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T+A Caruso R Multi Source Receiver

£3,000.00

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T+A Caruso R Multi Source Receiver

It was back in the year 2008 that T+A introduced the first Caruso, and within a very short time the device won numerous prizes, gaining absolute cult status due to its unique overall design. In 2020 a new generation of the Caruso appeared, and this constituted the greatest advance yet in the history of these devices: the new version represented a completely new development – both externally and in technical terms. Although its heritage remains clear, the new Caruso epitomised the transformation of the machine from an all-in-one device to a series of individual products.

The Caruso R continues the theme of the Caruso in a logical manner, and this is the key to its pleasantly familiar look. The T+A Aluminium Framework provides great precision and physical strength, while its external dimensions hark back to the first Caruso of 2008. The new 7” HD screen effectively extends the Caruso R, and gives it a look of restrained elegance even without loudspeakers.
Tuner, Amplifier

Although we have concentrated on progressive sources, this is not to the detriment of the DAB and FM tuners: we have fine-tuned their design to make best possible use of signals delivered by high-quality domestic aerials. The entire amplifier section is controlled by the integral DSP, which linearises and optimises the frequency response, switches and manages all the inputs and outputs, and controls the high-performance output stages. The latter are designed to cope with a vast range of loudspeaker types, are completely stable under load, capable of handling very high currents and are distortion-free even up to extreme volume levels. The mains section is totally stable over the full operating range, i.e. it never collapses, and has very high current reserves. The substantial weight of the Caruso R is a clear indication of its inner strength. The specially developed T+A Aluminium Framework makes the Caruso R tremendously rigid: a sophisticated profile extrusion serves as the principal load-bearing frame for all the internal architecture. It is manufactured to ultra-close tolerances and CNC-machined, and that’s why all the components slot seamlessly together. As a result the case is totally composed and devoid of resonances.

 

Connections

The connection area on the back panel is an impressive reflection of the Caruso R’s versatile nature. From the first day of its development programme the Caruso R was intended to be the centrepiece of a versatile, high-quality Hi-Fi system. One key feature of this was the requirement for a wide-ranging array of sources, as sources should not represent a restriction: analogue and digital inputs cover every conceivable need from turntable with phono pre-amplifier to TVs and set-top boxes. USB inputs cater for mobile and network sources, while LAN, WLAN and Bluetooth sockets are also available, their signals converted by the SC 100 – the T+A streaming client. The Caruso is our first product to exploit SC 100, which provides access to services such as Gracenote Music ID, Airable Music Services, Spotify Connect, Apple AirPlay and Amazon Music via Alexa. The capabilities of the Internet are no longer just used – they are raised to a new level.

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Technical Specifications

Formats / Frequency responce
CD-DA (12cm), CD-R*
CD-RW*, Audio CD
MPEG 1 Layer 3 (MP3)
Windows Media Audio (WMA, DRM not supported) / 2 Hz – 20 kHz/100 dB / CD-Text.
Streaming Client

Formats
MP3, WMA, AAC, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, WAV, ALAC
Services
Tidal, Deezer, Amazon Music, qobuz, Spotify Connect (subscription required). DLNA
Interfaces
LAN: Fast Ethernet 10/100 Base-T
WLAN: 802.11 b/g/n
USB
1 x USB 2,0 Mastermode
Bluetooth

Standards / Codecs
A2DP 1.2 (Audio), AVRCP 1.4 (Control) / aptX®, MP3, AAC, SBC
Bi-directional sink + source
Tuner

Internet Radio
Airable Internet Radio Service (> 11000 stations worldwide)
FM
87,5 – 108 MHz; sensitivity 1 µV; S/N > 65 dBA
DAB+
168 -240 MHz (band III); sensitivity 2,0 µV, S/N > 96 dBA
Features
RDS/RDBS, station name (PS), station logo, radiotext (TR)
Amplifier

Nominal output
at 4 Ohms 2 x 100 Watts
at 8 Ohms 2 x 50 Watts
Peak output
at 4 Ohms 2 x 150 Watts
at 8 Ohms 2 x 75 Watts
Distortion
< 0,02 %
Inputs
2 x AUX (RCA) 2 Veff max
1 x USB 2.0 Mastermode,
SP/DIF:1 x coax (192 kSps)
1 x TOS-Link (96 kSps)
2 x LAN (1 x uplink, 1 x out)
Outputs
Pre-Amp (RCA) 2 Veff, subwoofer (RCA)
headphone 32 Ohm@30mW (3,5 mm jack)
Sound Management
2 channel stereo system with DSP controlled sound characteristics
Mains / Accessories / Dimensions

Mains supply
100-127 V, 220 – 240V, 50-60 Hz
Power consumption
max. 300 Watts, Eco standby < 0,5 Watts, comfort standby 5 W
Dimensions (H x W x D)
21 x 29 x 29 cm
8.3 x 11.4 x 11.4 inch
Weight
7.5 kg
16.5 lbs
Accessories
Remote control, power cord, USB cable for charging RC, antenna Bluethooth,
antenna WLAN, telescopic antenna radio
Finishes
Case aluminium black 42, top and bottom covers aluminium silver 43
Technical modifications reserved

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