Aeolian News

Breaking News    -    18.09.2015

18 August 2015 - Press Release from Burmester Audiosysteme GmbH

Founder and owner Dieter Burmester deceased

It is with great sadness but also a deep sense of gratitude for all of his achievements, Burmester Audiosysteme GmbH announces the unexpected death of the company founder and CEO Dieter Burmester. Dieter passed away after a short but severe illness in Berlin-Zehlendorf on August 15, 2015. Dieter Burmester was the founder and CEO of the company until his death.

Dieter Burmester's mission had always been to create the perfect blend of musical sound, technological innovation and timeless design. Today, the brand Burmester has a global reputation for uncompromising sound and craftsmanship. Dieter Burmester was born in 1946. As a musician and engineer he embodied these ideals together with his team.

Ten years ago, Burmester accepted the challenge to implement the experience of high end sound into the automobile. Following the successful debut in the Bugatti Veyron Burmester now also offers high end sound for premium cars from Porsche and Mercedes-Benz.

Dieter Burmester was an internationally accepted and well-known pioneer of the high end industry. Many of his legendary audio components have turned into icons of the high end world. His passion for music and the reproduction of music at the highest levels of quality had lead him to continuously break new ground. His creative energy and his captivating enthusiasm inspired him to develop and realize extraordinary projects.

Passing on his profound knowledge and his personal art of hearing to the team at Burmester Audio was a matter of the heart for Dieter Burmester. We thank Dieter for his decades of inspiration and knowledge and driven attention to detail. Together with his wife Marianne Burmester the team at Burmester will continue to run the company as he would have wished.

Dateline    -    10.03.2014

Aeolian is proud to be appointed South African distributor for Rockport Technologies, manufacturer of the legendary Sirius Turntable and a world-class range of handmade loudspeakers.

Dateline    -    14.10.2009

Aeolian is thrilled to have been appointed sole South African distributors for Berkeley Audio Design.  Berkeley Audio Design, LLC was founded by three alumni of Pacific Microsonics, Inc., developer of the HDCD process and the Pacific Microsonics Model One and Model Two, widely considered to be the highest quality professional ADC and DAC ever produced.  The first Berkeley Audio Design product, the Alpha DAC, is already receiving very high praise and rave reveiws.

Dateline    -    15.11.07

Aeolian is very happy to announce that they will re-introduce the highly regarded Bryston range of electronics in South Africa.  Bryston is renowned for it's fair pricing, high quality engineering, fine sound and unrivalled warranties.


Dateline    -    15.11.07

Aeolian is proud to be appointed official distributor for the Wilson Benesch range of exceptional products.  Wilson Benesch has been a world leader in the use of carbon fibre and other high-tech materials and advanced technologies for nearly 20 years.   Wilson Benesch loudspeakers and analogue products have won prestigious awards and loyal users all over the world.


Dateline    -    15.07.06

Aeolian appointed official distributor for the superlative range of equipment from Burmester Audiosysteme GmbH of Germany.  Burmester has been at the forefront of the Ultra-High End for nearly 30 years and continues to earn rave reviews and loyal customers with its unique blend of "Art for the Ear".


Dateline    -    18.05.06

Aeolian is honoured to be appointed official distributor for the prestigious Esoteric brand of high end digital electronics.

This brand has led the way with exemplary engineering and innovation for 20 years and is now regarded by many industry commentators as the leaders in their field.