Berlin based Burmester Audiosysteme, founded in 1977, produces really high end stuffs. The legendary preamp 777 was indeed its foundation (named after its origination date – July 1977) and has established that shiny metallic look for all products that followed. There are people who really like their stuff so much that they go out and buy a new Porsche, as Burmesters are premium sound system option for the car. Of course, you need perfectly reproduced music to go with your Cayenne Turbo to pick up the kids.
The new Music Server model 111 compliments their existing line of CD players (No 061, 069 and 089) and was launched during the high end show in Munich. It is a hard disk based server with integrated drive slot for ripping, WIFI and LAN capable.
"The new Reference Line Music Server convinces not only by its excellent sound quality, but also by the extremely fast processing of even very large data sets. The local player is both about the device, via the web browser, and via handheld devices such as iPad with a specially developed Burmester Darfur app to be controlled.Streaming over WLAN is also possible. On the integrated drive slot, an existing CD collection in the highest possible quality to rip it. Were not deposited album art and track information are added automatically to a comparison with the database. Due to the forward error correction (FEC) of only a few seconds for audio CD drives, there is the possibility that older or scratched CD went to an audio data stream that includes sporadic dropouts. Without appropriate countermeasures can thus reduce the noise listening."