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post #1606 of 1991

I'd be curious to hear your impressions on the CM module upgrade, I've been thinking about upgrading myself, but I've had no problems with the Tenor module so would only consider upgrading if there is a significant difference.

post #1607 of 1991

Seems like Conductor > HD800 pairings are getting very popular..i want to, but my wallet says NO  :frown:

 

This is a clear example

http://bursonaudio.com/burson-conductor-with-sennheiser-hd800-feedback-by-steve-a/

post #1608 of 1991
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Originally Posted by mscott58 View Post
 

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:

 

aw man i loved the conductor with my 650s! made my spl amp seem lifeless and totally back row in comparison! 

 

I tried the 800s with it also and loved them although found them fatiguing after a short time. But what a time! 

post #1609 of 1991

Just ordered a Conductor...I like the hot swappable ability concerning the DAC and USB module: Pre-Amp + Dac Out + 4 watts are all Bonuses... Just have to burn her in when she arrives... gonna link my other two Dacs (Teac NP-H750 and Burson DA-160) to the Conductor and start "Conducting" (pun intended) some Tests....Will Compare against my (soon to be retired?) HA-160 as well - Will report back my findings...  (Kirk Out)

post #1610 of 1991
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Originally Posted by Herueyes View Post
 

Just ordered a Conductor...I like the hot swappable ability concerning the DAC and USB module: Pre-Amp + Dac Out + 4 watts are all Bonuses... Just have to burn her in when she arrives... gonna link my other two Dacs (Teac NP-H750 and Burson DA-160) to the Conductor and start "Conducting" (pun intended) some Tests....Will Compare against my (soon to be retired?) HA-160 as well - Will report back my findings...  (Kirk Out)


I wouldn't try swapping the DAC or USB modules while the unit is (hot) on!  Make sure it's off and unplugged before doing so.

post #1611 of 1991
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Originally Posted by germay0653 View Post


I wouldn't try swapping the DAC or USB modules while the unit is (hot) on!  Make sure it's off and unplugged before doing so.

Why????
I'm doing it from long time ( swapping between conductor usb, concero hd usb/spdif bridge, concerohd usb dac Burson line in)
Just pushing the front buttons
Never happened anything
It's not written in the manual to switch off every time you connect a new source
post #1612 of 1991
Ah
And when I want to listen my active speaker via pre I just unplug the headphone..
As it's written in the manual
post #1613 of 1991
It's like to advise to switch off the amp every time you want to listen Cdp instead of the turntable
No way!!!
I like headfi but sometimes I read some comments
Puzzled..
post #1614 of 1991

I think you two are talking about different things. germay0653 is most probably talking about the physical usb modules inside the Conductor :)

post #1615 of 1991
He answered to a guy that want to swap the sources..
But maybe I misunderstand ..
post #1616 of 1991

I guess he will clarify soon

post #1617 of 1991
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Originally Posted by citraian View Post
 

I think you two are talking about different things. germay0653 is most probably talking about the physical usb modules inside the Conductor :)


Correct,  I didn't see anything about hot swapping between a separate USB to S/PDIF converter and the Conductors internal USB module.  The statement had context related to DAC and USB.  My misunderstanding. The Conductor has two board options each for USB (Tenor and CMedia) and DAC (Sabre and Burr-Brown) and that's what I thought you were referring to HOT swapping.

post #1618 of 1991

LOL!!!!!!!!!!:atsmile: I'm Sorry for the confusion..... I see we have a lost in translation problem here "Houston"... Let me diffuse this situation by clarifying what I meant when I said "I like the hot swappable ability..." I meant "hot" as in let's say...

 

 

That Schiit is "hot"! 

 

 

 

In other words Take the word hot and replace it with "dope".... Nah mean!!!

 

 

On the other side of the coin - "Hot swappable" is indeed a method of swapping components while said device is "on"  i.e. "hot" with current running through it - for instance my hp blackbird 002 has hot swappable drives....

 

I hope this clears things up and "No" don't pm me with requests for "dope"....:blink: 

post #1619 of 1991

I hope this clears things up for you - We are talking about this feature

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_wntx0UYXY

 

and you are talking about pushing the input selection button (methinks) on the front of the Burson Conductor like I do on the front of my Burson DA-160....

 

Sorry about the confusion.....

post #1620 of 1991

No worries!  I know I've been the BUTT of a few jokes in my time and have had people ask me "are you high?"  Context, context, context.

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