At the CES showing, Germany’s Burmester Audiosysteme has showcased their069 Reference Line CD Player. The player is a digital playback system that features Burmester’s proprietary belt drive motor system that spins the CDs in place of the off-the-shelf direct-drive mechanisms other manufacturers use. The system uses special carbon-fiber spring pucks to isolate the sensitive electronics from external interference. It also features the newly developed and 96 and 192-kHz oscillators with minimal phase noise and high thermal stability.
Burmester Audiosysteme’s 069 Reference Line CD Player sits on its proprietary aluminum base (supplied as standard with the unit), and is available with a silver housing with a chrome front panel. It will set you back by $49,995!