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post #1786 of 1816

110 Ohm, harder to drive? and higher damping factor to match better with some tube amps

 

efficiency increased too, and they limited the membrane peak to peak excursion to 1.5mm, from 2.5

 

so i guess the improvement in sound is supstantial

post #1787 of 1816

I got my Lcd-3's back yesterday. Here's how the graph's look. The older one is on the left; the newer right. I have only spent a little time listening but the high's are better and the bass is extended more. 11/2 hours listening felt like 10 minutes. I'm very happy with these.

 

2-28-2-10New Graph

 

Ruby.

post #1788 of 1816

did you get the fazor and 110Ohm drivers?

 

i pulled the trigger on a khozmo stereo 10k, hopefully worth upgrading :cool:

post #1789 of 1816


Nope, no fazor or 110Ohm drivers.  They do sound better though.

 

I have had good luck with my khozmo and I wish you the same. :smile:

post #1790 of 1816

Burson's website is down: http://www.bursonaudio.com 

 

Did they go out of business or something?

post #1791 of 1816

Their website goes down now and then. Once I saw it was down for 2 days. Not sure who they're hosting through! 

post #1792 of 1816

i didn't realize the khozmo is a shunt type attenuator :redface:

 

what value should it be to replace the stock attenuator in a stock conductor?

 

how do i connect it?

post #1793 of 1816
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Originally Posted by roskodan View Post
 

i didn't realize the khozmo is a shunt type attenuator :redface:

 

what value should it be to replace the stock attenuator in a stock conductor?

 

how do i connect it?

As i said before Parts Connexion installed a Khozmo 50 k stereo attenuator in my Conductor here are a few pictures of connections hope it helps                                                                                          


Edited by MIKELAP - 6/10/14 at 6:25am
post #1794 of 1816

thx, definitely a shunt type while the default attenuator is a series (EDIT: is a shunt without the input series resistors, which are located on the conductor's pcb instead... see drawing), that's why they merged both channels' gnd terminals to the black wire

 

i'm in contact with khozmo to figure out if sticking with a series attenuator EDIT: something else is maybe better

 

thx again for the pics :) 


Edited by roskodan - 6/11/14 at 4:02pm
post #1795 of 1816

@MIKELAP hi thx again

 

 

the difference between the default and khozmo controller is that the khozmo has the series resistors (the gray square element with the C, in the photo up, my 10k series R khozmo) on board, while by default burson has them on the pcb, so it has to be taken off the khozmo and soldered on the conductor's pcb

 

thx to http://www.partsconnexion.com/ and http://www.khozmo.com/ for explaining


Edited by roskodan - 6/10/14 at 2:37pm
post #1796 of 1816

voilà

 

did it, big upgrade both functionally and sound quality wise !

 

eventually i'll upgrade the pcb resistors too, later on

 

EDIT: most importantly... it doesn't pop and click anymore !!! finally !!!

 

used the stock patch cable that connected the default attenuator

 

removed the Caddock mk132 series resistors (since the conductor has them on the pcb, one can upgrade those too with the ones that come with the 10k khozmo or equivalent, should be 10k but i'm not 100% sure, still awaiting confirmation from burson), bridged the GND terminals on the khozmo with a ohno silver wire and soldered the black wire on it, the red and white wires were soldered on the khozmo's OUT terminals

 

i got the Khozmo directly from http://www.khozmo.com/ (EU Poland)

 

http://www.partsconnexion.com/ (Canada) sells upgrade parts and burson's gear and does this and other upgrades, you can send them in your own gear for upgrades too

 


Edited by roskodan - 6/12/14 at 4:37pm
post #1797 of 1816

I decided to sell my Conductor if anyone is interested (see my sig). I love it, but have just decided to go balanced. 

post #1798 of 1816

well, i put mine too in the classifieds, searching for a buyer, praying not to find one :) also available a th-900, best if matched together :cool: 

post #1799 of 1816
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Originally Posted by phototristan View Post
 

I love it, but have just decided to go balanced. 

what alternatives are you looking at, if any?

post #1800 of 1816
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Originally Posted by whentheclouds View Post
 

what alternatives are you looking at, if any?

 

Schiit Ragnarok & Yagissril or whatever you call it. 

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