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Manufacturer: Burson Audio
Choose from 2 DAC options
DAC1: ESS9018 - Dynamic & Detailed
DAC2: PCM1793 - Musical warmth a little more laid back
The Conductor Virtuoso is a USB DAC, Headphone Amp and Preamplifier. Most enthusiasts use its DAC and amplifier to drive their prized headphones with one beautifully-built, modestly-priced component. With over 4 watts of power on tap the Conductor Virtuoso will drive any headphone with ease. The Conductor Virtuoso’s headphone amp section is essentially the Soloist which reviewers have raved about. Or use the Conductor Virtuoso’s preamp functions to make it the center of a headphone and speaker-based desktop system with headphone option.
Burson has significantly upgraded and refined previous generations of the Conductor. There are now a stunning100-steps of volume control with a new, easy-to-read display. When the Conductor Virtuoso is on the volume indicators appear on the face of the thick, antiresonant aluminium front plate.
You can choose from two interchangeable DAC boards with different sonic characteristics and the modular design makes for no-fuss upgrades. As always, Burson eschews densely-packed opamps and designs all discrete circuitry for superior tonality, clarity and a lower noise floor.
The remote control is worthy of the Burson badge, carved from solid aluminium with no visible screws. The touch and feel of Burson products matches their irresistible sound that pulls you into the music in a visceral, exciting way.
Sometimes called the Vault by our customers, the 6mm Resonance Free Aluminum (RFA) enclosures are constructed from precision-machined panels.
Input impedance: 36.5 KOhmsFrequency response: ± 1 dB 0 – 50KhzSignal to noise ratio: >94dBTHD: <0.03% at 30ohm with 1W ouputChannel separation: >73dBOutput power: 4W at 16 OhmsInput impedance: >8K Ohm @ 1WOutput impedance (Headphone Amp): 3 OhmOutput impedance (Line Level): 30 OhmPower dissipation: 35W internal, regulated power supply
Channel Separation: 140 dB @ 1KHz, 130 dB @ 20KHzTHD+N: 0.0005% @ 1KHz, 0dBFSCOAX & Toslink / SPDIF : 24 bits / 44.1K, 48K, 88.2K, 96K, 176.4K, 192KHz
OS Requirement: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Mac OS XUSB : 24 bits / 44.1K, 48K, 88.2K, 96K, 176.4K, 192KHzSupport up to 24bit @ 192Khz with 10ppm low jitter clockAsynchronous Transfer Mode
1 x USB Connection (CM6631a USB Module)1 x Coaxial RCA (Support up to 24bit @ 192Khz)1 x Toslink / SPDIF (Support up to 24bit @ 192Khz)2 x RCA line level input
1 x headphone jacks 6.35mm1 x RCA Pre out1 x RCA DAC out
Weight: app. 6 kgColour: silver anodized aluminiumDimensions: 265 x 255 x 80 mm
1 x Conductor Virtuoso1 x Power cable1 x RCA pair input cables1 x USB cable1 x Remote control
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