“The new Virtuoso manages to be musical and dynamic with any headphone used.”
“…its unique sound quality will encourage many consumers to get out their credit card…”
“The Conductor Virtuoso’s like a muscle car wrapped in a BMW 7-Series body.”
“It’s tight, powerful, warm (but detailed), big, bold and beautiful…”
“…most of all the solid sound quality make it a home run.”
The Conductor Virtuoso
The Conductor Virtuoso is a USB DAC, Headphone Amp and Preamplifier. Most enthusiasts use its DAC and amplifier to drive their prized headphones with one beautifully-built, modestly-priced component. With over 4 watts of power on tap the Conductor Virtuoso will drive any headphone with ease. The Conductor Virtuoso’s headphone amp section is essentially the Soloist which reviewers have raved about. Or use the Conductor Virtuoso’s preamp functions to make it the center of a headphone and speaker-based desktop system with headphone option.
How Virtuoso is it?
Burson has significantly upgraded and refined previous generations of the Conductor. There are now a stunning
100-steps of volume control with a new, easy-to-read display. When the Conductor Virtuoso is on the volume indicators appear on the face of the thick, antiresonant aluminium front plate.
You can choose from two interchangeable DAC boards with different sonic characteristics and the modular design makes for no-fuss upgrades. As always, Burson eschews densely-packed opamps and designs all discrete circuitry for superior tonality, clarity and a lower noise floor.
DAC Options: ESS9018 DAC or PCM1793 DAC
The remote control is worthy of the Burson badge, carved from solid aluminium with no visible screws. The touch and feel of Burson products matches their irresistible sound that pulls you into the music in a visceral, exciting way.
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