R 2500 R
Multi Source Receiver

The Multi Source Receiver

In the R 2500 R, the design and performance of our R series come together with the universal usability of a 'One Box System.' Its sources enable an almost limitless selection of playback options, with its integrated DSD and PCM converters transforming digital signals into analog signals of unique quality, which are then output to external speakers by the built-in amplifiers in T+A's typical sound quality. The new R 2500 R is among the first T+A devices to have access to the third generation of our streaming architecture: It not only allows access to streaming services and USB sources but, for the first time, a T+A device can be controlled directly from the mobile streaming apps Spotify and Tidal via Connect Services.
Measuring 16,5 × 46 × 40,5 cm, the R 2500 R follows our design philosophy of timeless reduction: Few but thoughtfully placed buttons interrupt the elegant front, whose characteristic phases create an almost seamless transition into the side panels, while the entire body of the R 2500 R radiates in the light gloss of hand-brushed aluminum.

Converter

The T+A True-1-Bit converter used in the R 2500 R is unique because it overcomes a long-standing principle: Ordinary converters convert DSD signals into PCM signals to process them afterward. The exclusive use of this conversion contradicts our belief and laid the foundation for the development of the True-1-Bit converter. It processes DSD files natively without harmful conversions and reproduces them absolutely unadulterated in the true 1-bit stream: Allowing for both convenient playback and high-quality reproduction with the revolutionary T+A Path Separation Technology.
On the PCM side, the T+A Quadruple converter operates, whose doubly symmetrical circuit with eight 32-bit BurrBrown converters compensates for sonic nonlinearities exceptionally well: the already minimal noise decreases by an additional 6 dB. This effort results in astonishing linearity and dynamics with equally impressive distortion-free clarity.
Although we believe in pure music reproduction, it is important to us that customers can tailor T+A devices to their individual usage needs and listening tastes. That's why we developed 6 individual algorithms for our PCM quadruple converter that offer different oversampling characteristics. The polynomials used set different priorities for the conversion in the time domain or frequency response behaviour for each individual filter. The T+A True-1-Bit converter features two different converter modes for DSD playback.

Streaming

Our Audiophile Streaming Architecture (ASA) of the third generation is the audiophile connection of the R 2500 R to the connected world. The focus of its development was on maximizing sonic potentials and source diversity. Therefore, its network boards process incoming WLAN, LAN, and USB master mode signals, allowing the R 2500 R to access not only streaming services like Deezer, Qobuz, and Tidal but also local network files up to 384/32 (HD) as well as incoming streams from mobile devices via Connect or AirPlay services in audiophile quality. In addition to convenient Connect services, the R 2500 R also offers the option to play uncompressed Flac files via aptX HD Bluetooth technology. For the first time in T+A's history, the ASA G3 is capable of playing DSD files natively from the network. For the highest quality playback, this stream is passed on to the T+A True-1Bit converter, which processes DSD files in their native bitstream without any loss of quality.

Hinweis!
Da der Roon Zertifizierungsprozess noch nicht vollständig abgeschlossen ist, lässt sich der R 2500 R aktuell nicht über das Roon System bedienen.
Sobald die Freigabe durch Roon erfolgt und damit eine Einbindung in das Roon System möglich ist, geben wir eine entsprechende Information raus.

Amplifier &

High-Frequency Sinusoidal Power Supply

Our drive is the best possible sound quality: Only when every component of the device is optimized with this goal in mind does a piece of music unfold its maximum impact. In the power amplifier, the power supply, in addition to the circuit topology, is the decisive factor for sound quality. Only if it is stable and robust can even the largest musical impulses be processed cleanly without the supply voltage collapsing. To meet these requirements we have developed our T+A High-Frequency Sinusoidal Power Supply. It combines the sonic advantages of transformer power supplies with the stability of switching power supplies: High-frequency interference common in switching power supplies is avoided by the sinusoidal cycle, and the last residual interference is eliminated by the intelligent reloading of the integrated filter capacitors: Their reloading capacity is 100,000 reloads per second, 2000 times that of typical power supplies.

