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    Re: T+A SDV 3100HV + PDT 3100HV arrive

    I am sure the sound and build quality is second to none. Even T+A's lower level gear is fairly amazing! I love my series 8 pieces. Best sounding equipment I have ever owned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by soastrup View Post
    Me too! It would be good to know how the DAC works and sounds when fed high-res files from, say, an Aurender or similar. I would imagine it to be a significant step up from the DAC 8 DSD, fine as that one is.
    I am sure you are right; However, I have a hard time wrapping my head around being better then the DAC 8 DSD. It is so amazing as it is. From my understanding the custom 1-bit converter is directly trickled down from the HV series. I assume the higher and new models are better in PCM. I have heard they have a new 1-bit converter that does DSD1024...
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    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    I’ve always loved the look of T+A but have yet to hear them. I’m sure those pieces are absolutely wonderful. I know you love them.
    Joe, you have to try some T+A. Be careful though, you may never go back . They are very special indeed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    This isn’t a full blown preamp IMO, it’s more of a DAC with a volume control and a couple of preamps.

    Sound? On stellar recordings, it was stellar. It’s very detailed. Great separation. Reminded me much more of the MP3100HV sound than the PDP3100HV sound. Very nice combination with the transport for those seeking the ultimate in transparency, resolution and detail.
    Ok, I see.

    Understand you very much like the PDP 3000 HV sound. How does it differ from the SDV 3100 HV sound?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    This isn’t a full blown preamp IMO, it’s more of a DAC with a volume control and a couple of preamps.
    In comparison, would you consider the MSB premiere a full blown preamp?


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    Re: T+A SDV 3100HV + PDT 3100HV arrive

    Quote Originally Posted by Kuoppis View Post
    In comparison, would you consider the MSB premiere a full blown preamp?


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    Nope. DAC with a VC. You need the separate MSB Preamp module (only for REF and Select II).


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuoppis View Post
    Ok, I see.

    Understand you very much like the PDP 3000 HV sound. How does it differ from the SDV 3100 HV sound?


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    For me, the PDP3000HV sounded like the rest of the T+A lineup. Rich. Organic. Meat on the bones. Natural. It may or may not have been the last word in detail. Didn’t matter. I loved its sound. Jerry on here had one too. He loved it. The new digital has more detail, it digs deeper into the microdetails, Imaging, etc. Pick your flavor.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    For me, the PDP3000HV sounded like the rest of the T+A lineup. Rich. Organic. Meat on the bones. Natural. It may or may not have been the last word in detail. Didn’t matter. I loved its sound. Jerry on here had one too. He loved it.


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    I think the T+A P 3000 HV preamp is very good, really like it.


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    Re: T+A SDV 3100HV + PDT 3100HV arrive

    Quote Originally Posted by Kuoppis View Post
    I think the T+A P 3000 HV preamp is very good, really like it.


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    Agreed. Ditto for the amps.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Agreed. Ditto for the amps.
    Would love to get one of their better amps, however the AMP 8 is pretty amazing. After going back and forth for months, also waiting for the T+A to break in, I finally found that every time I hooked up the Audio Mirrors I started thinking about putting the AMP 8 back in the system. It got its hold on me and never let go. Very solid control of the bottom end, and better bass than I ever heard on my KEFs. Incredible separation and imaging. Crisp and fast. Oh so fast... reminded me of the Goldmund amps; cymbals sounded like metal being hit so much more then other amps I have heard.

    It sounds so good that I ended up selling the Audio Mirror SET amps that I previously felt were the best I ever had!
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