Trends Audio today unveiled the TA-10.2 SE Class-T Stereo Audio Amplifier. This special edition version is completely redesigned with elegant look and bundled with a special 4A Power adaptor for providing better sound performance. The back panel is same as the latest release of Trends TA-10.2P Power Amplifier with more convenient connection for audio and speaker cables.
“Trends TA-10.2 SE Class-T Stereo Audio Amplifier continues to use Tripathˇs TA2024 IC which is the best IC for Class-D & Class-T amplifiers. With Trends proprietary Class-T techniques in the circuit design and applied ALPS volume pot, Trends TA-10.2 SE Class-T Stereo Audio Amplifier will be the best model of Trends TA-10 Series and brings the audiophile the very best in audio performance.” said Ricky Leung, the Chief Designer Trends Audio. “Additionally, we applied the specially designed audiophile-grade “Trends” MKP capacitors as audio input decoupling capacitor which guarantee the best original audio signal feed into the amplifier and 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”
For circuit & function design, there are much more thoughtful functions for audiophiles:
- Separated amp unit & power supply: It reduces the mutual interference and also let audiophiles freely to match different power supplies as they want. The 12V lead-acid rechargeable battery should be a good alternative (battery provides purer DC than electric network).
- Separated analog ground and digital/power ground to reduce interference. The proper decoupling and shielding by the case further reduce interference. The purer sound and silent background achieved.
- Added the DC Offset tuning circuit to effectively reduce the DC between the speaker terminals down to 1mV. It further improves the signal noise ratio.
- Simply reset the jumper to (Left side of the picture) skip the volume knob and related circuit to change the amplifier as pure power amplifier. You can then add a tube or transistor pre-amplifier before to increase the driving power and to tune the sound.
Price and Availability
Trends TA-10.2 SE Class-T Stereo Integrated Amplifier is available immediately and the suggested retail is $225.