Burmester 911 Amplifier and Artnovion Acoustic Panels
As for CES 2017, Robb Niemann and Dina Hoenge, Burmester's Chief Marketing Manager, showed me a working exhibit that featured the company's $35,000 350Wpc 911 MK3 stereo amplifier; the $15,000/pair B18 loudspeakers; a new $10,000 power conditioner; the $33,000 088 preamplifier; a new 151 media server, set to sell for $25,000 (half the price of Burmester's flagship media server), and a Burmester-modified Thorens turntable with SoundSmith MC cartridge. Also new were the stunningly modern and strikingly beautiful room-treatment panels by Artnovion; the panels seen behind the system are the Artnovion Sahara (left and right) and Alps (center), the total price of which is $2000. Dina and Robb used this system to play my favorite Burmester demo recording, "Poem of Chinese Drums," from the Burmester Demo CD #3. The sound was remarkably powerful.