PDT 3100 HV
The Reference CD/SACD Transport
The PDT 3100 HV is a purist CD / SACD mechanism wich does not feature supplementary integral digital sources or converters. It has been developed uniquely and exclusively for the uncompromising task of reading SACD and CD, and is fitted with a new decoder / drive mechanism which we have developed from the ground up. This mechanism reads and decodes CD and SACD without error and to the very highest standards of quality. The mechanism is integrated into a heavy drive unit manufactured to rigidly high standards, designed to shield and isolate it completely. The mechanical system is extremely refined.
The core of the PDT 3100 HV is the new, modern decoder / disc mechanism, which we have developed specifically for audio applications. It features the latest processors, lasers, high-performance motors and other components, all designed to provide the optimum conditions for perfect, error-free disc reading characteristics. This unit is fully shielded, and housed in a very substantial aluminium case machined from solid aluminium, designed to prevent any form of interaction between the moving parts of the mechanism and the remainder of the player. This entire disc mechanism block is mounted on just two close-tolerance linear bearings, which in turn are suspended from a thick carrier plate; the latter is fixed to the central case plate at only three points. This design ensures that the whole mechanism is completely isolated from the heavy external housing.
SACD: 650 nm
CD: 785 nm
SACD: 2 Hz – 44 kHz / 110 dB
1 x Standard Coax 32...192 kHz / 16-24 Bit,
1 x high quality BNC 32...192 kHz / 16-24 Bit,
1 x optical TOS-Link 32...192 kHz / 16-24 Bit.
1 x IPA Link (LVDS), LAN, 2 x H-Link
Mains / Accessories / Dimensions
Remote control F 3100
Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy on the basis of a decision of the German Bundestag.
The Absolute Sound 3/2020 Editor´s Choice
This stunning piece of mechanical and electrical engineering will most likely be partnered with T+A’s SDV 3100 HV DAC. But with every type of digital output on its rear panel, the PDT will work with any DAC. The custom CD/SACD transport is built around a massive, high-precision, all-metal disc mechanism designed and built by T+A (as is the control circuitry and software). Touch the front panel’s “open” button and the tray silently glides out. This is by far the smoothest and quietest transport RH has encountered. When it is connected by a proprietary link to T+A’s SDV 3100HV, the sound quality from CD and, especially, SACD is spectacularly great. The PDT 3100 HV is a joy to use, built beautifully, and sounds terrific.
The Absolute Sound 1/2020
Beautifully built, highly capable, feature-laden, and a joy to use, T+A’s SDV 3100 HV DAC and PDT 3100 HV CD/SACD transport are at the pinnacle of digital’s ascent from the early CD players
to today’s highly sophisticated machines. The vast array of formats accessible by the SDV, coupled with the superb user interface, opens up a vista of musical discoveries.
The SDV 3100 HV and PDT 3100 HV exemplify the astonishing transformation of the CD player into a highly sophisticated multi-format platform. In my view, there is no better way to exploit
today’s vast array of options for accessing and enjoying digital music than via this T+A duo.
Hifi News 10/2019
T+A PDT/SDV 3100 HV
Towering in every sense, this T+A digital pairing is both a massive engineering achievement and a fabulously refined way to bring together the two worlds of physical media and file-based / streaming music. It´s as future proofed as you might hope for, and while not exactly red in tooth and claw, it transcends mere sonic firework by reproducing the most bombastic musical event with unmistakable style.
Der Perfektion verpflichtet
Monumentales CD-/SACD-Laufwerk, das den Besitzer überdauern dürfte: Die wohl massivste Laufwerksschublade der HiFi-Geschichte kombiniert mit absoluter High End-Elektronik plus Spezial HD-Schnittstelle ergibt schlicht das beste CD-/SACD-Laufwerk der Welt.
Vorstoß zur Weltspitze
Ein CD/SACD-Laufwerk wie der sprichwörtliche Fels in der Bandung. Der wortwörtliche aus dem Vollen gefertigte Drive besticht mit Präzision und Ruhe, die sich in einem bestechend aufgeräumten, übersichtlichen und dreidimensionalen Klangbild mit extremer Auflösung, aber vollkommen unangestrengter Leichtigkeit und Souveränität äußern. In Verbindung mit dem SDV 3100 HV profitiert die Wiedergabe von der proprietären IPA-Link-Verbindung, die auch SACD-Daten überträgt.