Solitaire P – T+A
T+A – Solitaire P, a German high-end specialist audio manufacturer, has announced the release of its first-ever headphones and headphone amplifier/DAC – the Solitaire P and HA 200. The corded over-ear planar-magnetostatic headphone design, handcrafted in Germany, combines minimalist styling and the finest materials with class-leading research and development.
The HA 200, which is also hand-built in Germany, employs the company’s flagship HV Series circuits in a Class-A design with a high idle current. Allowing it to drive even the most demanding headphones with ease. T+A has created these products in no uncertain terms for those looking for a new level of headphone performance.
The Headphone Amplifier T+A HA 200
Firstly, The output stages of the HA 200 operate in Class-A mode with a high idle current. The most demanding headphones can be powered. The two separate toroidal transformers in the high-quality mains sections – one digital, one analog – provide all the stamina. The HA 200 also has optimized and separate DSD and PCM decoder architecture. Ensuring that all digital formats are decoded to the highest standards.
A double differential quadruple converter with a conversion rate of up to 768 kHz handles all-digital signal processing of PCM data. The T+A True 1-Bit DSD converter is used for DSD data; instead of converting it, it processes it in native Bitstream form. This means that DSD data up to DSD 1024 can be reproduced in the highest quality as it arrives from the digital connecting board’s USB input.
The HA 200 is capable of driving even the most demanding headphones. Thanks to the high-quality power supply that features two separate toroidal power transformers – one for the analog circuits. The other for the digital circuits.
It is based on the company’s HV analog technology, which is reserved for its flagship range of high-end audio components. The HA 200 also has an abundance of inputs, with 8 total, including 2 analog and 6 digital if the optional HDMI board is used.
Design Aesthetics for Maximum Comfort
Secondly, The earcups are CNC-milled from aluminum and have a bold yet minimalist appearance and feel to them. T+A has once again maintained tight control over its engineering processes in order to define an assembly that meets its stringent criteria.
The headbands made of synthetic leather, and the soft ear cups made of an Alcantara preparation. The headphones appear to be well-made, especially with the black aluminum mesh of the outer earcups.
They used planar technologies in their transducer design to enable more efficient distribution of diaphragm movement. Magnets held in a precise configuration to create a total linear magnetic field in which the ultra-lightweight diaphragm can resonate. Despite the weight of 490g, the use of comfortable earcups and headbands allows for a pleasant listening experience.
Solitaire P Sound Systems by T+A
Thirdly, In all areas of audio technology, T+A stands for “Theory and Application.” T+A elektroakustik develops, optimizes, and manufactures high-quality Hi-Fi components in Herford.
All of this done with the constant goal of developing fully mature High-End products that make the emotional content of music more palpable to its customers.
T+A products stand out for their extremely long product cycles, long effective life, and extensive upgrade capabilities. Which extends from audio systems to loudspeakers and accessories. The company, based in Eastern Westphalia, Germany, designs and develops all of the critical components. All product’s made in Germany.
These T+A – Solitaire P Headphones Are Unrivaled.
Fourthly, T+A Solitaire P headphones set the standard for all other manufacturers of planar magnetic headphones with technology involving advanced materials and clever magnet placement. The Solitaires require a flawless source because they are ruthless in the amount of information they can reveal.
Lastly, Not only could I listen to music all day in comfort with these headphones. T+A may not be a household name in the world of high-end audio, but it deserves to be. If you are a die-hard headphone fan looking for the best money can buy. T+A’s Solitaire P headphones come highly recommended.
Final Thoughts on T+A – Solitaire P
In the conclusion, The ultimate in audio listening pleasure. High-quality construction, design, and execution. Musically flawless. T+A’s Solitaire P-SE headphones are simplified. Thus less expensive, version of the Solitaire P headphones was introduced earlier this year. However, keep in mind that the brand’s equipment is known for its relatively high price.
T+A – SOLITAIRE P SPECIFICATIONS
- Impedance 80 Ohms
- Frequency response 5 Hz – 54 kHz
- Distortion < 0,015 % @ 100 dB
- Type of construction open, over-ear
- 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
- 1 Hz – 200 kHz