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post #1426 of 1946

No "bursts" in my experience, in fact no static at all. The occasional dropped signal, and the wonderful "pops" that MikeLap pointed out when changing volume, but nothing like what you are experiencing. Are you running straight from a computer? 

post #1427 of 1946

Yeah, via USB w/ the default Tenor USB Module. Doesn't always happen, but happens enough to be quite annoying and change the way I use an amp I love otherwise.

post #1428 of 1946

Have you tried reaching out to Burson about it? 

post #1429 of 1946

No but I did not purchase it from them. Either way, I was thinking about upgrading the USB Module anyway, this may just give me more of an excuse too, just wondering if it would go away after the upgrade.

post #1430 of 1946

Is the Tenor module standard? I'm really pleased with how well it handles the conversions, if I decided to purchase a Conductor at some point, I wouldn't want to be without the Tenor.

post #1431 of 1946

Yes, the Tenor is standard, the CM6631A is a $65 upgrade, and from everything I have read it eliminates some problems (hopefully the one I'm having) and brings better bass response as well as a slightly larger soundstage.

post #1432 of 1946

Has anyone tried the $250 1783 DAC upgrade for their Conductor?:

 

http://bursonaudio.com/1793DAC_PCB.htm

 

It's supposed to be more 'analog' sounding but I'm not sure if it's worth the $250.?

post #1433 of 1946
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Originally Posted by phototristan View Post
 

Has anyone tried the $250 1783 DAC upgrade for their Conductor?:

 

http://bursonaudio.com/1793DAC_PCB.htm

 

It's supposed to be more 'analog' sounding but I'm not sure if it's worth the $250.?

Technically it's a downgrade from the stock DAC but if you're looking into a more analog and full bodied sounding DAC then it might be a good choice.

post #1434 of 1946
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Originally Posted by citraian View Post
 

Technically it's a downgrade from the stock DAC but if you're looking into a more analog and full bodied sounding DAC then it might be a good choice.

 

It's a downgrade? No thanks. ;)

post #1435 of 1946
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It's a downgrade? No thanks. ;)

http://headmania.org/2013/08/26/new-burson-1793-dac-pcb-review/

 

http://soundnews.ro/2013/10/06/burson-1793-dac-pcb-english-version/

 

:)

post #1436 of 1946
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Thanks for the follow-up. Must have been one of those "oh-crap" moments when that screwdriver slipped...but maybe it was your subconscious taking over!

 

That attenuator looks familiar, as I was sent one of the "demo" Conductors with the clear top and the LED's so I can look right in and see it. Pretty cool to see the guts, but the LEDs are actually really bright. Have a piece of black felt I put over it at night. Worse problems to have though...

 

Are you saying the attenuator look's familiar as in the "demo" unit had something like it? Also, did you ever compare the demo's guts'  to the pictures on Burson's website? I'm just curious.

post #1437 of 1946
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Are you saying the attenuator look's familiar as in the "demo" unit had something like it? Also, did you ever compare the demo's guts'  to the pictures on Burson's website? I'm just curious.

Ruby - The attenuator and all the other parts in my "demo" unit look just like the photos on the Burson website. Only difference I can see in looking at the two is that on the tops of the transformer covers on my unit they've silk-screened some text and diagrams of the wiring. If you look on Page 26 of this very thread you'll see pictures of the exact same type of unit that I have. Thanks

post #1438 of 1946
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Originally Posted by mscott58 View Post
 

Ruby - The attenuator and all the other parts in my "demo" unit look just like the photos on the Burson website. Only difference I can see in looking at the two is that on the tops of the transformer covers on my unit they've silk-screened some text and diagrams of the wiring. If you look on Page 26 of this very thread you'll see pictures of the exact same type of unit that I have. Thanks


Wow, that's mighty pretty on page 26. I think I'm a bit envious of the led and actually I have been contemplating it. Did you notice any electrical hum from the plexi-glass top when placing your hand on it? It wont look so pretty when a piece of dampening material is applied to it.

post #1439 of 1946

Ruby - No hum that I can notice, although I do have the piece of black felt for when the lights are too bright. I also asked Burson to provide me with the metal top as well just in case I ever want to change it out (or a potential buy does). 

 

Only challenge with these "demo" units is that Burson only made 100 of them and they are not supposed to be for sale. Got mine purely due to a packing mix up at the distributor. 

post #1440 of 1946

Actually one more thing, the LED's are very sensitive to electrical draw and flicker when anything near by draws a good deal of current. For example when my laser printer starts up the lights dim quite a bit. No noticeable change in sound output or quality, but the LED's definitely tell you what's happening to the available electron flow. Am thinking about pulling out one of my Topaz isolation transformers from my 2-channel setup and putting it into the electrical circuit with my Conductor to keep any noise from reaching it. 

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