Burmester is one of those brands that sells complete systems. You don’t necessarily buy a piece of Burmester, you buy into the Burmester idea. Every single component, from mains plug to loudspeaker, can have a Burmester logo on it, and in most cases there seems to be no overarching reason to break rank.
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.