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post #616 of 1811
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

I used low gain, roughly 11 o'clock, which was 80dB into the ear.


Wow, you really protect your hearing, bravo.

 

 

I use high gain, 12 o'clock  LET'S ROCK BABY!!!

post #617 of 1811

Thanks Solude, it is comforting that to know that I could listen at that level practically all day without any risk. I will assume that 12 o'clock is still pretty safe for a good couple of hours, and 1 o'clock for rocking out to a few tracks hear and there is fine.
 

Loving the new toys with old favorites:)

post #618 of 1811

Thanks for the reply Darku,

 

I tried High 12, WOW that is loud mate.

 

Don't mean to preach, but do take care of your ears. I have mild tinnitus which is clearly audible over fairly quite passages. There is no such thing as a black background once the damage is done:(

 

R'gards
 

post #619 of 1811

I like to listen pretty loud but DarKu scares me everytime :))

post #620 of 1811
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

I used low gain, roughly 11 o'clock, which was 80dB into the ear.

Same here (LCD-2s), it doesn't seem too loud. I sometimes go up to 12 o clock or even 1 o clock depending on the song. Keep in mind some songs are mastered lower, etc.
post #621 of 1811

I have received an answer to a previous question about the Signature Burson. This comes from Michael Kerster, of Parts Connexion. My question concerned the class A operation of the Burson, and turning up the bias. This is the response I received back:

 

The Burson website claims "pure class A operation". Unfortunately Burson does not specify a load impedance when they stated "pure class A".

 

Increasing the bias would only decrease reliability and increase thermal distortion, generally speaking. You could likely try it for short periods...."I would be curious to know what result you get.

 

Sincerely, Michael Kerster, PCX Technician.

 

I would like you to take my past findings of the PCX Upgrade lightly as my system is continually in a state of flux. Recently I purchased an Audioquest Diamond USB cable and it has really been changing during the break-in process. A Case in point is how brass Instruments have really been harsh and the bass a bit soft. As of last week things have really been changing for the better. My headphone cable is now an ALO 8-Conductor Chainmail and I will be auditioning power cables later this week. I still say the PCX Upgrade is worth the money but I know there's stiff competition at the price level.

post #622 of 1811

When I want to rock hard I even use 2 o'clock on high gain very_evil_smiley.gif so...

post #623 of 1811
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Originally Posted by DarKu View Post

When I want to rock hard I even use 2 o'clock on high gain very_evil_smiley.gif so...

WHAT !

post #624 of 1811

I like detail so I use the mid gain but I have to admit I don't experiment much.

 

  I have decided to edit this post so I may learn something from you guy's. I know the three different gain's the Burson has is so it will offer the best performance for a variety of headphones. But, how do we know we are listening to the optimum one? I stated above that I hear more detail with my LCD-3's on the mid level gain but is this correct? How do we know we're listening on the optimum level?


Edited by RubyTiger - 7/25/13 at 1:15pm
post #625 of 1811
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Originally Posted by DarKu View Post

When I want to rock hard I even use 2 o'clock on high gain very_evil_smiley.gif so...

You animal!  biggrin.gif

post #626 of 1811

It says in the manual that when powering down your system, you should power the amp off first.

I have a noisy system so I always power it down, but do I really have to power the amp on/off everytime I power my system up?

post #627 of 1811
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Originally Posted by FredrikT92 View Post

It says in the manual that when powering down your system, you should power the amp off first.

I have a noisy system so I always power it down, but do I really have to power the amp on/off everytime I power my system up?

Do as the instructions say. Power up your other equipment before the Burson. And switch off your Burson first. I'm not sure why but they do have a reason for doing it this way.

post #628 of 1811
Yeah, I don't do that frown.gif. I also know that others keep it always on. It may shorten the lifetime but I don't plan to keep it that long smily_headphones1.gif
post #629 of 1811

Hello,

 

First sorry for my bad English :-)

 

 

just received my Conductor and I'm very happy with them. Woahh it's a heavy beast :-) Right out the box It's a great step over the Lehmannaudio Linear... the Conductor is a perfect partner for my Audeze LCD-2. Thanks all for this great thread... I also listen in high gain and 12 seems to be a good choice...

 

:-) Tony
 

post #630 of 1811
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Originally Posted by t69p View Post

Hello,

 

First sorry for my bad English :-)

 

 

just received my Conductor and I'm very happy with them. Woahh it's a heavy beast :-) Right out the box It's a great step over the Lehmannaudio Linear... the Conductor is a perfect partner for my Audeze LCD-2. Thanks all for this great thread... I also listen in high gain and 12 seems to be a good choice...

 

:-) Tony

 

Congratulations on your decision. The Conductor is truly a great amp. I love how the music  has weight from top to bottom and it only gets better as it break's in.
 


Edited by RubyTiger - 7/27/13 at 10:23am
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