Actually we're scientists...
This is what they describe themselves at T+A.
T+A in short stands for Theory and Application in the field of audio technology. That means they devise, create and fine-tune Hi-Fi components of the highest quality, with the aim of developing fully mature High-End products for their customers all over the world.

T+A have been based in Herford, Eastern Westphalia, since 1978, and that is the hub of their development and practical work. The design brief for T+A products includes no restrictions, and no expense or effort is too great in their endeavour to achieve sonic perfection. The typical characteristics of T+A products speak for themselves: extremely long product cycles, extended useful life, and comprehensive retro-fit facilities make a T+A system more than just a music system - it's an investment for the future.