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post #556 of 1687

Thanks folks, curiosity was killing me. smile.gif

Im still wondering if anyone have the latest Conductor sl models? haven't heard much about them. 

post #557 of 1687
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Originally Posted by WALL-E View Post

PartsConnexion has developed extensive upgrades for Burson Conductor, called PSX-Signature Version I don't know the details of the mod, I bought my one from them in January (introductory price 21% off bigsmile_face.gif) one month later announced Signature Version.

This is the one I was alluding to. I have had mine for three months now and will go ahead and post the details shortly. I was holding off until I got word from them that they were ready to proceed as they have been very busy with other things. I can tell you right now it's worth every penny and makes beautiful  music. Total satisfaction. Chris Johnson, founder of Sonic Frontiers is handling this and knows what he's doing. In other words, no worries.

post #558 of 1687
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This is the one I was alluding to. I have had mine for three months now and will go ahead and post the details shortly. I was holding off until I got word from them that they were ready to proceed as they have been very busy with other things. I can tell you right now it's worth every penny and makes beautiful  music. Total satisfaction. Chris Johnson, founder of Sonic Frontiers is handling this and knows what he's doing. In other words, no worries.

That is good news! Thx for sharing with us. Just guessing the major change is the bias of the output stage is running deeper/hotter in class (A) I am right?


Edited by WALL-E - 6/26/13 at 3:10pm
post #559 of 1687
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That is good news! Thx for sharing with us. Just guessing the major change is the bias of the output stage is running deeper/hotter in class (A) I am right?

Good question and I expect Parts Connexion will be receiving a lot of phone calls and emails so I will let them handle that one. I did not delve into the technical side of it but rather researched the parts and made my decision based on what I found. I also trust them as they did a mod on an amp along time ago that still play's perfect today.

post #560 of 1687

Here's the details.

 


 1. The size of the power supply has been doubled...from 4700uf to 10,000uf PS caps (2 pcs) plus,
    the quality of the PS caps has been upgraded to the "audio-grade" Nichicon KG Gold Tune parts

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 2. All the power supply rectifying diodes are changed from standard speed parts, to the very best
    CREE Silicon Carbide SCHOTTKY type diodes...16 pcs.

 

 3. The volume attentuator is changed to the 48 position Khozmo "shunt" type. It has double the
    number of positions; plus far better switch and contact quality; and a far better feel.

 

 4. All the RCA jacks are upgraded to the VAMPIRE "Direct Gold over Copper" type, instead of
    the standard gold over nickel over brass type.

 

 5. The 4 "most important" signal path resistors are changed to the VISHAY "naked" Z-Foil type.
    These are the best resistors in the world!

 

 6. All critical caps upgraded to the Nichicon "audio-grade" non-polar ES series.

 7. Many other sonically critical resistors upgraded to the non-magnetic TAKMAN audio-grade metal
    film resistors, from Japan.

 

 8. Soundcoat chassis damping added to the top cover (insides) to reduce resonances.

 

$1850 is the retail of the stock unit……the retail of the aftermarket mod is $995….however, if you buy in pre-modded (Bundled)  - it's $2495….a $350 savings !

 

To me the stock Burson made great music but the Signature makes beautiful music. And that's hard to put a cost on if you know what I mean.

post #561 of 1687
So the mod would be 1k for upgrades and for that we should ship our units for upgrade, am I right?

Edited by dan.gheorghe - 6/26/13 at 4:45pm
post #562 of 1687
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That's right. But they're pretty easy to deal with so I would direct all questions to them.

post #563 of 1687
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Been doing bussiness with Parts Connexion for a few years now bought my 160ds and my Conductor there and last week had a shorter cable made there for my Senns hd 800 nice workmanship on my cable that tickled my interest might sent them an email to see what thats all about nothing was ever mentioned to me about this as a matter of fact ill send them one right now to curious, done .Cant stand in front of progress .

post #564 of 1687
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Originally Posted by MIKELAP View Post

Been doing bussiness with Parts Connexion for a few years now bought my 160ds and my Conductor there and last week had a shorter cable made there for my Senns hd 800 nice workmanship on my cable that tickled my interest might sent them an email to see what thats all about nothing was ever mentioned to me about this as a matter of fact ill send them one right now to curious, done .Cant stand in front of progress .

Interesting, can't wait to read some reviews on this.

 

However 1000$ for this without transport is quite expensive. I think with transport from where I live would get you to ~1.4k, nearly as much as another Conductor... :(

post #565 of 1687
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Interesting, can't wait to read some reviews on this.

