Milestones

A lifetime of becoming.

1977

The quest for the perfect sound begins


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1978

The Design Language


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1980

The world’s first modular preamplifier


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1983

The Phono Preamplifier


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1987

First Loudspeaker were presented


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1990

The stereo power amplifier 909


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1991

First CD-Player of Burmester


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1994

The 948 Power Conditioner


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1997

The Reference Line


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2005

Bugatti and Burmester


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2009

Porsche and Burmester


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2012

111 Musiccenter


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2013

Burmester meets Mercedes-Benz


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2016

3D-Sound with Porsche


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2018

The first turntable makes the Signature Line complete


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2020

Introducing sound to the 4th dimension


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1977

The quest for the perfect sound begins


Even the most advanced technology is subject to continuous improvement. To ensure this, we build progress into every component by taking future factory modernizations into account. A customer who buys today can therefore enjoy the latest audio technology for a long time to come.

Our Philosophy

1978

The Design Language


Even the most advanced technology is subject to continuous improvement. To ensure this, we build progress into every component by taking future factory modernizations into account. A customer who buys today can therefore enjoy the latest audio technology for a long time to come.

1980

The world’s first modular preamplifier


Dieter Burmester developed and produced the world’s first modular preamplifier. The legendary 808 is still produced today and in the meantime continues to show the way in the fifth evolutionary stage.

Our Preamplifier 808 MK5

1983

The Phono Preamplifier


Dieter Burmester introduced symmetrical switching technology in the high-end segment with the 838 phono preamplifier.

Phono Preamplifier 100

1987

the first remote controlled speaker adjustment

Burmester was the first manufacturer to offer a fully DC-coupled signal path from pickup system to speaker. In the same year, Burmester developed the first remote controlled speaker adjustment with relay circuit resistors.

1990

The stereo power amplifier 909


In 1990 the stereo power amplifier 909 is launched. It marked the foundation for all future generations of Burmester power amplifiers such as the 911, 956 and 036. The massive heat sink with its anodised silver ribs has become a characteristic design element for Burmester components across the globe.

Power Amplifier 909

1991

First CD-Player of Burmester


Dieter Burmester brought the first belt-driven CD player to the market and still today holds the reference title for the tonal benefits of this innovative drive concept.

CD Player 069

1994

The 948 Power Conditioner


Dieter Burmester discovered the active regulating 948 Power Conditioner which frees the supply voltage from disruptive DC components, and had it patented.

Power Conditioner 948

1997

The Reference Line


The new product line completed the Burmester portfolio. The new Burmester Reference Line is now known for setting the standard in sound quality, innovation and processing quality in the high-end segment around the world. The naming of this extraordinary series was practically predetermined by the specialist magazines around the world: Reference – because all the products from this line are honoured with reference titles.

Reference Line

2005

Entering the automotive segment


Burmester is the first High-End sound manufacturer worlwide to be implemented in a luxury automobile. Bugatti, for whom Burmester developed an exclusive sound system over the course of three years, implemented the system in the model 16.4 Veyron.

Cooperation with Bugatti

2009

Porsche and Burmester


With a High-End surround sound system for the Porsche Panamera, Burmester set a new benchmark for automotive sound. Today, this award-winning system is available in all Porsche models.

Cooperation with Porsche

2012

111 Musiccenter


The 111 Musiccenter rings in a new era for the digital music age. Always following Burmester's credo of offering logical and intuitive operation, the vast variety of functions enable audiophiles to enjoy a truly remarkable listening experience.

111 Musiccenter

2013

Burmester meets Mercedes-Benz


Mercedes-Benz and Burmester begin joining forces with the goal of developing new ways of experiencing sound and music in the automobile. Together the companies achieve a milestone by developing and installing the world's first High-End 3D Surround Sound System in a luxury limousine.

Cooperation with Mercedes-Benz

2016

3D-Sound with Porsche


The 3D Surround Sound System is also implemented in the Porsche Panamera

Cooperation with Mercedes-Benz

2018

The Signature Line is complete


With the Burmester Signature Line, the company has made it possible for listeners to enter a new dimension of musical enjoyment. This product line, which perfectly combines with Burmester's 175 turntable, is notorious for its many technological progressions and represents the zenith of sound reproduction quality.

Signature Line

2020

Introducing sound to the 4th dimension


Burmester and Mercedes-Benz introduce the 4D High-End Surround Sound System to the S-Class. The system marks a cornerstone in the way listeners perceive music through ist high degree of personalization features and transmission of sound to the entire body.

to the Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Handmade in Germany. 
Music on highest level at home

Since 1977, Burmester produces handmade audio systems and components of absolute sound quality and musical fidelity. Today, we are the last independent high-end manufacturer of our kind.

Our Philosophy

Burmester with the High-End Soundsystem
for your journey

At Burmester we have always been interested in cars, and as a result we were delighted to accept the challenge to fit a high-end sound system into one.

Cooperation with Porsche