The 956 MK2 stereo device complements the Burmester family of amplifiers which has been accorded numerous international awards. The high-quality internal cables enable the amplifier’s high current to flow unimpeded to the large loudspeaker terminals. Thus the sound of the 956 MK 2 amplifier is characterised by excellent spatialisation, musical warmth, and a minimal level of distortion.
The 956 MK 2 offers balanced circuitry and it is entirely DC-coupled. There are no distorting capacitors in the signal path. An intelligent protection circuit outside the signal path monitors during operation for overheating, DC offset and overloading.
A special feature of the 956 MK 2 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) enable the amp to effortlessly drive virtually any loudspeaker over it’s wide frequency response. With its mighty power supply the 956 MK 2 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 spacial resolution, natural musical warmth and negligible distortion characterize the sound of the 956 MK 2.
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 956 MK2’s inputs 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 956 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 956 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)
AVAILABLE FINISHES AND ACCESSORIES
Standard model with engraved chrome triangle name plate, housing in silver anodized.
Custom finishes upon request.