Burson Audio - Conductor 3X Reference

Desktop Headphone Amp + Pre-Amp & DAC

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Designed in

3 Years of

Ideal for Audiophiles

These DAC & Amps are designed for discerning music lovers. If audio quality is important to you, a set of DAC & Amps like these would be ideal.

You can expect these DAC & Amps to present you with a refined listening experience. The audio quality exhibited by these DAC & Amps is a beautiful mix of musicality, technical brilliance and high precision.

These DAC & Amps deliver a spacious & open soundstage that makes you feel you are sitting at a live concert. Experience the magic and delve into pure sonic tranquility!

Ideal for
Indoor Use

Bluetooth with
aptX HD & LDAC

4-Pin XLR
Balanced Output

ESS Sabre 9038Q2M
Dual DAC Chip


Pair with Laptop via USB

A majority of people use a laptop as the primary source device to listen to music or watch movies. Since the laptop is an essential part of the audio chain there are headphones and devices designed to work a laptop or computer system flawlessly. With the availability of USB connectivity, it becomes easier to pair various devices like an Amp, DAC or even headphones without worrying about drivers or any additional piece of software.

Connect With USB,
Optical Toslink, XLR

Upto 5W @ 32Ω
Power Output

Volume Controls

If your DAC & Amps include volume controls or volume rockers, you can easily change the volume with a button press or volume knob turn.

DAC & Amps that have volume controls make its operation incredibly simple; turn up the volume on your smartphone or your source devices and then change the volume on DAC & Amps to the desired level.

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Burson Audio is challenging the status quo by pushing the boundaries of audio excellence via innovation. They're known in the audio industry for using discrete audio opamps in their products' audio signal chain. Burson Audio developed its own Max Current Power Supply (MCPS), which is embedded in all of its products. It needed a herculean effort to design an amplifier that was sleek and capable of delivering audiophile-grade performance. You'll never want to add another machine to your desktop with Conductor 3X Reference at your table. It is the ultimate all-in-one, proving that something so simple to use can deliver full-range sound and supreme performance. Burson Audio has done it again with the all-new Conductor 3X Reference.

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Burson Audio as a company has a reputation for building some of the most elegant and high-performing DAC & Amps. The Conductor 3X Reference took three years to develop. Conductor 3X Reference is embedded with the industry-leading SABRE32/ESS9038Q2M DAC and XMOS USB receiver chips. It has two ESS9038 DAC chips, and its USB receiver comes with a bespoke driver from Thesycon, Germany. The result is unrivaled processing power, capable of flawlessly reproducing DSD512 and 32bit/768kHz audio. The Conductor 3X Reference is also equipped with a Qualcomm/CSR8675 Bluetooth 5.0 receiver with LDAC and aptX HD audio codecs. It takes Bluetooth playback to new heights in terms of sound quality and ease of use.
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The first and most profound impression of the Conductor 3X Reference is its overwhelming energy. The Burson Conductor 3X Reference pushes 7.5W power Class A XLR, 3.7W SE (3XR) and 7.5W Class A SE (3R). It energizes every note and space with absolute control and accuracy. The Conductor 3X is uncompromising, with one DAC chip per channel. Class-A and using top-quality components throughout, including Neutrik XLR connectors. By incorporating a fully balanced design, the Conductor 3X achieves ultra-low output impedance. The Conductor 3X Reference is an excellent improvement for single-ended audio systems.

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For over 15 years' Burson Audio has been pushing its opamps' sound quality and presentation to new highs with each new revision. Burson Audio builds discrete circuits for specific applications rather than the jack-of-all-trades-master-of-none specs. Conventional IC opamp is a single piece of silicon with more components on a signal path that worsens the sound quality. Burson Discrete opamps are designed for audio amplification only. They manually desolder a transistor or resistor which leads to not having many components in a signal path that delivers clean and crisp audio. Burson Discrete OpAmps sound much more transparent and accurate than any IC OpAmps. The OpAmps are also upgradeable, allowing you to customize the sound of your system. The Conductor Performance comes with Burson V6 Vivid discrete opamps, The V6 Vivid is dynamic, transparent, and exciting. From its incredible dynamic range, and three-dimensional soundstage to its ability to reproduce the finest micro details. It invites you to witness that moment of recording. But Burson Audio does not dictate your listening experience. The Conductor 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.

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The Conductor 3X Reference has five sets of MCPS, which implies that the Display/Functionality, DAC, and analog left and right are powered separately. The all-new OLED display and interface program provides a soothing and easy user experience. It has a machined solid aluminum knob that feels exquisite. The Max Current Power Supply (MCPS) increases the voltage frequency from 50Hz to 170kHz. Its low impedance means that output transistors receive enough energy quickly.

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Let's face it, the majority of audio equipment cases are unappealing and inconvenient. They frequently have exposed screws, sharp corners, and dull hues. Class-A amplifiers even have finger-cutting heat sinks! that detract from the look of any living room. Conductor 3X Reference is composed of high-density aluminum that has been space-grey electroplated. Only four visible screws are visible beneath the Cool Case's belly. It also functions as a unitary heatsink that is 300% more efficient than prior Conductors. It's audio jewelry at its finest, and it both looks and sounds great. Conductor 3X Reference comes with machined aluminum remote control for easy operability and a microphone built-in.

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3 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this Burson Audio - Conductor 3X Reference comes with a 3 Year warranty from Burson Audio that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

Read more about Burson Audio's warranty in India.


"If you enjoy a solid state presentation and are looking for a streaming facility with Bluetooth and DAC facilities connected to multiple port options in a relatively small footprint package then the Burson Conductor 3X Reference might just be for you."

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Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Pugazhendi P. (Kochi)
Burson Audio Conductor 3X Reference Amp - Doorway to audiophile bliss 😊

Based on lots of research, I bought and happily own a FIIO K9 Pro ESS all I one Amp. Clean, neutral and punchy when required, I've been proud of my FIIO possession. HPZ pushed me into buying this Burson C3XR with their compelling 12th Anniversary offer. Once I hooked up my Audeze MM500 into it and listened to my Tidal hires Playlist, OMG, I've been missing so much so long. There's so much more life, power and soul in the music notes. Eventhough it's an ESS DAC, to me it sounded more like an R2R DAC, everything lit up warmly. It has been love at first listen for me😍

Hey Pugazhendi, thanks a lot for this lovely review and we are glad you are enjoying it! Keep the music playing.

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