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The 218 power amplifier is visually and sonically oriented towards Burmester's flagship 159 amplifier. At the same time, the Reference Line power amplifier consistently benefits from the experience and knowledge that Burmester has derived from four decades of successful amplifier development.
The 218 power amplifier is visually and sonically oriented towards Burmester's flagship 159 amplifier. At the same time, the Reference Line power amplifier consistently benefits from the experience and knowledge that Burmester has derived from four decades of successful amplifier development. Power and elegance are perfectly combined behind the characteristic cooling fins. This monumental, but at the same time stylish, power amp easily handles even the most demanding loudspeakers. The almost inexhaustible power reserves lead to an impressive sovereignty in music reproduction, which is supported by an outstanding spatial resolution and musical warmth.
The design of the 218 power amp closely follows the look of the largest and most powerful mono power amp in the company's history, the 159. The 218 inherits the clear lines and distinct appearance of our flagship amplifier. In particular, the screwless finish of the lid and the absence of additional decorative elements emphasize this minimalistic and effective visual aspect. Despite the expansion demands of the space, this reduction to the essentials means that only a few millimeters have had to be added to the overall height compared with existing and previous models. The expansion inside is clearly recognizable by the extension of the classic Burmester heat sinks, which, however, has been largely compensated for by the mimalistic design of the lid and base plate, so that existing placement racks can continue to be used if necessary. As a nod to the traditions of the Burmester amplifier portfolio, the familiar decorative lines that take up the course of the heat sinks can be found on the housing lid of the 218 power amplifier. The rear panel is milled from solid and closes it at a 45 degree angle of the heat sinks. A solid plate closes the case at the bottom.
In the development and manufacturing process, only the best quality components are selected to meet our exacting tolerances. In addition, several days of test runs as well as further intensive quality controls culminating in detailed final listening tests under real conditions are added. Every single assembly receives a 100% inspection according to Burmester quality standards before installation. This elaborate manufacturing process ensures that in the end the customer receives a product that is exceptional in every respect.
completely symmetrical design
optimized protection circuits outside the signal path
stereo and mono operation possible (switchable)
input stages in Burmester X-Amp technology (Class A)
Completely DC-coupled signal path without sound-distorting capacitors in the signal path
Generously dimensioned power supply allows high current delivery capability
Effortless control of any loudspeaker due to high damping factor over the entire frequency range, even at high frequencies
Stable at all loads over the entire frequency range
Solid screw terminals for speaker cables
Remote on/off via Burmester devices (remote switch-on voltage: 10V DC)
Integration into Smart Home control possible
Device type: Dual-channel power amplifier
Weight: 42 kg
Dimensions: 496 mm X 216 mm X 479 mm
Voltage ranges: (Model 218-240), 230 - 240 V~, 50/60 Hz
Voltage ranges: (Model 218-220), 220 V~, 50/60 Hz
Voltage ranges: (Model 218-120), 110 - 120 V~, 50/60 Hz
Voltage ranges: (Model 218-100), 100 V~, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption: STBY (230 V), 0,46 W
Output power stereo: (IEC 62368-1) at 2 Ω, 400 W
Output power stereo: (IEC 62368-1) at 4 Ω, 275 W
Output power stereo: (IEC 62368-1) at 8 Ω, 165 W
Availability: This product is available for purchase in-store only. Contact us for more information.
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