The Burmester Ambience BA31 loudspeaker is a derivative of the larger BA71, which has excited audiophiles with its outstanding musicality and its ability to project almost unlimited sonic power. Of course, the BA31 profits all around from advances and innovations in the development of its larger sibling. Its well-balanced 2 1/2-way design shines with the reproduction of deep bass, excellent speech resolution and great clarity in musical details. The BA31, too, offers a rear-firing ambience tweeter, which can be used to adjust the sound to individual tastes or to the requirements of the listening room. It can also be switched off. It opens up the width and depth of the soundstage in a way that heretofore seemed possible only with omni-directional or dipole speakers. However, with Burmester’s Ambience loudspeakers this phenomenon is not only achievable but also adjustable.DesignThe cabinet front is made from solid, acoustically decoupled aluminum finished in silver, medium bronzed or black. The speaker housing, elaborately braced on the inside for stiffness, is available in high-gloss finished makassar or walnut light and walnut dark. Alternatively, the speaker is also available in white or black high-gloss enamel. Of course, a combination of finishes for fronts and cabinets may be custom selected.HandmadeIn Burmester’s specialized Berlin speaker factory the hand-assembled frequency crossovers are carefully connected to the drivers, with individual crossovers dedicated to different frequency ranges to ensure optimal performance. They are expertly mounted as close as possible to the respective drivers.With an imposing size and elegant looks the B100 is an esthetic design object that is a visual focal point in any room. Its clean lines, however, make it easy to integrate the speaker into any home ambience. The use of very expensive materials underscores the value of this exclusive design object. The shape of the B100 suggests the wings of modern-day airplanes, which gives the largest and heaviest floor-standing speaker in the Burmester portfolio a surprising visual lightness. Mid-range drivers and tweeters in a so-called d’Appolito configuration ensure balanced sound radiation, high impulse stability and relaxed long-term listening pleasure. Even a forte fortissimo with 115 dB never fazes this 280 pounds heavyweight champ with the ability to also communicate small musical details with utmost fidelity.
The B100 loudspeaker is manufactured with greatest care by hand in our Berlin speaker factory. All drivers are measured to exacting standards and selected in perfect pairs. They are then burned in around the clock for seven days and measured again. These extraordinary measures are designed to avoid any changes in sound characteristics after delivery.