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Burson Timekeeper PA160 Stereo and Monoblock Power Amplifier

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RRP: £1,949.00


SAVE 40% in an exclusive offer from Audio Affair. The Timekeeper model is a perfect match for the Conductor (also on special offer), giving you a desktop sized pre-power set-up with DAC and dedicated headphone amplifier. Whether partnered with Burson or otherwise, this is a stunning power amplifier, delivering 80W per channel (8 Ohms) or 240W (bridged).

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Power Per Channel (8ohms) 80W
Warranty length 5 Years
Colour Silver
Brand Burson Audio

Tech Specs

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

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

2 x Stereo Speaker Blinding post

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

Package Content
1 x Timekeeper Power Amp
1 x Power cable
1 x User Manual (including 24 months warranty registration information)

Product Description

Save 40% on our last stocks of this superb Burson Timekeeper power amplifier. Some years ago, Burson set out to create a small and refined power amplifier. Looking around at those amplifiers then available, they soon realised that small size power amplifiers were often Class-D, or variations of Class-D, such as Class-T or Z. Such designs are inconsistent with their ideals on two fronts. The first is Bursons refusal to use IC based audio building blocks. The second is that Class-D and Class-T chips were created for the car audio industry, and subsequently for the mobile phone industry, where power efficiency, size and budget are the driving design parameters, rendering audio performance secondary.

setting out to complete a seemingly impossible challenge. Burson Audio went about creating a 'Class-D sized' power amplifier but with true-blue Burson ideals. The result? The Timekeeper. A fully IC free class-AB power amplifier with a custom-built transformer and a linear power supply.


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

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.


Space is always premium and audiophiles do not want to fill their living space with equipment unless its necessary. Therefore, the Timekeepers footprint is kept to an absolute minimum.

Its beauty should be worthy of any listening space including the desktop of even the most refined audiophile. Burson have redesigned every aspects of its design, every dimension of its case, every joint, every connection and every mounting technique. As a result the Timekeeper is even more beautiful on the inside than the outside.

Customer Reviews

  • P Standridge

    2 Feb 2014

    Effortlessly powerful and capable, which is even more impressive given its modest size. I ordered mine with a Burson Conductor as a pre amp and for listening via headphones late at night. When I can though, the Timekeeper and speakers always take preference. A hidden gem of a power amp. My only decision now is whether (or when) to order another and bridge them.
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