In the SDV 3100 HV we have now created a digital / analogue converter which is even more complex and sophisticated than our previous converters, allowing us to double previous resolution levels: 32-bit / 768 kHz for PCM and DSD 1024 for bitstream data. This improvement required us to carry out meticulous refinement work on the previous converters, and at the same time develop a completely new USB receiver for these high frequencies.
The SDV 3100 HV and SD 3100 HV are identical in their mechanical and electronic construction except for the pre-amplifier section, which is additionally equipped with the SDV 3100 HV.
The SDV 3100 HV – and also a full HV system – can be controlled using the F 3100 remote control handset or one of the T+A apps.
There are three aspects which have a crucial influence on the sound characteristics of high-quality Hi-Fi equipment: their mechanical construction, their analogue technology and their digital signal processing. Only if the development team balances all three facets perfectly can the device as a whole satisfy the most demanding requirements.
This is why all our HV devices are built of pure aluminium, without any ferro-magnetic materials at all, and features five compartments separated and shielded by aluminium dividing walls.
The current / voltage stages – crucial to sound quality – which follow the D/A converter stages are of totally discrete, channel-separate construction, and feature our HV technology, as does the analogue output stage. This ensures that a pre-amplifier or integrated amplifier connected to it are fed the ideal input signal.
Frequency response +0 /-3dB: 0,5 Hz - 300 kHz
Signal / noise ratio: 108 / 112 dB
THD | Intermodulation | Channel separation: < 0,001 % | < 0,001 % | > 108 dB
Nominal input sensitivity | High level (RCA) | Balanced (XLR): 250 mVeff ... 9 Veff / 10 kOhm | 500 mVeff ...18 Veff / 20 kOhm
Analogue output RCA | XLR: nom 1 Veff, max 9,5 Veff / 50 Ohm | nom 1,45 Veff, max 19,6 Veff / 50 Ohm
Headphone output: 6,3 mm Klinke (6 Ohms) and 4,4 mm Pentaconn (6 Ohms)
Digital output: 1x coax, IEC 60958 S/P-DIF (LPCM)
PCM: Double-Differential-Quadruple-Converter with four 32-Bit Sigma-Delta D/A-Converter per channel. 705,6 / 768 kSps conversion rate
DSD: T+A-True-1Bit DSD D/A-Converter, up tp DSD 1024 (49,2 MHz), native bitstream
Upsampling (PCM): T+A-Signalprocessor – synchronous upsampling with 4 selectable oversampling algorithms FIR short, FIR long, Bezier/IIR, Bezier
Analogue filter: Phase-linear Bessel filter 3rd order, switchable with 60 or 120 kHz cut off frequency
THD: < 0.001 %
S/N ratio: > 117 dB
Channel separation: > 110 dB
Formats / Standards: MP3, WMA, AAC, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, ALAC / UPnP AV, T+A Control
Data rates: PCM 32...192 kHz,16/24 Bit; MP3 bis 320 kBit, variable and constant bit rate
Music services: Tidal, Deezer, qobuz (Subscription required)
Features: Gapless Playback for MP3 (Lame), WAV, FLAC, T+A MusicNavigator App for iOS und Android
Internet Radio: Airable Internet Radio Service (> 11000 Stationen weltweit)
FM, FM-HD: 87,5 - 108 MHz; sensitivity 1 µV; S/N > 65 dBA
DAB, DAB+: 168 -240 MHz (Band III); sensitivity 2,0 µV, S/N > 96 dBA
Features: RDS/RDBS, Stationname (PS), Programm type (PTY), Radiotext (RT)
Bluetooth Standard / Codec: A2DP (Audio), AVRCP 1.4 (Control) / aptX®, MP3, SBC
Mains / Accessories / Dimensions
Standby: < 0,5 W
Dimensions (W x H x D) / Weight: 17 x 46 x 46 cm / 26 kg
Accessories: 2x power cord, remote control F 3100, BNC adapter
Optional Accessories: Power Three HD (Carbon) | Power Bar | Audio Quad (Carbon) | Audio Triax (Carbon) | HV-Individual finish (Individual colours on request)
Finishes: silver laquer 47 or titanium laquer 64