I use the Burson Conductor Virtuoso V1 as DAC and preamplifier in my hi-fi system which is composed of an HP ProBook 450 G3 Intel® Core™ i7 laptop as source, and two Fostex PX-5HS as active speakers. I use this audio system as nearfield music (essentially classical) listening, and I am bluffed by the clarity and the nature of the sound.