I like ingenue audio companies that put heart and soul into improving the lot of the high end. Since Aussie Andy Fawcett joined Audiophilia last year, I have become more aware of the Australian passion for elegant design and great sound. Sure, there’s Halcro, designer of some of the world’s best (and biggest) power amplifiers, but there are also small, fledgling companies like Lenehan Audio and Burson Audio.
The very enthusiastic guys at Burson sent me some of their gear a couple of years ago. The integrated amplifier and ‘Burson Buffer’ were prototypes and they wanted feedback. They were brave. Many designers shrink and shrivel at the mere hint of one negative word. I have lost ad revenue to prove it! These guys embraced it. I let them know what I think. They certainly had potential.
That was two generations ago. I’m hoping to hear this new gear sometime soon. It looks gorgeous and I thought Audiophilia readers would like to see how inspiration becomes progeny.
John Delmo of Burson Audio writes ‘utilising their next generation of Burson opamp and regulator technology, the P-160 line promises to take music reproduction to a new high. Some of the impressive features include their newly developed power supply, custom built low noise transformers and a casing that can survive a drop off the cliff!’ Now, that sounds like a challenge.
Check out the gear and guys at www.bursonaudio.com