Everest Audio - T+A MP 2000 R Multi-source Player and DAC

T+A MP 2000 R Multi-source Player and DAC

 

T+A MP 2000 R Multi-source Player and DAC
T+A MP 2000 R Multi-source Player and DAC
T+A MP 2000 R Multi-source Player and DAC

 

 

 

 

 

Retail $10,500 CAD

(Silver or black finish)

 

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The MP 2000 R is a genuine multi-talent. At first glance the casual observer may think it is just a classic CD player, but its true capabilities extend far beyond this. At its heart lies one of the world’s latest and most sophisticated digital – analogue converters (DAC). This converts PCM signals up to 384 with the help of the quadruple converter – another in-house development – and even DSD files up to DSD 512. The MP 2000 R is therefore able to exploit every digital music format in order to deliver music to the amplifier in the highest possible quality. Our multi-source player houses a first-class CD mechanism; a high-performance digital tuner offering FM, FM-HD and DAB+ reproduction; a high-quality Bluetooth streaming module for receiving music from mobile devices, a streaming client with Internet radio and music services for connection to the home network via LAN and WLAN, USB Master Mode and HD streaming plus a digital connecting board with inputs for external sources (one USB device mode and four HD-S/PDIF). The wide range of connections allows external equipment to exploit the machine’s superb converter to the full.

Please note: the MP 2000 R is not a computer; it is a first-class audio device incorporating many supplementary functions designed to ensure that all modern digital sources can be reproduced to the highest possible standard of quality. In pursuing this aim our engineers insisted on complete separation between the digital signal processing section and the analogue circuitry, and developed an ultra-modern, high-bandwidth analogue output stage which delivers the signal to the symmetrical (XLR) or asymmetrical (RCA) output sockets by the shortest possible path.  If you use the F 100 remote control with screen, or the T+A Control App, the whole system can be con-trolled via the MP 2000 R. The MP 2000 R delivers a stunning experience in sound reproduction, and finally exploits the full potential of high-resolution music.

Coming soon: Streaming services Deezer and qobuz will be available very soon. Tidal is available now!

T+A PA 2000 R Integrated Amplifier T+A PA 2000 R Integrated Amplifier

Shown with the matching PA 2000 R integrated amplifier.

 

hi-finews Oustanding Product - "...not only looks elegant and proved satisfying to use, it was easy to be seduced by the composure and finesse of its sound quality."

 

 

 

Technology

 

Within the MP 2000 R the data from the five digital sources pass through the same digital signal processing route, which offers all the usual ground-breaking T+A features: T+A DSP oversampling with optimized algorithms, and clock generation with jitter elimination and re-synchronization. Jitter is one of the most severe problems, and is generated in the source device - especially in computers - and at the data transfer point between source and converter. For high-quality reproduction all traces of jitter must be removed from the data before the information is converted into analogue signals by the DAC. That is why we have developed a unique two-stage process for clock generation (jitter elimination): in the first stage the received data are processed and decoded. In this stage a basic clock is extracted from the received data stream, which undergoes an initial cleaning process in a PLL circuit aimed at removing coarse jitter generated by the source device and the transfer. This clock is now analyzed extremely intensively by the micro-processor. If it fulfils certain minimum criteria in respect of frequency and stability, the D/A converters are switched to an internally generated, extremely precise Master Clock with extremely low phase noise. This clock is completely isolated from the source device, and therefore carries no trace of the jitter interference from the source and the transfer link. The local Master Clock is generated by two separate quartz oscillators which are adjusted to extremely precise tolerances: one for the clock family 44.1/88.2/176.4/352.8 kHz, and one for 48/96/192/384 kHz. This extreme sophistication ensures that the clock is absolutely precise for all frequencies from 44.1 kHz upwards.


Once the clock has been generated, the PCM data are converted by the quadruple converter, which itself has undergone further improvement. The converter is based on a high-performance 56-bit signal processor, and offers four switchable oversampling algorithms. Each channel is assigned four of the latest 32-bit converter chips in a quadruple, double symmetrical circuit, which compensates very accurately for any lack of linearity, and reduces the residual noise - which is actually absolutely minimal with the 32-bit converters employed - by about a further 6 dB. The result is a level of dynamism, linearity and freedom from distortion which is virtually matchless - even in critical music passages, and with the most minute of musical details.


