This review first appeared in the December issue of hi-end hifi magazine High Fidelity of Poland. You can also read it in its original Polish version here. In some quarters Burmester has gained an unfair reputation in the UK for being expensive German audio bling, due partly to their highly. Used Burmester CD players for sale on + second hand hifi sites & shops. Use Hifi Shark to monitor pricing and global availability.

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Listening to the is quite unlike any CD player I have heard and that includes several that are much more expensive and some which are lauded as being the best available. Buying a Burmester system is an investment for the future. For the use of the pre-amplifier function, the is also equipped with an analogue input for the connection of analogue sources.

I have little doubt though that future CD players will incorporate such a connection. But the music still remains dense and incredibly textural. I have always generally preferred the single-ended option.

Burmester CD 089 CD Player (Hi-Fi+)

Floorstanding loudspeaker Driver Compliment: It grips the loudspeakers tight, if perhaps not to the steel jaw levels of its bigger brothers. The thing is though, you could spend years trying to find the Best Product Ever, going from product to product to product, and still end back with all Burmester. 809

This is surprising because they are fundamentally honest sounding loudspeakers, with an exceptionally open burmeser and possessed of excellent imagery.


It is easier to get this level of coherence wrong and I must point out that the CD positively demands that the amplifier, speakers and indeed the whole of the system be up to the job. If that gives the perception that this Burmester package burmeste bass shy, I want to put this one to rest fast. Design The Burmester-typical chrome front panel characterizes the visual appearance of the CD player. So, in the absence of preamp, the goes straight into the stereo power amp, via balanced cables.

Burmester Audiosysteme – CD Player

When we sit and listen we all have that timing element beating inside us. I would happily buy one direct from Germany myself and for a purchase this important might even be tempted to nip over for the day for an audition. Burmester is one of those burrmester that sells complete systems. For me it is the art of great musicianship and production.

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Played through the this becomes stunningly obvious. The is that rare thing, a belt-driven CD player — most CD players are direct drive where the centre spindle is connected to the motor. There’s plenty of substance and ability here, and certainly enough to earn a burmezter recommendation even at this price.

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These modules, formerly only used in Burmester Reference Line products, are primarily responsible for burmesterr extraordinary sound that has been awarded with numerous reference titles in the past. Every single component, from mains plug to loudspeaker, can burmesger a Burmester logo on it, and in most cases there seems to be no overarching reason to break rank.


One of those will be WiFi. Burmester also specs its own mains, interconnect and speaker cables sharing much with the internal wiring of the products and even has a range of equipment stands that provide a visual match for the products.

You can also read it in its original Polish version here. Tonal nuance 08 contrast is beautifully realised and this helps no end if you are excited by the pure performance of the musicians. Not the chilly needlepoint variety of tiny background sounds that is often cited as musical detail but a more organic version that is unerring in solidity and stability.

Now this is a controversial choice — picking a power conditioner before a preamp in the hierarchy of things.

Burmester 089, 036, 948, B25 (Hi-Fi+ 88)

On the whole this system worked very well. In fact they share virtually no components at all despite looking virtually identical.

They are also heavily involved with high-end in-car installations in joint partnerships with Bugatti and Porsche. They are bi-wired, burkester a huge rear port that can be bunged at the expense of deep bass energy and come in three finishes. The vibration-absorbing feet with carbon fiber damping for optimal mechanical decoupling are another link to the Reference Line.