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Burson Timekeeper Virtuoso Power Amplifier

 
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Ex VAT: 2329.17

RRP: £29,995.00

£2,795.00

This "Virtuoso" is the latest model of Burson's superb Timekeeper amplifier, a compact beast that can be used alone in stereo or doubled up as monobloks. We recommend using this with the matching Conductor Virtuoso pre amp and DAC.

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Features

Warranty length 5 Years
Brand Misc Clearance

Tech Specs

Stereo Mode
Rated Output 8Ω: 100W (<0.02%,1KHZ)
Rated Output 4Ω: 200W (<0.2%,1KHZ)
Rated Output 2Ω: 350W (<1%,1KHZ)

 

Bridged Mode
Rated Output 8Ω: 300W (<1%,1KHZ)
Rated Output 4Ω: 600W (<1%,1KHZ)


THD + N 1W @8Ω: 20-20k <-78dbr
THD + N 100W @8Ω: 20-20k <-98dbr
THD + N 1W @4Ω: 20-20k <-74dbr
THD + N 100W @4Ω: 20-20k <-96dbr


Input Impedance: 1W @8Ω,1K 102mVrms
Input Impedance: 100W @8Ω,1K 102Vrms
Input Impedance: 30K
Crosstalk: <0.004%
Freq response: 0hz - 50Khz (+/-3Db)
Operation: Class AB
Power Requirement: 240V / 110V AC
Outputs: 2 x Stereo Speaker Blinding post
Inputs: 2 x RCA, , 1 x RCA, 1 x XLR

 

General
Colour: silver anodized aluminium
Dimensions: 265 mm x 255 mm x 185 mm 
Weight: 20 kg

Product Description

Burson Timekeeper Virtuoso is a vault-like power amp featuring sleek styling and includes RCA inputs and outputs.

The amplifier pairs well with a broad range of loudspeakers from humble desktop speakers to more significant floor-standing models.

Any Living Space

Beautifully engineered, the Burson Timekeeper Virtuoso power amplifier is packed with compact and powerful components.

A huge upgrade to its predecessor, it delivers clear, nuanced sound presented with rich detail and also works effectively in driving desktop and large floorstanding speakers.

A lot of Power

Custom built to five times the size of the previous model, the 1500w transformer utilises the entire base level of the amplifier.

The Timekeeper Virtuoso outputs a stable linear 100WPC into 8 ohms, 200wpc into 4 ohms and an impressive 350WPC into 2 ohms.

Music lovers can also bridge a pair to acheive 300wpc into 8 ohms and 600wpc into 4 ohms unleashing intense driving power.

Craft to Perfection

The Burson Timekeeper Virtuoso incorporates an appealing, meticulously-machined aluminum casework designed to resemble a vault for an elegant and understated package. Circuits are fully discrete without any op-amps.

It features a special Burson-designed FET input stage and a class-AB output stage. Through this latest Virtuoso upgrade, Burson manages to deliver immersive and engaging audio that never fails to express the beauty of music.

Customer Reviews

  • Greg

    24 Feb 2017

    I have been an avid amp swapper/upgrader for some 25 years. Have built high end class A amps (Pass/Hiraga etc) and also dabbled in Tubes, as well as a good number of SS commercial offerings. The Timekeeper Virtuoso is a superb amp without doubt. The control/speed and transparency are first class, yet never does the amp sound sterile or unforgiving. I have also got the Burson Conductor Virtuoso and the pair together are sublime. I know from conversations with Burson (I always throw questions at the manufacturer when I buy high end) that every component is without compromise - Burson themselves also have always responded to me in lightening time and will go the extra mile every time. I would expect that this amp (despite its small footprint) will drive pretty much any speaker out there with power to spare while 'only' 100w the current capabilities are something else. I'm glad I chose to ignore the normal bias toward UK/Chinese made equipment on many review sites.....Although Aussie hifi is less well known my experience with this lot (Burson) is that it needs more recognition.
  • Mark

    7 Jan 2017

    I am an amp junkie. I have owned dozens and have been blessed to hear and borrow countless more. The Timekeeper Virtuoso is probably the finest amp I have ever heard, top to bottom. I heard no weaknesses. The power, grip, and speed of this amp are astonishing, even and especially with a passive preamp. It's transparency and detail rival my personal favorite Nelson Pass / Victor Campos design, yet this amp keeps a warmth and presentation that are never shrill. This would be my amp of choice over amps costing several times more.
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