Burmester Audiosysteme, Germany's master craftsman of ultra-high-performance electronics and audio systems, produces the finest CD players in the world, according to Consumer Search. The Burmester 069 is rated as the top-performing CD player ever built.
The Burmester 069 has a proprietary belt drive, special carbon fiber feet that isolate it from electronic interference, patented ocsillators, unmatched bench-tested quality and a $49,995 price tag, as of March 2015. A close competitor is Cyrus Audio, which has won product of the year from Hi Fi several times. The Cyrus CDi is a professional-grade CD player that many experts consider in the same class as the Burmester 069.