One of my highlights of this year was having the opportunity to listen to the T+A Solitaire P headphones alongside their wonderful HA 200 headphone amplifier. News, then, of a slightly more affordable Solitaire P-SE coming in at an RRP of £3,000, they will share much of the thinking of the original Solitaires. And, they look good in the pictures I’ve seen. The new Solitaire P-SE will be available from the 25th January 2021.
The Solitaire P-SE has been designed using the original Solitaire P as the base and has retained key design elements such as chamfered ear cups. T+A have replaced aluminium parts with high-quality synthetic compound to reduce production costs and overall weight. The P-SE features a new transducer unit (the TPM 2500), with new membranes and filters, all of which are new developments. The Solitaire P-SE comes in a new black matt finish, that I really like.
However, Project Manager Sebastian Kobelt, explains;
We certainly intended to differentiate the Solitaire P-SE from its big brother, but not just by its external appearance. That’s why we introduced a modified transducer in addition to the external changes
T+A stands for “Theory and Application” in all areas of audio technology. T+A elektroakustik creates, optimises and produces Hi-Fi components of the finest quality at our company base in Herford.
All this is carried out with the constant aim of creating fully mature High-End products which make the emotional content of the music even more palpable to our customers.
From audio systems via loudspeakers to accessories: the outstanding characteristics of T+A products are their extremely long product cycles, protracted effective life and extensive upgrade facilities. All the important components are designed and developed by the company itself, based in Eastern Westphalia. Products are manufactured in Germany.
Since 1978 T+A has been creating designs which combine contemporary trends with modern materials and timeless appearance. We have no truck with short-term hype, always preferring to create machines which remain elegant and powerful even after decades.