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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Feeding a CD into the top loader with its smoothly sliding cover is by itself a high-end experience. All images contained in this review are the property of High Fidelity or Burmester.

Wojciech Pacula CD player: We were unable to send your message. So, perhaps the best thing to do is not fight it.

Like all Burmester components the CD burmestsr is hand-assembled by highly trained technicians in the Berlin factory. It will ask a great deal of the installation if the music is to stay perched on the point of intensity. These modules, formerly only used in Burmester Reference Line products, are primarily responsible for the extraordinary sound that has been awarded with numerous reference titles in the past.

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A balanced XLR analogue input makes the more versatile in a system context, particularly if the player is configured as a preamp too. Which seems like a lot to pay for a one-source system from one brand. In some quarters Burmester 0089 gained an unfair reputation in the UK for being expensive German audio bling, due partly to their highly polished chrome fascias no doubt. This is surprising because they are fundamentally honest sounding loudspeakers, with an exceptionally open burkester and possessed of excellent imagery.


This time I took a closer look at a model from the higher Top Line, leaving only the Reference Line unexplored. Phillips with belt drive Sampling rates: The results have never convinced or tempted to me shelve my preamp but I think that, burmestre make a more informed judgement, I would need to hear it through a Burmester power amplifier or perhaps a pair of active loudspeakers.

Two more things are worth mentioning.

Burmester – 089 Belt-Drive CD Player

As high-end CD players have improved over the years there have been hugely important strides made in their ability to convey a musical performance. So, in the absence of preamp, burmdster goes straight into the stereo power amp, via balanced cables. But the brand is Burmester.

You can also read it in its original Polish version here. Rear panel output connections are buemester single-ended and balanced and internally the is designed with balanced circuit technology.

Burmester – Belt-Drive CD Player » Audio Lounge

See all our Burmester reviews. We used a Sony Xperia Z3 Compact as source and the results are impressive. Single-box CD player Transport: Floorstanding loudspeaker Driver Compliment: I confess to a lack of experience of their full systems, but a decent knowledge of three of their CD players. The player is certainly a joy to use with an excellent display, adjustable through 4 brightness levels plus an off function and a very large but clear remote control that has been thankfully lightened from the potentially lethal device that came with the This helps keep the temperature fluctuations from individual sections of the amp from influencing the others.

The design aim is that decoupling the laser from the drive motor reduces jitter. Inspired by analog turntables the belt-drive system for CD players completely decouples the laser pickup from any vibration of the drive motor.


Burmester CD 089 CD Player (Hi-Fi+)

I have never heard a CD player hold all these delicacies together quite like the Burmester before. Music is reproduced at its utmost perfection. So, the products are expensive, but you get what you pay for. They are bi-wired, have a huge rear port that can be bunged at the expense of deep bass energy and come in three finishes.

I have tried the burmwster, and other manufacturers players in this mode by connecting them straight to power amplifiers.

As is customary for our own articles, the writer’s signature at review’s end shows an e-mail address should you have questions or wish to send feedback. There is no signal-based USB port. Such a connection is usually far too compromised for traditional high-end enthusiasts, and with Burmester charging a hefty sum for the MMI module, we want to know whether is worth it. All the controls, including the large remote handset feel robust and precise.

The buemester equipped with analog and digital inputs. And if you are a fan of tonal colour and find the digital view of instruments and vocals is inevitably too monochromatic then the will change your mind about that.

There are certainly slight gains in outright transparency and resolution when used directly into our Gamut power amplifier, but also losses in terms of drive and authority. It is fully balanced and completely DC coupled.

We used the both with and without an external preamp.