The 102 CD player from Burmester’s Classic Line combines a purist and elegant appearance with the traditional high standards in manufacturing quality and musicality. Its ideal playing partner within the Burmester portfolio is the 101 integrated Class-D amplifier, especially when combined with a pair of Burmester loudspeakers. The 102 is a direct-drive CD player with a front-loading CD drawer. Thus, it can easily be integrated into an audio system where space is tight. The sophisticated analog output stages receive their signals from a latest-generation conversion unit. It offers different upsampling rates, which may be selected according to personal preferences.
Impressions: With attention to detail.
Recognizable as a typical Burmester even from the very first glance, the 102 CD Player makes use of characteristic design elements of the Classic Line.
Emphasizing the essential is the hallmark of the 102 CD player’s design. User-friendliness was the guiding light in developing the control layout. Consequently, chrome buttons on the front panel can quickly and easily activate all important functions.
The 102 CD player represents no compromises with respect to sound and manufacturing quality. Like all Burmester devices it is hand-assembled in the Berlin factory and has to pass the same stringent quality controls as the Reference Line components.
|Digital inputs||2 x RCA, 1 Toslink|
|Digital outputs||1 x RCA, 1 x Toslink|
|Analog outputs||1 x XLR, 2 x RCA|
|Burmester X–Amp 2||No|
|Remote Input / Output||1 / 1|