Burson Audio Timekeeper 3i Reference Integrated Amp/Headphone Amp

Original price was: $2,444.00.Current price is: $1,715.00.

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SKU: Timekeeper 3i Reference


Redefining All-in-One

Squeeze seemingly impossible performance and versatility
into impossibly small packages. That has been our self-imposed goal since day

In the Burson Conductor Reference, we have squeezed a
dual-mono DAC, a fully discrete Pre-amp and an over-killed Class-A headphone
amp into an enclosure that looks great alongside a Mac Book.

With the Timekeeper 3i, we have created the ultimate
all-in-one by adding a 100w pc Class-AB speaker amplifier into a Conductor! No
more cables everywhere! No more shelf full of equipment in your space. There’s
just the TK-3i, your headphone/speakers and good times with your music.

Max Current Power Supply

This insane all-in-one is made possible by our proprietary
Max Current Power Supply technology, which removed the need for heavy
transformers and oversized power caps, delivering instant and clean power
directly to the output transistors.

The sum is greater than the parts

Matching between equipment is always challenging. Get it
wrong, and you won’t hear the full potential of your system.

With the TK-3i, we are doing the matching for you, from
impedance to gain to sonic characteristics. Its DAC, Preamp, Headphone Amp, and
Speaker Amp sections come working in perfect synergy.

Advanced Digital

The TK-3i is a dual-mono DAC with one SABRE32/ESS9038Q2M DAC
chip per channel. These industry-leading DAC chips are independently powered to
maximize dynamics and micro-details while eliminating cross channel

Its XMOS USB chip, again the most advanced money can buy, is
customized by Thesycon in Germany to achieve even lower latency and bit-perfect
audio playback. The result is incredible processing power, accurately streaming
DSD512 and 38bit/786khz audio files.

Smooth Bluetooth

The TK-3i features a Qualcomm/CSR8675 Bluetooth 5.0
receiver, which streams at 24bit/96khz with aptX HD audio codec., pushing sound
quality and ease of use to the highest level.

USB-C Back to Back

With competitors staying in the USB-B age, TK-3i warps into
the USB-C future. No more dongles, no more converters. Phones, tablets, Windows
or Mac, Plug-n-play!

Keep the Amp, Change the Cans.

Class-A, 2Wpc. The TK-3i is also a true-blue Burson
headphone amp. Powered by our MCPS, this 2 Watts is rock solid. With two
feedback based gain levels and 100 volume steps each, IEM, no worries. Big
cans, no sweat!

From Desktop to Home Auditorium.

The TK-3i features two speaker output levels. One for
power-hungry full-range speakers. One for near-field monitoring, which requires
an even lower noise floor and much finer volume control.

Time to Game

As if it hasn’t got enough functionalities already! Gaming
headset compatibility, ticked.

Movie night, game night or Zoom night. Your time is always

Time Changes

Your musical taste will change through time, and the TK-3i
will keep up with you. Change its opamps to tune its sound. With four
changeable opamps, the TK-3i will always be a keeper.

Keeping it Cool

Touch and feel the TK-3i then our competition. The
difference will be striking. Precision machined, this beautiful aluminum
enclosure is also a unified heat-sink, keeping the Class-A headphone amp and
Class-AB speaker amp running cool while looking hot.


Package Content

Input impedance:

40 KOhms

Timekeeper 3i Reference (R-200)

USB Cable

Frequency response:

± 1 dB 0 – 58Khz

Remote Control

24V / 5A Power Unit



Power Cable

Output impedance (Headphone Amp):

0.5 Ohm

Output impedance (Pre Out / DAC Out):

1 Ohm / 25 Ohm



1 x RCA line-level input, USB, Optical Toslink, BlueTooth
5.0, Microphone


app. 5 kg


1 x RCA Pre Amp, 1 X Line Level DAC Out, 2 x 6.3mm
Headphone Jack


255mm x 270mm x 70mm



Signal to Noise Ratio


16 – 32 Ohm




Impedance (Speaker)

4 Ohm – 8 Ohm




DAC Spec

USB Spec

Channel Separation:

142 dB @ 1KHz, 135 dB @ 20KHz

Desktop OS:

Windows XP, 7, 8, 10 Mac OSX


0.0005% @ 1KHz, 0dBFS

Desktop OS:

iOS* , Android (OTG support)

COAX & Toslink / SPDIF :

up to 24bit 192K

PCM Support:

PCM ≤ 768kHz @ 16, 24 or 32bits

Native DSD:

Native DSD 64 / 128 / 256 / 512

Bluetooth Input

Bluetooth 5.0 aptX HD (Qualcomm CSR8675)

DSD over PCM:

DoP64 / DoP128 / DoP256/Dop512

Additional information

Weight 0.00000000 lbs


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