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    T+A SDV 3100HV + PDT 3100HV arrive

    On loan from the distributor...

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    Showing both finishes. Full Roon Ethernet connectivity. DAC takes two power cords (one for the digital section, one for the analog section). The Transport is a beast!






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

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

    Mike, good move!

    The sound and build quality of T+A is second to none.
    Looking froward to your impressions, and the comparison with your other top DACs.
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    Re: T+A SDV 3100HV + PDT 3100HV arrive

    Quote Originally Posted by bart View Post
    Mike, good move!

    The sound and build quality of T+A is second to none.
    Looking froward to your impressions, and the comparison with your other top DACs.
    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.

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

    Any word on these Mike? Impressions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thyname View Post
    Any word on these Mike? Impressions?
    It was very very good. When I played a really well recorded CD, the T+A was outstanding, but a little less forgiving on the less than stellar recordings - UNTIL - I played with the filters. Itís very transparent and provides incredible detail. One thing everyone must do is play with the filters. When I played with the filters, less forgiving recordings sounded great. Itís really a powerful combination and that transport....oh my. The build quality is incredible.

    I really wish the PDP3000HV was still being made. It was one of my favorite all in one DAC/CD/SACD players. Hopefully we will see a PDP3100HV!
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    Re: T+A SDV 3100HV + PDT 3100HV arrive

    But they do have the MP 3100 HV which now does SACD, and is not just a transport (has a DAC built in). Which brings me to the next question: the DAC on SD and SDV 3100 line must be better than on MP 3100, right? Given the price difference

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    Quote Originally Posted by thyname View Post
    But they do have the MP 3100 HV which now does SACD, and is not just a transport (has a DAC built in). Which brings me to the next question: the DAC on SD and SDV 3100 line must be better than on MP 3100, right? Given the price difference
    Good question, I wondered about the same thing. The new DAC gets a very good review in the last HiFiNews - but the same score as the MP - with the same reviewer. Anyway, I have no doubts its a great piece of kit.

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

    Mike, how does the SDV 3100 HV sound?

    I really like the T+A preamps.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kuoppis View Post
    Mike, how does the SDV 3100 HV sound?

    I really like the T+A preamps.


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    This isnít a full blown preamp IMO, itís more of a DAC with a volume control and a couple of preamps.

    Sound? On stellar recordings, it was stellar. Itís 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.
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