aptX HD & LDAC
ESS Sabre 9038
Dual DAC Chip
Connect With USB-C,
Optical Toslink, XLR & RCA
Upto 10W @ 16Ω
BURSON AUDIO CONDUCTOR 3X GRAND TOURER SETS PRECEDENCE FOR NEXT-LEVEL PERFORMANCE
Burson Audio is well known for challenging the conventional and pushing the boundaries of audio excellence through innovation. They are recognised in the audio industry for their use of discrete audio Opamps in the audio signal chain in their devices. They have also developed an award-winning proprietary Max Current Power Supply (MCPS) that is superior to both transformer-based and conventional switching power supply designs. Leveraging their expertise, Burson Audio presents the flagship Conductor 3X Grand Tourer. The Conductor 3X GT takes that unique Burson house sound further with a new output stage for its dual ESS9038 DACs. A feedback based gain control allows the Conductor 3X GT to max out at 10 Watts yet matches with even more headphones. With so many functionalities and refinement, you will never want to add another machine to your desktop. The Conductor GT is the ultimate all-in-one, and it proves that something so easy to use can perform at the highest level.
EMBEDDED WITH THE LATEST TECHNOLOGIES FOR ITS AUDIO ARCHITECTURE TO DELIVER PRISTINE AUDIO
Burson Audio Conductor 3X Grand Tourer is engineered with the most cutting edge technologies present in the audio industry today. Rather than generically approaching the audio architecture by including standard circuitry DAC chips and components, the Conductor 3X Grand Tourer utilises dual ESS9038 DAC chips for audio conversion, XMOS USB receiver and Qualcomm Bluetooth modules to elevate the performance. The digital interface is the most advanced and comprehensive, from its XMOS USB receiver to its Qualcomm Bluetooth module. With a customised driver by Thesycon, Germany, its XMOS USB receiver has unsurpassed processing power and accuracy, perfectly streaming DSD512 and 32bit/768khz audio. It also features a Bluetooth 5.0 receiver Qualcomm/CSR8675 streams at 24bit/96khz with support for aptX HD audio & LDAC codec. It pushes Bluetooth playback beyond CD quality and ease of use to the highest level. The inclusion of these technologies takes the unique house sound of Burson Audio to a new level with even more details in every note and seamless connectivity with Windows, Mac OS, iOS and other mobile operating systems.
FEATURING A CLASS A AMPLIFICATION STAGE WITH A TWO-LEVEL GAIN SETTING TO DRIVE HEADPHONES
Burson Audio Conductor 3X Grand Tourer is a carefully engineered headphone amplifier that prides on a deeper class-A operation, higher power output, lower noise levels, precise volume control, advanced features and outstanding I/O. Burson Audio Conductor 3X Grand Tourer takes up the concept of a Class-A architecture and is driven to its maximum potential. The Burson Audio Conductor 3X Grand Tourer features a Class-A amplification stage, capable of churning out ample power to drive various power-hungry headphones. To add to the Class-A architecture, Conductor 3X Grand Tourer utilises precise volume control with two levels of gain setting. The two-level gain setting allows the Conductor 3X Grand Tourer to be paired with headphones and IEM to deliver the best audio experience.
MODULAR DESIGN WITH OPAMP ROLLING CAPABILITY TO TAILOR THE SOUND AS YOU WANT
Burson Audio and the team of engineers working on the Conductor 3X Grand Tourer have carefully designed the audio architecture to support Opamp rolling. What this means is that you can change, upgrade and even try out various Opamps to suit your sonic taste. The Conductor 3X Grand Tourer comes embedded with 6 Burson V6 Vivid discrete Opamp in its fully differential output stage, achieving incredible transparency. The V6 Vivid discrete opamps are wildly regarded as the best and used in countless recording studios but Burson does not dictate your listening experience. The Conductor 3X Grand Tourer encourages Opamp rolling with gold plated DIP8 sockets along its signal path. With hundreds of audio opamps out there, you have the freedom to tailor your listening experience to your preference. The Burson Conductor 3X Grand Tourer energises every note and space in between, bringing accuracy and micro-details.
UTILISING BURSON’S PROPRIETARY MAX CURRENT POWER SUPPLY TO DELIVER CLEAN POWER
The Conductor 3X Grand Tourer features the same Max Current Power Supply (MCPS) that has made the Conductor 3 Reference legendary. A technology developed, owned and used exclusively by Burson Audio, the MCPS raises voltage frequency from 50Hz to 170kHz, pushing noise beyond human hearing. This power supply overcame the disadvantages of both linear power supplies and conventional switching power supplies, resulting in incredible dynamic and micro-details. The Burson Conductor 3X Grand Tourer utilises 5sets of MCPS, which means the Display/Functionality, DAC, analogue left and analogue right are all separately powered, eliminating any cross-interference between the components. Burson Audio pushes the MCPS to the limits of their potential. So much so that they consume 90W when idle and need active cooling. Although spitting out 10 Watts, the GT is not tracing power. Instead, it pursues purity.
