MP 2500 R
Multi Source Player

The Multi Source SACD Player

The MP 2500 R is our newest and most sophisticated Multi Source Player and PCM / DSD DAC in the R-Series. He has the same overall design philosophy and technical facilities like the smaller MP 2000 R MK II player. Both have been developed to reproduce high-res audio files without any trace of compromise. Instead of a CD mechanism we have equipped the MP 2500 R with the SACD drive from our High-End SACD player MP 3100 HV which is a completely new development.
As in the MP 2000 R MK II, PCM data is converted using our outstanding double differential quadruple converter with all it‘s sophisticated digital signal processing. DSD data are handled by the unique analogue T+A true 1-bit DSD converter from the PDP 3000 HV, which processes the DSD data in native form as a bitstream rather than converting them. This makes it possible to reproduce DSD data up to DSD 512, as delivered by the USB input of the digital connecting board, to the highest level of quality.
The machine’s streaming client takes the form of the new T+A high-res streaming board, which provides maximum resolution as well as the facility to access various music services, Internet radio, inclusion in the home network via LAN and WLAN, USB Master Mode and HD streaming from network servers.

The digital tuner offers FM, FM-HD and DAB+ capability, and delivers excellent sound.
The MP 2500 R also includes a high-quality Bluetooth streaming module for transferring music from mobile devices.
The machine is controlled using the FM1000 infra-red remote control handset, or – ideally – the T+A Music Navigator App. In contrast to many manufacturers’ Apps, this is capable of controlling every element of every function of our machines. Not only does it display the information pertaining to the streaming client, but also the screen content of all sources, such as the station name and radio text when used in FM radio mode. As an option the FD 100 bi-directional RF remote control system can be used as well. It displays the full content of the device screen and coverart as well.

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Technology

It is only natural that the SACD and CD continue to lose significance, as they are increasingly superseded by streamed content; a trend reflected very clearly in the huge success of our multi-source players with their extensive streaming facilities. However, it is clear that our audiophile customers still wish to be able to play music from CD and SACD, because none of us wants to throw away our old collection, and in any case there is an undeniable charm in owning a tangible data medium. Infact the SACD is currently experiencing what we can only term a renaissance all over the world.
Therefore we decided to develop a completely new, modern SACD mechanism incorporating the latest decoder technology, offering very short access times and outstanding error correction. It is capable of reading CD (PCM 44.1 kSps ) and SACD (DSD 64 2.8 MHz) discs at the highest possible quality. We have invested a huge amount of effort in the mechanical design of the drive unit, incorporating a high-quality drive, double laser optics and heavy-duty motors.

With the aim of eliminating all traces of interaction between the moving parts of the disc drive and the remainder of the player our disc mechanism features a mechanical isolation. A heavy aluminium plate and a solid case, which act as a mass damping devices, thereby preventing any structural sound from the mounting surface finding its way to the electronics and the disc mechanism. The disc drawer runs on two accurately machined stainless steel pushrods, while the disc rests in a specially coated, high-quality ABS cradle.

 

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Specifications

SACD-Player

Mechanism
High precision linear tracking drive.
Double-Lasersystem: SACD: 650 nm, CD: 785 nm
Formats
SACD Stereo, CD/DA, CD-R, CD-RW, SACD/CD Text
Frequency responce / dynamic range
SACD: 2 Hz - 44 kHz / 110 dB, CD: 2 Hz - 20 kHz / 100 dB

Streaming Client

Formats
MP3, WMA, AAC, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, ALAC
Data rates
PCM 32...192 kHz,16/24 Bit; MP3 up to 320 kBit, constant and variable Data rate
Features
Gapless Playback for MP3 (Lame), WAV, FLAC
T+A Control App for iOS und Android
Standards
UPnP AV, T+A Control
Services
Tidal, Deezer, qobuz
(Subscription required)
Interfaces
LAN: Fast Ethernet 10/100 Base-T, WLAN: 802.11 b/g/n

Digital Connecting Board

S/P-DIF digital inputs
1x AES-EBU, 1x Coax, 2x BNC, 2x TOS-Link
USB (Device Mode)
1x USB Device-Mode asynchronous
USB (Master Mode)
2 x USB Master-Mode for USB-storage devices

FM - Tuner

Reception standard
FM, FM-HD
Frequency range
87,5 - 108 MHz;
Sensitivity
(>65 dBA S/N) 1 μV
Overload margin
103 dB uV
Total harmonic distortion
0,1 %
Signal / noise ratio (mono / stereo)
72/62 dB
Stereo channel separation
50 dB
De-emphasis
50/75 us
Data services
RDS/RDBS, station name (PS), programme type (PTY), radiotext (RT)

