To all of you purchasing new conductor's congrat's.
I'm old school and the quality of the amp alone would have cost over $1500 a couple of decades ago.
Back then I paid a $1000+ just for a decent pre-amp.
We hunted the really good cd players because the expense of a Transport and Dac was prohibitive. Nada.
Then add a pair of really good interconnects...... You get the idea.
The Burson Conductor is quite the value.
Of course if you were willing to add another $1000 and get the Part's Connexion Signature Mod.,,
You would have something that holds it's own against much more expensive systems. (My opinon is $5000 or more).
Of course Canada may be half a world away for some. It's a half a continent for me. But....
Please forgive me, sometimes I do sound egotistical when I talk about the Signature Burson. But,
it's my passion and my zeal overflow's at times until .... thing's get kinda messy.'
I have been wanting to give an update though. In case anyone might would like to consider the
mod and it's results.
~~The Signature Burson is more than just a beefed up power supply. The 48 step Khzomo attenuator is a big step up from the stock one. In 15 month's of daily use it has performed flawlessly, with no maintenance and no popping as being reported here with the stock one.
The RCA Jack's are upgraded to the Vampire "Direct Gold over copper". (Stock ones are Nickel over brass.). The 4 "most important" signal path resistor's are upgraded as are other critical resistors. Of course the power supply is a big part of the mod.
It goes from 4700uf to 10,000uf and the quality of the caps are upgraded. You may wish to see a complete list of the mod's so just pm me or let me know in the thread. The upgraded components don't read like just a bunch of higher cost parts, but instead must be chosen to compliment one another. You would have to talk to Chris at Part's Connexion about it as this is his baby and beyond my limited scope.
I attempted to write a bit about the sound previously but ran into a few problems. I know now that for one, I had the wrong driver installed, 32 bit instead of 64. My cables had not yet broken in. And even the Burson Conductor took much longer than I knew.
Now, I whole heartedly recommend the Signature mod.
You should be aware though that to get the best out of it your going to want the best cables and interface you can buy.
Something like the Hydra X, or Audiophilleo w/pure power.
Not that it doesn't sound great like it is. No, it's because you really need to hear what it's capable of.
It come's with the ESS Sabre 32 9018. No need for the SL 1793.
It has the ESS 9018's dynamic and detail but also the SL 1793's smoother
sound. The lack of grain means the music has a new level of purity. Something
that you can build on with cables and interfaces like the Audiophilleo, or Hydra X.
The mid's are warmer and the high's less aggressive, and easier on the ears.
It's more musical and a weightier more natural tone. I can not recommend it
enough if you want to take your Conductor to a whole new level.
With the Lcd's it's a dark burgundy bottle of Merlot; ultimately satisfying. The Sennheiser Hd 650's a bottle
of lively Champaigne; a frolic, but with either the liquid is a lovely opaque revealing what's on
the other side.
Whether it's the detail and intimacy of a silver/copper cable or the more round and robust
of copper. A word of warning though. Pure Silver made my ear's hurt for a month.
Platinum hurt's also. Presently I'm still looking for my Holy Grail headphone cable. I know the one I'm using
is close but the pursuit of audio perfection go's on. But, it's really cool to know I'm 99%.
Adding the Audiophilleo made an incredible difference in the amount detail from the Sabre 32. My jaw literally hit
the floor. Now, this is the real high end sound we're all looking for!
"But it's expensive Ruby" "Yes, It is." So is selling your used Burson for a loss. To move up you will be looking at purchasing
a dac, possibly a preamp. And a better amp alone will probably cost what you paid for the Burson to begin with.
Edited by RubyTiger - 3/28/14 at 12:53pm