Burmester Audiosysteme was founded by electronic engineer and musician, Dieter Burmester. After constructing an amplifier that was intended for personal use, friends pursued him to use his skills professionally. Finally, when one of his friends went to the German audio press in the late 70's, Dieter’s amplifier was claimed to be one of the best ever made.
Today, Burmester is one of the most respected names in HiFi audio among customers, press and maufacturers of the highest-quality audio worldwide. Dieter still arrives in the office every morning and is fully invested in the design and manufacturing of every component as well as leading every aspect of business in the company. There are 50 employees who operate out of the manufacturing facility in Berlin, with product distributors - serving as brand advocates - in 65 countries worldwide.
Rutherford Audio Inc. proudly represents Burmester in North and Central America.
Since the introduction of the Burmester high-end Surround sound system at the time the new Porsche Panamera was launched, it has been the benchmark for factory-installed integrated car hifi systems. This status was successfully defended in the next project, the Porsche Cayenne, and in the Porsche 911 iconic sports car.
The superiority of the system is the net result of innumerable details, and of one overriding goal, and that is perfect sound.
This is the first time Mercedes Benz has worked with its new audio partner, Burmester Audiosysteme GmbH. The internationally renowned Berlin-based manufacturer of high-end sound systems impressed Mercedes Benz managers, developers and engineers with its outstanding sound and its uncompromising standards in terms of quality and pure musical experience.
More than four years of joint work went into the development of two innovative sound systems, especially designed to perfectly fit the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
In addition to providing one balanced XLR output, two unbalanced RCA outputs, and two digital outputs (one coax, one optical), the 069 provides three digital inputs (two coax, one optical) and one balanced XLR analog input, allowing the device to serve as a preamp as well as a CD player.
After trying this amplifier with a number of different sources and loudspeakers, I'd already concluded that the 036 was in the very good-to-excellent class. But there was more to come. When finally coupled with a matching Burmester CP player in a fully balanced more, results were magical.
To facilitate functionaluty, Burmester includes a theird generation iPad with the 111-marketing the first time Apple has allowed one of its products to be bundles an an accessory with an outside manufacturer...With a 3-terabyte onboard harddrive (plus another 3-tb backup drive), the 11 can store a significant amount of digital music.