Emotiva TA2


Stereo Preamp/DAC/Tuner With Integrated Amplifier

The BasX TA2 enables you to experience the flexibility and superb sound quality you can achieve with separate audiophile components at a surprisingly affordable price. The TA2 combines a high performance stereo preamplifier and a high quality stereo amplifier in a single chassis.


The preamplifier section of the TA2 includes a high performance stereo FM tuner, a generous number of inputs for line level analog sources, a built-in DAC with plenty of digital inputs for all of your digital audio sources, including a high-resolution asynchronous USB input and a built-in AptX HD capable Bluetooth receiver, and a high performance phono preamp that supports both moving magnet and moving coil cartridges. The amplifier section features a toroidal transformer and true audiophile quality Class A/B output circuitry that delivers plenty of power to drive any speakers to satisfying listening levels.


The TA2 can be operated via the simple front panel controls, or by the included infrared remote control. The intuitive menu system makes the TA2 simple to configure and operate, and the large bright blue VFD display on the front panel is easy to read, and shows you exactly whats going on at all times. You can match the TA2 with a good pair of speakers for a great sounding stereo system, or use the comprehensive active Bass Management system to add a powered subwoofer for an audiophile quality 2.1 channel system, or to connect the TA2 to an external main amplifier.


The new BasX TA2 builds on the legacy of our TA-100 and TA1, and adds some important features, including a more powerful Bass Management system, and a set of Home Theater Bypass inputs, as well as significantly more output power, to bring you the next step in the evolution of affordable audiophile components. If youve been waiting to experience the flexibility and performance of separate components then now is the time.

Analog Inputs

  • 4 pairs – stereo analog line level inputs (Analog 1 thru Analog 4).
  • 1 pair – stereo phono inputs (switchable; moving magnet or moving coil).
  • 1 set Home Theater Bypass inputs (front main channels plus subwoofer).
  • Tuner – FM (with external antenna input; 15 station presets).


Digital Inputs

  • 1 – digital coax (S/PDIF); 24/192k.
  • 2 – digital optical (Toslink); 24/192k.
  • 1 – digital USB (DAC input); 24/192k.
  • 1 – Bluetooth receiver up to 96k (Bluetooth 5, with AptX, AptX HD, and AAC support, antenna included).


Preamp Outputs

  • 1 pair – line level main outputs (can be configured to be either Full Range or Bass Managed; Bass Managed has 12 dB/octave active analog high-pass filter with cutoff configurable between 40 Hz and 200 Hz.)
  • 1 – summed subwoofer output (can be configured to be either Full Range or Bass Managed; Bass Managed has 12 dB/octave active analog low-pass filter with cutoff configurable between 40 Hz and 200 Hz.)
  • 1 – high performance stereo headphone output.


Speaker Outputs

  • 1 pair speaker outputs (fed from the same audio signal as the line level main outputs, which can be configured to be either Full Range or Bass Managed; Bass Managed has 12 dB/octave active analog high-pass filter with cutoff configurable between 40 Hz and 200 Hz.)


Analog Performance (line level)

  • Maximum output level: 4 VRMS.
  • Frequency response: 5 Hz to 50 kHz +/- 0.04 dB.
  • THD+noise: < 0.001% (A-weighted).
  • IMD: < 0.004% (SMPTE).
  • S/N ratio: > 120 dB.
  • Crosstalk: < 90 dB.


Analog Performance (speaker outputs)

  • 135 watts RMS/channel; 8 Ohms; both channels driven; 20 Hz 20 kHz; THD < 0.02%.
  • 200 watts RMS/channel; 4 Ohms; both channels driven; at 1 kHz; THD < 1%.
  • Minimum load impedance: 4 Ohms.
  • Rated impedance: 8 Ohms.
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz +/- 0.15 dB; 5 Hz to 80 kHz +0/-1.8 dB.
  • S/N ratio: > 116 dB.
  • Gain: 29 dB.


Analog Performance (phono)

  • Frequency response (MM and MC): 20 Hz to 20 kHz; ref standard RIAA curve.
  • THD+noise: < 0.015% (MM; A-weighted); < 0.06% (MC; A-weighted).
  • S/N ratio: > 78 dB (ref 5 mV; MM); > 58 dB (ref 0.5 mV; MC).
  • Gain (ref unity gain on main outputs at 1 kHz): 44 dB (MM); 55 dB (MC).
  • Load impedance: 47 kOhms (moving magnet); 47 Ohms or 100 Ohms (moving coil).


Analog Performance (headphone)

  • Power Output: 8 Ohms: 23 mW / channel. 33 Ohms: 90 mW / channel. 47 Ohms: 127 mW / channel. 150 Ohms: 145 mW / channel. 300 Ohms: 114 mW / channel. 600 Ohms: 75 mW / channel.

Digital Performance

  • Frequency Response: 5 Hz to 20 kHz +/- 0.15 dB (44k sample rate). 5 Hz to 80 kHz +/- 0.25 dB (192k sample rate).
  • THD+noise: < 0.003% (A-weighted; all sample rates).
  • IMD: < 0.007% (SMPTE).
  • S/N ratio: > 110 dB ref rated output.



  • Trigger Input: accepts inputs between 5V and 12V AC or DC.
  • 12 VDC trigger output.

Power Requirements

  • Linear power supply that automatically detects and configures itself for either 115 VAC or 230 VAC 50/60 Hz operation.


Controls and Indicators

  • Power: rocker switch; rear panel.
  • Standby: one front panel pushbutton.
  • Two front panel pushbuttons: Input Select; menu operation.
  • One front panel knob: Volume; Tuning; menu operation.
  • Display: high visibility blue alphanumeric VFD display (dimmable).
  • Remote Control: compact full-function infrared remote control (AAA batteries required).
  • LEDs: amber Standby LED; blue illuminated legends for Input buttons and Headphone output.



  • Dimensions: 17 wide x 3-3/8 high x 15-1/2 deep (unboxed; without feet; without connectors). 17 wide x 4 high x 15-1/2 deep (unboxed; with feet; without connectors).
  • Weight: 25 lbs (unboxed). 31 lbs (boxed).



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Product Type

Stereo Integrated Amplifier

“Why can’t we have amazing audio and video sound at prices that don’t threaten our mortgage?”As high-end audio chased an ever-shrinking market with ever-more-costly gear, the price of sonic nirvana shot out of reach. New enthusiasts shook their heads and thought, “You know, a soundbar and a receiver may not be that bad.”At the same time high-end audio prices were climbing, Dan Laufman and his team were helping some of the best names in audio manufacture their gear. Dan saw the inefficiencies in the system and the ever-climbing prices, and decided to do something about it.The result is Emotiva.