T+A HAS a new distributor in NZ and Australia – as of February 15th, Hamilton based PQ Imports has taken on the brand. T+A stands for ‘Theory and Application in the field of audio technology’, so please hold the comments.
T+A is known for making some very distinctive audio gear and we’re looking forward to hearing some of the German company’s best efforts. The NZ stock is on the way and should be here by the end of March– we’re hoping that a set of the hefty M10 monoblock power amps from the flagship V-series are in the container. These beasts are valve/solid-state hybrids, weighing in at 52kg each and capable of generating 60 watts of pure Class A power into an 8 ohm load in their high-current mode. They can also be set into high power mode, which is when they go mad – Hi-Fi news measured a review pair as being able to generate 585 watts into 8 ohms and 980 into 4 ohms. The amp pushed a mighty 2,800 watts into a 1 ohm load under dynamic conditions. Whew!
We’re told that the range to look out for is the HV series with their very high voltage solid state output stages. We’ll aim to get some T+A review units in as soon as we can.