The T+A HV range has been extended. T+A has announced three new products in the flagship HV range with two all-new Reference D/A Converters and a dedicated Reference CD/SACD Transport.
The new SD 3100 HV and SDV 3100 HV are reference class D/A converters and streamers, the latter has a pre-amplifier built in. The new PDT 3100 HV is a new reference CD/ SACD disc mechanism.
The three new products compliment the HV 3000 and the 3100 Integrated Amplifiers or the HV Pre and Power Amplifiers from the HV range.
The full range availability is here on the T+A website .
T+A (Theory and Application) is one of Germany’s largest specialist audio brands and they say they are committed to developing, manufacturing and distributing audio products of the highest standard possible. I’ve had prior experience of the HV range with a pair of Avalon Transcendent speakers and the combination was probably the best I’ve heard. If they’ve added a reference CD to the range these electronics really do represent a stunning investment in technology for the long term.
The blurb from the press release is below if you want the details, to be honest, just find a dealer and just look at the beauty in the range.
SD 3100 HV DAC/Streamer
The all-new SD 3100 HV is the most powerful and innovative D/A converter that T+A has developed to date, having painstakingly improved the existing converters, and at the same time developed a completely new UAC3 USB receiver capable of transferring very high sample rates up to PCM32 768 and native DSD1024. The phenomenal qualities of this converter can be exploited by all external sources as well as the device’s high-quality integral digital sources: the T+A High-Res streaming client with direct access to selected music services, the FM, FM-HD and DAB+ tuner with its excellent sound, and the high-quality AptX Bluetooth streaming module. Roon-Ready certification is in preparation. For the reproduction of SACD or CD, users can connect the PDT 3100 HV CD/SACD Transport: a separate reference disc mechanism of the very highest quality (see below). This is connected to the SD 3100 HV via a newly developed data bus – IPA Link – which offers ultra-high resolution. A high-performance analogue headphone amplifier rounds off the extensive feature list.
SDV 3100 HV DAC/Streamer with Pre-amplifier
For those wanting more control, T+A has also introduced the SDV 3100 HV, which features a relay-controlled volume control and one analogue input, making it the ideal pre-amplifier in a complete High-End system. As one would expect, it is the perfect match when combined with the output stages of the T+A HV series. In keeping with the T+A philosophy, both models are fitted with two separate mains sections for the analogue and digital sections, each of which features its own power supply.
PDT 3100 HV – Reference CD/SACD disc mechanism
A purist CD/SACD disc transport, the PDT 3100 HV was developed with the sole purpose of sampling SACD and CD discs, and is equipped with a completely new decoder / drive mechanism which reads and decodes discs without error and to the highest standard of quality. The top-loader mechanism allows discs to be inserted with no risk of damage; they are retained by an anti-resonance puck. The data (PCM) acquired from the CD are passed to the optical, co-axial and BNC S/P-DIF outputs, and also the professional AES-EBU socket which allows the connection of converters or recorders. However, the PDT 3100 HV also features a further output of significantly higher quality which is unique to T+A; this output enables the device to interact with the new T+A reference DACs: the SDV 3100 HV and SD 3100 HV. The two DACS are identical with the exception of the pre-amplifier section, and provide a means of converting PCM at up to 32-bit resolution and 768 kHz, and an incredible DSD 1024 (49.2 MHz).
The high-res IPA Link is capable of high-speed data transfer up into the Gigahertz range. It is a proprietary connection which passes PCM and DSD data with bit-precision, together with an extremely accurate clock. Data is not transferred in the form of packets; instead the system passes a constant bit-stream of unmodified raw data. This permits reproduction of DSD signals from an SACD at ultra-high resolution.
The main picture is the front of the PDT HV CD player.