enclosure and easy install the usb module without bent the pin connector.
About the build quality: well designed PCB, good parts like Wima & Elna capacitors, Sumlink Isolation transformer, EMI filter and three precision crystal oscillators, 12 Mhz, 45.158Mhz and 49.152Mhz.

So far tested only on my iMac, system OS X and Audirvana player recognized it as a "speaker usb" no driver is required....Plug and Play.

Troubleshooting for more than two hours, tested with hi rez material and no sign of any issue ( no clicks, no crash down no dropouts or disconnecting) well invested 60E.

 

I was afraid a little if this USB module have enough fast & large buffer because my target computer is away from the DAC for more than eight meters.The Tenor USB module I was able to run properly even at 12 meters USB cable experimentally. But my worries were groundless, the Conductor with CM6631A USB Module is working properly on my DIY Supra cat7+ USB cable at distances of more then 8 meters, controlled by the Remote App on iPad.


Edited by WALL-E - 10/22/13 at 4:31pm
post #1151 of 1815
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Originally Posted by WALL-E View Post
 

I just received a parcel from Australia, prepares to install a new usb module now. More will fallow....:ksc75smile:

Go Go Go !!!!!!!!

post #1152 of 1815

I just received mine in the mail today.... no instructions, nor anti-static bag, nor screwdriver.  Guess I'll just wing it.  Thanks for the pictures above.  Anyone know if the screws are Torx ?

 

Edit:  Found the installation guide on their web site, and see I need an Allen wrench, not a Torx head.  Again, thanks for the pictures above.


Edited by BobJS - 10/23/13 at 8:47am
post #1153 of 1815

Looking forward to your input regarding the new usb module. I'm gonna order one soon myself.

 

Has anyone upgraded to OS X Mavericks? Just wondering if the usb driver for the Conductor is supported, as I see no info on it from Burson. I guess it will be ok, but better safe than sorry.

post #1154 of 1815
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Originally Posted by spidipidi View Post
 

Looking forward to your input regarding the new usb module. I'm gonna order one soon myself.

 

Has anyone upgraded to OS X Mavericks? Just wondering if the usb driver for the Conductor is supported, as I see no info on it from Burson. I guess it will be ok, but better safe than sorry.

 

Yes, works fine.  I'm playing my Conductor right now under Mavericks. 

 

I haven't received my USB module yet but ordered these allen wrenches:

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007W50ZGU/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B007W50ZGU&linkCode=as2&tag=tt-20

 

Sure you can get them at any hardware store too. 

post #1155 of 1815
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Originally Posted by BobJS View Post
 

I just received mine in the mail today.... no instructions, nor anti-static bag, nor screwdriver.  Guess I'll just wing it.  Thanks for the pictures above.  Anyone know if the screws are Torx ?

 

Edit:  Found the installation guide on their web site, and see I need an Allen wrench, not a Torx head.  Again, thanks for the pictures above.

 

Ok, all installed and hooked up and running.  Easy as cake, no problems.  And to highlight the phenomenon of expectation bias (or maybe new purchase bias), I'd swear it sounds better.  Crisper, cleaner.  Even though I wasn't actually expecting to hear a difference.... I just didn't want it to not work or be noticeably worse. 

 

I did hear an occasional click or pop with the Tenor USB card.  If I don't hear that anymore I'll be more than satisfied.

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