T+A unveils premium Hi-Fi separates with retro appeal

posted on Thursday, 23rd September 2021 by Steve May

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German Hi-Fi specialist, T+A elektroakustik, has launched a new range of compact premium separates.

Taking design cues from its HA 200 reference-standard headphone pre-amplifier, allowing for a mix-and-match ecosystem, the line comprises the MP 200 multi-source player, partnering DAC 200 DAC pre-amplifier, and the A 200 output stage.

While the components can be specified in isolation, they have been designed to work together, says the brand.

“Our first headphone pre-amplifier, the HA 200, is an exclusive and uncompromising device whose D/A converter has inherited the genes of our reference DAC, the SDV 3100 HV, so its great success in the marketplace wasn't a surprise for us. This confirmed our view that the time was right to develop a new series of highly specialised devices based on the HA 200,” explains Oliver John, T+A International Sales Director.

DAC200 T A (1)

The external design leans heavily on the brand’s M-system from 1993. However, the Herford designers have replaced the characteristic chrome of the 1990s with aluminium in a matte black or silver finish.

Beneath the hood, the Herford-based company is exploiting its Modular High-End Architecture (MHA), an in-house development. In the case of the DAC 200, this includes the capability to convert DSD 1024 and PCM 768 files as well as including amplifier sections utilising Class A and HV technology.

MP200 Silver

The DAC 200 will suit those using active loudspeakers, as well as audiophile converter enthusiasts. The MP 200 provides access to services such as Tidal, Deezer, Qobuz and Roon (the kit is currently undergoing certification) as well as system control using the T+A MusicNavigator app.

For loudspeaker systems, the system is completed with the A 200 and its output of 250 Watt per channel; headphone users can either connect the HA 200 reference headphone Amplifier, or use the DAC 200’s 4.4mm Pentaconn output.

A200 Black

The MP 200 player, DAC 200 pre-amplifier, and A 200 output stage will sell for £3,990, £4,990 and £3490 respectively.

All the Series 200 devices will be delivered to authorised specialist dealers starting in October 2021. The 200 series will be distributed by KOG Audio in the UK. 

Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology specialist who also writes for T3TechRadarHome Cinema Choice, Trusted Reviews and The Luxe Review.

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