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Burson Conductor SL 9018 Headphone Amplifier

 

$1,550.00 USD 

 

Free Shipping in the U.S.

 

 

 Burson Conductor SL 9018

 

 

 

 Burson Conductor SL 9018

 

 

 Burson Conductor SL 9018 - Rear

 

 

 

Burson Conductor SL 9018 Headphone Amplifier

 

$1,550.00 USD 

 

Free Shipping in the U.S.

 

 

 
*NEW* The Conductor SL 9018  is a concentrated version of our new benchmark, the Conductor.
 
The Conductor SL 9018's DNA is identical to the Conductor and it exists for one purpose only.  That purpose is to be one of the
 
best DAC/headphone amplifiers 2 in 1 in the world. Just like the Conductor, the Conductor SL(9018) is completely discrete in
 
design. (IC free).  It features the same 21 component Field Effect Transistor input stage and the same discrete power supply
 
network which brought popularity to the original. Assembled with the same high end components and operating in pure Class-A,
 
the Conductor SL(9018) carries the same sonic signature which has been described as the utmost in organic and transparency.
 
 
Description
 
At 210mm * 220mm * 80mm it sits elegantly on any desktop. But with 2 Watts per channel into 8ohm, the Conductor SL (9018) is
 
one of the most powerful headphone amp in the world. It is capable of driving most if not all headphones to their full potential.
 
Coupled with a 2 level gain switch, it offers infinite flexibility.  The Conductor SL (9018) is housed in a refined and precision
 
folded 2mm aluminium casing that is unmistakably Burson. This case also works as a singular heat-sink for the entire machine
 
ensuring stable and optimized performance at all times. This case really puts the conventional 1 mm folded steel case and generic
 
heat fins to shame.
 
Variable Output Stage
 
The Conductor SL features a new Variable Output Stage (VOS). It enables the Conductor to match well with any type of
 
headphone. Be it easy to drive high sensitivity in ear monitors or open back moving-coil designs. It can drive anything including
 
the latest planar magnetic headphones with ease.  With the VOS, volume control is always smooth and synergy is always perfect.
 
Low Noise Power Supply
 
An athlete needs clean air to perform at an optimum standard – audio equipment needs clean power to reproduce transparent and
 
natural music.  The new Musician Series has taken the already fanatical IC free power supply of our Classic Series to the next  
 
level. The result is even cleaner even more energetic music reproduction.
 
Listening Impressions
 
Our Conductor SL9018 is like a luxury dining experience. Tablecloth crisp, glasses chilled, the cuisine painstakingly prepared and
 
every minute detail ready for examination. Every moment is the result of people (us) pushing the boundaries of possibility. It is a
 
timeout from your life and it deserves your full attention in your best suit.  The Conductor SL1793 on the other hand is like
 
mama's cooking. Everlasting, warm and wonderful. Perfected by time, It is too easy to take it for granted. Enjoy it in those
 
favourite old pajamas and you know you are home. Compare The Conductor That Started It All "the greatest headphone listening
 
device I have  yet heard. - Stereo Times"
 
 

 

   

                     Conductor

               Conductor SL9018

          Conductor SL1793

                     Max Output Power @ 8 Ohm

             4W

           2W

                     VOS Output Stage

             3 Levels   

           2 Levels

                     DAC Out

             Yes

           No

                     Pre Amp Out

             Yes

           No

                    RCA input set

             2

           1

                    Volume Control

            24 Stepped Attenuator

           ALPS Pots

                    Enclosure

            6mm Machined Aluminum

           2mm Folded Aluminum

                   Stocked DAC PCB

            ESS9018

           ESS9018

                   DAC Spec

            32bit 200k

           32bit 200k

                   DAC DNR

            133dB

           133dB

   
   
   

 

Features

 

 Measurement

 

Input impedance: 36.5 KOhms

Frequency response: ± 1 dB 0 - 50Khz

Signal to noise ratio: >96dB

THD: <0.03% at 30ohm with 1W ouput

Channel separation: >73dB

Output power: 2W at 8 Ohms

Input impedance: >8K Ohm @ 30 Ohm, 1W

Output impedance: <1 Ohm @ 30 Ohm, 1W

Power dissipation: >30W, internal, regulated power supply

DAC Specification

Channel Separation: 140 dB @ 1KHz, 130 dB @ 20KHz

THD+N: 0.0005% @ 1KHz, 0dBFS

COAX & Toslink / SPDIF : 32 bits / 44.1K, 48K, 88.2K, 96K, 176.4K, 192KHz

USB Specification

OS Requirement: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Mac OS X

USB : 24 bits / 44.1K, 48K, 88.2K, 96K, 176.4K, 192KHz

Support up to 24bit @ 192Khz with 10ppm low jitter clock

Asynchronous Transfer Mode

 

 

 

Inputs
1 x USB Connection
1 x Coaxial RCA (Support up to 32bit @ 200Khz)
1 x Toslink / SPDIF (Support up to 32bit @ 200Khz)
1 x RCA line level input

Outputs
1 x headphone jacks 6.35mm

General
Weight: app. 3 kg
Colour: silver anodized aluminium
Dimensions: 210 mm x 220 mm x 80 mm

Package Content
1 x Conductor SL Headamp / DAC
1 x Power cable 
1 x RCA pair input cable
1 x USB cable
1 x User Manual (including 24 months warranty registration information)


Thank You.

Drew Baird, P.E.
Moon Audio 
140 Iowa Lane
Suite 204
Cary, NC 27511 
919-649-5018 
nichole@moon-audio.com

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Edited by MoonAudio - 6/27/13 at 7:26am

Thank You. Nichole Baird Moon Audio140 Iowa Lane Suite 204, NC 27511 919-649-5018 nichole@moon-audio.com http://www.moon-audio.com Moon Audio Home...

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On my short list!

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Edited by zackzack - 5/27/13 at 8:58pm
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The above specs. are incorrect. You might want to fix the columns, (looks like headings need to moved to the right) because it makes it look like the Conductor SL9018 has preamp outs and max. 4W,  which it does not. 

 

Screenshot from Burson's website:


Edited by phototristan - 6/27/13 at 8:53am
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