The Solitaire P-SE headphones from T+A are a simplified, and therefore somewhat more affordable, version of the Solitaire P headphones introduced at the beginning of the year. However, do not forget that the brand’s equipment is in principle famous for a rather high-end cost.
The principle has not changed – these are magneto-planar headphones. True, the emitters themselves are new. Oval diaphragms measuring 110×80 cm, mounted on a carbon frame and occupying the entire cup area, differ from the original ones with a membrane and filters. The membrane is damped with copper conductors. The Draft Control System technology used in the original Solitaire P had to be tweaked to accommodate the new hulls.
The headphones play from 8 Hz to 45 kHz and have a sensitivity of 101 dB at an impedance of 45 ohms. The headphones are equipped with two connectors: 6.35 mm and one of the balanced ones – 4.4 mm or XLR.
According to company representatives, the Solitaire P-SE is not just the little brother of the Solitaire P, but a standalone product in the T + A family of headphones. It took only six months to develop, but the developers managed to get the branded sound from the headphones in a new price range.
Apparently, the company plans to actively develop the direction of headphones. T + A Managing Director Conradin Amft said the “SE” index will henceforth be used in series for entry-level models, but T + A currently has only two headphone models in its catalog.
The start of sales of T + A Solitaire P-SE in the UK is scheduled for January 25, 2021 – the cost of the headphones will be 3,000 pounds.