Flagships 15 years in the making
Forged in 15 years of experience, the all-in-one Burson Conductors GTs are the 7th generation of our most iconic product. Once again, they are redefining performance, functionality and aesthetics.
The Conductor 3/3X GTs share the same digital section, featuring two ESS9038 DAC chips. However, these models are taking that unique Burson house sound further with a new discrete output stage.
In contrast, their analogue amplification circuitries are very different, each optimised for their purposes.
Combining our proprietary technologies such as the MCPS, Burson opamps and high current amplification, with the result of our collaboration with industry partners such as Roon and Thesycon, we are making the Conductor 3/3X GTs epic!
Not all DACs sound the same
Nowadays, DACs from various brands may sound alike when using the same DAC chip, as they employ the same standard circuitry provided by DAC chip manufacturers. This method reduces R&D time, cost, and risk, but leads to a generic sound due to similar components, opamps, power supplies, and working voltages.
With the Conductor 3/3X GTs, we’ve crafted a custom output stage to harness the broad bandwidth of our Vivid opamps. Coupled with our proprietary Max Current Power Supply, our distinct house sound achieves unprecedented levels of detail and tonality.
Advanced Digital with smooth control
The Conductor 3/3X GTs feature a cutting-edge and comprehensive digital interface, including an XMOS USB receiver with a custom Thesycon driver from Germany. This advanced setup ensures outstanding processing power and accuracy, flawlessly streaming DSD512 and 32bit/768kHz audio files. In addition, the Bluetooth 5.0 Qualcomm/CSR8675 receiver, aptX HD audio, and LDAC codec take Bluetooth playback beyond CD quality, providing an unparalleled level of ease and convenience.
Complementing the top-of-the-line digital interface is the all-new OLED screen and intuitive user interface. This setup delivers a soothing and seamless user experience, while the machined solid aluminium knob offers precise control and a luxurious feel. The Conductor 3/3X GTs perfectly blend advanced technology with a refined user experience, catering to the demands of discerning audiophiles.
Powering the GT
The thumping heart of the Conductor GTs is five 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 GTs are not tracing power. Instead, they pursue purity!
Optimised, but customisable!
The Burson Vivid discrete opamps are wildly regarded as the best and used in countless recording studios, and our GTs use the Vivid opamps to achieve incredible transparency.
However, it still plays to your preference by allowing opamps to change, enabling you to create your own listening experience.
Optimised for Balanced
The Conductor 3X GT optimises XLR balanced audio performance with a fully differential and discrete signal path. Delivering 10W balanced and 5W Single-ended, it has the power to drive any headphones and enough inputs and outputs to be the command centre of any audio system.
Optimised for Single Ended
The Conductor 3 GT, with a shorter signal path and fewer active components, is from-the-ground-up optimised for single-ended listening. Adopting a higher power type transistor, it delivers 10W into single-ended headphones. With twice the working current, this purist design is the end-game machine for any single-ended audio system!
Head+Sub Mode. Say what!?
We feel sound as much as we hear sound. Before the invention of headphones, music listening was a full-body experience.
It’s not just what your ears hear but all the energy your body feels that moves the soul.
Headphone listening goes to a new level with a carefully matched and placed subwoofer. The GTs enable this experience with the Head+Sub mode.
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.
Both dream machines will bring a big smile to your face.
The 3X-GT takes your breath away with its dynamics and deep dive into micro details. In comparison, the 3-GT relaxes those shoulders with its transcending tonality.
If the Conductor 3X GT is a car, then it is the one that gives you those microseconds you need to win every time! It conquers corners and lets you feel the road as if you are walking on it barefoot!
The Conductor 3 GT lets you listen to your favourite song anew, look up and realise that you are cruising down the Great Ocean Road!
|Input impedance:||40 KOhms||Conductor 3X GT (R-181X)|
|Frequency response:||± 1 dB 0 – 58Khz||Conductor 3 GT (R-181)|
|Output impedance (Headphone Amp):||0.5 Ohm||Power Cable|
|Output impedance (Pre Out / DAC Out):||1 Ohm / 25 Ohm||USB Cable|
|24V / 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, microphone||Weight:||App. 5 kg|
|Outputs:||1 x XLR/RCA Pre Amp/Line-Level DAC Out, 1 X Subwoofer Pre Amp, 1 x 6.3mm & 1 x XLR Headphone Jack||Dimensions:||255mm x 270mm x 70mm|
|Conductor 3 GT Info|
|Inputs:||2 x RCA line-level input, USB, Optical Toslink, BlueTooth 5.0, microphone||Weight:||app. 5 kg|
|Outputs:||1 x RCA Pre Amp, 1 X Line Level DAC Out, 1 X Subwoofer Pre Amp, 2 x 6.3mm Headphone Jack||Dimensions:||255mm x 270mm x 70mm|
|DAC Spec||XMOS USB Spec|
|Channel Separation:||142 dB @ 1KHz, 135 dB @ 20KHz||Desktop OS:||Windows XP, 7, 8, 10 Mac OSX|
|THD+N:||0.0005% @ 1KHz, 0dBFS||Desktop OS:||iOS* , Android (OTG support)|
|COAX & Toslink / SPDIF :||up to 24bit 192K||PCM Support:||PCM ≤ 768kHz @ 16, 24 or 32bits|
|Native DSD:||Native DSD 64 / 128 / 256 / 512|
|Bluetooth Input||Bluetooth 5.0 aptX HD (Qualcomm CSR8675)||DSD over PCM:||DoP64 / DoP128 / DoP256/Dop512|
|Impedance (Headphone Jack)||Power XLR / SE||Signal to Noise Ratio||Separation|
|16 Ohm||3X-GT 10 / 5W | 3-GT 10W||112db||99%|
|32 Ohm||3X-GT 8 / 4W | 3-GT 8W||110db||99%|
|100 Ohm||3X-GT 3.8 / 1.9W | 3-GT 3.8W||111db||99%|
|150 Ohm||3X-GT 1.3W / 0.65W | 3-GT 1.3W||110db||99%|
|300 Ohm||3X-GT 0.64 / 0.32W | 3-GT 0.64W||109db||99.50%|