Burmester 808 Pre-Amplifier

The 808 Pre-Amplifier has reached it's fifth generation since its initial release in 1980. When fully equipped the top of the preamp shows an impressive array of up to 20 special potentiometers and a number of toggle switches on top of chromed, engraved cover plates. This immediately points to the almost unlimited usability of the 808 as the control center of an audio system, whether at home or in a professional setting.


Each single input and output module is built with the same precision and has to pass muster in a final multi-tiered quality control.

With its latest-generation external power supply the 808 MK5 cements its status as an international icon in high-end audio.

The 808 boasts, 2 XLR, 2 RCA and 2 Tape Out outputs as well as a total of 6 inputs.

Offers Dual zone operation

Burmester 808 Pre-Amplifier


Dimensions (W x H x D) 482x170x385 mm (19×6.7×15.2 in.)
Weight app. 23 kg (47.0 lbs)
Inputs max. 4 XLR / 7 RCA
Phono Input optional MM / MC
Outputs 2 XLR, 2 RCA, 2 Tape out
Head phone jack
Module slots Input: 6, Output: 2
Optional modules Phono MC / MM, Line
Surround Throughput Yes
Input Names Programmable
Remote Controlled Yes
X-Amp 2
Remote Input / Output 0 / 4
Input Impedance XLR/RCA 10 kOhms / 10 kOhms
Output Impedance XLR/RCA  40 Ohms / 26 Ohms
Input Sensitivity re. 1 V 110 mV
Max. Output level 21.5V
Frequency Response  < 10 Hz – 680 kHz
Signal to noise-ratio >107 dB
Special Features Dual zone operation