One of the best sounding transports ever made. This one functions perfectly. See my other ad for the matching Processor 3.
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Hooking up the Transport 3 to the Processor 3 showed the synergistic match between the two Sonic Frontiers components, even without the I2S-E connection. The T-3 driving other processors was truly formidable as well. Using standard interface options, I consistently experienced a degree of enhanced focus and a bit more solidity to sonic images and their acoustic environments compared to that from the other transports tested, regardless of the processor used.
However, the real news with the T-3 was the impact of connecting its I2S-E output to the P-3. I felt as if I'd just put on a new pair of glasses! Every virtue of a good I2S connection described in the accompanying Sidebar was added to the P-3's inherent attributes outlined above! Dynamic contrast and low-level harmonic details became even more focused, while the whole presentation took on a notably greater degree of ease and presence. Sibilants also sounded more natural. Without I2S-E, the T-3/P-3 combination is a definite contender for the brass ring among current Class A digital rigs. With I2S-E, the pair stand at the pinnacle of the CD hill, in my experience.