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Burson Audio from Australia products have garnered a great reputation of delivering sound quality and value well beyond their prices. This is exactly what we look for at Underwood Hifi, great sounding reasonably priced products. Reviews have all been exceptional. Build quality is high and all reviews have been great.

Funk 45wpc integrated amp with 3wpc headphone amp


The Funk has a 3wpc class A headphone amp as well as a 45wpc power amp to run desktop speakers. It is the perfect small solution for desktop and nearfield systems. It features an ESS Sabre 9038 DAC and an XMOS USB input receiver. It has 2 headphone gain levels and can be upgraded with different opamps. It has USB and a 24 bit/109k toslink digital input as well as a set of RCA preamp outputs that can run powered speakers or a separate amp. There is also a gaming headset mic input. It is set in a beautiful aluminum heatsink case.


Soloist 3X Performance headphone amp/
The new Soloist 3X is a superb 8wpc remote control balanced headphone amp with Burson sound quality. It does 8 watts balanced and 4 watts single ended and will drive almost any headphone that we have ever seen. It is also a 2 source preamplifier.

Input impedance: 35k Ohms
Frequency response: ± 1 dB 0 – 48Khz
Output impedance (Headphone Amp):  0.5 Ohms
Output impedance (Pre Out ): 25 ohms


Conductor V3 Reference Preamp/DAC with headphone amp

$1795.00/$2200.00 for the balanced version
With dual ESS9038
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Burson Playmate

Burson Conductor 3

Burson Playmate
The SABRE32/ESS9038Q2M DAC and XMOS USB receiver chips are the most advanced and expensive in the industry. There are two ESS9038 DAC chips in our C3 Reference and its USB receiver comes with customised driver by Thesycon, Germany. The result is unsurpassed processing power, perfectly playing back DSD512 and 38bit/786khz audio. The C3 Reference also features a Bluetooth 5.0 receiver Qualcomm/CSR8675 [+] with aptX HD audio codec. It pushes Bluetooth playback beyond CD quality and ease of use to the highest level.

Max Power X 5

Max Current Power Supply (MCPS) [+] raises voltage frequency from 50Hz to 170kHz, pushing noise beyond human hearing. Its low impedance ensures abundant and instant energy for output transistors. The C3 Reference uses 5 sets of MCPS: Which means, Display/Functionality, DAC, analouge left and analouge right are all separately powered.

The Cool Case

Let’s face it, most audio equipment cases are ugly and impractical. They usually have visible screws everywhere, sharp corners and boring colours. Class-A amplifiers even have finger cutting heat-sinks! They diminish the aesthetic of any living space especially modern desktops where every other electronic is slick and refined.
Made from high-density aluminium and electroplated to space-grey.
The Cool Case [+] has only 4 visible screws under its belly. It is also a unified heat-sink that is 300% more efficient than previous Conductors. It is audio jewellery at its finest and It looks and plays very cool.

Timekeeper 3 integrated amp/DAC/HP amp

With the Timekeeper 3i, Burson has created the ultimate all-in-one desktop solution 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.

Key Features:

  • Consistent with the Reference series, it has a dual-mono, fully discrete DAC with one SABRE32/ESS9038Q2M DAC chip per channel.  
  • An Xmos USB receiver customised by Thesycon in Germany, Accurately streaming DSD512 and 38bit/786khz audio files.
  • Bluetooth 5.0 receiver, which streams at 24bit/96khz with aptX HD and Sony LDAC audio codec. 
  • 100 Watts/ch Class-AB speaker amp. (two gain levels to suit both near-field and full-range speakers)
  • 2 W Class-A headphone amp. (two gain levels to suit both IEM and power-hungry cans)

Powered by Burson Audio proprietary Max Current Power Supply, it resets your perception of rhythm through power, precision and micro-details. It makes most conventional amplifiers, even the ones with twice the declared power, sound slow.

Playmate 2 Preamp/DAC/Headphone amp

The Playmate 2 features the SABRE32/ESS9038Q2M DAC, with Xmos USB Input receiver. They are the most advanced digital processors money can buy. The unit runs to DSD512 and 32/786khz, easy!

Powerful and Quite

Class-A and 3Wpc. Two levels of power control, each with 100 volume steps. 110db IEM, no worries. 70db planner magnetic, no sweat.
With competitors staying in the USB-B age, Playmate 2 warps into the USB-C future. No more dongles, no more converters. Phones, tablets, Windows or Mac, Plug-n-play!

Other Burson modesl available
Conductor 3X Performance  XLR Preamp with DAC and 6wpc  XLR /3wpc RCA headphone amp  $1399.00
Conductor 3 Performance  RCA Preamp with DAC and 4wpc headphone amp  $1099.00
Composer 3X Performance  XLR Preamp with DAC   $1,199.00