“I now feel about my CD and MP3 collection the way I used to feel about my vinyl record collection.”
Rob Fraboni, Grammy award winning record producer works with Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, Bonnie Rait,
The Band, and many other top artists.
On BURWEN BOBCAT TONE BALANCER
“I can’t even think of listening to music without it.”
BURWEN BOBCAT processed MP3s compared to high resolution files
"No contest. The BOBCAT file murders the high resolution file! There is more ambiance, air and space around each note, it
sounds analog and the music has come to life and is more thrilling. There is no harshness at all, and the music has all the
emotions of a live performance. This processing really does work."
BURWEN BOBCAT TR, BURWEN BOBCAT TONE BALANCER, and AUDIO SPLENDOR are no longer available for
download. In recent years the market for these products has shrunk to where it is no longer worthwhile offering Burwen
products for sale. I can still help existing customers with any problems.
In 2002 the advent of the Pentium 2 computer made available enough processing power for high quality reverberation
specialized for high frequencies. My goal in developing professional AUDIO SPLENDOR was to improve the sound of my own
20,000 watt home hi-fi system and incidentally to make software for recording studios.
During development I sent sample music tracks to Mark Levinson who persuaded me to also develop consumer versions of
AUDIO SPLENDOR for licensing to major companies. BURWEN BOBCAT RE was made available for downloading at this
website. LG in Korea licensed BOBCAT MOBILE and built it into four different cell phone models. However LG failed to
advertize their superior cell phone sound and sold only 1,500,000 units. Over many years licensing and download sales of
BURWEN BOBCAT RE, and the more recent products, did not total enough to be called a real success.
For my own sound system however, I feel that my eight years of software development at 60 hours per week, making every
one of 1,400,000 long mathematic formulas work, has achieved monumental success. It sounds better then I imagined and
was worth every minute. I use it many hours every day while listening, and permanent remastering of my nearly 40 years of
If you are curious about high quality audio, browse this saved website, www.burwenbobcat.com, which describes in detail and
demonstrates former consumer products, BURWEN BOBCAT TR and BURWEN BOBCAT TONE BALANCER. AUDIO
SPLENDOR, my biography, and my audio system are all at www.burwenaudio.com. Read how “High Frequency
Reverberation for finer sound reproduction” works, by Richard S. Burwen in the book “Linear Audio – Volume 5”, available at
|BURWEN PRODUCTS NO LONGER AVAILABLE
March 20, 2021
My home in Lexington, Massachusetts is designed around my 20,000 watt,169 speaker audio system.
After 80 years as an audio enthusiast and 58 years as a professional circuit design consultant, I find I am
mostly retired to listening to recordings, remastering my own, still learning how to make ever better
sound with my Audio Splendor software, and trying to understand basic information about modern
technological developments. My wonderful wife Barbara and I have been married nearly 65 years.
Read about my 20,000 watt home audio system in these two websites, and 170 tweets with pictures at
both Twitter and LinkedIn. Search Google for twitter.com - RBurwen or linkedin.com - Richard Burwen.
In my very gratifying electronics career I designed circuits for numerous medical instruments, industrial
controls, laboratory test instruments, power amplifiers, power supplies, aircraft instruments, and analog
integrated circuits. Among my three most difficult and satisfying projects was my Noise Eliminator system
that increased the dynamic range of an analog tape recorder from 60 dB to 110 dB. Another was a
magnetometer that for several years measured the magnetic field of the moon from orbit. Last is my
Audio Splendor software that adds extreme high frequency reverberation for a big improvement in my
own unique audio system. It required 1,400,000 mathematic equations, each up to 150 characters long,
and 8 years at 60 hours per week.
Richard S. Burwen
12 Holmes Rd
Lexington, MA 02420-1917
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