T+A | Caruso R - Multi Source Receiver
Like its predecessors, the Caruso is a modern, compact device delivering superb sound quality. Every Caruso caters for all modern music sources: streaming from the network, the Internet, or your mobile device, as well as the classic CD.
Including DAB+ and VHF radio receivers, as well as a bi-directional Bluetooth module and inputs for digital and analogue sources such as TV sets. All these sources are reproduced by your Caruso in brilliant quality.
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The Caruso R
The Caruso R continues the theme of the Caruso in a logical manner, and this is the key to its pleasantly familiar look. The T+A Aluminium Framework provides great precision and physical strength, while its external dimensions hark back to the first Caruso of 2008. The new 7” HD screen effectively extends the Caruso R, and gives it a look of restrained elegance even without loudspeakers.
7 INCH TOUCHSCREEN
The Caruso R’s command centre is the T+A NavigatorOS: a 7” touch-screen combines all elements of the control system, and is capable of displaying cover art directly on the machine itself. The thinking behind the system architecture of NavigatorOS was the requirement to minimise the number of individual operations. The Settings menu unites all the machine’s settings, from screen brightness to tone controls for bass, mid-range, treble and loudness. An additional Playscreen is available, which succeeds in visualising and informing at the same time: metadata have never been displayed in such fine form as here. In addition to touch-screen control the Caruso R can be operated using the T+A CarusoNavigator app or the FM Caruso remote control handset, which is supplied as standard.
The slot for the modern CD disc mechanism is located above the touch-panel. It analyses the disc’s TOC data, which are then passed to Gracenote; the Playscreen can then display cover art and metadata for many CDs.
The connection area on the back panel is an impressive reflection of the Caruso R’s versatile nature. From the first day of its development programme the Caruso R was intended to be the centrepiece of a versatile, high-quality Hi-Fi system. One key feature of this was the requirement for a wide-ranging array of sources, as sources should not represent a restriction: analogue and digital inputs cover every conceivable need from turntable with phono pre-amplifier to TVs and set-top boxes. USB inputs cater for mobile and network sources, while LAN, WLAN and Bluetooth sockets are also available, their signals converted by the SC 100 - the T+A streaming client. The Caruso is our first product to exploit SC 100, which provides access to services such as Gracenote Music ID, Airable Music Services, Spotify Connect, Apple AirPlay and Amazon Music via Alexa. The capabilities of the Internet are no longer just used – they are raised to a new level.
The entire amplifier section is controlled by the integral DSP, which linearises and optimises the frequency response, switches and manages all the inputs and outputs, and controls the high-performance output stages. The latter are designed to cope with a vast range of loudspeaker types, are completely stable under load, capable of handling very high currents and are distortion-free even up to extreme volume levels. The mains section is totally stable over the full operating range, i.e. it never collapses, and has very high current reserves.
The substantial weight of the Caruso R is a clear indication of its inner strength. The specially developed T+A Aluminium Framework makes the Caruso R tremendously rigid: a sophisticated profile extrusion serves as the principal load-bearing frame for all the internal architecture. It is manufactured to ultra-close tolerances and CNC-machined, and that’s why all the components slot seamlessly together. As a result the case is totally composed and devoid of resonances.
Formats / Frequency responce
CD-DA (12cm), CD-R*
CD-RW*, Audio CD
MPEG 1 Layer 3 (MP3)
Windows Media Audio (WMA, DRM not supported) / 2 Hz - 20 kHz/100 dB / CD-Text.
MP3, WMA, AAC, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, WAV, ALAC
Tidal, Deezer, Amazon Music, qobuz, Spotify Connect (subscription required). DLNA
LAN: Fast Ethernet 10/100 Base-T
WLAN: 802.11 b/g/n
1 x USB 2,0 Mastermode
Standards / Codecs
A2DP 1.2 (Audio), AVRCP 1.4 (Control) / aptX®, MP3, AAC, SBC
Bi-directional sink + source
Airable Internet Radio Service (> 11000 stations worldwide)
87,5 - 108 MHz; sensitivity 1 µV; S/N > 65 dBA
168 -240 MHz (band III); sensitivity 2,0 µV, S/N > 96 dBA
RDS/RDBS, station name (PS), station logo, radiotext (TR)
at 4 Ohms 2 x 100 Watts
at 8 Ohms 2 x 50 Watts
at 4 Ohms 2 x 150 Watts
at 8 Ohms 2 x 75 Watts
< 0,02 %
2 x AUX (RCA) 2 Veff max
1 x USB 2.0 Mastermode,
SP/DIF:1 x coax (192 kSps)
1 x TOS-Link (96 kSps)
2 x LAN (1 x uplink, 1 x out)
Pre-Amp (RCA) 2 Veff, subwoofer (RCA)
headphone 32 Ohm@30mW (3,5 mm jack)
2 channel stereo system with DSP controlled sound characteristics
Mains / Accessories / Dimensions
100-127 V, 220 - 240V, 50-60 Hz
max. 300 Watts, Eco standby < 0,5 Watts, comfort standby 5 W
Dimensions (H x W x D)
21 x 29 x 29 cm
8.3 x 11.4 x 11.4 inch
Remote control, power cord, USB cable for charging RC, antenna Bluethooth,
antenna WLAN, telescopic antenna radio
Case aluminium black 42, top and bottom covers aluminium silver 43
Technical modifications reserved