Germany-based high-end specialist audio equipment manufacturer T+A (Theory + Application) has launched its first-ever headphones and a headphone amplifier/Digital-to-Analog Converter, Solitaire P and HA 200.
What can I say? You ought to be a super audiophile with vault full of cash to be wanting these new audiophile equipment. More on that in a bit.
T+A previously makes almost exclusively high-end speakers only and the company finally took their known how in making audiophile-grade speakers and shrunk it down to a wearable audio equipment.
The Solitaire P is hand-built in Germany featuring corded over-ear planar-magnetostatic headphone design.
“With its ultra-lightweight membrane, which covers the whole area of the capsule and is positioned between the planar magnetostatic drive system, each drive unit delivers excellent sonic properties, with the entire surface area of the membrane driven to deliver a spacious, airy feel that is unique even for planar headphones.”
In addition, the finest quality materials are used in the making of this pair of exquisite audiophile headphones, including the likes of aircraft-grade aluminum and the softest leather.
Complementing the high-end audio cans is the HA 200, also hand-built, which utilizes the company’s flagship HV Series circuits in a Class-A design that operates at a high idle current, thus enabling it to drive even the most demanding headphones.
The HA 200 further boats proprietary T+A True 1-Bit digital/analogue converter for handling 32 Bit/768 kHz PCM and DSD 1024 Bitstream.
It has not one. Not two, but three headphone outputs, each can be accurately fine-tuned to match the connected headphones.
Moreover, the high-quality power supply features two separate toroidal power transformers: one for the analogue circuits and the other, for the digital circuits.
Altogether, HA 200 boasts 8 inputs, including a pair of analogue and 6 digital.
As you may have already expected, or if you already knew T+A, these audiophile equipment commands a princely sum.
The Theory + Application Solitaire P Headphones will sell for £4,800 (or around U$6,250) when it becomes available in March while the HA 200 costs a cool £6,600 (or approximately US$8,590) and it will be available in April.
Images: Theory + Application.