T+A K2 3.1 BluRay HD Receiver / streamer




 Part No.  K2
 Description  T+A K2 3.1 BluRay HD Receiver / streamer
 Brand  T + A
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 Product Notes K2 Blu

T+A developed the K2 Blu as an all-purpose machine for music lovers who wish to play music to the highest quality from various sources and media, as well as raise the (generally very mediocre) sound quality of their TV set to a high standard, but are not prepared to find space in their living room for six or eight loudspeakers. For this reason the K2 Blu is not a classic surround receiver with 7.1 loudspeakers and HDMI source switching, as the K8 satisfies that need; instead it is designed to feed two stereo loudspeakers and - if desired - a Centre speaker, a sub-woofer and two additional external speakers for an adjacent room. Various user-selectable operating modes, such as three-channel or virtual surround, provide facilities for optimum reproduction, depending on the loudspeakers connected to the unit, and the type of music preferred.
The base functions of the K2 Blu can be controlled on the device itself, but the FM 100 system remote control pro-vides additional control of supplementary and text input functions. Basic settings such as loudspeaker calibration, balance, tone controls and the choice of sound field matrix are selected using simple menus and the remote control system. It is also possible to use our FD 100 bi-directional radio remote control handset with screen, since the necessary Gateway (radio receive module) is installed in the machine as standard. The large-format, high-resolution VFD screen with graphics capability displays the data and information in context-dependent form in various font sizes, and can be dimmed incrementally.
The K2 Blu is equipped with the latest generation of high-quality BluRay mechanism incorporating three lasers. This means that they deliver extremely good sound quality from CD as well as a superb picture from BluRay and DVD (which is upscaled automatically). The picture output is generated through the digital HDMI output, and the very highest standard of HD picture quality can be attained, depending on the monitor or TV set connected to the unit. The BluRay-specific menus are displayed on the television or monitor connected to the system. The machine's front panel USB port is connected to the BluRay player, and can be used to feed and play LPCM-, MP3-, Photo JPEG and film files; alternatively a USB stick can be used for BD-Life.The screen window conceals the IR receiver for the FM 100 remote control system, as well as a Bluetooth module aerial. The K2 Blu is our first device to be fitted with an A2DP-compliant Bluetooth interface, which provides a fast, simple means of binding any mobile audio devices to the receiver for extremely convenient playback of audio files.The headphone socket has its own amplifier, and switches off the loudspeaker outputs completely when in use. Naturally the K2 Blu also features a clock and a convenient alarm timer.
The array of socketry on the machine's back panel indicates the impressive facilities of the K2 Blu: five loudspeakers can be connected to the high-quality speaker terminals. As in the case of our High-End series, these terminals are made of high-purity gold-plated brass, which is completely devoid of ferro-magnetic materials and therefore has no distorting influence. Loudspeaker pair B is used to provide stereo sound in an adjacent room, while speaker pair A and the Centre are intended for the main listening area. An output for an active sub-woofer is also available for the main area if required. The volume can be set differently in both rooms (or listening zones), if the E 2000 socket is used to connect the receiver supplied in the set, and the latter installed in the neighbouring room.
The picture output of the BluRay disc mechanism provides full HD via the HDMI output.The K2 Blu can also control Metz and Loewe TV sets (equipped with appropriate control interface) remotely if an optional lead is connected. Three analogue sources (TV, Aux and Tape) and two digital audio sources (optical and RCA) can be connected to the K2 Blu, which means that the machine can form the universal command centre of your entire system. The TV input features an Auto ON function which switches on the K2 Blu automatically when the television is turned on. Since the integral FM RDS tuner is of very high quality, we recommend the use of an efficient outside radio aerial. All the digital sources are present at the digital output, while the RS 232 port provides update and control facilities.
The K2 Blu is equipped with the latest generation of streaming client, providing access to the local network (optionally via WLAN or LAN) and all UpNP servers and / or computers connected to it, plus Internet radio. T+A has established a service contract with the company vTuner Internet Radio Service, which enables purchasers of our streaming client products to create individual station and favourites lists; these are made available automatically when you select Internet radio.


Specifications
Amplifier section
External inputs
Tape, Aux, TV (with Auto-on (2V / 20 kOhms), iPod
Headphone output
for dynamic headphone > 30 Ohms
Recording output
1V / 150 Ohms
Nominal output per channel (Stereo)
150 Watts into 4 Ohms
95 W into 8 Ohms
Peak output
230 Watts into 4 Ohms
130 W into 8 Ohms
Total harmonic distortion
65 dB
Frequency response
1 Hz - 60 kHz
Operation modes, sound formats
Listening Zone 1
Stereo (2.0 + 2.1), 3-channel (3.0 + 3.1),Virtual Surround
Listening Zone 2
Stereo (2.0)
Bassmanagement, cross-over freq.
full-range,40, 60, 100, 150 Hz
D/A-converter
24 Bit, 192 kHz
Digital output
SP-DIF, Coax 0,5 V / 75 Ohm, LPCM nach IEC 958
Tuner section
Tuning frequency range
87,5 MHz - 108 MHz
Input sensitivity
2 uV
Overload margin
> 125 dB
Cross-talk (Stereo)
> 40 dB
Functions
RDS, Station name, Radio text, clock, station lists,
station memory
Streaming Client

Formats
MP3, WMA, (WMDRM 10), AAC, FLAC, OGG-Vorbis
Media server
UPnP AV + DLNA-compatible servers,
vTuner Internet Radio Service
Interfaces
USB 2.0, LAN, WLAN
iPod interface

Playbaxk of audio and video files from the iPod, the iPod can be controlled and remote controlled
Bluetooth
A2DP Bluetooth Audio transmission protocol
BluRay-Player
Mechanism
3-laser BluRay linear disc mechanism mounted
on vibration-absorbing sub-chassis
HDMI Audio output
Stereo Downmix, HD-Bitstream out,
Bitstream Legacy LPCM 5.1, LPCM 7.1
HDMI Video output
HDMI 1.3; PAL, NTSC, 4:3, 16:9, Letter Box, Pan Scan
Disk formats
Audio
CDDA (Audio CD), MP3 CD, CD R, CD/RW,
Hybrid SACD CD Layer
Container + other formats
MKV,MPG, AVI, VOB, MP4, WMV
Video
BluRay Disc, DVD, VCD, SVCD
Photo
JPEG Picture CD
Functions
Playback program, repeat functions,
CD-Text, MP3 ID3 v2 Display,
Trick modes (slow motion, time lapse, static picture),
pre-view, rotate, camera angle, zoom, picture optimisation,
RS 232 Interface
for the control of suitable equipped Metz or Loewe TV sets

Power consumption
max. 600 W, 0,75 W Standby
Dimensions (H x W x D)
10,7 x 44 x 35,5 cm
Weight
12 kg (26,5 lbs)


Supplied with
Remote control handset FM 100, E 2000 IR receiver
2 x WLAN aerial
Finish
black case with silver cover