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Burson Audio prep successor to HA-160D: The Conductor

  • Melbourne’s Burson Audio are about to launch the next generation of their very popular HA-160D. Like its predecessor, The Conductor is a headphone amplifier, DAC and pre-amplifier. Dimensions and casework remain unchanged but inside you’ll find an ESS Sabre32 9018 chip. The USB implementation has seen some love – it’s now an 24/192 asynchronous Tenor TE8802 (drivers for OS X and Windows only) – and the head-amp under the hood is the 4wpc Soloist.  Lastly, the pre-amplifier end of this three-way unit has been improved.

    Burson will begin shipping The Conductor in November for an US$1850 price tag.

    Further Information: Burson Audio

    EDIT:  Here’s photographic evidence of the half-width power-amp mentioned in the comments below:

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