The 217 stands out through the iconic Burmester chrome front but otherwise aims for complete simplicity.
The 217 is equipped with two belt drive motors, which enable near-perfect operation due to their high efficiency. In combination with the significant, massive, low-resonance unibody housing made of solid aluminum, this enables exceptionally precise and highly musical reproduction of vinyl records.
The gimbal-mounted, straight tonearm is made of unidirectional fiber composite material in conjunction with aluminum components. The needle used is a Shibata design and the signal from the cartridge is passed-on directly via a high-quality phono connection cable.
Burmester’s 217 turntable builds on its big brother, the 175, in numerous aspects. The unit has a gimbal-mounted, straight tonearm that is naturally cranked by the geometry of the headshell. At the same time, the exact length between bearing and needle tip is 239.1 mm – just over 9 inches. Each 217 comes with a slipmat made of composite leather.
The Burmester 217 Turntable is available for demo & purchase in-store. Contact us to schedule your private audition.