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T+A MP 8 Multi Source Player Streamer

T+A MP 8 Multi Source Player Streamer
 T+A MP 8 Multi Source Player StreamerT+A MP 8 Multi Source Player Streamer 
(£2,460.83 Exc. VAT)

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T+A MP8 Multi Source Player (connects to DAC8 DSD)

The MP 8 looks small and inconspicuous. At first glance the casual observer may think it is just a classic CD player, but its true capabilities extend far beyond this. Our multi-source player houses a first-class CD mechanism; a high-performance digital tuner offering FM, FM-HD and DAB+ reproduction; a high-quality Bluetooth streaming module for receiving music from mobile devices, a streaming client with Internet radio and music services for connection to the home network via LAN and WLAN, USB Master Mode and HD streaming plus a digital connecting board with inputs for external sources (two USB device mode and three HD-S/P-DIF).

The wide range of connections allows external equipment to exploit the machine’s superb signal processing to the full. Please note: the MP 8 is not a computer; it is a high-end audio device incorporating many supplementary functions designed to ensure that all modern digital sources can be used, reproduced and processed to a D/A converter in the highest possible quality.

The MP 8 can provide any converter with high-quality audio data (up to 192 kHz) via its S/P-DIF output, but the perfect match is our DAC 8 DSD. The SYS OUT and DAC 8 LINK outputs are used to exchange control data and transmit audio signals with optimal routing to the DAC 8 DSD. When using the T + A App, the entire Series-8 system is controlled via the MP 8. The MP 8 delivers a stunning experience in sound reproduction, and finally exploits the full potential of digital music sources.

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T+A was one of the first High-End manufacturers to install additional digital sources in its CD players. This was an unusual idea, but can now be seen to be a consistent and logical approach. We call these devices Multi Source Players, and all our High-End series now include them.

Our design engineers were asked to integrate five high-quality digital sources in the very small case of the Series 8 range, and this represented a particular challenge to them.

The first source is a high-quality CD mechanism boasting very fast access times, and its error correction is outstandingly good. Although the CD has been very largely superseded by streamed content, it is very clear that our customers still harbour the wish to be able to play CDs. We have developed a disc mechanism featuring refined mechanical design and a floating suspension. It just barely finds space in the small cabinett of the MP 8.

The machine’s second digital source is the streaming client (SCL), which takes the form of a network-enabled processor board designed with audiophile sound performance in mind. It features USB Master mode ports as well as WLAN and LAN ports. The board creates a high-quality connection to networks and the Internet, and is capable of streaming audio data using UPnP at up to HD quality (192/24). We deliberately eschewed a standard computer solution, as its high-frequency interference signals would have had an adverse effect on sound quality.

The SCL is a T+A development and supports high-resolution formats, music services and media servers, and includes the convenient airable Internet radio service at no charge.

The digital tuner is the third of the MP 8’s digital sources. Fully digital intermediate frequency (IF), demodulation and stereo decoder stages ensure that the tuner provides outstanding sound quality. It has excellent sensitivity, high crosstalk attenuation and overload margins, and sounds excellent when using cable and aerial systems. The tuner delivers FM, FM-HD and DAB+ radio services, and offers Radiotext, presets and various supplementary functions depending on the service selected.  

A high-quality Bluetooth receiver module forms the fourth digital source. Its purpose is to transfer music files from mobile devices at very high quality using aptX® technology. This process makes it possible to transfer data – such as uncompressed FLAC files – even using the limited bandwidth available with a Bluetooth radio link.

The fifth digital source is the digital connecting board featuring three digital inputs. This is used to connect any external sour­ces – such as set-top boxes, drives, digital recorders and players – at HD quality . The jitter-free S/P DIF digital output allows the connection of any external D/A converter.


