The 909 MK.IIIA is Burmester’s current flagship amp and their most powerful. In 4 ohm, it pushes out 600W and when the demand dips down to 1 ohm, it bulks up to 1,250W! And if you decide to get another one and run them as monoblocks, the power output rises up to an incredible 1,930W in 4 ohm and 3,200W in 1 ohm. That is a serious amount of power for any power amp and the heart that supplies all these power is its HUGE transformer located in the center of its aluminum casing. The amp is 19″ wide, 19″ deep and 20″ tall and weighs a hefty 170lbs. It is a fully balanced designed and DC-coupled.
When an amp commands $70,000, it has to be damn good and the 909 MK.IIIA is. It is easily one of the best sounding amp on the planet. The sonic difference between this and any lesser amp is immediate and compelling. You don’t need a 2 hour listening session to hear how good it is. Just the first 15 mins (for us at least) and it becomes apparent this amp is no boy scout. The clean details, the warm transparent sound and the high level of control across very note and frequency are distinctly projected out from the different speakers we used with it. We had this paired with the 808 MK.V preamp, 969 CD transport and 970 DAC for an all Burmester setup (see our other listing for those pieces) and it blows all our other systems out of the water, many times over. That is what a reference standard system is all about. The pinnacle of audio excellence. We have gone the extra mile of having the unit fully checked out at the authorized service center in NYC and decided to have it re-capped while it was there so that the new buyer will have nothing to worry about for many years to come.
Unit is in pretty good condition. Some minor scuff marks here and there but nothing major. We don’t have the original box but will securely pack this for safe shipping. Due to its weight and size, it will have to ship freight. Local pickup from our store preferred.