Burmester’s all-in-one home entertainment system
Burmester has released its first all-in-one home-music system: the Burmester Phase 3. It features the German hi-fi brand’s new 161 receiver, which combines a preamplifier, a 120-watt power amplifier and a music server. Phase 3 also includes a pair of Burmester’s new B15 loudspeakers. The receiver and speakers are available only in this system.
The 161 is based on Burmester’s 151 MusicCenter and has a CD drive and two-terabyte hard drive. It offers easy streaming from home computer networks, digital devices and online music services. Its reference-grade digital-to-analogue converter can process resolutions as high as 24 bits/192kHz. And it’s equipped with a slew of digital and analogue ports. The 161 also allows you to control the entire system with Burmester’s iPad app. The B15 loudspeakers are compactbutmighty.Eachis41cmtall but can hit chest-rattling lows down to 40Hz. The speaker’s ribbon-based Air Motion Transformer tweeter offers an ultra-quick response for crisp, room-filling highs.
Phase 3’s rack creates an optimal listening angle in any space and has room for additional components or music sources. The system is available in a variety of styles and finishes, including retro, steampunk and chrome. You also can order a completely custom finish. rutherfordaudio.com ≠