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post #1591 of 1991

I did not have any problem with stock Tenor usb in my Conductor using PC and Musicbee but i change to cmedia board which improves sound . Only problem in my case i have Vista and because of that i have to download drivers in compatiblity mode with windows xp for it to work but because of that i am missing the 88 and 176 sample rates . will get windows 7 eventually and that proplem will be solved . I would also ask Burson to install it right away .

post #1592 of 1991

anyway, the tenor chip give me no problem so far

it sounds great (until you don't listen a good converter)

so: just don't listen a good converter and you will listen a very nice system!

I m more worried about sl instead of regular version, according to my friends impression..

maybe you could go with a regular soloist (you can find a second hand one for 600$) and choose the dac according to your budget

post #1593 of 1991
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Originally Posted by fabio-fi View Post
 

 

Seems like a good price. From what i recall the issues were related with Jplay..i know the other guys here have more experience with the conductor and give you a more detailed answer on that. 


Jplay exposed the issue with the Tenor driver software.  The tenor chip itself, hardware, was fine.  Jplay is very low latency (fast) and you'd get BSD's a lot when taxing the Tenor driver software.  The CMedia driver is much more stable!


Edited by germay0653 - 3/26/14 at 5:26am
post #1594 of 1991

The issues appeared with other software as well. JPlay was not the issue.

post #1595 of 1991
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Originally Posted by montanari View Post
 

anyway, the tenor chip give me no problem so far

it sounds great (until you don't listen a good converter)

so: just don't listen a good converter and you will listen a very nice system!

I m more worried about sl instead of regular version, according to my friends impression..

maybe you could go with a regular soloist (you can find a second hand one for 600$) and choose the dac according to your budget

 

But isn't the Conductor SL series exactly the same as the Conductor but without the pre-amp function?

 

If Conductor is indeed better, I might as well choose Violectric V200 + V800. The price is almost the same and the synergy is great with HD800. And the V800 doesn't have USB issues (even though it doesn't support 192KHz via USB).

 

Why does this have to be so damn complicated, lol.

post #1596 of 1991

No, the Conductor SL has a worse amp (it has the amp section of the Soloist SL, not the one of the Soloist)

post #1597 of 1991
Well
The conductor sl, and the soloist sl as well, have half of the power, I don't know about the internal component, but so for sure there are not the same of the no/sl version
...
V200+v800 gonna cost like a regular conductor, even more..
I know people with both and they prefer conductor to drive hd800
Moreover they didn't like so much v200/hd800 combo
I had your same doubt to drive my lcd2, but I keep receiving confirmation about the better, very high synergy, conductor/lcd2
I tried hd800 with my ex graham ulde+concero hd (both unit very small, "portable"-easy to carry- and cool) and the owner of the shop smiled happy for the match
I know other people that drive with satisfaction hd800 with a concero hp
I don't think concero hp has enough juice for hd800, but if it's true it's pretty amazing for the easy way of use
I think also that a soloist+dac or conductor make hd800 sing better of hp and v200, but this come only reading review online
So, as usual, try to demo as much as you can
Good luck and enjoy your music
Edited by montanari - 3/26/14 at 8:32am
post #1598 of 1991
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Originally Posted by citraian View Post
 

No, the Conductor SL has a worse amp (it has the amp section of the Soloist SL, not the one of the Soloist)

 

Wow, I did not know that. And I was this close ordering the SL version. Phew! This changes everything...

post #1599 of 1991
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Originally Posted by Scarfin View Post
 

 

Wow, I did not know that. And I was this close ordering the SL version. Phew! This changes everything...

Yeah, Burson should do a better job in explaining this.

post #1600 of 1991
Quote:
Originally Posted by montanari View Post

Well
The conductor sl, and the soloist sl as well, have half of the power, I don't know about the internal component, but so for sure there are not the same of the no/sl version
...
V200+v800 gonna cost like a regular conductor, even more..
I know people with both and they prefer conductor to drive hd800
Moreover they didn't like so much v200/hd800 combo
I had your same doubt to drive my lcd2, but I keep receiving confirmation about the better, very high synergy, conductor/lcd2
I tried hd800 with my ex graham ulde+concero hd (both unit very small, "portable"-easy to carry- and cool) and the owner of the shop smiled happy for the match
I know other people that drive with satisfaction hd800 with a concero hp
I don't think concero hp has enough juice for hd800, but if it's true it's pretty amazing for the easy way of use
I think also that a soloist+dac or conductor make hd800 sing better of hp and v200, but this come only reading review online
So, as usual, try to demo as much as you can
Good luck and enjoy your music

 

Thanks man, might as well go for the Conductor then and not use the USB interface until I order the better chip later from Burson. The Conductor is 1,600 euros here in Finland. V800+V200 is ~1,700 euros with a "B-stock" V200 which is probably returned by a customer. A brand new V200 raises the price by 100 euros.

 

Btw, the Conductor is 80mm tall as well, isn't it? If so, I can fit it nicely into my TV set.

post #1601 of 1991
Its here in front of me and I'm enjoying it very much
But unfortunately I don't have the yardstick!!
It tall till the side buttons of the iPhone!
post #1602 of 1991
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Originally Posted by Scarfin View Post
 

 

Thanks man, might as well go for the Conductor then and not use the USB interface until I order the better chip later from Burson. The Conductor is 1,600 euros here in Finland. V800+V200 is ~1,700 euros with a "B-stock" V200 which is probably returned by a customer. A brand new V200 raises the price by 100 euros.

 

Btw, the Conductor is 80mm tall as well, isn't it? If so, I can fit it nicely into my TV set.

Its 95mm tall  .and about USBinterface i did not have any problems with stock module .i start Conductor first then player on PC . and Conductor has 4 wpc with HD800 i use low gain and attenuator is at 2 o'clock approx. depending so plenty powerful 

post #1603 of 1991
I don't have any problem with stock usb as well
I play from jriver 19
Audeze lcd2.2 , attenuator at 2 o clock too
But high or medium gain here
post #1604 of 1991
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Originally Posted by citraian View Post
 

The issues appeared with other software as well. JPlay was not the issue.


Fully agree citraian.  I love JPlay!

post #1605 of 1991

I have the Conductor and love it. Have the new USB module sitting here on top of my unit as I have not yet taken the time to install it. That should show you that the original Tenor USB module is not bad at all and I have not had any issues with it other than a very occasional dropped signal. I'll see how much the new USB module changes things - I've heard good things about it from my friends here!

 

Other great thing about the Conductor is its versatility. I started off using it with HD650's, then moved to LCD-X (trial period) and have now settled on LCD-3's. They really work well with all of the headphones, but I love the synergy with the LCD-3's! If you are an HD800 guy I hear they work very well with them as well, and you also then have the flexibility to swap cans in the future. Good luck and have fun! 

 

PS - I got lucky and was accidentally shipped one of the "demo/show" units, so it has the clear top and the LED lights inside (as you can see in my avatar photo). Really looks cool and helps set a good listening mood at night when all the other lights are off. :smile_phones:

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