Burson Audio Time Keeper Stereo Power Amp

Burson Audio

Transparent and powerful, and with unique bridging functions, the Timekeeper will remain pertinent even as the rest of your audio system changes with time.

DEMO UNIT ONLY

  • There is a growing community of desktop audiophiles.  These audiophiles want high-end equipment that are desktop friendly. The Timekeeper is treating desktop audiophiles with the same respect as traditional audiophiles.  And it offers a perfect mixture of performance, functionality and value.

    The Timekeeper is very versatile.  You can start with one Timekeeper running in stereo, then upgrade to 2 Timekeepers when the need arises.  It ensures the relevance of the Timekeeper as the audiophile evolves from desktop to large room listening and from RCA systems to XLR systems.  You will hear it's performance leap from Stereo to RCA bridge then to XLR bridge.

    From its IC free circuitry to its high precision programmed temperature sensors (0.2°C variance compared to the standard 10°C variance), from it's transformer which feeds 7 sets of power supplies to its self reinforced enclosure, every bit of the Timekeeper is custom designed and built to achieve our definition of perfection.  You won't see all the blood and sweat Burson have put in, but you will feel them through the Timekeeper

  • In Stereo Mode

    Consistent with our less is more philosophy, the Timekeeper employs a new symmetrical bipolar transistor voltage gain stage. It is powered by a customised 300W transformer delivering 80W RMS PC. With its 40,000uF of power reserve, the Timekeeper is capable of achieving 300W of peak power which ensures absolute control with the finest micro details audible at all times.

    In Bridged Mode

    Apart from working as a stereo power amp the Timekeeper also works in mono block configuration delivering up to 240W RMS of power.

    In this mode, when a standard line level signal comes into the Timekeeper, a FET input stage splits the signal into two halves. (+ and -). One of the Timekeeper channels then amplifies just the + signal while the other channel amplifies just the - signal. After amplification the two halves are recombined at the output. In this mode, the Timekeeper doubles in voltage swing. It not only improves macro-dynamics, but also micro-dynamics through its extra power reserve. In this mode, the Timekeeper will have even the most demanding speakers under its absolute control.

    Furthermore, the Timekeeper accepts both RCA and XLR input signals when operating in Bridge Mode. This ensures that any source component and not just those with XLR output can take advantage of this configuration.
  • Measurements:

    THD: (1khz @ 8 Ohm) 0.03%
    Frequency response: 0hz - 50Khz (+/-3Db)
    Signal to noise ratio: >98dB (CD , Line level)
    Input Sensitivity / Impedance: 240 mV / 20K
    Power Consumption: 300W (peak)
    Stereo Mode: Output power: 80W @ 8 Ohm 
    Bridge Mode (RCA & XLR): Output power: 240W @ 8 Ohm 
    Operation Class AB
    Power Consumption: 300W Peak
    Power Requirement: 240V / 110V AC

    Inputs:

    2 x RCA line level input
    1 x RCA line level input (For RCA bridge mode)
    1 x XLR input (for XLR bridge mode)

    Outputs:

    2 x Stereo Speaker Blinding post

    General:

    Weight: app. 8 kg
    Colour: silver anodized aluminium
    Dimensions: 265 mm x 255 mm x 80 mm