T+A MP 2000 R MKII Multi-Source CD Player - Network Streaming / FM / DAB+

Brand: T+A
Product Code: TAA-MP2000-RM2-MSP
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The MP 2000 R MKII Multi Source Player

The MP 2000 R MKII 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 kSps 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/P-DIF). 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 SRC 1 remote control, or the T+A MusicNavigator App, the whole system can be controlled 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.

T+A MP 2000 R MKII Multi-Source Player

Converter 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 optimised algorithms, and clock generation with jitter elimination and re-synchronisation.

T+A MP 2000 R MKII Multi-Source Player

De-Jitter Master Clocking

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 analysed 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.

T+A MP 2000 R MKII Multi-Source Player

Quadruple Converter

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.

T+A MP 2000 R MKII Multi-Source Player

T+A Path Separation Technology

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.

T+A MP 2000 R MKII Multi-Source Player


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.

T+A MP 2000 R MKII Multi-Source Player
CD Player
Formats CD/DA, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-Text
Frequency Response and Dynamic Range 2 Hz – 20 kHz / 100 dB
Streaming Client
Formats / Standards MP3, AAC, FLAC, OGG-Vorbis, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, ALAC
Data Rates PCM 32 - 192 kHz, 16/24 Bit; MP3 up to 320 kBit, Constant and Variable Data Rate
Standards UPnP AV
Services (Subscription Required) TIDAL, Deezer, Qobuz, Roon Ready
Features Gapless Playback for MP3 (Lame), WAV, FLAC, T+A MusicNavigator App for iOS und Android
Interfaces LAN: Fast Ethernet 10/100 Base-T, WLAN: 802.11 b/g/n
Digital Connecting Board
S/PDIF Digital Inputs 2 High-Quality Coax and Two Optical TOS-Link; 32 ksps; 44.1 ksps; 48 ksps; 88.2 ksps; 96 ksps; 176.4 ksps; 192ksps; 16/24-Bit
USB (Device Mode) USB Class 2 Mode; Support for Asynchronous Data Transfer, PCM Mode: 44.1 ksps; 48 ksps; 88.2 ksps; 96 ksps; 176.4 ksps; 192 ksps; 352.8 ksps; 384 ksps; 16/24/32-Bit DSD Mode: DSD 64; DSD 128; DSD 256; DSD 512
USB (Master Mode) 2 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 – 108 MHz (Europe / US); 76 – 90 MHz (Japan)
Sensitivity Mono (26 dB S/N) 0.9 µV, Stereo (46 dB S/N) 40 µV
Overload Margin 103 dB µV
Total Harmonic Distortion 0.1%
Signal to Noise Ratio, Mono / Stereo 72 / 62 dB
Stereo Channel Separation 50 dB
De-Emphasis (Europe / US Version) 50 / 75
Data Services RDS/RDBS, Station Name (PS), Programme Type (PTY), Radio Text (RT)
Tuner - DAB
Reception Standard DAB, DAB+
Freqency Band 168 – 240 MHz (Band III)
Sensitivity (BER = 10 – 4) 2.5 µV
Overload Margin 103 dB µV
Supported Formats aptX® Bluetooth Audio Transmission Protocol, A2DP (Audio) AVRCP 1.4 (Control), MP3, SBC
Analogue Outputs High Level (RCA) 2.2 Veff / 50 Ohms
Analogue Outputs High Level (XLR) 4.4 Veff / 50 Ohms
Digital Outputs 1 x Coax, IEC 60958 S/PDIF (LPCM)
D/A Converter
PCM Double Differential Quadruple Converter with Four D/A Converters Per Channel, 32-Bit Sigma-Delta, 352.8 ksps / 384 ksps, 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 2 Hz – 20 kHz
Frequency Response - PCM 48 ksps / DSD 64 2 Hz – 22 kHz / 2 Hz – 44 kHz
Frequency Response - PCM 96 ksps / DSD 128 2 Hz – 40 kHz / 2 Hz – 60 kHz
Frequency Response - PCM 192 ksps / DSD 256 2 Hz – 80 kHz / 2 Hz – 80 kHz
Frequency Response - PCM 384 ksps / DSD 512 2 Hz – 100 kHz / 2 Hz – 100 kHz
Analogue Filter Phase-Linear Filter with Automatic Bandwidth Switching 60-120 kHz (According to Sample Rate)
Total Harmonic Distortion <0.001%
Signal to Noise Ratio 110 dB
Channel Separation 110 dB
Mains / Accessories / Dimensions
Control Interface R2-Link
Remote Control SRC 1, MusicNavigator App
Mains 200 – 240 V, 50 – 60 Hz
Power Consumption Max. 40 W
Standby (Eco) 0.4 W
Automatic Power Down After 90 Minutes Without Music Signal
Optional Accessories Power Three HD (Carbon), Power Bar, Audio Quad (Carbon), Audio Triax (Carbon)
Dimensions (H x W x D) 8.2 x 46 x 40 cm
Weight 8 kg
Finishes Silver Anodised Aluminium (43), Black Anodised Aluminium (42)
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