The digital input board enables many digital sources to be connected directly at very high quality, using either coax or optical inputs. The USB-B input even makes it possible to play very high-resolution files from a PC or via Ethernet / USB bridges such as Roon or NAA, using data rates of up to 384 kSps for PCM and up to DSD 256.
The high-quality Bluetooth module provides music transfer from mobile devices at superb aptX™ quality, and the BT player can be controlled using the AVRCP protocol.
A further option is the additional installation of an HDMI circuit board featuring two input and one output socket with Audio Return channel for the television set. Sound output is exclusively in stereo.
The digital data are converted into analogue signals to very high standards of quality and resolution by the modern 32-bit converter. A further refinement for PCM data are two different oversampling algorithms: one of them a standard FIR filter, the other the Bezier oversampling developed by T+A, offering outstanding timing and transient handling.
The PA 1100 E can either be controlled directly on the machine itself, or using the FM 11 remote control handset supplied with the machine in conjunction with the E 2000 IR receiver. The latter can be set up anywhere close to the PA 1100 E, and connected to the RC-In socket on the back panel.