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 Bit2 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


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


Internet Radio Airable Internet Radio Service (> 11000 Stations worldwide)
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

Mains 2 x 110-120 V or 220-240 V, 50-60 Hz
Operation: 2 x 40 W
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 | HV-Individual finish (Individual colours on request)
Finishes silver laquer 47 or titanium laquer 64



User manual

User manual SD 3100 HV English German
TIDAL registration information German / English


MusicNavigator App iOS Android

Operation with a computer / Firmware

Driver for Windows Driver
Installation Manual English German
Notes on operation with PC’s English
Versions Info Version

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