Burson Audio Conductor V2 Headphone Amp & Preamp

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More Power, Superior Sound

Burson Audio is proud to announce the new Conductor V2 with superior sound and more power, setting a new benchmark in the reference class category. This is a major update from the Conductor Virtuoso (V1).

Thanks to a new high density winding technique, the new power transformers that support the headphone amp and preamp section are able to output twice as much power as the Conductor V1.

The entire circuitry has been redesigned based on our new V5 SS opamp which is the best sounding audio opamp in the world. While still a pure Class ­A designed with Field Effect Transistors, Conductor V2 fully utilize the two 70W transformers to output over 8200 mW per channel into 16ohm. It will comfortably drive the toughest headphone in the world while delicately handling the most sensitive.

Reference class Head-Fi redefined.

The Smooth Operator

The PGA2310 is the flagship volume control chip offered by Texas Instruments. With an impressive dynamic range of 120dB and 0.0004 THD measurement, it is the go to solution for pro audio applications and broadcast studios, allowing for a 0.5dB per step of fine control to Conductor V2.

The PGA2310 possesses two main components; a set of resistor networks and an op-amp output stage. (An op-amp output stage? We’ll come to that.) The resistor network allows for an amazing 0.5db steps of fine control with channel matching within 0.05%. Compare that to conventional motorized volume controls which can only match channels to 7-10%.

Burson’s secret sauce is setting the PGA2310’s op-amp output stage to unity gain so it essentially acts as a purely resistive volume control. This arrangement avoids any coloration the op-amp output stage may inject into the audio signal. The result is an extremely high-resolution 100-step volume control that preserves power, nuance and the many fine details that make music come alive.

Upgrade in a Snap

If you want more from the Conductor V2, upgrading is a snap! With Burson's modularized design, a reference class DAC PCB can be added which allows for toslink, and coaxial inputs that support up to 24bit 192K of input. Furthermore, you could add the latest XMOS USB module that supports most IOS & Android devices, up to 32bit/364K sampling, 256-DSD and DXD. Once all digital options are included, the reference Conductor V2 becomes a V2+.

Check out the Conductor V2+ here.