OFFERS SEAMLESS CONNECTIVITY WITH ROON READY ARCHITECTURE AND HEAD+SUB MODE
Burson Audio Conductor 3X Grand Tourer features superior digital connections. You get dedicated coaxial and TOSLINK inputs and USB C connectivity to seamlessly connect with all PC, Mac, iOS and Android devices. Along with these, you get access to 2 stereo XLR inputs and 2 stereo RCA inputs. The Conductor 3X Grand Toureralso offers Head+Sub mode that allows you to connect a subwoofer. Before the invention of headphones, music listening has always been a full-body experience. It’s not just what your ears can hear but all the energy that your body feels that moves the soul. Headphone listening goes to a new level with a carefully matched and placed subwoofer. The GT enables this experience with its Head+Sub mode. Conductor 3X Grand Tourer also offers Room streaming support as it is Roon Tested, and they seamlessly connect with any 3rd party Roon Ready audio streamers.
ENCASED IN A CASE MADE FROM HIGH-DENSITY ALUMINIUM WITH NOCTUA COOLING AND OLED SCREEN
Burson Audio is known to turn Class-A amplifiers from monsters with heat-fins into elegant, desktop-friendly machines, and they do it through the Cool Case. The Cool Case on the Burson Conductor 3X Grand Tourer is made from high-density aluminium and electroplated to space-grey. The Cool Case has only 4 visible screws under its belly. The Cool Case is also a unified heat-sink that is 300% more efficient than previous Conductors. The Burson Cool Case is already the most oversized heat sink on any headphone amp. Still, the team at Burson Audio adopted active cooling for the GT. With every component operating in a predetermined temperature range, independent of the environment, active cooling gives the freedom to push the GT to its performance limit. Combining its resonance-free enclosure with the quietest fan money can buy from Noctua in Austria, the GT is quieter than the background ambience of your music. It is audio jewellery at its finest, and it looks and plays very cool. The all-new OLED screen and interface program deliver a calming and intuitive user experience. Its machined solid aluminium knob offers fine control and feels luxurious. Having a footprint 30% less than the Conductor Reference and a volume similar to a lunch box, it is beautiful but unobstructed.
|INPUT IMPEDANCE||40 KOhms|
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE||± 1 dB 0 – 58Khz|
|OUTPUT IMPEDANCE (HEADPHONE AMP)||0.5 Ohm|
|OUTPUT IMPEDANCE (PRE OUT / DAC OUT)||1 Ohm / 25 Ohm|
|INPUTS||2 x XLR line-level input
2 x RCA line-level input
|OUTPUTS||1 x XLR/RCA Pre Amp/Line-Level DAC Out
1XSubwoofer Pre Amp
1 x 6.3mm
1 x XLR Headphone Jack
|WEIGHT||App. 5 kg|
|DIMENSIONS||255mm x 270mm x 70mm|
|IMPEDANCE/POWER - XLR/SE/SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO/SEPARATION||16 Ohm/10/5W/112db/99%|
|CHANNEL SEPARATION||142 dB @ 1KHz, 135 dB @ 20KHz|
|THD+N||0.0005% @ 1KHz, 0dBFS|
|COAX & TOSLINK / SPDIF||up to 24bit 192K|
|DESKTOP OS||Windows XP, 7, 8, 10 Mac OSX|
|DESKTOP OS||iOS* , Android (OTG support)|
|PCM SUPPORT||PCM ≤ 768kHz @ 16, 24 or 32bits|
|NATIVE DSD||Native DSD 64 / 128 / 256 / 512|
|DSD OVER PCM||DoP64 / DoP128 / DoP256/Dop512|
|BLUETOOTH INPUT||Bluetooth 5.0 aptX HD (Qualcomm CSR8675)|
|BOX CONTENTS||1. Burson Audio Conductor 3X GT (R-181X)|
|2. Remote Control|
|3. Power Cable|
|4. USB Cable|
|5. 24V / 5A Power Unit|
|GENERIC NAME||Headphone Amplifier|
|IMPORTER DETAILS||Importers Name: Ferrari Video
Address: 63/18, 1st Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, Chennai - 600020
Contact No: 044-24420733
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