Burson Conductor SL 9018 Headphone Amplifier - $1,550.00 USD - Free Shipping in the U.S.
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Burson Conductor SL 9018 Headphone Amplifier
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$1,550.00 USD 
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Free Shipping in the U.S.
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 Burson Conductor SL 9018
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 Burson Conductor SL 9018
 
 
 Burson Conductor SL 9018 - Rear
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Burson Conductor SL 9018 Headphone Amplifier
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$1,550.00 USD 
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Free Shipping in the U.S.
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*NEW* The Conductor SL 9018  is a concentrated version of our new benchmark, the Conductor.​
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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​
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best DAC/headphone amplifiers 2 in 1 in the world. Just like the Conductor, the Conductor SL(9018) is completely discrete in​
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design. (IC free).  It features the same 21 component Field Effect Transistor input stage and the same discrete power supply​
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network which brought popularity to the original. Assembled with the same high end components and operating in pure Class-A,​
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the Conductor SL(9018) carries the same sonic signature which has been described as the utmost in organic and transparency.​
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Description
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At 210mm * 220mm * 80mm it sits elegantly on any desktop. But with 2 Watts per channel into 8ohm, the Conductor SL (9018) is​
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one of the most powerful headphone amp in the world. It is capable of driving most if not all headphones to their full potential.​
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Coupled with a 2 level gain switch, it offers infinite flexibility.  The Conductor SL (9018) is housed in a refined and precision​
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folded 2mm aluminium casing that is unmistakably Burson. This case also works as a singular heat-sink for the entire machine​
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ensuring stable and optimized performance at all times. This case really puts the conventional 1 mm folded steel case and generic​
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heat fins to shame.​
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Variable Output Stage
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The Conductor SL features a new Variable Output Stage (VOS). It enables the Conductor to match well with any type of​
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headphone. Be it easy to drive high sensitivity in ear monitors or open back moving-coil designs. It can drive anything including​
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the latest planar magnetic headphones with ease.  With the VOS, volume control is always smooth and synergy is always perfect.​
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Low Noise Power Supply
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An athlete needs clean air to perform at an optimum standard – audio equipment needs clean power to reproduce transparent and​
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natural music.  The new Musician Series has taken the already fanatical IC free power supply of our Classic Series to the next  ​
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level. The result is even cleaner even more energetic music reproduction.​
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Listening Impressions
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Our Conductor SL9018 is like a luxury dining experience. Tablecloth crisp, glasses chilled, the cuisine painstakingly prepared and​
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every minute detail ready for examination. Every moment is the result of people (us) pushing the boundaries of possibility. It is a​
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timeout from your life and it deserves your full attention in your best suit.  The Conductor SL1793 on the other hand is like​
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mama's cooking. Everlasting, warm and wonderful. Perfected by time, It is too easy to take it for granted. Enjoy it in those​
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favourite old pajamas and you know you are home. Compare The Conductor That Started It All "the greatest headphone listening​
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device I have  yet heard. - Stereo Times"​
 
 
 
   
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                     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
   
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Features
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 Measurement
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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
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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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May 26, 2013 at 4:28 AM Post #2 of 3

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On my short list!
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Jun 26, 2013 at 11:21 PM Post #3 of 3

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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:

 

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