Originally, the B10 loudspeakers were conceived solely for use as nearfield monitors, to be deployed when recording music in Dieter Burmester’s private studio. However, thanks to their extraordinary performance, the concept has now been extended to create a pair of shelf speakers capable of astounding performance, with low space requirements.
A whole series of special features sets the Burmester B10 loudspeakers apart from normal compact speakers. The thickness of the baffle, for example, is as much as 48mm in places, while the front terminates in a panel of solid, 10mm thick aluminium. In most speaker designs, the vibrations from the bass units are transferred to the baffle, which in turn transmits the vibrations to the rest of the enclosure walls. Our B10 speaker cabinets, on the other hand, feature an unusually thick front panel in a sandwich construction. The deliberate decision to dimension both the bass unit and the frequency crossover for extremely rapid transients in the fundamental range constitutes another special feature and impacts extremely positively on the sound characteristics. Transient response has a major influence on a person’s sense of spatiality and perceived transparency of the overall sound. In this aspect, there simply is no other loudspeaker that matches the B10.