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post #1711 of 1991

@Montanari, the latest Burson usb offers a noticeable improvement over the tenor. It's not an expensive upgrade, but sadly i haven't tested the Concero HD in order to give you a more accurate response. 

post #1712 of 1991
Thanks formula
I think to go for this
Concero hd is for sure un upgrade and it's very good
But c mon: quiet 950 eur (with shipment and import tax) it's a bit too much
post #1713 of 1991
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Originally Posted by formula1 View Post
 

@Montanari, the latest Burson usb offers a noticeable improvement over the tenor. It's not an expensive upgrade, but sadly i haven't tested the Concero HD in order to give you a more accurate response. 

do you know how much it costs? also is it hard to install? this thing is sensitive and I don't want to ruin it by messing around.

 

edit: I don't see it on the Burson website. Is it a Burson made USB upgrade? http://www.bursonaudio.com/downloads/


Edited by ag8908 - 5/1/14 at 10:56pm
post #1714 of 1991
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Originally Posted by ag8908 View Post

do you know how much it costs? also is it hard to install? this thing is sensitive and I don't want to ruin it by messing around.

 

edit: I don't see it on the Burson website. Is it a Burson made USB upgrade? http://www.bursonaudio.com/downloads/

 



Yes, it's the Burson CM USB module. They sell it on their site for $65 and there are instructions somewhere on there as well that show you how to install it.
post #1715 of 1991
Here's a link, instructions on there as well:

http://www.bursonaudio.com/creations/cm6631-usb-module/
post #1716 of 1991

interesting. how does that compare to the XMOS USB receiver, assuming they're the same thing?

post #1717 of 1991

i asked to my girlfriend to try my system and give me her point of view yesterday

she knows that i m addicted to audio, but she doesn t know the gears

she has a very good ear and she likes mostly any kind of music  very much . like me

this because i would like to sell my concero hd to optimize the setup and cause i think that it s a bit too expansive to use just as a converter only

so i started to shift from Conductor tenor usb to concero converter

she always preferred with the conceroHD :(

i asked: do you think it worth 850 dollar

the answer, after a while: yes , i think it worth!

:mad:

now i will try to put the new CM usb module and check if the difference is a bit less

...

post #1718 of 1991

I'm selling my 1 month old Burson Conductor with the new CM6631A usb module preinstalled for a reasonable price.

 

Please pm me for details.

post #1719 of 1991

Finishing with the IsoNodes and Burson Conductor in case anyone is interested now or later. I purchased the IsoRock 6.1s stable platform to set the Conductor upon. Unfortunately with it underneath  the Conductor actually lost performance. I don't understand why it would be so detrimental but the difference was literally night and day. I have emailed bright star about it but they have not responded. So, I would not recommend it for the Burson Conductor.

 

One thing though, when trying it underneath my Sony Player the Sony sounds much better with it.  Oh well, at least it's not a total bust.

 

Ruby.


Edited by RubyTiger - 5/5/14 at 5:11pm
post #1720 of 1991

Hi there guys, I recently got the Conductor and found it to be great. However, when I'm running ASIO through foobar (using the Burson ASIO Asychronous output), there is a pause when I skip tracks or jump to another part of the song? Do you know of any remedies to this? I don't get this using directsound, but I don't want to go back to that mode...

post #1721 of 1991

i have no problems

 

i have the burson TE8802 drivers (buffer 256 samples, 24bit), the foo_out_asio 2.1.2 foobar component (1000ms buffer), connected over USB

post #1722 of 1991

Have anyone tried their Conductor with an Airport Express? I connected my newly purchased AE using optical with hopes to do some streaming since i need to extend my wifi anyway. The result: skipping and jitter! Totally unlistenable. I then connected the AE and the Conductor with RCA cables. No problem playing music whatsoever, but then I am using the AE's dac and the SQ is lacking. Found this thread and it's an on-going issue to my understanding. I have an Apple TV as well and streaming using optical works like a charm. The short answer is that the AE sucks with good DACs. Just wondering if anyone have had any experience with this?

post #1723 of 1991

Listened to the Conductor once... Maybe the model I heard was screwy, but I found it overly warm to the point of distortion... Thick and slow. Literally sounded like vocals were almost in slow motion. Detail was there, but under a layer of syrup. Didn't like it at all... And I'm a tube amp guy, so it's not like I'm coming from something super cold and analytical or anything.

post #1724 of 1991
Something was very wrong there.
post #1725 of 1991

I was about fifty percent sure that something was, just based on what I've read about the Conductor...

 

Most reviews have been very positive. And the few negative things I've read about the sound suggested that the signature may actually be on the other side of the spectrum from my experience... ie. some people who prefer a very warm sound found it to be a slightly cold and unemotional listen, comparatively.

 

I was actually prepared for something I might like, but might find cold, and then when I got the syrup show, I was very surprised. Guy in the shop maintained it was performing as it should, however. Meh. That whole store was a little off, ha ha.


Edited by Earbones - 5/8/14 at 5:41pm
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