|Burmeister has got more in common with Krell than they have with say MBL. The point being kuma, is if there is such thing as a british sound even then surely the Creek and X-Cans should sound similar no? But they dont do they.Krell and Burmeister sound more similar to each other than Creek and X-Cans. [/B]
MF sound is a slight departure from a typical british sound. ( I used to own Xcans )
But, i see the similarity between, say, Rega, Exposure, Naim and so on. I think lot of UK gear tend to be warmish and value pace more than tonality and stage. Creek does fall into this group.
Many Brit speakers ( excluding B&W maybe ), to my ears, sound pretty natural and warm. ok, ATC and older KEFs are bit of diviation, but they still sound UK to me.
BBC monitors ( Harbeth, Spendor et all ), too I see some similarity there. I'd lump in Quad in this camp. Few variations, but all these speakers dont sound like American, dutch, japanese or what have you to me.
so, yes I guess with few exception, I can see there is a such thing as the 'UK' sound.
I still don't hear ANY similarity between Burmeies and Krell. You must have caught 'em in a bad day or somethin'.
Krell has lot more weight and meat whilst Burmester goes for ultimate accuracy and speed which sound very German to me.
Perhaps a coincident, but so far all the German gear ( including MBL ) share the similar traits.
A side note, AKG sounds a lot like German, too whilst Grado, as Krell, has undeniably American temperament.
There are seem to be that Japanese sound and Scandinavian sound, French sound, Italian sound.. Few exceptions asides, I can hear a similar sonic makeup from the country of origin.