In this way the T+A High-Frequency Sinusoidal Power Supply can provide large amounts of current inertialessly, even with suddenly occurring, strong musical impulses and therefore is the perfect high energy supply for the preamplifiers and power amplifiers of the R 2500 R which are constructed in accordance with the double-mono principle. This means that we completely isolate the left and right channels from each other – even in mechanical terms – and use two identical separate amplifier circuit boards – with input section, volume control, high-voltage amplifier and current amplifier, so that the sound quality of both channels is identical. As with our HV-series machines, the circuit topology of the input stage is based on a cascoded differential amplifier with hand-selected audio J-FET transistors and stages of completely discrete construction, without operational amplifiers (op-amps). This overall circuit design, combined with the high quality of the components employed, virtually eliminates the need for overall negative feedback. The result is that the amplifier boasts excellent linearity combined with an extremely wide dynamic range of more than 150 kHz. Signals up to 60 Vss can be processed without any hint of distortion. The volume control takes the form of discrete precision resistors and bi-stable gold-contact relays, resulting in absolutely exact channel matching combined with the shortest possible signal paths; this in turn virtually eliminates noise and distortion. The following voltage amplifier stage and current amplifier are completely isolated from each other galvanically. This uncompromising design completely avoids the danger of feedback effects from the loudspeaker currents into the voltage amplifier stages, and also precludes adverse effects from the loudspeaker load.
The amplifiers are fitted with separate tone controls for each channel, and the function can be completely by-pased by means of gold-contact relays. A loundness circuit is present which can be adjusted to match the efficiency of the loudspeakers.

T+A DASS

All analog signal paths are susceptible to digital interference. In a receiver, consistent and elaborate separation of both parts is therefore all the more important for sound quality. This way, the analog music signal remains as pure and free from interference as it was recorded. That's why we developed our Digital-Analog-Separation System. In this system, ultra-fast Silicon Labs isolators establish galvanic separation between the digital and analog device sections. To maintain separation throughout the entire signal path, we even separate the power supplies for the analog and digital parts.

Connections

We believe that a receiver should be the control center of your musical living space. Therefore, we have equipped the R 2500 R not only with versatile streaming and amplifier solutions but also with all the connections it needs for truly universal use. Three digital, analog, and HDMI inputs each, as well as an optional phono module, allow for an almost unlimited number of sources to benefit from the sonic strength of the R 2500 R, while the preamplifier output creates the perfect connection between the receiver and existing systems.

Specifications

Pre-amplifier

Frequency response +0 /-3dB
0,5 Hz - 300 kHz
Signal / noise ratio
105 / 109 dB
THD | Intermodulation | Channel separation
< 0,001 % | < 0,001 % | > 90 dB
Nominal input sensitivity High level input unbalanced (RCA)
High level input balanced (XLR)
Analogue pre-amplifier output (RCA)
250 mVeff ... 4 Veff / 20 kOhm (IN 2 and IN 3)
500 mVeff … 8 Veff / 5 kOhm
nom 1 Veff, max 9,5 Veff / 47 Ohm

Power amplifier

Output power (RMS) per channel
250 watts @ 4 ohms
140 watts @ 8 ohms
Frequency response +0 /-3dB
0,5 Hz - 150 kHz
Slew rate
60 V / µS
Damping factor
> 65

Headphone output

Headphone output
4,4 mm Pentaconn (6 Ohms)

Connections

Digital inputs
3 x S/P-DIF: 1 x Standard Coax, 2 x optical TOS-Link (32...192 kHz / 16-24 Bit), DSD64 (DOP)

1 x USB DAC: Device-Mode up to 768 kSps (PCM), DOP256 and DSD 512*, supports
asynchronous data transfer. *DSD 512 only with Windows PC with appropriate driver or a Linux PC with kernel version 4.4 or higher.

2 x HDMI IN, 1 x HDMI OUT with ARC

D/A Converter

PCM
Double-Differential-Quadruple-Converter with four 32-Bit Sigma-Delta D/AConverters
per channel. 705,6 / 768 kSps conversion rate
DSD: T+A-True-1Bit DSD D/A-Converter, up to DSD 512 (22,4 / 24,5 MHz), native bitstream
DSD
T+A-True-1Bit DSD D/A-Converter, up to DSD 512 (22,4 / 24,5 MHz), native bitstream
Upsampling
T+A-Signalprocessor – synchronous upsampling with 4 selectable oversampling
algorithms. FIR short, FIR long, Bezier/IIR, Bezier
Analogue output filter
Phase-linear Bessel filter 3rd order, switchable with 60 or 120 kHz cut off frequency
Frequency response
PCM 44.1 kSps 2 Hz - 20 kHz
PCM 48 kSps 2 Hz - 22 kHz DSD 64: 2 Hz - 44 kHz
PCM 96 kSps 2 Hz - 40 kHz DSD 128: 2 Hz - 60 kHz
PCM 192 kSps 2 Hz - 80 kHz DSD 256: 2 Hz - 80 kHz
PCM 384 kSps 2 Hz - 100 kHz DSD 512: 2 Hz - 100 kHz
PCM 768 kSps 2 Hz - 120 kHz

