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100

  Phono Preamplifier

With his latest phono preamplifier 100 Dieter Burmester picks up where he left off with his highly regarded and successful phono stage 838 from the Eighties. The 100 is pure catnip for analog fans. By harking back to a component that had been state-of-the-art for so long and bringing it with all available innovations into the 21. Century, Burmester not only gave LP lovers a new playback reference but also the technology to digitize their LP collection on the highest musical level. With a lot of top-notch engineering and design plus highest-quality parts the phono preamp 100 combines innovative technology and world-class analog playback in a practical tool for the digital music era.

Manufacture

Design

The classic chrome front panel immediately shows the versatility of this phono preamp. The array of toggle switches actuates a multitude of functions for playback, control and adjustment. The prominent VU meter is not a nostalgic design gesture but a necessary instrument to show the amplitude of the left and right channel as well as their mono sum. At the same time it displays any imbalances between left and right channel at a quick glance.


Handmade

Whether in a basic configuration or fully equipped, each 100 phono preamplifier is assembled by hand in the Berlin factory by highly qualified technicians. A final multi-stepped quality and listening test checks not only each switch and every functionality but also makes sure that the sound is up to reference standard.

Technical Details


Weight
9 kg (19.8 lbs)
Width
482 mm (19“)
Height
96 mm (3.8“)
Depth
344 mm (13.6“)
Inputsmax 4 balanced / 7 unbalanced
Phono inputs (MC/ MM)1x bal. module (MM or MC)
1x bal. module (optional)
Analogue outputs1 XLR, 1 RCA
Digital outputs (with ADC)1x RCA, 1x Toslink / optisch (=LWL)
additionally 1 sym Modul (optional)
Optional moduleAD converter

Test & Award

The perfect sound stands for hard work and a continuous quest for improvement. That's why we are especially honored when the international community of music enthusiasts honors our products.


What Hifi

United Kingdom, 2018

To the Test

LP

Germany, 2011

To the Test

hifi & records

Germany, 2011

To the Test

Audio

Germany, 2012

To the Test

Stereo Sound:
Stereo Sound Grand Prix

Japan, 2010

Audio: Golden Ear


Germany, 2011

Audio: Golden Ear


Germany, 2011

Product of the Year
"Top High End"

Russia, 2012

Auerbachverlag:
Reader's Choice

Germany, 2013

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