Burmester Phase 3 system

Integrated amplifiers,
Disc players,
Music servers and computer audio
Burmester Phase 3

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with the Burmester Phase 3. It needs no excuses made for its performance, because it’s a true high-end system in a box (well, two crates actually). A lot of systems with similar intent trade performance for convenience, but Phase 3 gives you both. Is this the future of high-end? Very possibly, and for that Phase 3 comes highly recommended.

Technical Specifications

Main System

Analogue Inputs: 1x pair balanced XLR

Digital Inputs: 1× RCA, 1× Toslink S/PDIF, 1× Ethernet RJ45, 3× USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0 Type A (rear), 1× USB 2.0 Type A (front)

Analogue outputs: 1x pair balanced XLR, 1x pair single‑ended RCA

Digital outputs: 1× RCA, 1× Toslink S/PDIF

Antenna: 2× coax connectors

Remote connections: 1× RS232, 2× 2.5mm jacks

Headphone output: 1× 6.3mm jack

CD drive: CD-DA

Hard disk: 2× 2TB (RAID)

Display: Green point matrix, 8 character

Audio formats: FLAC/wav/mp3/AIFF/OGG/AAC/ALAC (m4a)/DSD; Stereo 16 and 24 Bit, up to 192 kHz, gapless play by track analysis and intelligent caching

Sampling rate: selected from either 24 bit/96 kHz or 24bit/192 kHz

Storage: SSD drive for system storage, 2× 2 TB hard drive capacity for music data storage, RAID 1 system (security with two mirrored hard drives, 2 TB usable)

Play functions: Audio CD, Internet radio services, Music‑Player, USB‑stick

USB: Music playback, playlist export

Analogue compensation of level jumps between individual tracks

Integration of TIDAL streaming service and Highresaudio service

Web‑Browser Interface on HTML5

High End rip‑function

Exclusive music database containing over 3,500,000 titles for matching file data from ripped CDs

Power output: 120W per channel (four ohms)

Frequency Response: 5Hz-60kHz (–3dB)

Distortion (THD+N): 0.015%

Signal/Noise ratio: > 74dB

Damping factor: > 250


Type: two-way rear ported design

Drive units: AMT tweeter, 170mm glassfibre woofer cone

System Dimensions (W×D×H): 573×628×420mm (loft style), 632×633x×48mm (Retro Style)

Weight: 39kg (loft), 30kg (Retro)

Price: £23,800

Manufactured by: Burmester

URL: www.burmester.de

Tel: +49 30 787 968 0

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