Unit is in Mint Condition!
Includes original remote control.
The PDP 3000 HV CD/SACD player and DAC is the company’s flagship digital product is packed with sophisticated design and lavish execution. The massive chassis is made from aluminum, with isolated compartments for the digital and analog power supplies, and separate compartments for the digital and analog circuits. The transport is housed in its own aluminum chamber. This construction isolates the subsections magnetically and mechanically, and prevents coupling via RF. The exterior metalwork is exemplary, as is the feel of the controls and the sophistication of their operation. Press the drawer-open button and the tray glides out with a smoothness and solidity that is unmatched in my experience.
The front panel is dominated by two large knobs that select inputs and access the player’s extensive menu. Those inputs include USB, AES/EBU, three SPDIF on RCA, two SPDIF on BNC jacks, and two TosLink optical. The rear panel has a couple of unusual twists. First, the PDP 3000 HV requires two AC cords, one for the player’s digital power supply and another for the analog supply. The second twist is two sets of analog outputs, one for PCM sources and the other for DSD sources. Dual outputs are offered because the PDP 3000 HV employs completely separate signal paths for PCM and DSD decoding, all the way through the analog output stages and output jacks. Most DSD-capable DACs simply convert DSD to PCM for conversion to analog. T+A wanted to build a statement product without the compromise of designing a single DAC and analog output stage that would work for both DSD and PCM.