Three is a party.

An uncompromising DAC, a reference headphone amp and Preamp in one beautiful enclosure.

Each of those three functions is world class and competitive with the single function machine in their individual categories much larger in size and more expensive in price. Furthermore, without the need to cable or equipment match three separate components, the Conductor puts music enjoyment back squarely into focus.

Digital to analog conversion at its best

The best DAC chip in the world deserves the best analog support circuitry in the world. Ours.

The ESS SABRE32 Reference DAC chip. With patented 32-bit Hyper-stream DAC architecture and Time Domain Jitter Eliminator technology, it is the best and most expensive DAC chip in the world.

While we are not the first, nor the only, company to use the impressive SABRE32, we are unique in refusing to use IC based building blocks when designing its support circuitry. Instead, we aim to unleash the full potential of this chip through the development of a tailored circuitry. And the result is legendary. Learn More [+]


The best solid-state head amp in the world

Perfectly matched to the internal DAC is our award winning Soloist headphone amplifier.

The Conductor also features our Soloist Headphone Amplifier. We had to deploy another 35W customised transformer to ensure that the Soloist circuitry is independent and optimised at all times. This is to ensure that its performance is exactly the same as the standalone Soloist.
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The performance focused preamp

This preamp is the finest example of our less is more approach.

The preamp output has been extracted from the voltage gain stage before the current gain section, to create a preamp that reflects the full potential of our FET output stage, and our less is more philosophy. Coupled with the VOS, both performance and versatility is uncompromising.

Unsurpassed connectivity

Technology is changing the audiophile landscape quicker than ever. The Conductor is not only keeping up, it is staying ahead.

On the digital front, the Conductor features a 24bit/192khz Tenor TE8802 USB receiver working in Asynchronous Transfer Mode. It also accepts coaxial and Toslink inputs supporting 32bit/192khz audio files. On the analogue front, it accepts analogue input via RCA and outputs from a 6.35mm headphone jack, line-level output (DAC) and variable output (preamp). With such versatility, the new conductor works perfectly with any audio system.


Perfect synergy with the rest of your system.

Variable Output Stage (VOS) enables our design to match well with any type of headphone systems and speaker systems. It ensures synergy when your system evolves through time.Learn More

A more stable and 3 dimensional sound stage.

Our 24 steps attenuator is built with 99% matched resistors. It is the most accurate volume control in the industry and we know it is the only way to create a stable and 3 dimensional sound stage.Learn More

Less noise, more music.

We tailored power filtering networks with discrete components and each filtering stage optimised for its application. The result is an energetic and engaging music reproduction.Learn More

The most beautiful and practical enclosure yet.

CNC machined and polished from thick aluminium, our beautiful enclosure is also a giant unified heat-sink, which allows our designs to run cooler, and remain optimised at all times. Learn More

Measurement

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: 4W at 16 Ohms
Input impedance: >8K Ohm @ 30 Ohm, 1W
Output impedance: Power dissipation: >35W, internal, regulated power supply

DAC Specification

Channel Separation: 140 dB @ 1KHz, 130 dB @ 20KHz
THD+N: 0.0005% @ 1KHz, 0dBFS
COAX & Toslink / SPDIF : 32 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

Inputs

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

Outputs

1 x headphone jacks 6.35mm
1 x RCA Pre out
1 x RCA DAC out

General

Weight: app. 6 kg
Colour: silver anodized aluminium
Dimensions: 265 x 255 x 80 mm

Package Content

1 x Conductor Headamp / Pre Amp / 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)

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