Over recent years an increasing number of manufacturers at all price levels have taken to include digital inputs onto their new CD players. This makes perfect sense given that every CD player already has built-in digital-to-analogue converter circuitry.
If it’s a good sounding DAC, why wouldn’t you want to use it to make all your other digital music sources sound better?
The 089 is Burmester’s high-end take on a CD player with digital inputs. There’s also an added twist in the form of an optional module called MMI (yours for an extra £1,340/$2,010), which adds USB and AptX Bluetooth inputs to the product.
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