Burson Audio Conductor Virtuoso
Burson Audio Conductor Virtuoso

Burson Audio Conductor Virtuoso

High End Class-A headphone amp/preamp with FET-output stage and DAC (Chipset: SABRE§" ESS9018)

1.849,00 EUR

incl. 19 % USt zzgl. Versandkosten

Lieferzeit: 1- 3 Werktage nach Bestellung

Lieferzeit: 1- 3 Werktage nach Bestellung

Art.Nr.: 24799


An uncompromising DAC, a reference headphone amp and Preamp in one beautiful enclosure.

Each of those three functions is world class and competitive with the single function machine in their individual categories much larger in size and more expensive in price. Furthermore, without the need to cable or equipment match three separate components, the Conductor puts music enjoyment back squarely into focus.

The best DAC chip in the world deserves the best analog support circuitry in the world. Ours.

The SABRE32 ESS 9018 Reference DAC chip. With patented 32-bit Hyper-stream DAC architecture and Time Domain Jitter Eliminator technology, it is the best and most expensive DAC chip in the world.

While we are not the first, nor the only, company to use the impressive SABRE32, we are unique in refusing to use IC based building blocks when designing its support circuitry. Instead, we aim to unleash the full potential of this chip through the development of a tailored circuitry. And the result is legendary.

Perfectly matched to the internal DAC is our award winning Soloist headphone amplifier.

The Conductor also features our Soloist Headphone Amplifier. We had to deploy another 35W customised transformer to ensure that the Soloist circuitry is independent and optimised at all times. This is to ensure that its performance is exactly the same as the standalone Soloist.

This preamp is the finest example of our less is more approach.

The preamp output has been extracted from the voltage gain stage before the current gain section, to create a preamp that reflects the full potential of our FET output stage, and our less is more philosophy. Coupled with the VOS, both performance and versatility is uncompromising.

Technology is changing the audiophile landscape quicker than ever. The Conductor is not only keeping up, it is staying ahead.

On the digital front, the Conductor features a 24bit/192khz C-Media CM6631A USB receiver working in Asynchronous Transfer Mode. It also accepts coaxial and Toslink inputs supporting 32bit/192khz audio files. On the analogue front, it accepts analogue input via RCA and outputs from a 6.35mm headphone jack, line-level output (DAC) and variable output (preamp). With such versatility, the new conductor works perfectly with any audio system.



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: 4W at 16 Ohms
Input impedance: >8K Ohm @ 1W
Output impedance: 30 Ohm
Power dissipation: 35W internal, regulated power supply

DAC Specification

Channel Separation: 140 dB @ 1KHz, 130 dB @ 20KHz
THD+N: 0.0005% @ 1KHz, 0dBFS
COAX & Toslink / SPDIF : 24 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


1 x USB Connection
1 x Coaxial RCA (Support up to 24bit @ 192Khz)
1 x Toslink / SPDIF (Support up to 24bit @ 192Khz)
1 x RCA line level input


1 x headphone jacks 6.35mm
1 x RCA Pre out
1 x RCA DAC out


Weight: app. 6 kg
Colour: silver anodized aluminium
Dimensions: 265 x 255 x 80 mm

Package Content

1 x Conductor Headamp / Pre Amp / 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)

All prices incl. VAT and excl. shipping costs