Originally Posted by svo360
may I can ask what you didn't like about the burson with the senn? im running conductor 1796 with my new hd700's cant say im being blown away either probably my choice of music, still great but still missing that separation or clarity when its gets busy like my q701's so im wondering if im missing something, hoping more burn in will help.
I was referring to the Burson HA160D, the predecessor to the Conductor. I was able to audition the Conductor locally and was able to distinguish a definite improvement over the HA160D, but decided to go with the HDVD800 instead because of balanced and multi-output and the fact that Sennheiser designed the amp for the HD800, so best to keep it all in the same design house. In addition most people reported good results with HD800 with either amp. My little Creek amp had better synergy with the Senns than with the HA160D. The result was just unimpressive with the HA160D, worse than with my Creek, not bad really but far less than I had expected.
I think you mean Conductor SL 1793 don't you? I can find no reference to a 1796. The original HA160D used a Burr Brown chip but the Conductor uses a Sabre 32 chip, as I understand it. I think the 1793 Conductor has a different amp than the regular Conductor, 2watts output instead of the 4 watts of the bigger Burson.