Burson Audio launches Indiegogo campaign on Conductor V2 and V2+

The New 3 in 1 Benchmark:

We are very excited to introduce the third generation of Burson Audio Conductor. We named it Conductor V2.

The Conductor V2 is a major update from the previous Conductor. It is a headphone amplifier, DAC and preamp, 3 in 1 unit.  Like the previous Conductors, we are here to re-define reference class and establish a new performance, functionality and value ratio.The New 3 in 1 Benchmark:

We are very excited to introduce the third generation of Burson Audio Conductor. We named it Conductor V2.

The Conductor V2 is a major update from the previous Conductor. It is a headphone amplifier, DAC and preamp, 3 in 1 unit.  Like the previous Conductors, we are here to re-define reference class and establish a new performance, functionality and value ratio.

Design/Feature

Just like its predecessors the Conductor V2 circuitry is fully discrete in design.  i.e. no harsh, thin sounding IC chips on the signal path.  We believe that a well-designed discrete circuitry is the only way to achieve reference class sound.  

The Conductor V2 headphone amp and pre-amp section are powered by a dedicated 70W transformer.  Tuned to operate in pure Class A, it outputs over 8 Watt per channel into 16ohm, making the Conductor V2 one of the most powerful headphone amplifier in the world, capable of driving any headphone.

High power + class A operation = a lot of heat. To effectively regulate all that heat, the Conductor V2 relies on its unique 6mm thick aluminum enclosure. The geometry of the case and the precision of the enclosure’s build allows the entire case to disperse heat very evenly so it acts like a large heat sink.  

On the digital front the Conductor V2 features the flagship ESS Sabre DAC which is the most expensive and highest performing DAC chip in the world. The V2 pushed this amazing chip to a new high using a completely new supporting circuitry and an independent power transformer.

The new USB module features the best digital interface from XMOS with their 8 core U6 chip supporting native DSD256 playback and up to 32bit depth. The XMOS interface offers the highest level of connectivity from desktop Windows based system and Apple’s OSX to major mobile platforms such as Applie’s IOS and Androids. The Conductor V2 will allow you to playback your digital content with the highest level of quality regardless of the operating platforms.

Regardless of what headphone is connected to the Conductor V2, be it the most power hungry to the most efficient and sensitive, be it big over the head type or small in-ear-types,  you will immediately hear detailed and dynamic music materializing from a peach black background.  With the Conductor V2, you will be placed even closer to the musicians and connect with them emotionally.  

The Offer

The Conductor V2 comes in two different model. The basic V2 is a headphone amp and preamp only unit with no digital inputs. While the V2+ features the full set of digital input including the Xmos USB module and the SABRE32 ESS9018 DAC board.

So the design is done and the Conductor V2 is production ready.  Then why Indiegogo it?  We need your help to set a lower price tag for it. The previous Conductor is priced at $1,999 USD and with all the added performance and features, the V2 costs even more to build.  However, we want it to have a lower price so more audiophiles can own this truly amazing machine.  

We want to set the V2 at $999 USD and the fully equipped V2+ at just $1,499 USD. That’s over 25% more affordable than the previous Conductors. For that to happen, we need to acquire components and raw material at much larger quantities and hence we need your help to make this happen. So, please support us on Indiegogo and make the Conductor V2 at this price levels possible for you and fellow audio enthusiasts. 

Support the campaign on Indiegogo (link)