CD-Player

Formats
CD/DA, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-text
Frequency response and dynamic range
2 Hz – 20 kHz / 100 dB

Streaming Client

Formats
MP3, AAC, OGG-Vorbis, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, ALAC, DFF, DSF

PCM 32 … 384 kHz, 16/24 Bit; MP3 bis 320 kBit

DSD64; DSD128; DSD256
Supported media servers
UPnP 1.1, UPnP AV and DLNA kompatible Server, Microsoft Windows Media Connect Server (WMDRM10, DLNA compatible servers
Supported streaming services
airable radio and podcasts, Tidal, Qobuz, Deezer, Amazon Music HD, highresaudio,
Tidal connect, Spotify connect, Apple Airplay2, Plays with Audirvana, Roon
Features
Auto Network Config., Internet Radio Station database (automatic updates)
Interfaces LAN
Fast Ethernet 10/100 Base-T,
WLAN
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax 2x2 MIMO
2.412 – 2.472 GHz (2.4GHz ISM Band, 13 Channels)
Channel 1 – Channel 13
North America FCC, Japan MIC, Europe ETSI
20MHz bandwidth
5.180-5.825 GHz (5GHz UNII-1/2/3 Band, 24 Channels)
North America (IC and FCC):
5.180-5.600 GHz, 5.650-5.825 GHz
Europe, Japan (ETSI and MIC):
5.180-5.700 GHz

max gain in 2.4GHz band: 3.2dBi
max gain in 5 GHz band: 4.25dBi
up to 17dBm (at antenna terminal).
USB
2x USB 2.0 Mastermode

Tuner (FM)

Frequency range
FM Radio 87,5 – 108 MHz (Europa / US); 76 – 90 MHz (Japanese version)
Sensitivity
Mono (26dB S/N) 0,9 µV, Stereo (46 dB S/N) 40 µV
Overload margin
103 dB µV
Stereo channel separation
50dB
RDS Functions
Stationname, Radio text

Tuner (DAB)

Reception standard
DAB, DAB+
Freqency band
168 – 240 MHz (Band III)
Overload margin
103 dB µV
Sensitivity (BER = 10 – 4)
2,5 µV

Bluetooth

Supported audio formats
A2DP (Audio), AVRCP 1.4 (Control) / aptX® HD, SBC, AAC
Freqency band
2,4 GHz: 2042Mhz ... 2480Mhz
Max. transmission power <10 dBm (EIRP)
RC protocol
AVRCP

Mains

Mains voltage
220-240 V, 50-60 Hz / 100-130 V, 50-60 Hz (see back panel of the R 2500 R)
Normal operation (max.)
800 Watts
Standby (ECO)
< 0,5 W.

Dimensions | Weight | Accessories | Finishes

Dimensions (H x W x D)
16,5 cm x 46 cm x 40,5 cm / 6,5 x 18,1 x 16 inch
Weight
14 kg / 30,8 lbs
Accessories
Power cord, remote control SRC 2, 2x WLAN antenna, FM antenna
Finishes
Silver anodised aluminium (43), black anodised aluminium (42), brushed
Technical modifications reserved

Support R 2500 R

Catalogue

Catalogue R-Series
R 2500 R brochure

User manual

User manual R 2500 R
TIDAL registration information
Information on radio reception

App

MusicNavigator G3 App

Roon Ready

Update your R 2500 R to the latest firmware. Select the "Device Info" menu item in the device configuration menu. Now select "Update" and confirm the set selection "WEB". Wait until the update is finished. Make sure that your PC and your R 2500 R are connected to the same network. Next, sign up for a Roon membership and download Roon for your PC or MAC. You can also download the Roon app for Android or iOS devices.

As the Roon certification process is not yet complete, the R 2500 R cannot be operated via your Roon system at the moment.

Operation with a computer / Firmware

Driver for Windows
Installation manual
Versions Info

License information R 2500 R