Series 200

Series 200

The Series 200 represents a modern interpretation of our legendary MiDi systems. Starting with the iconic M-system in the 1990’s, and most recently continued by the Series 8, all of these systems have combined and continue to combine superb audiophile performance with an ultra-compact design of timeless elegance. The MP 200, A 200, DAC 200 and HA 200 embody our experience in each individual area, and make it accessible to compact systems in particular.

 

Design Principles

The Series 200 was developed with the goal of closing the supposed gulf between high-grade specialised individual devices – ‘separates’ – and a combined system for relaxed listening. And that’s why the Series 200 consists of four units. The DAC 200 and HA 200 reference converter and pre-amplifier convert digital data into analogue signals, and constitute the heart of their system configurations: the DAC 200’s outstanding pre-amplifier and output stages make it the ideal core of a classic HiFi system with loudspeakers, whereas the HA 200 takes on a similar role in an audiophile headphone system. Thanks to its Modular High-End Architecture (MHA) the MP 200 operates as a universal unit capable of delivering all modern music sources, from DAB radio to streaming. The A 200 output stage, generating 250 Watts power per channel into 4 Ohms, provides incredible performance with superb linearity and outstanding measured values. Thanks to the advanced technologies employed, the A 200 is able to exploit its full performance regardless of load, i.e. independently of the loudspeakers to which it is connected.
Although all the Series 200 devices offer outstanding levels of performance individually, the aim of their development was to make them even better when used together in a system. The integral T+A Link System has been fine-tuned to meet the specific requirements of the Series 200, with the result that every device is as universal as possible, as well as keeping interference signals completely separate from the analogue signal path: this ensures that the music remains just as clear and precise as it was when the artiste performed it.

External Design

Like every T+A device, the Series 200 units were designed on the basis of our unified philosophy of “timeless reduction”. This principle endows all the equipment we produce with a shared visual DNA, without obscuring their individual qualities. For more than twenty years now this philosophy – with a few exceptions – has been the beginning and end of each design process: a clearly delineated double chamfer on the front panel,  reminiscent of the iconic M-systems of the 1990’s, giving the devices a unique charisma. Precisely positioned lines and style accents give the illusion that the Series 200 devices are smaller than they actually are. Cooling fins and VU meters are an unmistakable indication of the units’ potential performance – even when the equipment is switched off.

Technical Highlights

DAC 200

D/A Converter-Preamplifier

D/A converter
PCM: Double-Differential-Quadruple Converter up to 32 Bit/768 kHz
DSD: T+A True 1-Bit Converter, native Bitstream up to DSD 1024 (49,2 MHz)
Digital inputs
USB Audio Input, AES-EBU, BNC, Coax, TOS-Link, HDMI (optional)
USB Receiver conforming to UAC2 and UAC3 standards
Digital section
Separate PCM und DSD signal paths and processing additional
„Non Oversampling“ DAC mode (NOS-DAC)
Pre-amplifier
Discreetly designed circuit in HV technology Class A, volume control by encapsulated gold contact relays

Frequency response + 0 / − 3 dB:
0,1 Hz – 200 kHz
Headphone amplifier
Discreetly designed High Performance output stage, up to 200 mA Class A
Special features
Analogue input, complete galvanic separation between digital and analogue section

MP 200

Multi Source Player

Sources
CD-transport
FM-, FM HD-, DAB+ Tuner
Bluetooth streaming
Digital Connecting Board
High Res Streaming Client with music services Tidal, Deezer, qobuz
Roon Ready
Inputs
SP/DIF (2x RCA, 1xTOS-Link), LAN, WLAN, 2x USB
Outputs
DIG OUT Digital output, SYS OUT + USB SYS System Link connections

A 200

Power Amplifier

Nominal output power
Into 4 Ohms 2 x 250 Watts
Into 8 Ohms 2 x 125 Watts
THD / Intermodulation
< 0,002 % / < 0,002 %
Frequency Response
1 Hz – 60 kHz, Independent of loudspeaker load
Damping Factor
> 800, DF LO > 70
Principle
T+A High-Frequency sine wave power supply with HV-Preamplifiers and PURIFI Eigentakt™ Output Stage
Inputs
Balanced (XLR) and high level (RCA)
Outputs
2 pairs of Heavy Duty speaker terminals

HA 200

Headphone Amplifier

D/A-Converter
PCM: Double-Differential-Quadruple Converter up to 32 Bit/768 kHz
DSD: T+A True 1-Bit Converter, native Bitstream up to DSD 1024 (49,2 MHz)
Digital Inputs
USB Audio Input, AES-EBU, BNC, Coax, TOS-Link, HDMI (optional)
USB Receiver conforming to UAC2 and UAC3 standards
Digital Section
Separate PCM und DSD signal paths and processing additional
„Non Oversampling“ DAC mode (NOS-DAC)
Amplifier
Double Mono „State of the Art“ discrete HV Amp technology
Pure Class A power stage
3 separately switchable outputs (Pentaconn, XLR, 6.3 barrel socket)
Adjustable output impedance
Frequency response + 0 / − 3 dB
0,1 Hz – 200 kHz
Special Features
Complete galvanic separation between digital and analogue section