... as T+A stands for Theory and Application in the field of audio technology. That means we devise, create and fine-tune Hi-Fi components of the highest quality, with the aim of developing fully mature High-End products for our customers all over the world. We have been based in Herford, Eastern Westphalia, since 1978, and that is the hub of our development and practical work. The design briefs for our products include no restrictions, and no expense or effort is too great in our endeavour to achieve sonic perfection. The typical characteristics of our products speak for themselves: extremely long product cycles, extended useful life, and comprehensive retro-fit facilities make a T+A system more than just a music system - it's an investment for the future.
Actually we’re scientists ...
We produce technology that we’re proud of. Our team of experts - consisting of physicists, engineers and technologists - considers, designs and builds genuine acoustic treasures for you, our customers. We have no interest in the mass market, as our sole purpose is to satisfy the most stringent requirements. This is the only way we believe we can achieve the ambitious goals which we set ourselves. All the important components are designed and created in-house, and all our equipment is manufactured in Germany. In countless international reviews our products - from the classic valve amplifier to the ultra-modern network player - have proved themselves to be amongst the best in the world.
Made in Germany - Treasured by the world
The starting point for every new device is the design of the mechanical components and the case, and for this process we exploit the latest CAD systems. Factors which are very important to us at this stage are distinctively simple design, perfect functionality, compactness and top-notch craftsmanship. Wherever possible we prefer to use metal: both for technical reasons - such as physical strength and shielding efficiency - and also for environmental reasons. Up to 90% and more of the materials in T+A products can be recycled. Our equipment speaks for itself - unique, unmistakable and offering uniformly high performance.
... because we know what we’re doing!
From the initial idea for a new circuit right through to its implementation as a finished circuit board, we are capable of carrying out every step, and work with great dedication and a spirit of innovation. Our ambition is quality, not low manufacturing costs, and that is why we set no restrictions of any kind when developing our products. Our development department collaborates with universities and technical colleges, promotes undergraduate work, and carries out fundamental development. This explains why so many pioneering concepts in the audio industry originated with us - from digital signal processing to active loudspeaker concepts. Why not reach for the stars?
Great minds for great sound
We develop every loudspeaker component ourselves, from the cabinet to the drive unit cradle, and even the film membrane of an electrostatic unit, and all parts are manufactured to our specifications by specialist companies. Our facilities include modern measuring equipment and an anechoic measurement chamber, creating ideal conditions for the development of drive units, cabinets and cross-overs. We create products which are more than just loudspeakers - they are cathedrals for sound.
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where expertise becomes art
One inevitable result of the high quality of our equipment and components, combined with the sophisticated manufacturing processes we employ, and the fact that our goods are produced in Germany, is that our products reside in an elevated price bracket, and are manufactured in relatively small quantities. We specialise in producing small numbers of a large range of individual device types, all of the finest quality. Our staff are highly qualified and motivated, and we operate a group-work philosophy. Quality is all that counts, and piecework has no place with us. Every one of our products is subject to a multi-stage quality control and quality assurance process. No T+A product is dispatched until it has passed a comprehensive computer-controlled final test.
We create bespoke products
It all started with our first loudspeakers in the year 1978. From that day to this we have never been frightened of investing money and effort, and have constantly striven to improve our products. Since those early days we have developed refined speakers to meet every requirement, from small bookshelf speakers up to large fully active units. A feature shared by all our loudspeakers is the innovative design concepts they incorporate, always with the aim of obtaining the finest possible sound even when the cabinet is small. We have perfected the transmission-line principle, and have been building complex regulated active speakers for 25 years. These complex products are assembled individually by highly qualified and trained staff working in groups. Every speaker is subject to an extensive examination and test procedure before shipping. We guarantee our customers the highest quality.
We are writing acoustic history
As the leading German manufacturer of High-End leisure electronics, we follow a clear principle: we constantly strive for the best. In terms of our sales policy this means a practical philosophy centred upon the specialist dealer, as we consider it very important constantly to satisfy our customers in respect of product innovation, sales, service and advice. For this reason we have built up a dealer network consisting of more than 180 qualified specialist retailers in Germany alone, dealing directly with our sales department. In a similar way we maintain active sales partners who provide a first-class individual service outside Germany, i.e. in the rest of Europe, and also beyond Europe in the USA, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.