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post #1216 of 1834

I'm terrible doing comparisons, but I can tell the new CM6631 USB module sounds much better, listening to Bach, there is more separation and detail between instruments, Bach Air's seems more....airy :dt880smile:.

 

Foobar through ASIO driver, no issues so far.

post #1217 of 1834
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Originally Posted by Kiont View Post
 

I'm terrible doing comparisons, but I can tell the new CM6631 USB module sounds much better, listening to Bach, there is more separation and detail between instruments, Bach Air's seems more....airy :dt880smile:.

 

Foobar through ASIO driver, no issues so far.

That was my first impression also but because of compatibility issues with Vista i have to use Wasapi !

post #1218 of 1834

I received my replacement USB module today and got it installed. Seems to sound better with better instrument isolation, maybe slightly better soundstage as well, although it's quite subtle. 

 

Installation was straightforward although if I had to do it again, I would remove the back plate more than the instructions state. Getting the old USB module out was a bit of a process and can tend to bend things a bit. 


Edited by phototristan - 11/6/13 at 1:01pm
post #1219 of 1834
I'm very impressed with the Halide Bridge plugged into my Conductor. I know they're getting on a bit and they don't play ultra high resolution files, but I picked mine up at a great price and I couldn't be happier with it. God knows how, but I'm noticing more of a improvement with this and the HE-500 than I did with the AP2 and higher end headphones. The detail I'm hearing now is beyond what I thought the Conductor and the HE-500 were capable of delivering.
post #1220 of 1834

Glad to hear everything arrived safe and sound!
In my system Tenor tends to show the details in a forced way it sound a bit unnatural, the overall image wasn't coherently with the totality there was always something in the upper "coming from nowhere?" distracting me and not allowing me to concentrate on the middle range, but with this new USB module CM6631A it seems much much better, none of the ranges have really emerged into another creating a perfect sound image. And a nod to Mac users, true plug 'n play happy days!

post #1221 of 1834

Good to know that everything is good folks. 

 

@Mike, i'm curious about the stepped attenuator upgrade. I would like to know the final result, having some extra steps doesn't hurt. 

post #1222 of 1834
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Originally Posted by phototristan View Post
 

I received my replacement USB module today and got it installed. Seems to sound better with better instrument isolation, maybe slightly better soundstage as well, although it's quite subtle. 

 

Installation was straightforward although if I had to do it again, I would remove the back plate more than the instructions state. Getting the old USB module out was a bit of a process and can tend to bend things a bit. 

Out of curiousity, was it packaged in the same shabby way?

post #1223 of 1834
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Out of curiousity, was it packaged in the same shabby way?

Same foam and tape, just thrown in a larger box, loose. So it moved around in the box. Luckily it arrived in tact this time though.
post #1224 of 1834
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Originally Posted by formula1 View Post
 

Good to know that everything is good folks. 

 

@Mike, i'm curious about the stepped attenuator upgrade. I would like to know the final result, having some extra steps doesn't hurt. 

Ya but having extra steps that dont go SNAP, CRACKLE, AND POP is the main thing for me 

post #1225 of 1834

PS, I noticed it's super easy to swap out the DAC in the conductor. In fact, you have to remove it to install the USB module.

 

Not that the DAC needs upgrading right now, but I wonder if in the future Burson would release an updated module for that. 

post #1226 of 1834
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Originally Posted by MIKELAP View Post
 

Ya but having extra steps that dont go SNAP, CRACKLE, AND POP is the main thing for me 

Note, adding more steps just adds to the probability of more noise on each turn. 

 

Mine doesn't make any noise at all though so it's not something I've even heard. 

post #1227 of 1834
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Originally Posted by phototristan View Post
 

Note, adding more steps just adds to the probability of more noise on each turn. 

 

Mine doesn't make any noise at all though so it's not something I've even heard. 

You dont really mind at first but it got louder and not comfortable especially in headphones 

post #1228 of 1834

Any tips on how to remove the top plate from the conductor? I've removed the 4 screws with an Allen key already, but the top plate ain't budging? I'm sure I'm missing something...

post #1229 of 1834
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Originally Posted by daveyston23 View Post
 

Any tips on how to remove the top plate from the conductor? I've removed the 4 screws with an Allen key already, but the top plate ain't budging? I'm sure I'm missing something...

 

Try turning it over a bit to the side and it should move ... ?

post #1230 of 1834

I've tried that a few times already, including turning it completely upside down, but it doesn't budge enough for me to remove it lol

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