Burson Conductor 3 GT / 3X GT


Model: Burson Conductor 3 GT
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Description

Burson Conductor 3 GT / 3X GT

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!

Burson 3/3x gt internal shot

Optimized for Balanced

The Conductor 3X GT optimizes 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 center of any audio system.

Optimized for Single Ended

The Conductor 3 GT, with a shorter signal path and fewer active components, is from-the-ground-up optimized 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!

Burson 3x gt internals with output and bluetooth module

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 3/3X GTs, we tailored a new output stage to utilise the wide bandwidth of our Vivid opamps. Combined with our proprietary Max Current Power Supply, our unique house sound reaches a new level of detail and tonality

Burson 3x gt front picture with remote

Advanced Digital

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

With a customized 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.

Burson 3x gt sitting next to computer front shot

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!

Optimized, but customizable!

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.

Burson Conductor 3 gt showing circulation and cooling

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

Burson Conductor 3gt rear inputs and outputs

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.

Burson Conductor 3gt and 3xgt front of unit

Which GT?

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!

Burson Conductor 3gt specifications

Specifications

Measurement Package Content
Input impedance: 40 KOhms Conductor 3X GT (R-181X)
Frequency response: ± 1 dB 0 – 58Khz Conductor 3 GT (R-181)
THD: <0.0015% Remote Control
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%

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