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036 Power Amplifier

The smaller stereo power amplifier 036 offers many of the same sonic features of Burmester’s bigger and more imposing power amps, only in an elegantly compact size. Its high damping factor and high-performance power supply are expressions of Burmester’s design philosophy. Fast signal processing and the ability to deliver high currents were foremost design criteria for this amp. They are responsible for its remarkably detailed and homogeneous sound. Agility in the upper registers and a deep bass with loads of power reserves characterize this newest member of the Burmester power amp family.


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.

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.


Dimensions (WxHxD): 482 mm x 95 mm x 482 mm
Weight: app. 25 kg (55lbs.)
Rated power output: Stereo: 2x171 W at 4Ω
Mono: 1x300 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
Oversized power supply with 88.000 μF filter capacity and 450 VA toroidal transformer.
Additional local filtering close to the output stages of 12.000 μF per channel.


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)

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