The Timekeeper is the newest power amplifier from Burson Audio. The Timekeeper can be set up either as an 80 watt single unit or with two units to create 240 watt bridged mono blocks. In September of 2013 the Timekeeper won the prestigious StereoTimes.com Publisher's Choice Most Wanted Component of 2013. Pair the Timekeeper with the Burson Conductor and some speakers and cables and you have a complete high-performance system.
Here's what Clement Perry of StereoTimes.com said about the Timekeeper:
When using one Timekeeper in Stereo Mode (80wpc)
"the Timekeeper had a game,full-bodied, yet detailed sound. I liked its energetic flow that conveyed a dynamic sense of liveliness with nary a hot spot in the upper frequencies."
"I was very impressed by how often the Timekeeper invited me in to play the music louder because of its vanishingly low distortion levels."
"Additionally, there exists a sense of wholesomeness with the Timekeeper that is at once disarming and hard to evaluate and describe critically. The bass is quick as a wink, taut, and sure-footed, with a well-sustained rendering of proper overtones: it leaves no doubt that the Timekeeper's small chassis contains an amplifier design that has a surprisingly high purity quotient."
When using two Timekeepers in Bridged mono blocks (240wpc)
"The overall sonic signature of a single stereo unit: naturalness, purity and speed, is carried over to the mono block configuration as well. However, in bridged mode - the dynamics, sense of ease, scale and treble sweetness, changed subtlety but distinctly for the better."
"Having the extra power of bridged mode gave the music a sense of enhanced life and scale, particularly in the low-end. No, the bass didn't become room rattling but it did become solid enough to convince a couple of friends that a subwoofer must be tucked away in a corner."
When comparing to amplifiers in $18000 price range, "Timekeepers in bridged mode never seemed to be bothered that they were up against far pricier competition. Rather, they concentrated on letting the music through in a most natural and unfettered way. "
"Their overall character is remarkably reminiscent of a pair of classic Levinson ML23 stereo amplifiers...The Timekeepers have a similar spirit and charm but in a very small chassis."
"I believe the Burson Audio Timekeeper as among the Best in Class ($2500 - $5000), as well as my pick for Publisher's Choice Most Wanted Component 2013!"
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