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Burson Conductor SL 1793 Headphone Amp/DAC

The New and Improved version of the Wonderful 160DS!! RETAIL $1250



The Conductor SL features a new Variable Output Stage (VOS). It enables the Conductor to match well with any type of headphone. Be it easy to drive high sensitivity in ear monitors or open back moving-coil designs. It can drive anything including the latest planar magnetic headphones with ease.

With the VOS, volume control is always smooth and synergy is always perfect.

An athlete needs clean air to perform at an optimum standard – audio equipment needs clean power to reproduce transparent and natural music.

The new Musician Series has taken the already fanatical IC free power supply of our Classic Series to the next level. The result is even cleaner even more energetic music reproduction.

Listening Impression

Our Conductor SL9018 is like a luxury dining experience. Tablecloth crisp, glasses chilled, the cuisine painstakingly prepared and every minute detail ready for examination. Every moment is the result of people (us) pushing the boundaries of possibility. It is a timeout from your life and it deserves your full attention in your best suit.

The Conductor SL1793 on the other hand is like mama's cooking. Everlasting, warm and wonderful. Perfected by time, It is too easy to take it for granted. Enjoy it in those favourite old pajamas and you know you are home.

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: 2W at 8 Ohms
Input impedance: >8K Ohm @ 30 Ohm, 1W
Output impedance: <1 Ohm @ 30 Ohm, 1W
Power dissipation: >30W, 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

Weight: app. 3 kg
Colour: silver anodized aluminium
Dimensions: 210 mm x 220 mm x 80 mm

Package content
1 x Conductor SL Headamp / 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)