SD 3100 HV
Streaming DAC

The Reference Streaming DAC

The SD 3100 HV is with the exception of the pre-amplifier section identical with the SCD 3100 HV.
The SD 3100 HV is a purist converter / streamer which in an HV system acts as ultra-high quality player and converter for every imaginable digital source. It can be connected to the P 3100 HV pre-amplifier or the PA 3100 HV integrated amplifier via one of its analogue outputs. If you wish to play CD or SACD, the PDT 3100 HV reference disc mechanism can be connected to the SD 3100 HV.
The SD 3100 HV - and also a full HV system - can be controlled using the F 3100 remote control handset or the T+A MusicNavigator App.

Headphone Amp

Since more and more audiophile music enthusiasts use high-quality headphones, we have developed a particularly good, high-performance analogue headphone amplifier which also exploits HV technology; it works completely in Class A mode, and offers outstanding sound quality. The connection sockets for 6.3 mm jack plugs and high-quality, quadrupole-symmetrical pentaconn plugs are located on the front.


Like all our HV devices the SD 3100 HV is built of pure aluminium, without any ferro-magnetic materials at all, and features five compartments separated by aluminium dividing walls. These sections house the motherboard with digital inputs, the D/A converters with analogue output stage, the analogue mains section, the digital mains section and - in the massive front panel - the control section with its bright display and sensor buttons.


Analogue output

Coaxial (RCA) | Balanced (XLR)
2,5 Veff / 20 Ohm | 5,0 Veff / 40 Ohm

Headphone output

Headphone output
6,3 mm Klinke (20 Ohm) and 4,4 mm Pentaconn (8 Ohm)


Digital output
1x coax, IEC 60958 S/P-DIF (LPCM)
Digital inputs
1 x AES-EBU 32...192 kHz / 16-24 Bit
6 x S/P-DIF:
2 x Standard Coax
2 x high quality BNC 32...192 kHz / 16-24 Bit,
2 x optical TOS-Link 32...192 kHz / 16-24 Bit

2 x USB DAC:
Device-Mode with max. 768 kSps (PCM) und DSD 1024*,
supports asynchronous data transfer.
*DSD512 und DSD 1024 with Windows PC with appropriate driver installed or Linux PC with 4.4 Kernel or higher only.

2 x USB Master-Mode for USB-Mass storage (Stick or HDD)
2 x HDMI IN, 1 x HDMI OUT with ARC
1 x IPA (LVDS)
Network connection
LAN: Fast Ethernet 10/100/1000 Base-T,
WLAN: 802.11 b/g/n


Double-Differential-Quadruple-Converter with four 32-Bit Sigma-Delta D/A-Converter per channel. 705,6 / 768 kSps conversion rate
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
Frequency response
PCM 44.1 kSps: 2 Hz - 20 kHz
PCM 48 kSps: 2 Hz - 22 kHz / DSD 64: 2 Hz - 44 kHz
PCM 96 kSps: 2 Hz - 40 kHz / DSD 128: 2 Hz - 60 kHz
PCM 192 kSps: 2 Hz - 80 kHz / DSD 256: 2 Hz - 80 kHz
PCM 384 kSps: 2 Hz - 100 kHz / DSD 512: 2 Hz - 100 kHz
PCM 768 kSps: 2 Hz - 120 kHz / DSD 1024: 2 Hz - 120 kHz
< 0.001 %
S/N ratio
> 117 dB
Channel separation
> 110 dB

Streaming Client

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)
Gapless Playback for MP3 (Lame), WAV, FLAC
T+A MusicNavigator App for iOS und Android


Internet Radio
Airable Internet Radio Service (> 11000 Stations worldwide)
87,5 - 108 MHz; sensitivity 1 µV; S/N > 65 dBA
168 -240 MHz (Band III); sensitivity 2,0 µV, S/N > 96 dBA
RDS/RDBS, Stationname (PS), Programm type (PTY), Radiotext (RT)


Bluetooth Standard / Codec
A2DP (Audio), AVRCP 1.4 (Control) / aptX®, MP3, SBC

Mains / Accessories / Dimensions

2 x 110-120 V or 220-240 V, 50-60 Hz
Operation: 2 x 40 W
< 0,5 W
Dimensions (W x H x D) / Weight
17 x 46 x 46 cm / 26 kg
2x power cord, remote control F 3100, BNC adapter
silver laquer 47 or titanium laquer 64



User manual

User manual SD 3100 HV
TIDAL registration information


MusicNavigator G2 App

Operation with a computer / Firmware

Driver for Windows
Installation Manual
Notes on operation with PC's
Versions Info

Used licenses


For a period of three years after last distribution of this product or its firmware, T+A offer the right to any third party to obtain a complete machine-readable copy of the corresponding source code on physical storage medium (DVD-ROM or USB stick) for a charge of 20€. To obtain such copy of the source code, please write to the following address including information about product model and firmware version: T+A elektroakustik, Planckstr. 9-11, 32052 Herford, Germany.


For a period of three years after the last sale of this product or its firmware, T + A offers any third party the right to receive a complete machine-readable copy of the corresponding source code on a physical storage medium (DVD-ROM or USB stick) for a fee of € 20 to obtain. In order to receive such a copy of the source code, please write to us, specifying the device type of the relevant product and the firmware version:T+A elektroakustik, Planckstr. 9 -11, 32052 Herford, Deutschland