T+A ElektroAkustik HV Series Arrives

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We are delighted to announce the arrival of the reference level T+A Elektroakustik PA 3100 HV Integrated amplifier and MP 3100 HV Multi Source Player at Pearl Audio.

T+A PA 3100 HV Integrated amplifier

T+A PA 3100 HV Integrated Amplifier

The T+A PA3100 HV is a state-of-the-art integrated amplifier developed by T+A, known for its superior sound quality and exceptional build type. This German-engineered stereo component epitomizes the pinnacle of high-end audio technology, marrying exceptional sound reproduction capabilities with a robust, luxurious design.

Physically, the PA3100 HV is a robust unit, encapsulated in a casing made from pure, machined aluminium. The dimensions of the PA3100 HV stand at 18 inches-wide, 6.7 inches-high, and 18 centimeters-deep, highlighting the unit's substantial size. It weighs a sturdy 95 lb, demanding a decent accommodation space in your audio setup.

In terms of power output, the PA 3100 HV delivers a potent 2 x 350 Watts into 8 ohms, rising to an impressive 2 x 500 Watts into 4 ohms. This power capability enables the amplifier to drive even the most demanding of loudspeakers, ensuring peak audio performance.

At the heart of the PA3100 HV's technical prowess lies its HV (High Voltage) technology. This is a characteristic feature of T+A's superior amplifier design, developed to facilitate pure Class A operation across a wide range of output levels. This advanced technology allows the amplifier's voltage rail to extend far beyond what typical Hi-Fi equipment can handle, resulting in a spacious and detailed sound stage.

The amplifier's lofty stature is further supplemented by its versatile connectivity options. These consist of four unbalanced RCA and two balanced XLR inputs for audio sources. The RCA outputs allow for the connection to a second power amplifier or active subwoofer. It also offers digital inputs (T+A proprietary link) along with optional modules such as the HDMI, SPDIF, USB, and AES/EBU.

T+A PA 31200 HV Integrated Amplifier Rear Panel

Additionally, for vinyl enthusiasts, there's a suite of special features dedicated to effortless phono operation. It consists of an option for the PA 3100 HV to be fitted with a high-quality MM or MC phono module, thereby ensuring a seamless connection to a record player.

User interaction with the PA3100 HV is made straightforward through a large-format TFT display, logically arranged buttons, and an aluminium remote control. Providing a user-friendly and intuitive interface, it enables easy navigation through the amplifier’s various functions and settings.

In summary, the T+A PA3100 HV is a meticulously designed integrated amplifier that combines superior HV technology, high power output capability, and versatile connectivity options. Crafted with an emphasis on superior audio performance and a user-friendly interface, it reflects T+A's commitment to delivering the very best in high-end audio technology.


T+A MP 3100 HV Multimedia Player

T+A MP 3100 HV Multi Source Player

The T+A MP 3100 HV is a high-end multimedia player that combines digital streaming platforms with analog audio technologies. Crafted by the renowned German audio technology company, T+A, it extends their HV (High Voltage) series that reflects elite selectivity, top-tier performance, and uncompromising design.

As a multi-source device, the MP 3100 HV offers a versatile range of platforms capable of accessing music from multiple streams. It incorporates a superior quality disc mechanism designed to read CD, SACD, and layers in pure, two-channel stereo. Additionally, it boasts a highly sophisticated streaming client that seamlessly interfaces with network servers, internet services, USB storage, and FM/DAB+ tuners providing an encompassing auditory experience.

The hallmark of this player is its high-quality DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter). It employs a quadruple converter technology with four D/A converters per channel, effectively reducing noise and heightening the dynamic range of audio. The DAC supports formats including PCM, DSD, FLAC, and other high-resolution files up to 32-bit/384 kHz and DSD 1024.

In the design realm, the T+A MP 3100 HV adopts robust construction in a sleek, minimalist style. Encased in a heavy, 10mm thick aluminum housing with substantial heatsinks, it evades both mechanical and electromagnetic interference, maintaining the purity of sound. At the front, a beautifully crafted glass panel incorporates state-of-the-art touch-sensitive buttons and an Organic LED (OLED) display for clear and user-friendly interface.

As for network connectivity, it features both wired (Ethernet) and wireless (WLAN) options. The MP 3100 HV is integrated with T+A Control App, offering an easy-to-use remote operation via iOS or Android devices. On the rear, a well-assigned collection of audio outputs reveals balanced (XLR) and unbalanced (RCA) channels, coaxial and optical digital connections, thereby ensuring extensive compatibility.

T+A MP 3100 HV Multi Source Player Rear Panel

Critical innovations in the T+A MP 3100 HV set new technological standards and the non-compromising approach to sound reproduction makes it an enviable addition to any audiophile's repertoire. Its high precision, versatility, and iconoclastic construction provide a unique bridge between traditional audio media and modern digital streaming, offering the best of both worlds.

T+A HV Circuit Design

The HV (high voltage) series, T+A's highest performing series, employs a plethora of unique and superior technologies. One notable example is the implementation of amplifier stages operating at remarkably high voltages, resulting in inherently superior linearity when compared to conventional circuits. Furthermore, the players within this series integrate separate high-performance converters for PCM and DSD, ensuring precise and optimized digital and analog signal processing by consistently keeping them segregated. Additionally, specific subassemblies have been galvanically isolated, further enhancing the overall performance and purity of the audio stream.

The HV-series devices are built with meticulous attention to detail, embodying an uncompromising commitment to the double-mono principle and channel separation. Their entirely discrete construction, void of operational amplifiers (op-amps), allows for an exceptional audio output exceeding 500 Watts per channel. Equally impressive is the mechanical construction of the HV-series cases, which showcases an extremely sophisticated design based on an internal framework consisting of 10 mm thick machined aluminum plates. Every case component, manufactured entirely from pure aluminum, demonstrates the level of precision achieved, with some component parts being machined from solid blocks. Notably, the HV-series stands out by virtue of its complete absence of any ferro-magnetic components, ensuring optimal audio performance and fidelity

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