To cater for DSD data which arrive via the PC USB input we have fitted the MP 2000 R MKII with the unique T+A True 1-bit DSD converter - a genuine analogue single-bit converter. Other manufacturers use the DSD mode of a PCM converter, but we eschew that route to ensure that DSD data are processed in a genuine one-bit stream absolutely without coloration and the harmful effects of additional conversion. Like our converters, the analogue output stage also takes the form of separate channels (double-mono), and is galvanically isolated from the digital section by means of jitter-free transformers. This arrangement ensures that external source devices cannot possibly deliver interference, and even the hideous computer interference is rendered innocuous. The output stage offers an extremely wide bandwidth of 100 kHz. Clearly this design is extremely sophisticated, but the results are worth the effort: totally natural, uncoloured sound, free of all the limitations usually associated with digital sources. The MP 2000 R constitutes a universal and genuinely audiophile device for digital music sources.

 

Specifications

 

CD Player

 

Format

CD/DA, CD-R, CD-RW, CD Text

Frequency response + dynamic range

2Hz-20kHz/100dB

 

Streaming Client 

 

Formats

MP3, WMA, AAC, OGG Vorbis, FLAC (up to 192/32 via LAN), WAV (up to 192/32 via LAN), AIFF (up to 192/32 via LAN), ALAC (up to 96/24 via LAN)

Supported media servers

UPnP 1.1, UPnP-AV and DLNA-compatible server, Microsoft Windows Media Connect Server (WMDRM 10), vTuner Internet Radio Service, DLNA-compatible servers

Features

Auto network config., Internet Radio Station database (automatic updates)

 

Digital Connecting Board

 

S/P-DIF digital inputs

Two high-quality co-ax and two opt. TOS-Link; 32kSps; 44.1kSps; 48kSps; 88.2kSps; 96kSps; 176.4kSps; 192kSps; 16/24-bit

USB (Device Mode)

USB Class 2 mode; support for asynchronous data transfer PCM mode: 44.1kSps; 48kSps; 88.2kSps; 96kSps; 176.4kSps; 192kSps; 352.8kSps; 384kSps; 16/24/32-bit DSD mode: DSD64; DSD128; DSD256;

USB (Master Mode)

Two inputs (1 x front panel, 1 x back panel), formats as Streaming Client formats

 

Tuner

 

FM

Reception standard FM, FM-HD

 

Frequency range 87.5-108MHz (Europe/US version) 76-90MHz (Japan version)

 

 Sensitivity Mono (26dB S/N) 0.9uV, stereo (46 dB S/N) 40uV

 

 Overload margin 103dB uV

 

 Total harmonic distortion 0.1%

 

 Signal:noise ratio, mono/ stereo 72/62dB

 

 Stereo channel separation 50dB

 

 De-emphasis (Europe/US version) 50/75us

 

 Data services RDS/RDBS, station name (PS), programme type (PTY), radiotext (RT), time

 DAB

 Reception standard DAB, DAB+

 

 Frequency range 168-240 MHz (band III)

 

 Sensitivity (BER=10-4) 2.5uV

 

 Overload margin 103dB uV

 

Bluetooth

 

aptX® Bluetooth Audio transmission protocol

 

Connections

 

 Analogue outputs

 High level (RCA) 2.2Veff/50Ohms

 

 Symmetrical (XLR) 4.4Veff/50Ohms

 Digital outputs

 1 x coax, IEC 60958 (LPCM)

 

D/A-Converter

 

 PCM

 Double differential quadruple converter with four D/A converters per channel, 32-bit sigma-delta, 352.8kSps/384kSps Up-sampling: freely programmable signal processor with four selectable oversampling algorithms. FIR short, FIR long, Bezier/IIR, Bezier

 DSD

 Direct DSD signal path via T+A True 1-bit converter

 Frequency response

 PCM 44.1 kSps:      2Hz-20kHz

 

 PCM 48 kSps:                 2Hz-22kHz

 

 PCM 96 kSps:                 2Hz-40kHz                             DSD 64: 2Hz-44kHz

 

 PCM 192 kSps:               2Hz-80kHz                             DSD 128: 2Hz-60kHz

 

 PCM 384 kSps:               2Hz-100kHz                           DSD 256: 2Hz-80kHz

 Analogue filter

 Phase-linear filter with automatic bandwidth switching 60 ... 120kHz (according to sample rate)

 Total harmonic distortion

 <0.001%

Signal:noise ratio

110dB

Channel separation

110dB

Control interface

R2-Link

Remote control

FM 100, T+A Control APP, optional FD 100 remote control handset with screen

Mains connection

100-240V, 50-60Hz, 40VA

Stand-by

<0.5W

Dimensions (HxWxD)

8.2 x 46 x 40cm/3.2 x 18.1 x 15.8inch

Weight

8kg/17.6lbs

Finishes

Silver anodised aluminium (43), black anodised aluminium (42), brushed

 

 

 

 


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