MP 200
Multi Source Player

The MP 200

The MP 200 was developed with the design requirement of combining compact dimensions with a wide range of sources. From Bluetooth and CD to the very latest streaming and radio reproduction, the unit is able to exploit all sources to their fullest potential. The MP 200 can handle not only FM, FM-HD and DAB+ reproduction, it also offers equally convenient streaming from mobile devices and local network memory devices. External digital sources benefit equally from its outstanding signal processing capabilities.
Although the MP 200 works with any D/A converter, its overall design was developed to provide a special synergy when used with the Series 200 converters – the DAC 200 and HA 200: the T+A SYS Link exchanges control data, routes audio signals along the optimum path, and allows the MP 200 to become the command centre of a complete system when the T+A MusicNavigator app is used.

 

Radio & CD

In addition to Internet radio access, which is an integral part of the MP 200’s streaming client, the device provides three additional forms of radio access: FM, FM-HD and DAB+. The unit’s high sensitivity to incoming signals is in part responsible for its superlative sound quality, but the digital intermediate frequency, demodulation and stereo decoder output stages employed also play an important role. It is only the intelligent combination of all these qualities which makes the most classical of all signal sources sound so outstanding, whether using cable or an aerial.
Although digital streaming content has now gained a dominant position in the audio world, we continue to work constantly on further developing our CD mechanisms: this is the only way we can maintain a position where we can give our customers the unrestricted freedom to select their preferred music sources. The size of the MP 200’s integral slot mechanism was developed specifically to suit the space available in the MP 200, where it fits seamlessly into the case. With its short access times and excellent error correction system – the result of further development – it plays back disc content with virtually zero delay once the CD is inserted, and operates completely without reproduction errors.

Digital Inputs

The MP 200’s digital connecting board features two digital S/P DIF inputs and one optical input, which enable any external source to be connected – including set-top boxes, disc drives and memory devices. A supplementary S/P DIF output is also available. Signal transfer and processing are carried out at HD-quality.

Control System

The App control system provides full control of every aspect of the MP 200, including access to streaming services and radio stations, as well as adjusting the smallest details of each device connected to the system. The MP 200 and the T+A MusicNavigator App – developed here in Herford – deliver a convenient and complete method of control using any iOS or Android device.
The front panels of the Series 200 devices were designed to be ergonomically efficient, with an intelligent combination of direct-access buttons and a jog dial (rotary push-dial).

Streaming Client & Bluetooth

Our streaming client was developed in-house, and forms one of the links between the MP 200 and the outside world. This network circuit, designed with audiophile criteria in mind, processes incoming WLAN, LAN and USB Master-Mode signals, thereby providing access to high-quality streaming services such as Tidal, Qobuz and Deezer. For local applications the streaming client is able to stream audio data up to a quality of 192/24 (HD).
In contrast to standard computer-based solutions, which are typical in the audio industry, our streaming client is an in-house development from the ground up, and for this reason is completely free of quality losses, as often occurs due to high-frequency interference.
In addition to exceptionally high reproduction quality, the outstanding feature of the streaming client is its convenience of operation: all streaming services and Internet radio stations are managed by the free Airable service, which carries out the system administration in the background.
Thanks to the aptX HD™ technology employed in the MP 200, mobile data transmission no longer represents a barrier to high sound quality: in spite of the limited bandwidth of Bluetooth, the system can even cope with uncompressed Flac files.

 

Specifications

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 / Standards
MP3, AAC, FLAC, OGG-Vorbis, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, ALAC
Data rates
PCM 32 … 192 kHz, 16/24 Bit; MP3 bis 320 kBit
Supported media servers
UPnP 1.1, UPnP AV and DLNA kompatible Server, Microsoft Windows Media
Connect Server WMDRM10, DLNA compatible servers
Services
Tidal, Deezer, qobuz, (subscription required) Roon Ready (in preparation)

Features
Auto Network Config., Internet Radio Station database (automatic updates)
Interfaces
LAN: Fast Ethernet 10/100 Base-T,
WLAN: 2,4 GHz,+20 dBm (100 mW), IEEE 02.11 b/g/n
2 x USB 2.0 Master mode

Tuner FM

Frequency range
FM Radio 87,5 – 108 MHz (Europe / 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
aptX HD™, MP3, AAC, SBC
Freqency band
2,4 GHz: 2042Mhz ... 2480Mhz Max. transmission power <10 dBm (EIRP)
RC protocol
AVRCP

Inputs

SP/DIF (16-24bit): 2x coax (192kHz), 1x TOS-Link (96kHz)

Outputs

Digital output coax (IEC 60958), SYS-LINK and USB-SYS output

Mains / Accessories / Dimensions

Mains in
200 – 240 V, 50 – 60 Hz, 25 Watts
Normal operation (max.)
25 W
Standby (ECO)
< 0,50 W
Automatic power down
After 90 Minutues without music signal
Dimensions
10 × 32 × 34 cm, 4 x 12.6 x 13.4 inch
Accessories
Remote control handset FM200, Mains cord, USB-SYS-cable and RJ-45 SYS-Link-cable for connection of a DAC 200 or HA 200, WLAN and Bluetooth antenna
Weight
4,4 kg, 9.7 lbs
Finishes
Alu silver anodized (43), Alu schwarz anodized (42)
Technical modifications reserved

Support

Catalogue

Catalogue Series 200

English

German

User manual

User manual MP 200