On account of its sizeable 650 VA power supply unit, the 032 has no difficulty in maintaining a constant high current supply and is thus able to power large loudspeakers with very low impedance values and very complex loads. It is exceptionally well equipped for home cinemas on account of its Home Theater Thruput system, which permits signals to bypass the preamplifier stage and to be sent directly to the amplifier.

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The integrated amplifi er 032 comes from the same family of amplifi ers as the 909, 911
and 956 MK 2, which have won wide international acclaim. As a derivative from the power
amp 956 MK 2 and the pre-amplifi er 935 the 032 closes a gap in our Basic model line.
Like all amplifi ers from the Burmester Company the 032 sports balanced design front to
back and is completely DC coupled without distorting capacitors in the signal path. The
external heat sinks of the 032 have the same unmistakable Burmester design pedigree
found in all our other large amplifi ers.

The chrome plate with the controls has been set into the front of the heat sinks. A solidmiddle plate has been machined from 25 mm thick brass. It surrounds the display and insulates it effectively from all external infl uence. It also prevents unwanted interferencesfrom radiating to the signal-carrying parts of the amplifi er. The big solid tuning knob raisesand lowers the volume in both channels identically via an incremental control which is far superior to conventional potentiometers.

Like all Burmester amplifi ers the 032 has to pass a number of stringent tests.
Even though we use only the very best component parts, we measure and select pairs of
every part by computer. After they have been assembled into modules each module is
checked in a reference setup.

After rough assembly each unit is subjected to a battery of app. 300 computer-aided tests
to ensure its compliance with the reference prototype. After that the unit is burnt in at nominal
load for a week, after which it is tested again. Only if the second set of measurements
is identical to the fi rst will the unit be released for fi nal assembly. Only by this arduous process
can we make sure that each 032 fulfi lls our promise of high reliability. The fi nal check
before packing and shipping is a thorough listening test.


The 032 offers balanced circuit design and is completely DC coupled. There are no distorting
coupling capacitors in the signal path. An intelligent protection circuit outside of the
signal path monitors the working condition for overheating, DC offset and overloading.
A special feature of the 032 is its extremely high damping factor. This high damping factor
in connection with the capability to quickly deliver very large currents (rise time at 4Ω is
only 1.5 µS) give the amp a wide response and the ability to effortlessly control virtually any
loudspeaker over its full frequency range. With its mighty 650 VA power supply the 032 is
able to deliver continuous high currents and thus drive speakers with low impedance and
complex loads. The large external heat sinks in typical Burmester design provide optimal
cooling. The frequency response is practically load-independent. The sound of the 032 is
characterized by excellent spatial resolution, natural musical warmth and negligible distortion.

The transistors of the output stages are connected to the oversized heat sinks at the housing
sides via a massive block of copper which guarantees the best heat abortion and dissipation.
The driver stages, however, are located on a separate internal heat sink. This keeps
wide temperature fluctuations of the power stage heat sinks from affecting the operating
points of the driver stages.

Internal wiring for the power supply of the amplification stages and the signal transfer to
the speaker terminals of the 032 consists of 10 mm2 high-purity copper wire. This makes
sure that the high currents of the power amplifier reach the massive output binding posts
without loss. For the signal-carrying conductors we consciously did not use copper rails,
which have become all the rage recently, to avoid for example any unwanted micro phonic


The sound of the 032 has been highly praised for its warm musicality yet detailed imaging.
The 032 is second to none in its capability to draw minute musical details from the world’s
best speakers even at very high volume levels.

The 032 is already prepped for future home theater applications. It offers a home theater
through-put circuit which bypasses the preamp-section and routes signals directly to the
power amp. In the future, this through-put can also be controlled by the new Burmester
Link interface.


The 032 offers a great variety of hook-ups. A PRE OUT terminal allows it to drive another
power amp or connect to other audio setups to enable a central control of volume levels.
Intelligent control circuits offer a plethora of programmable settings:
Balance in 120 steps (!)
Tone controls for treble and bass (can be completely switched off)
Balance (can be completely switched off)
Wake-up volume: initial volume programmable between 0 and max. 20 or at the last volume
setting before shutting down
Adjustment of individual inputs between +/- 9dB
Master and Link on/off function for home theater applications
Display on/off

Balanced design throughout as in all Burmester components
Input stages in proprietary X-Amp technology (Class A)
Low overall negative feedback
Completely DC-coupled without distorting capacitors in the signal path
Oversized power supply delivers high current
Effortless control of any speaker due to the high damping factor over the entire range,
even at high frequencies
Stable at any load over the entire frequency range
Massive binding posts for speaker cables (use only spade lugs!)
Remote on/off switching in connection with Burmester pre-amps and D/A converters with
variable output (remote control current: 10V DC)
Integrated protection circuit outside of the signal path monitors the 032 during operation
for overheating, DC offset and overloading
5 inputs, three of which are balanced
Head phones jack at the rear panel
Tone controls (can be switched off)
Home theater pass-through
Adjustable pre-sets: Input sensitivity, output level, wake-up volume,
Includes hand-held metal remote control
Pre-amplifier output

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Dimensions (WxHxD): 482 mm x 216 mm x 482 mm
Weight: app. 36 kg
Rated power output: Stereo: 2 x 171 W (4Ω)
Continuous peak current: 30 A
Dampingfactor: >1800
Signal-to-noise ratio: >81 dB
Input sensitivity: adjustable
Frequency response: 0-200kHz (-3dB)
4 selected power transistors per channel
Rise time (stereo/mono): 1,4 μs an 4/8 Ω load
1,9 μs an 1 Ω load
Oversized power supply with 90.000 μF filter capacity and 600 VA toroidal transformer.

Standard finish with chrome bracket, engraved triangular chrome name plate, housing in
silver anodized. Custom finishes upon request.

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