CD drive unit: High precision linear tracking drive CD: 785 nm
Formats: CD, CD-R, CD-RW, CD Text
Frequency range and dynamics: CD: 2 Hz - 20 kHz / 100 dB

Streaming Client

Formats / Standards: MP3, WMA, AAC, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, ALAC / UPnP AV, T+A Control
Data rates: PCM 32...192 kHz,16/24 Bit; MP3 to 320 kBit, variable and constant bit rate
Music services: Tidal, Deezer, qobuz. (Subscription required)
Features: Gapless Playback für MP3 (Lame), WAV, FLAC. T+A Control App for iOS and Android
Interfaces: LAN: Fast Ethernet 10/100 Base-T, WLAN: 802.11 b/g/n with WPS


Internet Radio: Airable Internet Radio Service (> 11000 stations)
FM, FM-HD: 87,5 - 108 MHz; sensitivity 1 µV; S/N > 65 dBA
DAB, DAB+: 168 -240 MHz (Band III); sensitivity 2,0 µV, S/N > 96 dBA
Features: RDS/RDBS, Stationname (PS), Programm type (PTY), Radiotext (RT)
Bluetooth Standard / Codes: A2DP (Audio), AVRCP 1.4 (Control) / aptX®, MP3, SBC


Digital output: 1 x coax, IEC 60958 S/P-DIF (LPCM)
Digital inputs (digital connecting board): 3 x S/P-DIF: 2 x standard coax 192 kHz / 24 Bit, 1 x optical TOS-Link 96 kSps /24 bit. 2 x USB Master-Mode for USB-mass storage (Stick oder HDD) 1x USB: Device-Mode is passed through to DAC 8 DSD

Mains / Accessories / Dimensions

Remote Control: infrared remote control FM8, included
Accessories: USB interconnect cabel from USB A to USB B, SYS Link Cable
Mains: 110-120 V or 220-240 V, 50-60 Hz. 50 Watts
Standby: < 0,2 Watts
Dimensions: 9,5 x 27 x 27 cm, 3.7 x 10.6 x 10.6 inch
Weight: 5 Kg, 11.0 lb
Finishes: Case black aluminium 42, cover silver aluminium 43
Technical modifications reserved

UK Delivery

  • FREE delivery via DPD Local By 12pm on orders to value over £300, including one hour delivery window service 'Predict & Follow My Parcel'.
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery By 1pm costs between £5.00 - £10.00 on orders to value under £300, dependent on weight.
  • Saturday or Sunday delivery available upon request for supplemental charge.

EU Delivery

  • £25 delivery charge 'Flat Fee' via DHL Europe by Road service (5-7 days) which provides comprehensive tracking of shipments online.
  • £50 delivery charge 'Flat Fee' via DHL Europe by Air service  (2-3 days) which provides comprehensive tracking of shipments online.
    Receiver is responsible for the payment of local Duties and Taxes.

USA & Canada Delivery

  • Services based on your order being shipped to the U.S. and Canada are calculated as follows:
    £100 delivery charge 'Flat Fee' via DHL international 'Day Definite' service per parcel.
    Receiver is responsible for the payment of local Duties and Taxes.


  • Not all products are available for order into Europe, USA & Canada


  • Full manufacturer's warranty on all new purchases. Standard warranty is typically 12 months to 2 years with some goods coming with 6 years manufacturer's warranty.
  • Goods purchased in UK and EU are covered by the Consumer Contracts Regulations.
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T+A MP8 from Igloo Audio
25 February 2019  | 

I am absolutely delighted with this player as it sits in the " hard to find " category . I have high quality systembasvd around Primare & PMC but wanted a half size high performance CD Drive to replace a standby Marantz .FM /DAB built in would be a plus & I was not unduly concerned to have streaming. This player is the only high spec player that fitted the bill. I linked the drive to my P60 via silver digital co-ax & was amazed at the huge uplift in performance.
Igloo Audio were superb thought keeping me in touch with regular updates as this player is made to order in Germany. Overall I cannot see how Igloo's service could have been bettered or more customer friendly. One Happy customer !

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