DAB - Tuner

Reception standard
DAB, DAB+
Frequency range
168 -240 MHz (Band III)
Sensitivity (BER = 10 – 4)
2,0 μV
Overload margin
103 dB uV

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
A2DP (Audio), AVRCP 1.4 (Control) / aptX®, MP3, SBC

Connections

Analogue outputs high level (RCA)
2,5 Veff / 50 Ohms
Analogue outputs balanced (XLR)
5,0 Veff / 50 Ohms
Digital outputs
1 x coax, IEC 60958 S/P-DIF (LPCM)

D/A-Converter

PCM
Double differential quadruple converter with four D/A converters per channel,
32-bit sigma-delta, 352.8kSps/384kSps
DSD
T+A-True-1Bit DSD D/A-converter up to DSD 512 (22 MHz)
Frequency response PCM 44,1 kSps
2 Hz – 20 kHz
Frequency response PCM 48 kSps / DSD 64
2 Hz – 22 kHz / 2 Hz – 44 kHz
Frequency response PCM 96 kSps / DSD 128
2 Hz – 40 kHz / 2 Hz – 60 kHz
Frequency response PCM 192 kSps / DSD 256
2 Hz – 80 kHz / 2 Hz – 80 kHz
Frequency response PCM 384 kSps / DSD 512
2 Hz – 100 kHz / 2 Hz – 100 kHz
Analogue filter
Phase-linear Bessel filter of 3rd Order with 100 kHz cut off frequency
Total harmonic distortion
< 0,001 %
Signal / noise ratio
116 dB
Channel separation
110 dB

Mains / Accessories / Dimensions

Control interface
R2-Link
Remote control
FM 1000,
T+A Control APP,
optional FD 100 remote
Mains connection
100-240 V, 50-60 Hz, 40 Watt
Standby
< 0,3 Watt
Dimensions (H x W x D)
16,5 × 46 × 40 cm
Weight
11 kg
Finishes
Silver anodised aluminium (43), black anodised aluminium (42), brushed
Technical modifications reserved

Support MP 2500 R

Catalogue

Catalogue R-Series
MP 2500 R brochure

User manual

User manual MP 2500 R

Driver

Installation manual USB-Driver
Uninstallation manual drivers (Windows 10)
Software / USB-Driver MP 2500 R

Reviews

i-fidelity.net 11/2017

Schöne, neue Welt

Hut ab, das wäre genau meine Wunschkomponente. Der MP 2500 R ist ein Spieler für alle angesagten und zukünftigen Formate: in jede Richtung updatebar, dabei exzellent verarbeitet und mit einem für die Ewigkeit gemachten Laufwerk. Der Music-Navigator, eine komfortable, ab Ende des Jahres verfügbare App, spiegelt die Fernbedienung auf dem Smartphone oder dem Tablet-PC wider und zeigt die Titelverzeichnisse an. Das einzige Manko, dass er DSD nur via Streaming Client wiedergibt, wird bereits behoben: Demnächst kann der T+A den 1-Bit-Datenstrom auch von Speichersticks oder angeschlossenen Festplatten wiedergeben, was dem i-Tüpfelchen auf einer klasse Konstruktion gleichkommt.

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Image Hifi 6/2017

Made in Germany

Der MP 2500 R ist ein Quellgerät mit exzellentem Klang und beruhigender Zukunftsfähigkeit – egal, ob Sie heute eine CD einlegen, morgen einen HD-Download hören oder übermorgen in einem Streaming Portal nach neuer und unbekannter Musik stöbern wollen. Selbst UKW, DAB und Internetradio sind drin. Und vom zeitlosen Design sowie der Fertigungs- und Servicequalität “Made in Germany” haben wir noch gar nicht gesprochen. Kurzum: Dicke Empfehlung.

Audio 10/2017

Freund und Gefährte

Auf allen digitalen Wegen kann dieser Multi-Source-Player die Musikfans bestens begleiten. Der MP 2500 R bringt das beste Rüstzeug für bewährte und künftige Pfade mit. Wie geschaffen für einen Freund fürs Leben.

Klang SACD/CD/DAC: 143/140/140
Ausstattung: überragend
Bedienung: gut
Verarbeitung: überragend
Preis/Leistung: highendig

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