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T+AR 1000 E: Fully equipped and versatile CD receiver

The T+A R1000 E CD receiver is visible evidence of a change in priorities in the world of digital audio. For several years now, CD sales have been steadily and rapidly falling, and advanced music...

T+AR 1000 E
T+AR 1000 E

The T+A R1000 E CD receiver is visible evidence of a change in priorities in the world of digital audio. For several years now, CD sales have been steadily and rapidly falling, and advanced music lovers are transferring collections collected over many years to hard drives of network storage. This trend is reflected in the sound quality of this component.

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The CD receiver T+A R1000 E, in fact, forms the first two of the listed components combined in one housing. Many elements entered the device without modifications, but something had to be changed – if only because of the need to fit the fillings of two devices into a body of the same size. Thus, the output power was slightly reduced compared to the PA 1000 E – from 140 W (at 8 Ohms) to 115 W (at 8 Ohms). Unlike separate components, the music receiver does not have balanced connections; however, as it may seem, there is no need for them. The disc tray is also simpler, judging by its tray. But the preamplifier block was created specifically for this device.

Owners of CD collections accumulated over many years will be able to play them using the T+A R1000 E – the disc tray slides out from the bottom of the large display. The device has digital inputs, as well as a built-in network client developed by T+A, which allows you to use its DAC to play digital streams from third-party sources. It also works with analog signals fed to the corresponding inputs, and, if desired, can also be retrofitted with a phono preamplifier unit.

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Network functionality, of course, implies support for Internet radio and several music services, including Tidal. There is also a built-in FM tuner (FM-HD and DAB+ are also available), as well as Bluetooth (with aptX).

Power amplification is performed in a key mode with shallow and frequency-dependent feedback designed to control the stability of the power supply – a traditional linear one, with a large toroidal transformer. All this stuffing is packed into a strong and solid case with front and top panels made of thick sheets of aluminum and side panels – honeycombed from the inside, stamped from zinc. The front of the device is abundantly dotted with small buttons, traditionally for T+A. The large display is very informative and clearly visible even from a great distance.

On the rear panel of the receiver there are three RCA line inputs, one of which can be used for an MM or MC phono stage board (optional). There are also coaxial and optical inputs, LAN, asynchronous USB, USB for external drives and USB for the Wi-Fi module. Outputs: linear RCA for recording, Pre Out (RCA), 2 subwoofer connectors, coaxial. The E2 Link bus is designed for IP control. The model is equipped with 2 pairs of screw terminals. One of the line inputs, the one on the far right, can be retrofitted with a phono preamplifier unit and connected to a vinyl player.


Files in MP3, WMA, AAC, OGG-Vorbis, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, ALAC formats (up to 320 kbps and 32-192 kHz/16-24 bits) are accepted over the network via the Ethernet input. To capture wireless broadcasts, you need to connect three antennas to the receiver: for FM radio, for Bluetooth, and a USB port for Wi-Fi. To control the receiver, you can use the FM1000 remote control, the FD1000 radio remote control (optional), the IP protocol or the T+A Control application.

Characteristics T+AR 1000 E

Number of channels 2
Output power 2 x 180 W (4 Ohm), 2 x 115 W (8 Ohm)
Peak output power 2 x 350 W (4 Ohm), 2 x 180 W (8 Ohm)
Supported formats for CD-drive CD-DA, CD-R/RW, CD-text
Amplifier frequency response 1 Hz – 60 kHz (+ 0, – 3 dB)
Harmonic and intermodulation distortion coefficient less than 0.004%
Frequency response for Pre Out output and output for recording 1 Hz – 250 kHz (+ 0, – 3 dB)
Harmonic distortion for Pre Out and recording output 0.0022%
Signal-to-noise ratio for Pre Out and recording output 106 dB
Channel separation more than 90 dB
Input voltage, input impedance 250 mV – 3 V, 20 kOhm (line input)
Supported formats (via LAN) MP3, AAC, OGG-Vorbis, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, ALAC; PCM resolution: up to 24 bit/192 kHz
Gap-free playback for MP3 (Lame), FLAC, WAV
Supported Internet services Tidal, Deezer, Qobus, Internet radio Airable Internet Radio Service
Wi-Fi module USB module (included), 802.11 b/g/n
Built-in Bluetooth module A2DP (Audio), AVRCP 1.4 (Control), codecs: aptX, MP3, SBC
DAC Double-Mono-Differential D/A-Converter, 32 bit/384 kHz
Digital tuner FM, FM -HD, DAB+
IP control supported
Control via T+A Control app supported
Inputs 3 line RCA (one can be used to connect a phono stage, optional), 2 optical (24 bit/96 kHz), 3 coaxial (24 bit/192 kHz), 2 x USB (for external drives), asynchronous USB (PCM up to 32 bit/192 kHz, DSD64), USB for Wi-Fi module, LAN
6.3 mm headphone outputs (more than 32 Ohm), Pre Out (RCA), linear RCA, 2 RCA subwoofer connectors, coaxial
Other connections for tuner antenna jack, Bluetooth module, radio module, 2 E2 Link system bus connectors, ground terminal Speaker
output 2 pairs of screw terminals
Power consumption 300 W, in standby: 0.3 W
Remote control FM1000, radio remote control FD100 (optional)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 440x115x370 mm
Weight 13 kg