Amplifiers, Power Amplifiers

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The 036 stereo power amplifier combines a more compact design with many of the features of the more imposing Burmester power amplifiers. The structure is again symmetrical, and the device is entirely DC-coupled. An intelligent protective circuit monitors the operating status with regard to temperature, DC offset and power surges.

A special feature of the 036 is its extremely high damping factor. This high damping factor coupled with the ability to quickly deliver large amounts of current (rise time at 4Ω is only 1.5 μS) enables the amp to effortlessly drive virtually any loudspeaker over its wide frequency response. With its mighty power supply the 036 is able to deliver high currents continuously and thus easily control speakers with low impedance values and complex
loads. The frequency response is practically load-independent. Very good spatial resolution, natural musical warmth and negligible distortion characterize the sound of the 036.
The transistors of the output stages are placed on the oversized heat sinks that form the sides of the housing. The driver stages, however, are located on a separate internal heat sink. This keeps the wide temperature fluctuations of the heat sinks from shifting the working points of the amplification section.
Internal wiring of the 036 is done with 10 mm² high-purity copper cable.
This ensures that the high currents of the power amplifier reach the massive bindings posts without loss. With respect to signal-carrying conductors we consciously omitted copper rails – which have become all the rage these days – to avoid unwanted micro phonic effects.
For the internal connections that carry music signals we use our electrically and magnetically shielded “Burmester SILVER” cable.


Bridgeable into mono operation by external mono adapters or internally at the factory when ordering a pair of 036 mono amps
Bi-amping with the use of external bi-amping adapters
Balanced circuitry throughout like all Burmester components
Input stages in proprietary X-Amp technology (Class A)
Low overall negative feedback
Signal path completely DC-coupled, no distorting capacitors
High current delivery capabilities due to an oversized power supply
High damping factor enables effortless control of any speaker over the entire frequency
range, even at high frequencies
Stable at any load over the entire frequency range
Massive binding posts for connection of speaker cables (use only spade plugs!)
Remote on/off switching in connection with Burmester pre-amps and D/A converters with variable output (remote control current: 10V DC)
A protection circuit outside of the signal path monitors the 036 during operation for overheating, DC offset and overdrive.

Balanced inputs (stereo/mono)
Unbalanced inputs by using the supplied adapters (only in stereo mode)
10V DC input for remote on/off switching by Burmester pre-amps and Burmester D/A converters with variable output
Bindings posts for loudspeaker hook-up (stereo/mono)

Standard model with housing in silver anodized. Custom finishes upon request.

Dimensions (WxHxD): 482 mm x 95 mm x 482 mm
Weight: app. 25 kg (55lbs.)
Rated power output: Stereo: 2×171 W at 4Ω
Mono: 1×300 W at 4Ω
Continuous peak current: 30 A
Damping factor: >1800
Signal-to-noise ratio: >81 dB
Input impedance: 1.5 kΩ (bal.), 15 kΩ (unbal.)
Input sensitivity: 730 mV for full gain
320 mV for 100W at 4 Ω load
Frequency response: 0-200kHz (-3dB)
Rise time (stereo/mono): 1,4 μs at 4/8 Ω load
1,9 μs at 1 Ω load