Originally Posted by Steve Bruzonsky
CEDIA - Nope. Busy with other stuff.
As for Allen's over salesmanship, debunk Allen but please don't debunk
some other Theta owner's legitimate positives on their systems including Theta gear.
Allen even got me shooting him down earlier this thread with his hype assuming Theta will develop hi rez HDMI digital link for the Theta Generation VIII V2 with no basis in any fact.
I don't doubt the Theta is great for multi-channel music but the idea of passing a signal through it and relying on a $2K BD player to provide, steering, great DACs, a low noise floor (as well as no digital post processing e.g. THX, etc) whilst passing the signal through 2 sets of analog cables makes it a poor choice for HT considering what else is out there. The fact it uses very old technology is another thing. It appears that for $5K, there is no new steering technology or proprietary modes.
It was great in the pre-Blu Ray world when lossy DTS and DD ruled, but this movement of owners who think it can 'win one for the Gipper' is laughable amongst the crowd here, that I thought, strived for state of the art excellence in HT. Sometimes a piece is a loser or it is just time to retire it. Wanting, theorizing or hoping it will somehow become the best SSP on the planet because of an overdue hardware upgrade made my some third party (on a budget) that is fit into a years' old design is crazy. I don't get it.
Steve, I know music is your number one, so the CBIII / 6shooter is a great choice for you. But anyone who puts HT first, should avoid it... I'm sure you'd agree.
* Forget your plans and buy a ticket... Heck, I'll buy your dinner!