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035 Preamplifier

The 035 preamplifier combines warm and natural sound with simple and user-friendly operation. Its audiophile qualities owe much to its larger siblings in Burmester’s Reference and Top Line. The signal paths to the high-quality XLR outputs are balanced and short, which contributes to an excellent sonic signature with great attention to musical and dynamic detail.


Since 1977 Burmester Audiosysteme has been manufacturing high-end audio components of unsurpassed quality. From the very beginning, the objective has been to create a perfect blend of highest-quality sound, technological innovation, and timeless design. Highly trained technicians assemble all Burmester components by hand in its Berlin factory. Because “Made in Germany” is a label that is taken very seriously by Burmester. Burmester’s research and development department constantly strive to not only keep up with the latest advances but to set its own trends and standards. From the first design sketch via a number of prototypes to the final product shipped from the Berlin factory: each component that bears the Burmester name has been developed in its entirety in-house. As an audio pioneer, Burmester has created a number of legendary components that have become icons of the high-end audio universe.

Burmester considers himself as a guardian and mediator of our musical heritage. The innovative technologies and the highest-quality parts used in the audio components ultimately serve only one purpose, namely, to give full access to the music. By listening to recordings of Elvis Presley, Herbert von Karajan or the Beatles you can bring the full spirit of music into your living room that no concert stage in the world can offer you anymore.

Pure Class A preamplifier based on Burmester X–Amp technology. New Burlink with RS-232 and USB2.0 interfaces for easy integration in CrestronTM or AMX® control systems. Furthermore there is the easy handling of software updates via these interfaces. Of course the 035 again features front-to-back balanced circuitry. It has 5 inputs: 3 balanced and 2 unbalanced. The 035 Pre Amp is, like all Burmester components, completely DC coupled, i.e. it has no distorting capacitors in the signal path. The assembly is discrete for all models, which means that they feature components that are carefully selected and paired up with channel synchronism according to a special procedure.
The outputs have been realized as op amps. 
The tone and balance regulation can be bridged completely. The input impedance can be adjusted in the range of +/- 6 dB for each input.
The output voltage can be increased by 6 dB in the setup menu (for example when using output stages of other manufacturers).
The circuitry is laid out so that not only the theoretical shortest signal path can be achieved, but also so that the wiring to the input and output sockets can be omitted. A top-quality dot-matrix display provides a well-legible presentation of all operational conditions
even from a greater distance.
The display can be, as with all late-model Burmester devices, be switched off or be dimmed in three stages. The 035 can be integrated into a home theater system without effort. For this an incoming signal can be looped through the 035 in surround mode. Taken over completely from the 808MK5 was the uncompromising IR remote control. The volume is realized by a passive R-2R network of precision resistors in connection with goldplated reed relays in 60 possible, logarithmically tuned levels. Only by this extreme investment can the desired 100% channel synchronism be realized. The source selection is also realized by relays directly at the inputs. The new metal remote control 067 or 005 is available at a surcharge (but is included with our CD players).
In the 035 the optional phono module is located - just as in the predecessor 935 MK2 - on the opposite side of the power supply in order to keep the hum pickup as low as possible. Just as in the MC2 of the 808, the signal processing in the phono module of the 035 is absolutely
balanced and completely DC coupled. The elaborate circuitry is discretely laid out. Generously sized power supply: 50 VA transformer with overall 55,000 μF filtering The volume with which the 035 ‚awakes‘ when switched on can be programmed. Burmester output stages can be remotely controlled (on/off) by the 035.

3 balanced XLR inputs
2 unbalanced inputs
1 balanced home theater thruput
1 balanced XLR output
1 unbalanced output
1 unbalanced tape output
Headphones jack (on the back panel)
2 x 10V DC output for remote on/off of further Burmester components
Burmester link for external control via RS-232 and USB
Dimensions (WxHxD) 483mm x 95mm x 340mm (without plugs)
Weight approx. 6.7 kg

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