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Burmester 089 Belt-Drive CD Player
More and more companies at all price ranges are releasing disc players that can also function as a DAC/preamp for other digital sources. Burmester is no exception, bringing their new top-of-the-line CD player to market with both Toslink and SPDIF along with a pair of analog ins on the back and a selectable volume control.
But what makes the $28,995 Burmester most interesting is its belt-driven transport which the company says has the advantage of decoupling the laser from the drive motor, resulting in a significantly higher readout of the CD, which is not afflicted with digital jitter.