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This review page is supported in part by the sponsors whose ad banners are displayed below. This review first appeared in the December issue of hi-end hifi magazine High Fidelity of Poland.
Burmester – 089 Belt-Drive CD Player
You can also read it in its original Polish version here. We publish its English translation in a mutual syndication arrangement with publisher Wojciech Pacula.
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Wojciech Pacula CD player: Tara Labs Omega Onyx Bumrester cables on all equipment: Base under all components Resonance control: This time I took a closer look at a model from the higher Top Line, leaving only the Reference Line unexplored.
The CD player is a belt-driven top loader.
Traditionally this kind of drive is associated with the Japanese C. When we consider turntables we will know of two basic drive systems whereby motor torque gets transferred to the platter with a CD player this is a far smaller platter upon which the CD is placed: For simplicity I skipped idler wheel designs.
This is why their top models even decouple the optical sleigh with a belt, not merely the platter.
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The is equipped with analog and digital inputs. The unit thus can be used as a preamplifier.
The company explains that their step volume control operates in the analog domain which we will verify later. The circuit is electrically fully balanced and the machine comes with a sensible power burmestet whose polarity is properly marked.
We should pay attention to that as the sound really is better. Two more things are worth mentioning.
There is also an upgrade slot in the back to expand capabilities in the future. One of those will be WiFi. There is no signal-based USB port. The one present merely serves communication between Burmester components like their preamp. The remote control is big, heavy burmesteer has many buttons placed such as to be inconvenient.