T+A – Solitaire PSE
The Solitaire P-SE is based on the groundbreaking new development of the Solitaire P, which drives the magnetostatic principle to perfection. The Solitaire P-SE is built without compromise because it has only one goal: perfect music reproduction. But listen for yourself!
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From the TPM 2500 converter system to the bracket connection, all parts and assemblies are manufactured with precision tools and the smallest possible tolerances. Depending on the function and area of application, plastics with different properties are used: The shells have a very high level of internal damping. The forks and bracket attachments are extremely resilient and robust.
The surfaces are refined with special paints from aircraft technology. The ingenious structure of the TPM 2500 linearizes the sound field and the radiation behavior through the arrangement of the magnets, sound guide, and membrane. The music is reproduced uneadulterated. The Solitaire P-SE shows what is there: lifelike reproduction is the top priority of all T+A devices.
High-end Planar Magnetostatic Headphones
Though the P and P-SE headphones have a shared nomenclature, it could be comparatively crude to say the P-SE is just a less expensive model of the P regardless of it being based mostly on the identical design precept.
Each is a planar-magnetostatic full-sized open-back circumaural headphone of the identical type, but inside there are variations (together with the tuning). The 2 drivers are designed and manufactured at their manufacturing facility in Hereford, so there isn’t any IP migration or OEM adoption.
Driver design with ultra-lightweight materials
The P-SE has a brand new elliptic 110x80mm driver inside known as the TPM 2500, whereas the flagship P makes use of the unique TPM 3000 of comparable dimension. This can be a single-sided magnet design versus the TPM 3000’s dual-sided magnet software, which means the P-SE shall be considerably lighter.
The diaphragm itself may be very skinny at only a few µm thick and constructed from ultra-lightweight movie materials and coated with an identical conductor array because of the P flagship.
The P-SE driver design’s key precept continues to be fairly just like the P. That’s to make sure the P-SE drive delivers a good distribution of its efficiency throughout all the diaphragm and never simply in particular or localized hotspots resembling proper above the coil.
To attain this, T + A has targeted the P-SE magnetic subject efficiency with a magnet association that’s matched in size to the oval diaphragm form and with absolute precision when it comes to positioning.
This precision to a few hundredths of a millimeter, combined with the retaining rings and magnet mount, is intended to provide a linear magnetic subject across the entire diaphragm floor.
Last Thoughts about Solitaire PSE
The P-SE is certainly lighter, which is a bonus. Besides, each headphone has wonderful strain distribution regardless of the headband design. There may be little or no bias in the direction of the vertical or the lateral, which, in turn, helps to maintain it very regularly in your head.
The packaging for the P-SE is surprisingly big, but beautiful. You actually do really feel like you’re getting a premium product with a field not like what you count on for a high-end amplifier. The packaging can be fairly similar to the Solitaire P, solely with a lighter grey coloration versus black.
|Frequency response||8 Hz – 45 kHz|
|Distortion||< 0,015 % @ 100 dB|
|Maximum sound pressure level||> 130 dB|
|Transducer size||elliptic 110 x 80 mm|
|Type of construction||Open, over-ear|
|Connectivity||Wired transmission, un-balanced 6.35 mm, balanced 4.4 mm Pentaconn or XLR-4-Pin|
|Material||Thermoplastic, steel, allergen-free synthetic leather, and velour|
|Weight||440 g excl. cable|
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