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Burmester 089 Top Line CD Player

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Burmester 089 Top Line CD Player

The main focus of the 089 belt-drive CD player is the perfect blend of sound, innovation and design. In near ideal fashion the top-loading player unites latest developments with proven technology and a timeless, stylish appearance. For many years now the belt-drive system, developed by Burmester, in combination with sample rate conversion and cutting-edge D/A conversion has set the standards worldwide in CD playback. Inspired by analog turntables the belt-drive system for CD players completely decouples the laser pickup from any vibration of the drive motor. The audible result of the high-precision data readout is an astonishing degree of musicality and spaciousness.

The Burmester-typical chrome front panel characterizes the visual appearance of the 089 CD player. Feeding a CD into the top loader with its smoothly sliding cover is by itself a high-end experience. The vibration-absorbing feet with carbon fiber damping for optimal mechanical decoupling are another link to the Reference Line. The belt-drive unit is encapsulated in a massive low-resonance chamber. All this contributes to the open, airy and detailed musicality Burmester components are renowned for.

Like all Burmester components the 089 CD player is hand-assembled by highly trained technicians in the Berlin factory. Almost all subassemblies are purchased from German suppliers because Burmester takes the quality label Made in Germany very seriously. Each unit has to pass a multifaceted testing and adjustment procedure before shipping to ensure that it is in perfect condition.


Feature Overview:
Belt-drive guarantees ideal data sampling
Drive unit is capsuled in solid, low-resonance chamber
The special drive unit construction results in warm, full-bodied sound
Latest D/A-converting technology with selctable sample rate conversion to 96kHz/24bit
or 192kHz/24bit for relaxing high-range reproduction (also for external digital sources)
Balanced input and output terminals
2 digital inputs (S/P DIF standard up to 192kHz) for the connection of further digital
sources: 1x optical LWL, 1x cinch for 75Ohm coaxial cable
1 balanced analog input, XLR 3pol., for the connection of an analog source
(e.g. FM Tuner), can be used for cinch via adapter
Balanced processing of the analog signal from the D/A converter for higher dynamics
Separation of supply voltage for analog and digital circuit parts minimizes the influence
of digital high frequency on the analog output signal
Additional filtering of supply voltage for the analog circuit part for an undistorted sound experience
Fixed and variable output
Analog volume control in 60 increments for direct connection to power amps
1 balanced analog output, XLR 3pol.
1 unbalanced analog output, cinch
1 unbalanced analog TAPE output, cinch, for analog tape recordings
Analog outputs are equipped with X-Amp2 output modules, proven and tested in the Reference Line CD Player 069
Selectable output amplification of the analog outputs for the adjustment to connected
equipment: fix (for the connection to preamplifiers or integrated amplifiers) or volume
selectable (for the connection to power amplifiers or active loudspeakers)
2 digital outputs (S/P DIF standard) for digital recordings: 1x optical LWL, 1x cinch for
75Ohm coaxial cable
MMI slot for future extensions (inputs and outputs of virtually any kind)
SETUP-menu for individual adjustment of basic functions:
Automatic start after readout of CD can be selected
Output-amplification FIX or VARIABLE
Serial number can be read out in display if desired
Information like status of drive unit incl. Play, Pause and Stop can be read
out in display if desired
Wake-Up volume can be programmed (in VARIABLE)
Factory-provided settings can be restored at any time
Brightness of display adjustable in 4 steps, display-off function
Vibration-isolating feet with carbon fibre clips for ideal resonance decoupling
Power controlling of other Burmester devices, Master/Slave via DC IN/OUT
BURLINK for external control via RS-232 and USB as standard
Remote control 005 included

DIGITAL-Inputs: 1 x optical (TOSLINK) 1 x RCA
DIGITAL-Outputs: 1 x optical (TOSLINK) 1 x RCA
ANALOG-Inputs: 1 x XLR
ANALOG-Outputs: 1 x XLR (balanced), Stereo
1 x RCA (unbalanced), Stereo
1 x RCA (TAPE) (unbalanced),
Stereo with preset volume
Remote IN/OUT for remote controlling of other Burmester-devices
BurLink for external controlling via RS-323 and USB
Weight: 13 kg 28.66 lbs
Width / Height / Depth: 483 mm x 114 mm x 335 mm 19 x 4.49 x 13.19