R

The R-Series

The R-series is T+A’s oldest and most important ­product group. First presented in the year 1992, the system’s technology, operating philosophy and appearance were immediately convincing in every respect, and we were determined to introduce revisions only when genuine improvements were possible. The new R-series is a completely new development, and for this reason the models bear new type numbers: 2000 R for the low-profile cases, and 2500 R for the taller versions. The series consists of the PA 2000 R integrated amplifier, the large PA 2500 R integrated amplifier, the MP 2000 R multi-source player and the G 2000 R turntable.

Design Philosophy

During the initial stage of development we leaned towards the concepts, circuits and technologies which make our exclusive High-Voltage (HV) range so outstanding. Although the R-series cases are significantly smaller, we have succeeded in realising very high output powers. The amplifier stages are of discrete construction, and are based on the HV principle, making them extremely linear, with a very wide frequency range and outstanding transient response. One of our aims was to achieve high output power, and this required us to develop a mains power supply of very high efficiency, capable of remaining totally stable even when handling peak loads. Therefore the bass reproduction is incredibly precise and controlled independently of the used loudspeakers.
The multi-source player is our universal playback device, based on the technology of our HV series, equipped with a high quality CD transport and capable of coping with a vast range of digital music formats. The converter section is unique: T+A True 1-Bit DSD 512 and 384 kHz PCM. The classical analogue source is our turntable G 2000 which is available with a modified High-End Carbon tone arm from Clearaudio and two different cartridges.
All the devices can be operated conveniently using the system remote control handset, the radio remote control or alternatively the T+A Control App in conjunction with the MP 2000 R multi-source player.
An Ethernet port for software updates and connection to Home Automation systems is also present.
Although the earlier range of R-series machines had already set the standard for superb quality of casework, the new series surpasses the standard once more. The entire case, including base cradle, consists of thick-walled aluminum, its components machined from solid metal blocks and extrusions. The external case components are meticulously brushed by hand before being given their hard-anodized finish.

Technical Highlights

PA 2000 R

Integrated Amplifier

Nominal output per channel
into 2 Ohms 300 Watts
into 4 Ohms 200 Watts
into 8 Ohms 100 Watts
Frequency response +0/-3dB
1Hz–150kHz
Inputs
3x balanced (XLR)
3x high level (RCA)
Principle
Double mono with HV-Technology

PA 2500 R

Integrated Amplifier

Nominal output per channel
into 2 Ohms 560 Watts
into 4 Ohms 280 Watts
into 8 Ohms 140 Watts
Frequence response +0/-3dB
1Hz–150kHz
Inputs
3x balanced (XLR)
4x high level (RCA)
Principle
Double mono with HV-Technology, 2 power supplies

MP 2000 R MKII

Multi Source Player

Sources
CD-Unit; FM-, FM HD-, DAB+ Tuner; Bluetooth streaming; Digital Connecting Board; High Res Streaming Client with music services Tidal, Deezer, qobuz.
D/A-Converter
Double differential quadruple converter with four D/A converters per channel, 32-bit sigma-delta, 352.8kSps/384kSps
DSD: T+A True 1 Bit Converter; direct DSD Signal path bis zu DSD 512
Output stage
Double mono »State of the Art«; 100 kHz

MP 2500 R

Multi Source SACD Player

Sources
SACD-Unit; FM-, FM HD-, DAB+ Tuner; Bluetooth streaming; Digital Connecting Board; High Res Streaming Client with music services Tidal, Deezer, qobuz.
D/A-Converter
Double differential quadruple converter with four D/A converters per channel, 32-bit sigma-delta, 352.8kSps/384kSps
DSD: T+A True 1 Bit Converter; direct DSD Signal path bis zu DSD 512
SACD drive unit
Heavy, shielded mass-damping housing with stainless steel pushrods
Output stage
Double mono »State of the Art«; 100 kHz

G 2000 R

Turntable

Principle
Belt-drive High-End mechanism in special heavy chassis
Platter motor
Crystal-controlled synchronous motor with precise DSP-controlled optimisation of the motor coil voltage curve.
Rotational speeds
33 1⁄3 and 45 rpm, electronically switched
Wow and flutter
+/− 0,02 %
Disc platter
Pressure-cast aluminium, weight 3.8kg, with silicone rubber mat
Bearing technology
Hardened, polished steel shaft, close-tolerance plain brass bush