HOUSE FI­DELITY

Burmester’s all-in-one home en­ter­tain­ment sys­tem

Robb Report Singapore - - Grand Openings -

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 ≠

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