“My mission as a musician and an engineer is to let music lovers forget that they are listening to electrical appliances. The highest level of sound reproduction has been achieved when one stops thinking about where it is coming from.”
HANDMADE IN BERLIN
»Better than Live« FINANCIAL TIMES
Since 1977 Burmester Audiosysteme has been manufacturing high-end audio components of unsurpassed quality. From the very beginning the objective has been to create a perfect blend of highest-quality sound, technological innovation and timeless design.
Highly trained technicians assemble all Burmester components by hand in its Berlin factory.Because “Made in Germany” is a label that is taken very seriously by Burmester.
Burmester’s research and development department constantly strives to not only keep up with the latest advances but to set its own trends and standards.
From the first design sketch via a number of prototypes to the final product shipped from the Berlin factory: each component that bears the Burmester name has been developed in its entirety in-house.
As an audio pioneer, Burmester has created a number of legendary components that have become icons of the high-end audio universe. “”
»Acoustically perfect« PLUGGED
To achieve absolute sound quality requires the creative interaction of cutting-edge technology, the use of only the finest electronic components and old-fashioned craftsmanship. Over 95 percent of all processed parts and sub-assemblies derive from German manufacturers. Before assembly the components are carefully selected and only those conforming to tightly defined tolerances are ultimately processed.
At the end of the manufacturing process each component is not only burned-in and thoroughly measured but also has to pass and extensive listening test before shipping. Approximately 300 computer-aided measurements are being taken before and after a seven-day burn-in period. A component advances to the final testing stage only if the measurements show no deviation. Finally, an associate manually tests every function and listens with well-trained ears to make sure that everything is up to Burmester standards.
PHILOSOPHIES AND DESIGN
ART FOR THE EAR – OUR MOTTO IS A PROMISE
»A music freak once told me that Burmester components aren’t really audio systems. They are works of art with musical properties.« 9ELF
Burmester considers himself as a guardian and mediator of our musical heritage. The innovative technologies and the highest quality parts used in his audio components ultimately serve only one purpose, namely, to give full access to the music. By listening to recordings of Elvis Presley, Herbert von Karajan or the Beatles you can bring the full spirit of music into your living room that no concert stage in the world can offer you anymore. Technical innovation and timeless design are the hallmarks of audio systems from Burmester. Their clear and distinctive lines as well as the prominent chrome panels make them into objects of not only musical but also visual art. Chrome according to Burmester’s design philosophy is much more than just an optical element. It signifies the high value and longevity of his products at first glance. However, not only the visual impression but also the touch and feel of operating a Burmester amplifier or CD player leaves a lasting impression. For good reason several weeks of development work are spent on a simple detail like a control knob to make sure that its creamy clicking sound during turns satisfies even the most demanding customer.
TECHNOLOGY AND EASE OF USE
»Dieter Burmester builds the world’s best audio systems« BRAND EINS
Burmester designs his audio systems for music lovers with a strong sense of acoustic and visual esthetics. Naturally, their technical content, reliability and long-term value are beyond question for many years.
Even the most advanced technology is subject to constant improvement. Therefore, Burmester builds progress into every component by taking future factory upgrades into account. A customer buying today can thus enjoy the latest in audio technology for a long time to come.
Factory upgrades and repairs are subject to the same strict quality controls as new components. By saving the test protocols and measurements for every shipped system the factory can upon request return each component to its original as-new condition.
With logical and self-explanatory functionality Burmester designs ease of use into every component. Their full enjoyment should not require work. Even though technology can do more and more, Burmester believes that the use of it should not be a mystery to humans.