I bought a Conductor almost three years ago (I guess that’d be Conductor v1), and had my colleague Brian Hunter review it for Part-Time Audiophile. I upgraded the USB-section shortly after that review — which was great, BTW — but haven’t really dusted the old beast off in a while … but now, I kinda want to trade up.
Chimi-freakin-changa, the new Conductor looks bad ass.
- Massive “twin turbo” toroidal power supplies sourced from BMW and currently found in their award-winning S 1000 RR motorcycles (and, coincidentally, the new Apollo rockets), which are good for:
- 8 gigawatts per channel (new motto: “it glows or it blows”), and comes wrapped in:
- Armor plating, pulled directly from the BMW 7-Series ultra-lux sedans (with optional turrets), but lest you think that’s unsexy, there’s:
- A “personal interactive mode”, with “disco ball lighting”, and a user-selectable set of British-accented male and female vocal responses (apparently, there’s a “secret” perk that unlocks a “special” setting and comes with some attachments, all of which I find particularly intriguing)
Okay, okay. Fine. So the Apollo rockets thing may be over the top. Do check out the Indiegogo page for actual details.