The original purpose of the B10 loudspeaker was to serve as a near-field monitor in Dieter Burmester’s private recording studio. Its outstanding performance, however, moved Burmester to integrate the B10 into his portfolio as a compact shelf speaker with small space demand and big sound that can be placed almost anywhere. The development of the B10 profited from the experience gained in designing sound systems for Porsche in the automotive field and from cooperation with an automotive supplier. The result is an extremely precise driver for bass and mid-range with a resin-coated glass fiber cone, which showed the best transient response. In addition, a unique tweeter with ring-shaped diaphragm for high-frequency reproduction has been developed, which is now also used in automotive applications.
Its solid aluminum front panel defines the visual appearance of the speaker. It not only conveys the impression of top-flight manufacturing quality but it also determines the sound field dissipation of the tweeter. The cabinet is available in walnut or makassar laminate or in high-gloss white enamel.
In the factory the baffle, which up to 48 mm thick, is joined to the solid aluminum front plate. With experience and finesse a layer of felt is placed between the two sections to insulate the cabinet from vibrations that may be introduced to the baffle by the driver.