Building on the success of the Trends TA-10 Series, new Trends TA-10.2 delivers Trends Audio stellar performance in a high end system. Besides applied Tripath's class-T technology and unique TA2024 IC, Trends TA-10.2 also put much effort and applied much proprietary techniques into the circuit design, components matching, sound tuning and even Re-organized the sockets layout of the back panel which provides a more convenient audio cable and speaker cable connections. Additionally, it applied the lowest LSR & highest ripple current Rubycon MCZ series tank capacitors as the power filtering capacitor which best suit the switching PWM characteristic of class T (class-D) amplifier.
The mini-size Class-T stereo amplifier TA-10.2 SE is providing up to 2x15W output with the bundled 4A AC power supply unit. Trends TA-10.2 SE performs very like Class-AB amplifiers with high fidelity and warm sound. Yet, its power efficiency and physical size is just like Class-D amplifiers. Even it's maximum output power is only 2x15W, TA-10.2 SE is actually powerful to push even the floor-stand speakers with sufficient and good control of bass sound.
Features - applied the proprietary T-amp technology for audiophile quality sound, high power efficiency (90%) and less heat generation
- compact design (mini-size & light weight), easy portable and setup
- provide up to 2x15W output
- an AC adaptor is bundled for continuous power supply.
- separated amplifier & AC adaptor design to minimize mutual interference and flexible to apply other power sources, e.g. lead-acid battery.
- standard gold-plated audio and speaker sockets used to be compatible with most audiophile quality cables.
- applied the specially designed audiophile-grade “Trends” MKP capacitors as audio input coupling capacitor which guarantee the best original audio signal feed into the amplifier.
- applied the lowest LSR & highest ripple current Rubycon MCZ series tank capacitors as the power filtering capacitor which best suit the switching PWM characteristic of class T (class-D) amplifier.
- applied the smaller yet better quality ALPS 9mm sealed volume pot which provide better sound in the volume control.
- provided the option of TA-10.2P (Power Amplifier edition) which cancelled the volume pot and simplified the front panel for those who always apply it with Trends PA-10 or other pre-amplifier for audio selection & volume control.
- Re-organized the sockets layout of the back panel which provides a more convenient audio cable and speaker cable connections.
- enhanced the chassis with beautiful satin finish and smarter black/white contrast.
- the DC bias between speaker terminals can be offset (close to ±0mV) by adjusting the potentiometers (factory pre-set). It suppresses the "pop" sound when power on/off and also increase the sound purity.
- option to work as a pure power amp by simply reset jumpers to by-pass the volume controlling circuit
- built-in over-current protection
- built-in over-temperation protection
- audiophile-graded parts and components
- air-core inductor used (instead of magnetic-core) for better sound
- the stylish & specially-plated aluminium case provides not only good-looking, and also provides outstanding shielding capability.
Here's what industry experts are saying about Trends TA-10.2 Class-T Stereo Audio Amplifier:
"Blue Moon Award for demystifying the high-end halo and bringing music back to earth... ", David Kan at 6moons.com.
"Making High Resolution Available to Everyone", Paul Szabady at Stereotimes.com
“Congratulations ! As winner of the INTEGRATED AMP shootout The TRENDS MICRO TA 10 is awarded our 'MAXIMUM MOJO AWARD”, James L. Darby at Stereomojo.com
"a taste of the high end, and at a ridiculously low price...", Roger Kanno at GoodSound.com.
"The little Trends amp surprised the hell out of me", Stephen Mejias at Stereophile.com
"this amplifier can be the heart of any high-end system...Recommended? No, you simply must have one", Lucio Cadeddu at TNT-audio.com
"Why not hook up a $189 dollar amplifier to a six-figure system? Very big sound in that small box", Jeff Dorgay at TONE Audio Magazine
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