The MP 200 was developed with the design requirement of combining compact dimensions with a wide range of sources. From Bluetooth and CD to the very latest streaming and radio reproduction, the unit is able to exploit all sources to their fullest potential. The MP 200 can handle not only FM, FM-HD and DAB+ reproduction, it also offers equally convenient streaming from mobile devices and local network memory devices. External digital sources benefit equally from its outstanding signal processing capabilities.
Although the MP 200 works with any D/A converter, its overall design was developed to provide a special synergy when used with the Series 200 converters – the DAC 200 and HA 200: the T+A SYS Link exchanges control data, routes audio signals along the optimum path, and allows the MP 200 to become the command centre of a complete system when the T+A MusicNavigator app is used.
In addition to Internet radio access, which is an integral part of the MP 200’s streaming client, the device provides three additional forms of radio access: FM, FM-HD and DAB+. The unit’s high sensitivity to incoming signals is in part responsible for its superlative sound quality, but the digital intermediate frequency, demodulation and stereo decoder output stages employed also play an important role. It is only the intelligent combination of all these qualities which makes the most classical of all signal sources sound so outstanding, whether using cable or an aerial.
Although digital streaming content has now gained a dominant position in the audio world, we continue to work constantly on further developing our CD mechanisms: this is the only way we can maintain a position where we can give our customers the unrestricted freedom to select their preferred music sources. The size of the MP 200’s integral slot mechanism was developed specifically to suit the space available in the MP 200, where it fits seamlessly into the case. With its short access times and excellent error correction system – the result of further development – it plays back disc content with virtually zero delay once the CD is inserted, and operates completely without reproduction errors.
The MP 200’s digital connecting board features two digital S/P DIF inputs and one optical input, which enable any external source to be connected – including set-top boxes, disc drives and memory devices. A supplementary S/P DIF output is also available. Signal transfer and processing are carried out at HD-quality.
The App control system provides full control of every aspect of the MP 200, including access to streaming services and radio stations, as well as adjusting the smallest details of each device connected to the system. The MP 200 and the T+A MusicNavigator App – developed here in Herford – deliver a convenient and complete method of control using any iOS or Android device.
The front panels of the Series 200 devices were designed to be ergonomically efficient, with an intelligent combination of direct-access buttons and a jog dial (rotary push-dial).
Our streaming client was developed in-house, and forms one of the links between the MP 200 and the outside world. This network circuit, designed with audiophile criteria in mind, processes incoming WLAN, LAN and USB Master-Mode signals, thereby providing access to high-quality streaming services such as Tidal, Qobuz and Deezer. For local applications the streaming client is able to stream audio data up to a quality of 192/24 (HD).
In contrast to standard computer-based solutions, which are typical in the audio industry, our streaming client is an in-house development from the ground up, and for this reason is completely free of quality losses, as often occurs due to high-frequency interference.
In addition to exceptionally high reproduction quality, the outstanding feature of the streaming client is its convenience of operation: all streaming services and Internet radio stations are managed by the free Airable service, which carries out the system administration in the background.
Thanks to the aptX HD™ technology employed in the MP 200, mobile data transmission no longer represents a barrier to high sound quality: in spite of the limited bandwidth of Bluetooth, the system can even cope with uncompressed Flac files.
Formats: CD/DA, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-text
Frequency response and dynamic range: 2 Hz – 20 kHz / 100 dB
Formats / Standards: MP3, AAC, FLAC, OGG-Vorbis, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, ALAC
Data rates: PCM 32 … 192 kHz, 16/24 Bit; MP3 bis 320 kBit
Supported media servers:
Services: Tidal, Deezer, qobuz, (subscription required) Roon Ready (in preparation)
Features: Auto Network Config., Internet Radio Station database (automatic updates)
Frequency range: FM Radio 87,5 – 108 MHz (Europe / US); 76 – 90 MHz (Japanese version)
Sensitivity: Mono (26dB S/N) 0,9 µV, Stereo (46 dB S/N) 40 µV
Overload margin: 103 dB µV
Stereo channel separation: 50dB
RDS Functions: Stationname, Radio text
Reception standard: DAB, DAB+
Freqency band: 168 – 240 MHz (Band III)
Overload margin: 103 dB µV
Sensitivity (BER = 10 – 4): 2,5 µV
Supported audio formats: aptX HD™, MP3, AAC, SBC
Freqency band: 2,4 GHz: 2042Mhz ... 2480Mhz Max. transmission power <10 dBm (EIRP)
RC protocol: AVRCP
Inputs: SP/DIF (16-24bit): 2x coax (192kHz), 1x TOS-Link (96kHz)
Outputs: Digital output coax (IEC 60958), SYS-LINK and USB-SYS output
Mains / Accessories / Dimensions
Mains in: 200 – 240 V, 50 – 60 Hz, 25 Watts
Normal operation (max.): 25 W
Standby (ECO): < 0,50 W
Automatic power down: After 90 Minutues without music signal
Dimensions: 10 × 32 × 34 cm, 4 x 12.6 x 13.4 inch
Accessories: Remote control handset FM200, Mains cord, USB-SYS-cable and RJ-45 SYS-Link-cable for connection of a DAC 200 or HA 200, WLAN and Bluetooth antenna
Weight: 4,4 kg, 9.7 lbs
Finishes: Alu silver anodized (43), Alu schwarz anodized (42)
Technical modifications reserved