My Burmester Reference Line Set-up

Rocco I.

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My Burmester Reference Line set-up with a Reference Listening Acoustic Hall designed/made by RPG Europe.

List of components:

- Adyton Isovolt K6
- Burmester 948 Power conditioner
- Nordost Qkore 6 with Qkore Wires
- Burmester 911 Mk3 monos power amps
- Burmester 808 Mk5 with Power Supply Unit
- Burmester 069 with Power Supply Unit
- Burmester B100
- Cables: Nordost
- Taoc Audio Rack CSR 2S (D)
- Taoc SCB-RS-HC50G
- Bassocontinuo Accordeon
- Acoustic design and made by RPG Europe.
 

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Hamburger

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Hi Rocco,
You have a fantastic system!!! :)

I would like to ask if you have any experience on;
1) grounding equipment with Burmester equipment. I am thinking of using either a Telos GNR or Nordost Qkore3.
2) Artesania Exoteryc Rack vs TAOC CSR? I can get a used Artesania tandem rack for the same price as two CSR-3S.

Appreciate your comments.
Enjoy your wonderful system!
 
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Rocco I.

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Hi Rocco,
You have a fantastic system!!! :)

I would like to ask if you have any experience on;
1) grounding equipment with Burmester equipment. I am thinking of using either a Telos GNR or Nordost Qkore3.
2) Exoteryc Rack vs TAOC CSR? I can get a used Artesania tandem rack for the same price as two CSR-3S.

Appreciate your comments.
Enjoy your wonderful system!
Hi, first of all thanks for the comments and sorry for the late reply.

1) My Kqore 6 with Adyton K6 balanced trafo work in perfect combination with my Burmester system (Digital source Burmester 069 with reference line psu and Preamp Burmester 808 Mk5 still powered to the fantastic Burmester 948 power conditioner); the results in terms of sound are immediate with the noise floor drops, the increase in harmonic accuracy and clarity is unmistakable, and the overall musicality is elevated. The Telos is also a great unit. However you should demo it in your system and evaluated with your ears if It worth the money.

2) I know the Artesania Exoteryc Rack, It is really well made, but I never had to opportunity to listen it in a known/controlled setting. In my experience the audio rack using shelves made by glass deteriorate the sound, it became harsh. But It is not refer to Artesania Exoteryc Rack due to I did NOT listened yet it in well known systems. I love so much Taoc Audio Racks CSR Series, with my gears it is superb.
 

SCAudiophile

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Absolutely amazing!!!
 
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Hamburger

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Hi, first of all thanks for the comments and sorry for the late reply.

1) My Kqore 6 with Adyton K6 balanced trafo work in perfect combination with my Burmester system (Digital source Burmester 069 with reference line psu and Preamp Burmester 808 Mk5 still powered to the fantastic Burmester 948 power conditioner); the results in terms of sound are immediate with the noise floor drops, the increase in harmonic accuracy and clarity is unmistakable, and the overall musicality is elevated. The Telos is also a great unit. However you should demo it in your system and evaluated with your ears if It worth the money.

2) I know the Artesania Exoteryc Rack, It is really well made, but I never had to opportunity to listen it in a known/controlled setting. In my experience the audio rack using shelves made by glass deteriorate the sound, it became harsh. But It is not refer to Artesania Exoteryc Rack due to I did NOT listened yet it in well known systems. I love so much Taoc Audio Racks CSR Series, with my gears it is superb.
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Dear Rocco,
Thank you for sharing your experience.
Personally I have:
a) 151 Muisccenter
b) 061 CDP
c) 100 Phono
d) 088 Pre
e) 911 Power
<All above internals are changed to Synergistic Research Blue fuses. They work excellent in Burmesters!>
f) Audioquest Niagara 7000
g) A Entreq type of wood ground box

I am thinking of changing (g) to either Nordost Qkore or Telos GNR Mini. And also to add a rack since I have more equipment now.
Hopefully I have time to test the grounding before buying any of them.
Cheers!
 

Rocco I.

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Dear Rocco,
Thank you for sharing your experience.
Personally I have:
a) 151 Muisccenter
b) 061 CDP
c) 100 Phono
d) 088 Pre
e) 911 Power
<All above internals are changed to Synergistic Research Blue fuses. They work excellent in Burmesters!>
f) Audioquest Niagara 7000
g) A Entreq type of wood ground box

I am thinking of changing (g) to either Nordost Qkore or Telos GNR Mini. And also to add a rack since I have more equipment now.
Hopefully I have time to test the grounding before buying any of them.
Cheers!
Great System, congrats.
 

sujay

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Dear Rocco,
Thank you for sharing your experience.
Personally I have:
a) 151 Muisccenter
b) 061 CDP
c) 100 Phono
d) 088 Pre
e) 911 Power
<All above internals are changed to Synergistic Research Blue fuses. They work excellent in Burmesters!>
f) Audioquest Niagara 7000
g) A Entreq type of wood ground box

I am thinking of changing (g) to either Nordost Qkore or Telos GNR Mini. And also to add a rack since I have more equipment now.
Hopefully I have time to test the grounding before buying any of them.
Cheers!
Wow! I have pretty much identical burm electronics. Except the 100 phono - I use the inbuilt phono in the 088.
Question: have you compared the 100 phono to the 088 inbuilt MC module? I wanted to get some feedback on how big an upgrade it will be

Thanks

Sujay
 
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Hamburger

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Wow! I have pretty much identical burm electronics. Except the 100 phono - I use the inbuilt phono in the 088.
Question: have you compared the 100 phono to the 088 inbuilt MC module? I wanted to get some feedback on how big an upgrade it will be

Thanks

Sujay
Nope, Sujay, I have not compared both before.
 

Elberoth

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Great system and room !
 
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Wow! I have pretty much identical burm electronics. Except the 100 phono - I use the inbuilt phono in the 088.
Question: have you compared the 100 phono to the 088 inbuilt MC module? I wanted to get some feedback on how big an upgrade it will be

Thanks

Sujay
I have the Burmester 100 and the 077 with phono. I have not yet done an organised comparison, but my impression is that using the 100 is quite a lot better. I could do a better comparison and report to you, but it will have to be in january, as I am travelling in Brasil until then.
 

sujay

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I have the Burmester 100 and the 077 with phono. I have not yet done an organised comparison, but my impression is that using the 100 is quite a lot better. I could do a better comparison and report to you, but it will have to be in january, as I am travelling in Brasil until then.
Hi Hogan, many thanks. I would really appreciate your views on differences in SQ based on your compares. I am right now sitting on the fence.
 

Hamburger

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I tried the big Telos Quantum Damping on my 151.
Now my 151 is so analogue sounding and sings beautifully; no digital sibilants and harshness; "NATURAL" and fine details have returned. If you use a digital source, try the Telos.

Telos Quantum Damping
 

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