Burson Conductor 3X Reference

Burson Conductor 3X Reference is stacked! With a dual dac design, two ESS 9038Q2M chips in a dual mono configuration for ultimate performance, feeding the ultra high power Class-A balanced headphone amp, with XLR and 6.5mm outputs to get the most out of any flagship headphone. Includes remote, a vivid display, XLR input and both pre and line XLR outputs, to function as a pre-amp in a high end system. 

This Reference model uses 5 sets of Burson's Max Current Power Supply, to wring out the best performance possible. The Class-A headphone amp outputs over 3 watts SE and over 7 watts through XLR - perfect if you have multiple headphones or are planning to upgrade headphones down the road. Burson's signature open, massive soundstage and fast, lively dynamics are on full display here, letting you disappear into the music to a level that is rarely possible.

It can be mounted vertically with the optional burson stands, with the display can be switched to vertical orientation, taking up very little desk space and handling cooling from the heatsink even better than when positioned horizontally. 

  • Inputs: 2x XLR input, USB, Optical, Coax, mic, Bluetooth 5 apt-xHD
  • Outputs: 1x XLR pre-out, 1x XLR line
  • Headphone out: 6.5mm, XLR balanced out
  • Headphone output impedance: 0.5 ohm
  • THD: 0.0015%
  • Power XLR / SE: 16 ohm: 7.5W / 3.75W  32 ohm: 5w / 2.5W
  • 100 ohm: 1.75W / 0.88W   300 ohm: 580mW / 300mW 
  • Dac Chip: Dual Mono ESS 9038Q2M (2 chips)
  • XMOS USB input
  • Decodes: up to DSD 512
  • Size: 25 x 27 x 7cm
  • Weight: 5kg
  • Included: 24v power supply, remote, power cable, usb c-c cable
  • ** Please read manual thoroughly prior to first use 
  • Warranty 2 years to original owner + 1 additional year to original owner when registered online
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    Very impressed!

    This is a great sounding amp. With the switchable op amps you can tailor the sound much like tube rolling but it also sounds great with the supplies op amps. Some complain about the UI but I have had no troubles. The rotating display, simple but functional remote and tons of power has me thrilled with this dac/amp. It’s very quiet as in I cannot hear any sound at all from the amp even with my 300Ω earbuds. I think the supercharger power supply should be included at this price but its worth it to upgrade. Excellent product Burson and great customer service from HeadphoneBar.

    Stuart B.

    A great DAC/AMP(pre-amp) unit

    I have been using the Burson Conductor for a few weeks now and even though it took me a while to setup up with the Audeze LCD2F (to get he right sound that I was looking for) I am super happy with it. I am using it mainly with my computer and phone. The Bluetooth is a great option as well! Very happy, would buy Burson again.

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