Listen and make up your own mind ...
The TVL1 is the first phono amplifier with streaming functionality. Transvinyl® primarily stands for natural music reproduction. By combining leading edge analogue and digital technologies, the TVL1 also offers ease of use, a rich set of funtions , and robustness on top.
Thus, the question is not, whether analogue or digital sounds better.
... with the TVL1 you'll get the best out of both worlds.
The German Hifi magazine 'stereoplay' stated in its August edition 'absolutely listen'. Read the whole article here (in German only).
The availability and ease of use of digital music are unsurpassed today. Nevertheless, enthusiasm for vinyl has strongly increased recently, especially amongst young people. Using the black disk and the affiliated equipment makes listening to music an active and intense experience.
The TVL1 Transvinyl closes the gap between purist, analogue phono amplifiers and advanced digital audio systems. It allows you to listen to the music from the record on audiophile level and offers exceptional ease of use and functionality due to the combination of leading edge analogue and digital technology.
This includes direct recording to a hard drive, a digital subsonic filter without phase interference in the audible range as well as the possibility of adjusting the pickup (Gain, R, C) while playing.
The vinyl-streaming function transfers the music of the vinyl record "live" via wireless to any network player and enables a flexible placement of the Turntable together with the TVL1**.
A digital output (SPDIF or AES/EBU) for direct cable-connection to a DAC offers an alternative way of integration of the TVL1 into your system.
The TVL1 amplifies the signal of an MM or MC pickup at an extremely low noise and linear input stage. The 2-stage analogue signal path is DC coupled, completely symmetrical and built as fully separated channels. Gain and input impedance for MM or MC pickup are switched by using relais and can be adjusted while playing. So you can conveniently find the optimal set of parameters to match your pick-up system to the TVL1.
A Delta Sigma AD converter from Burr Brown (dynamic range of over 120 dB) digitizes the analogue signal using a high-precision clock signal with extremely low jitter. The sample rates and word sizes are independently selectable from between 44.1 kHz / 16b and 192 kHz / 24b.
The equalization of the vinyl record according to standard RIAA (incl Neumann correction) is performed in the digital. Filters to correct for others than standard RIAA equalization curves can be upgraded via software.
Criteria for the optimization of filter coefficients are the minimization of both group delay distortion and deviation from ideal impulse response.
A switchable digital subsonic filter with steep roll-off attenuates noise in the subsonic range below 14 Hz without influencing phase in the audible range.
The vinyl-streaming function transfers the lossless FLAC compressed audio data stream via wireless to the receiver unit. Optionally, a DAC can be directly connected to the digital SPDIF or AES/EBU output via Cinch or XLR, respectively.
With the built-in media server functionality you can record directly to an USB hard drive (or NAS-drive) and subsequently play the recording, separated by titles. Information such as title, album, etc. are retrieved in the background from the Gracenote® database. In addition to the built-in colour touch screen, the device can also be operated by using UPnP® compatible controllers..
Solid, compact CNC machined aluminium housing
Choice of a variety of surfaces and colours
Modular and service-friendly architecture
· Symmetrical (XLR)
· Gain selectable between 24dB and 58dB in 15 steps
· Gain and input impedance (6 values for input resistance and 4 values for input capacitance) adjustable while playing
Linearity and noise
· Vin=5mV(rms), gain=39dB, Rin=1kOhm (typical MM adjustment)
· Signal/noise: 92 dB (unweighted)
· Harmonic distortion: 0,0012%
· Channel separation: 110dB
· Vin=0,5mV(rms), gain=58dB, Rin=100Ohm (typical MC adjustment)
· Signal/noise: 83 dB (unweighted)
· Harmonic distortion: 0,025%
· Channel separation: >80dB
· Selectable sample rates: 44,1 / 48 / 88,2 / 96 / 176,4 / 192 kHz
· Selectable wordlength: 16 bit / 24 bit
· External USB-WLAN Modul
· RJ45 for LAN connection
· Cinch output (SPDIF) or XLR (AES/EBU) - switchable
· USB (data only)
· External power supply 110–230V,42W,5-pin DIN connector
· Power dissipation TVL1 approx. 6.2W / Standby 0,0W
Dimensions and weight
· Approx. 210mm x 80mm x 220mm (WxHxD)
· Approx. 2,5 kg without power supply
With the Phono Music Server TVL1 you can experience the charm and audiophile qualities of vinyl combined with user comfort accustomed of the digital technology, functional diversity and flexibility. The logo of Transvinyl symbolizes this transformation of the "good old" vinyl into the digital age.
As a manufactory, we offer quality products that not only stand for excellent technology but also for extraordinary design. Our customers can choose between different surfaces. The development and production of our devices takes place in Germany and we work with local businesses and partners. Moreover, to protect the environment and resources, the durability and ease of repair of our products are as equally important to us.
Since his school days beginning of the 80s, Jörg mainly developed hardware-oriented and real-time software for embedded systems. He studied solid-state electronics and worked for several years as a developer of analogue and mixed-signal digital processing ICs for the radio and audio field for large semiconductor manufacturers. After many years in senior positions in marketing and systems engineering, Jörg now returned to his professional roots. When he is not professionally dealing with music, he plays the saxophone and the piano.Dr.-Ing. Heribert Geib
After an apprenticeship as an electronics technician, an engineering degree in telecommunications, studying physics to degree and getting a doctoral degree in electrical engineering, Heribert worked for over 25 years in the semiconductor industry. Most recently, his focus was on system architectures and ICs for the wireless infrastructure (e.g. high-speed ADCs, RFICs and RF power amplifiers). Heribert held various positions from Circuit Designer via System Architect to Head of Development, as well as senior marketing positions. Since his youth he is intensively engaged with HiFi and audio technology.
Tel.: +49 8092 / 85 398 20
In case of questions or interest in our products you best reach us on working days between 3 and 6pm.
* For product availability see www.transvinyl.com.
** Within wireless coverage.
TransVinyl is a registered trademark of TransVinyl Audiomanufaktur Jörg Schambacher