About Burson

Advanced audio research is what Burson does. We recognise performance bottlenecks in conventional designs, then overcome them with new engineering approaches to achieve higher audio performance.

2006 – We discovered the shortcomings in general-purpose IC opamp. Today, our tailored audio opamps are industry benchmarks. [+] Learn More

2016 – We developed a proprietary Max Current Power Supply to overcome linear and switching power supplies limitations. Today, our MCPS powers every award-winning Burson product. [+] Learn More

2019 – Conventional enclosures trap heat and hiders circuitry stability. So we created the most efficient and arguably the prettiest heat sink in the industry. The Cool Case.  [+] Learn More

Our flagship DAC / head-amp / preamp all-in-one

The Conductor 3X GT takes that unique Burson house sound further with a new output stage for its dual ESS9038 DACs.

A new feedback based gain control allows this GT to max out at 10 Watts yet matches with even more headphones.

With so many functionalities and refinement, you will never want to add another machine to your desktop.

Using what we have learned from the Soloist GT and more, we are making the Conductor GT epic!

Not all DACs sound the same

These days, DACs from different brands can sound identical if they use the same DAC chip.

This is because they use the same (publicly available) standard circuitry DAC chip makers provide. This approach reduces R&D time, cost and risk. These DACs also use similar parts, opamps, power supplies and working voltage. The resulting sound is unavoidably generic.

In the Conductor GT, we tailored a new output stage to utilise the wide bandwidth of our Vivid opamps. When combined with our proprietary Max Current Power Supply, the GT takes our unique house sound to a new level with even more details in every note.

Advanced Digital

Its digital interface is the most advanced and comprehensive, from its XMOS USB receiver to its Qualcomm Bluetooth module. 

With a customised driver by Thesycon, Germany, its Xmos USB receiver has unsurpassed processing power and accuracy, perfectly streaming DSD512 and 32bit/768khz audio.

It also features a Bluetooth 5.0 receiver Qualcomm/CSR8675 [+] with an aptX HD audio & LDAC codec. It pushes Bluetooth playback beyond CD quality and ease of use to the highest level.

Smooth Control

The all-new OLED screen and interface program deliver a calming and intuitive user experience. Its machined solid aluminium knob, in GT red, offers the most delicate control and feels luxurious.

Powering the GT

The thumping heart of the Conductor GT is 5 sets of Burson Max Current Power Supplies. We are pushing these MCPS to the limits of their potential. So much so that they consume 90W when idle and need active cooling.

Although spitting out 10 Watts, the GT is not tracing power. Instead, it pursuits purity!

Go to your Roon!

Roon is the most popular streaming and HD music management platform for audiophiles. Burson is part of this fantastic ecosystem.

Our DACs are Roon Tested, and they seamlessly connect with any 3rd party Roon Ready audio streamers.

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GT Cool.

Our Burson Cool Case is already the most oversized heat sink on any headphone amp. Still, we adopted active cooling for the GT.

With every component operating in a predetermined temperature range, independent of the environment, active cooling gives us the freedom to push the GT to its performance limit.

Combining its resonance-free enclosure with the quietest fan money can buy from Noctua in Austria, the GT is quieter than the background ambience of your music.

Fully Differential Audio Paths

The V6 Vivid discrete opamps are wildly regarded as the best and used in countless recording studios.

The Conductor GT uses 6 Vivid opamps in its fully differential output stage, achieving incredible transparency.

However, it still plays to your preference by allowing opamps to change, enabling you to create your own listening experience.

Head+Sub Mode. Say what!?

We feel sound as much as we hear sound. Before the invention of headphones, music listening has always been a full-body experience.

It’s not just what your ears can hear but all the energy that your body feels that move the soul.

Headphone listening goes to a new level with a carefully matched and placed subwoofer. The GT enables this experience with its Head+Sub mode.

Who drives this GT?

Life-style used to be a dirty word in the world of audiophiles. Not anymore! The Conductor GT is the ultimate all-in-one, and it proves that something so easy to use can perform at the highest level.

We are making it beautiful to look at but easy to ignore so you can focus on what it is all about – experiencing music!

Burson Conductor 3X GTBurson Conductor 3X GT
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MeasurementPackage Content
Input impedance: 40 KOhmsConductor 3X GT (R-181X)
Frequency response:± 1 dB 0 – 58KhzRemote Control
THD: <0.0015%Power Cable
Output impedance (Headphone Amp):0.5 OhmUSB Cable
Output impedance (Pre Out / DAC Out): 1 Ohm / 25 Ohm24V / 5A Power Unit
Conductor 3X GT Info
Inputs: 2 x XLR line-level input, 2 x RCA line-level input,USB, Optical Toslink, BlueTooth 5.0, microphoneWeight: App. 5 kg
Outputs:1 x XLR/RCA Pre Amp/Line-Level DAC Out, 1XSubwoofer Pre Amp, 1 x 6.3mm & 1 x XLR Headphone JackDimensions: 255mm x 270mm x 70mm
DAC SpecXMOS USB Spec
Channel Separation: 142 dB @ 1KHz, 135 dB @ 20KHzDesktop OS: Windows XP, 7, 8, 10 Mac OSX
THD+N: 0.0005% @ 1KHz, 0dBFSDesktop OS: iOS* , Android (OTG support)
COAX & Toslink / SPDIF : up to 24bit 192KPCM Support:PCM ≤ 768kHz @ 16, 24 or 32bits
Native DSD:Native DSD 64 / 128 / 256 / 512
Bluetooth InputBluetooth 5.0 aptX HD (Qualcomm CSR8675)DSD over PCM: DoP64 / DoP128 / DoP256/Dop512
Impedance (Headphone Jack)Power XLR / SESignal to Noise Ratio Separation
16 Ohm10 / 5W112db99%
32 Ohm8 / 4W110db99%
100 Ohm3.8 / 1.9W111db99%
150 Ohm1.3W / 650mW 110db99%
300 Ohm640 / 320mW 109db99.50%

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