While the growing popularity of vinyl has been widespread, less well reported is the increasing popularity of SACD and its hi-res charms. With this very trend in mind, T+A has unveiled its new MP 3100 HV do-it-all multimedia player able to spin CD and SACD discs alongside radio from its FM and DAB+ tuners and HD streaming from network servers, while Bluetooth is on hand for wireless playback from mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones.
The basic design philosophy of the MP 3100 HV is based upon the existing MP 300 HV, meaning that DSD data is handled by the 1-bit converter in native form as a bitstream rather than being converted. This makes it possible to reproduce DSD data up to DSD512 via the USB input. Connections around the back include analogue coaxial RCA
and balanced XLR outputs, while LAN and WLAN inputs are onhand for web streaming. Digital inputs, meanwhile, include a 24/192-capable AES-EBU, two 24/96 opticals, two 24/192 BNCs and a standard coaxial port.
There are two USB inputs, one for hooking up a memory stick or hard-disc drive, the other supporting asynchronous data transfer up to 384kHz (PCM) and DSD512. Operation is via the supplied remote control, while a T+A Control App is also available for smart devices. The MP 3100 HV is available to by now for £12,690 and is being distributed in the UK by Kog Audio.
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