The detailed manual work carried out on the internal components of a watch is where hand finishing reaches a rare pinnacle. Getting a brand seal requires that movements be made using advanced technologies, artisanal know-how, authenticity and exemplary finishing. After machining, every movement component passes through or is finished by human hands and often decorated. Specific surfaces can be so minuscule that they’re barely perceptible to the naked eye and craftsmen work with binocular microscopes. This scrupulous fine-tuning is carried out by consummate craftsmen whose raison d’être is the integrity and precision of what they do, and whose fulfillment comes from the fact that everything inside your watch has been honed by them to move with hushed prowess. The quality of finish determines not just how well the part will perform its function, but for how long. The MP-T201 CD Transport is like a perfectly shaped chronograph: a precise, accurate and high-performance instrument.
Why lose one more second denying yourself the pleasure of the Vitus Audio Masterpieces?
The complexity of all the Masterpiece Series products has put our engineering team to the test. Technology used in the Signature Series needed to be pushed to a supreme level. We’d love to think that the collection of masterpieces is our greatest work to date. For this reason, the name of the range is extremely suitable. It has been the most intensive development project we have ever undertaken. The technical discoveries we made have been nothing short of astounding. Each product of the Masterpiece Series is destined to become a true reference. The drive of the MP-T201 CD Transport is a heavily modified Philips Pro. On top of this we included both a master clock and sample rate module. The power supply has a supreme level of regulation and power. As the design of the MP-T201 CD Transport is totally modular, technology can be further upgraded, while the unit continuous to meet our highest quality demands.
Majestic, marvelous, masterful. Three words that best describe the essence of the MPT201 CD Transport Masterpiece.
The MP-T201 mk.II is a true masterpiece in every sense of the word. The Masterpiece Series has in fact been on our internal road map for some years, but was not supposed to be introduced until 2011. However as the number of requests from the market increased, we decided to bring development forward and launch this very special series early. We think it is somewhat fitting for a range of products that are ahead of their
time! The complexity of all the MP products has put our engineering team to the test, as the technology used in the Signature Series needed to be pushed to the extreme, to satisfy our expectations for the new Masterpiece Series. To reach this level, we had to re-qualify all parts from component level and up. Furthermore, many new custom made parts were developed, pushing our subcontractors technologies to the limit of “possible”.
Getting beyond the quality of the transport used in our SCD-025 mk.II proved to be a difficult task and dramatic approaches were needed. The drive itself is the same heavily modified Philips Pro used in the SCD-025 mk.II, but with even greater level of mechanical and now electrical modifications,
which refine the quality even further. On top of this, we included both the masterclock and sample rate modules found in the SCD-0025 mk.II. These enable higher precision clock for the drive and minimise jitter within the transport itself. The power supply has an – extreme – level of regulation and
power. This ensures an absolute unheard of stability and ultra low noise floor. As the design of the MP-T201 mk.II is totally modular, different interfaces can be added as their technology satisfies our high quality demands.
Product Type : CD-Transport (Redbook)
CD Mechanism : Philips CDPro2LF (Extremely Modified by VA)
Master Clock VA Module
Sample rate / Resolution : Engineered Q8 – 192 Khz / 24 bit
Outputs : 1 x Digital RCA (S/PDIF) / 1 x Digital XLR (AES/EBU)
Remote Control : Standard Philips alu remote inluded / Also controlable with VA RC-010 remote
Dimensions : 130 (H) x 435 (W) x 430 (D) mm
5″(H) x 17″ (W) x 17″ (D) inch
Weight : 28 Kg