 

However 1000$ for this without transport is quite expensive. I think with transport from where I live would get you to ~1.4k, nearly as much as another Conductor... :(

Received reply from Parts Connexion and its like Ruby Tiger stated  $995.00 U.S. parts installed + shipping both ways in my case not expensive around  $80.00 .Maybe  If i would of bought it like that it would be easier to swallow but now you take out a bunch of almost new parts and do what with them nothing . so its wasted money finally .Probably a good thing for the guy that buys it new already modded because PARTS CONNEXION do good work. that i know.

post #566 of 1687
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Originally Posted by MIKELAP View Post

Received reply from Parts Connexion and its like Ruby Tiger stated  $995.00 U.S. parts installed + shipping both ways in my case not expensive around  $80.00 .Maybe  If i would of bought it like that it would be easier to swallow but now you take out a bunch of almost new parts and do what with them nothing . so its wasted money finally .Probably a good thing for the guy that buys it new already modded because PARTS CONNEXION do good work. that i know.

Is there a link where they are selling it already modded?

post #567 of 1687
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Is there a link where they are selling it already modded?

did not see on there site anything about the mod I emailed them yesterday they said they did the mod for $995.00 u.s. parts installed and this is the parts list looks to be same as Ruby Tiger

 
The aftermarket mod is $995 USD, installed.
 
 

Burson Audio CONDUCTOR (Signature Upgrade Mod):

 

1. We double the size of the power supply….from 4,700uf to 10,000uf PS caps (2 pcs)…plus, the quality of the PS caps has

been upgraded to the "audio-grade" Nichicon KG Gold Tune caps.

2. All the power supply rectifying diodes are changed…from standard speed parts, to the very best CREE Silicon Carbide

Schottky type diodes...16 pcs.

3. Volume attentuator changed to the 48 position Khozmo "shunt" type - it has double the # of positions; plus far better switch

and contact quality; and a far better feel - with only one resistor and contact in the audio signal path.

4. All the RCA jacks (4.5 pr.) are upgraded to the VAMPIRE "Direct Gold over Copper" type…instead of the standard gold over

nickel over brass type.

5. The 4 "most important" signal path resistors changed to the VISHAY "naked" Z-Foil type…best resistors in the world !

6. All sonically critical electrolytic caps upgraded to the Nichicon "audio-grade" non-polar ES series.

7. Many other sonically critical resistors upgraded to the non-magnetic TAKMAN "audio-grade" metal film resistors, from Japan.

8. Soundcoat chassis damping added to the top cover (inside) to reduce resonances.

 

post #568 of 1687
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Originally Posted by MIKELAP View Post

did not see on there site anything about the mod I emailed them yesterday they said they did the mod for $995.00 u.s. parts installed and this is the parts list looks to be same as Ruby Tiger

 
The aftermarket mod is $995 USD, installed.
 
 

Burson Audio CONDUCTOR (Signature Upgrade Mod):

 

1. We double the size of the power supply….from 4,700uf to 10,000uf PS caps (2 pcs)…plus, the quality of the PS caps has

been upgraded to the "audio-grade" Nichicon KG Gold Tune caps.

2. All the power supply rectifying diodes are changed…from standard speed parts, to the very best CREE Silicon Carbide

Schottky type diodes...16 pcs.

3. Volume attentuator changed to the 48 position Khozmo "shunt" type - it has double the # of positions; plus far better switch

and contact quality; and a far better feel - with only one resistor and contact in the audio signal path.

4. All the RCA jacks (4.5 pr.) are upgraded to the VAMPIRE "Direct Gold over Copper" type…instead of the standard gold over

nickel over brass type.

5. The 4 "most important" signal path resistors changed to the VISHAY "naked" Z-Foil type…best resistors in the world !

6. All sonically critical electrolytic caps upgraded to the Nichicon "audio-grade" non-polar ES series.

7. Many other sonically critical resistors upgraded to the non-magnetic TAKMAN "audio-grade" metal film resistors, from Japan.

8. Soundcoat chassis damping added to the top cover (inside) to reduce resonances.

 

Nearly $1,000 for those upgrades sounds really high. 

post #569 of 1687
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Originally Posted by phototristan View Post

Nearly $1,000 for those upgrades sounds really high. 

Of course I'm biased but I think it's the best $1000 I have spent. For me it's an end-game amp. A keeper. And it's hard to put a price on that. beerchug.gif.

 

And lets not forget they warranty their mod.


Edited by RubyTiger - 6/28/13 at 8:30am
post #570 of 1687
It's a fair price. Whether it amounts anything is another question. Would have liked to see the bias doubled though. Certainly enough sink to take the heat maybe not enough supply.
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