2020 will be remembered as the year in which we introduced a whole new family of products: headphones. We develop a range of extremely innovative headphones and headphone amplifiers, evincing the same consistently systematic approach and commitment which we have always adopted in the development of our audio systems and loudspeakers. Our first model of headphone amplifier is the HA 200, and it benefits from our extensive expertise and several decades of experience in the development and manufacture of amplifiers and transducers. We have not been content simply to adopt existing technologies, preferring instead to develop and optimise them for the particular requirements of headphones.
The result is a device the like of which has never before existed, but it is far more than that: it sets completely new standards in respect of sound quality, performance, connection facilities and appearance. In fact, the HA 200 encompasses the combined requirements of professional users active in studio technology and those of audiophile music lovers, who wish to run multiple headphones from a single device.
Design & Technology
The HA 200 headphone amplifier is a completely new development, designed for dynamic and magnetostatic headphones. It is based on analogue T+A HV technology. Its high-performance output stages are of Class-A design and operate with a high idle current, enabling them to drive even the most demanding headphones without difficulty. Impedance matching allows the HA 200 to be fine-tuned to suit any headphones you wish to use. In addition to high-quality analogue inputs we have equipped the HA 200 with a large number of professional digital inputs.
The case design and materials harmonise perfectly with the unique electronics. The amplifier’s appearance references the legendary M-system, in line with our design philosophy of timeless reduction. The cooling fins are inspired by the HV series. The pin-sharp screen displays all relevant information in compact form. The volume display is inspired by the thrust control display in a jet plane’s cockpit, reflecting the sheer power of the HA 200.
Converters & VU meters
The two VU meters are accurate indicators which display the variation in various parameters, as in studio applications and measurement engineering. A vast range of levels can be displayed, including input and output level, temperature and stream quality. The brightness and even the colour of the VU meters is user-variable.
Like all current T+A DACs the new HA 200 also features a carefully optimised and completely separate decoder architecture for DSD and PCM, ensuring that all digital formats are decoded to the highest standards. All the digital signal processing of PCM data is carried out by our superlative double differential quadruple converter, with a conversion rate of up to 768 kHz. The unique analogue T+A True 1-Bit DSD converter is employed for DSD data; rather than converting the DSD data, it processes them in native Bitstream form. This means that DSD data up to DSD 1024, as they arrive from the USB input of the digital connecting board, can be reproduced in the very highest quality.
Flexibility & Operation
Although the primary purpose of the HA 200 is to be an amplifier with an extraordinarily high performance, this unusual flexibility on the input side is very helpful to various types of user. Since the amplifier employs our very finest DSD and PCM converters, the sound quality of the digital inputs is just as good as that of the analogue ones. The wide range of connection facilities requires a very sophisticated control system and display for the amplifier as a whole. In fact, the HA 200 is intuitive and simple to operate, thanks to an ingenious combination of operating buttons and menu control system.
Impedances: 8, 12, 18, 25, 40, 80 Ohms
S/P-DIF: 2 x Standard Coax, 2 x optical TOS-Link 32...192 kHz / 16-24 Bit,
1 x BNC 32...192 kHz / 16-24 Bit,
2 x USB DAC: Device-Mode up to 768 kSps (PCM) and DSD1024*, supports
asynchronous data transfer.
*DSD512 and DSD 1024 with Windows PC and appropriate driver installed only.
2 x HDMI IN, 1 x HDMI OUT with ARC (as an option)
D/A converter section
705,6 / 768 kSps conversion rate
Mains / Accessories / Dimensions
USB cabel 2.0 for DAC, RCA cabel
The planar headphones | Solitaire P
With the new Solitaire P headphones T+A introduce a product which truly celebrates music. The diaphragm is driven over its full area by means of a unique arrangement of magnets. The result is a feeling of lightness and space which is unique even for planar headphones. The Solitaire P is hand-made from the very finest materials in our main factory in Herford, Germany.
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T+A stands for “theory and application” in all areas of audio technology. Founded in 1978, T+A elektroakustik GmbH & Co., based in Herford, Germany, develops, refines and produces hi-fi components of the highest quality. Our company has a constant goal: to create perfect high-end products for its customers. From audio systems to loudspeakers to accessories: T+A products are characterized by extremely long product cycles, a long service life and extensive expansion options. All T+A products are developed and manufactured in Germany. Learn more about T+A and its products. Stay up to date on new developments, updates and interesting events.