T-2 Amplifier

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Times have changed, and most people have music on computers instead of CD's. CD's are already becoming an obsolete music format. You may have had the experience of connecting speakers to your laptop computer to listen to music and hearing how terrible the sound quality is. It doesn't matter how expensive the speakers are; they simply won't sound good, because computers are not meant to deliver superior sound quality. The sound cards on most computers are terrible. But now, neuhaus laboratories has developed the integrated vacuum tube T-2 Amplifier to bring quality Hi Fi audiophile sound to laptops and desktop computers.

How do we do that? Well, there are two ways.

First, by extracting only the digital music files in your computer. When you connect your T-2 Amplifier to your computer via USB, you are bypassing the sound card on your computer. We simply take the pure unaltered digital files from your computers and send it directly to our amp. The T-2 Amplifier has a built in Digital to Analog Converter (DAC). A digital-to-analog converter, or DAC, converts digital information — 0's and 1's — into analog music signals. When you connect computer speakers normally, they attach to your sound out or headphone plug. This type of connection produces terrible sound quality because uses the computer's sound card, which is, again, not meant to produce quality sounding music.

After we convert the digital file to analog, we amplify the signal with vacuum tube technology, NOT solid-state transistors like most amps you can buy at your local superstore. Why use tube technology?

Enjoy shopping with us. You have a 15 day return privilege. If the T-2 Amp doesn't meet or exceed your expectations simply ship it back for a full refund (including shipping)

However, we do ask that items be returned in like-new condition, complete with all packaging materials, instructions, etc.

Features & Specs

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The Neuhaus Laboratories T-2 Amplifier is built to last. Typically, most big name audio components are mass-produced, primarily of plastic components and are often large in size and difficult to set up and operate. Have you noticed how many buttons and switches they have. The rear connector panel has so many inputs even Einstein would be intimidated. The T-2 Amplifier has an elegant retro look and is built to last with a sturdy steel and stainless steel body, not plastic. Even the knobs are of high quality produced in Japan. It is engineered to provide a long life, and is simple to set up and to operate.

  • The T-2 Amplifier has a beautiful black high gloss piano finish on the front steel panel and the transformer covers. The body is a mirror finish stainless steel. The tube cover is flat black with clear polycarbonate side panels.
  • Gold plated input jacks (3) and speaker connectors.
  • Slow Start Power On Switch-This feature extends the life of the components and the tubes by powering up slowly (about 15 Seconds) every time you turn it on.
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Specifications

  • T-2 Amplifier is a true Push Pull Vacuum Tube Amplifier (not solid state)
  • Output- 20W x 2
  • Frequency Response-10-30KHZ
  • Output Impedance-4ohm-8ohm
  • Harmonic Distortion-1.5%(1KHZ)
  • Input Sensitivity-1000mv
  • Input Impedance-50Kohm
  • Signal to Noise ratio-85db
  • Accepts both 120V and 230V
  • Power Consumption 100W
  • Weight-19.8lbs 9kg
  • Dimensions-11.5 (W) inches x 11.5 (D) inches x 6 (H) inches
  • Tubes 4-6N7 2-6N1 2-6N3
  • Homemade out put transformer is made with two special designed EI steels and the OFC wire by our technicians. It has high frequency range with low distortion.
  • Stainless Steel Case
  • Japanese ALPS Motor potentiometer
  • Steel Black Piano Black Glossy Finish Front Panel
  • Mirror Stainless Steel Body
  • Removable Flat Black Steel Tube Cover/Clear Polycarbonate Side Panels
  • Volume Remote Control
  • Slow Start Power On
  • Optical/Toslink/SPDIF Input w/Cirrus Logic 24bit/96kHZ DAC
  • USB w/ C-Media 16bit/44kHZ DAC with X2 modulation for hi-frequency quality
  • Anti-pop noise solution embedded on both chips
  • 3 Rear Gold Plated RCA style input jacks
  • Gold Plated speaker connectors

Headphone Amp Specifications

  • Output impedance:16-32 ohm
  • Frequency :40Hz-15KHz
  • Sensitivity :100uV
  • 1/4 inch standard input

Why Tube Amps?

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You might be thinking: why tubes? that's old technology. Well don't say that to a musician. Most guitar amps are still powered by vacuum tubes. Guitar amplifier companies have tried for years to duplicate the tube sound with solid state components, but if you ask most guitar players, they haven't succeeded. That's why when you go to a concert and they have amplifiers on the stage, you are probably listening to tube technology. If you want to hear music like it's live, you need to duplicate the same sound components that performers use in a live concert.

The T-2 Amplifier makes you feel like you're not just playing recordings; close your eyes, and you might just forget that the musicians aren't performing in front of you. This is something you just don't feel from a solid-state amp. The tubes breathe life into the music completely unlike flat lifeless sound of a CD.

Why Tube Amps?

T-2 Amp has only volume control. With no bass, loudness and treble tone controls, gives our T-2 a cool and retro look. There are very good technical reasons for eliminating these signal altering clutter devices, Tube amps don’t need them like transistor amplifiers do, and they make the sound worse, not better. Low to moderate volume levels, a tube amplifier retains the tone balance much better than a transistor amp, making it unnecessary to constantly adjust the tone, bass and loudness controls or to play music at higher volume level than what you really want. All the signal processing circuits in a transistor amp color the sound and can hide the details of the performance. Most people aren't aware of how much music can be ruined by all the unnecessary circuits and processing. We take all that stuff out and offer a simple straight-line path for your music signal to follow.

Plus remember Stereo sound is the best way to re-create a natural sounding musical performance, simply because it does not need all the complex sound decoding stuff that more than often only serves to ruin the sound.

T-2 can power your speakers.

With the typical transistor amplifier, people tend to play music at much higher volume levels than necessary, to compensate for the transistor sound. Turned down to moderate levels, many Big Name transistor amplifiers sound about as fulfilling as a good tabletop radio. You either turn the volume back up or mess around with the tone and loudness controls to make it sound better. But low power (compared to transistor), push pull tube amplifiers are famous for providing breathtaking detail and a full, rich sound even at low volume levels, so that many users find it unnecessary to play music at high sound levels. When matched with quality speakers, the T-2 will fill a small to medium sized listening room with surprisingly full, extremely detailed high-fidelity sound. The T-2 will work well with many home audio and studio monitor speakers. Watts on a transistor amp are cheap. You can buy a 100-watt receiver for a few hundred dollars at an electronics outlet. The wattage ratings of the typical big name amplifier tell you nothing about how the amplifier really sounds when it plays music. While a transistor amplifier may have higher watts, a well-designed tube amplifier will just sound better. Why do experienced guitar players insist on vacuum tube guitar amps.

Listen to your music all day with no so called fatigue as with transistor amps.

Another noted advantage of the sound of a good tube amplifier is the minimizing of “listening fatigue”. Many audiophiles have attributed this to “transistor noise”, the tendency of transistor amplifiers to produce higher amounts of odd order harmonic distortion, and the tendency to emphasize sharp transients. Because we have eliminated the transistor noise, you can listen to your T-2 for many hours at a time without the slightest listening fatigue.

Manual & Videos

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