The official Theta Owners Thread - Page 382 - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Forum Jump: 
 345Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #11431 of 11436 Old 04-15-2017, 04:50 PM
AVS Forum Addicted Member
 
Kal Rubinson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: NYC + Connecticut
Posts: 29,548
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 701 Post(s)
Liked: 480
Quote:
Originally Posted by rblnr View Post
Yeah, really nice stuff that works well.
I guess you can vouch for the latter.

Kal Rubinson

"Music in the Round"
Senior Contributing Editor, Stereophile
http://www.stereophile.com/category/music-round

Kal Rubinson is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #11432 of 11436 Old 04-15-2017, 05:57 PM
Advanced Member
 
rblnr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 984
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 75 Post(s)
Liked: 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kal Rubinson View Post
I guess you can vouch for the latter.
Can and will. Easily audible improvements.

Music/HT w/Scaena line array speakers

FS: Marantz 8802A, demo unit/perfect condition
rblnr is offline  
post #11433 of 11436 Old Yesterday, 08:27 PM
VGI
Advanced Member
 
VGI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Boca Raton Florida
Posts: 944
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 298 Post(s)
Liked: 102
April Showers may bring May Flowers !

Hey Guys

Its been a while but things are progressing.

As Peter Gabriel once said " I can feel it in the air "

Don't get to excited but I can tell you we are really close.

All kidding aside my friends. We are really hoping to begin to ship Atmos units in May and hopefully upgrades right after that.

Still working out a few bugs but its looking much better.

Lots more to share and I will be more active as we get closer.

The Casablanca will continue to Reign Supreme Leader of Audio Quality Pre Pro's and once again it will get another lease on life. Over 20 years of upgrades and still going !

Thanks
Craig
Theatermax LLC
leeonet likes this.

Craig Shumer
20 Years of Audio Video Excellence
President of Theatermax LLC
www.theatermax.com
VGI is offline  
 
post #11434 of 11436 Old Yesterday, 08:31 PM
VGI
Advanced Member
 
VGI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Boca Raton Florida
Posts: 944
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 298 Post(s)
Liked: 102
Quote:
Originally Posted by Theta and Mc's View Post
So any news when they might start shipping the casablanca iva or doing upgrades for us? Not much new info on this thread since Jeff retired.
I will be regularly updating you guys..

Its looking very good right now..

Thanks
Craig

Craig Shumer
20 Years of Audio Video Excellence
President of Theatermax LLC
www.theatermax.com
VGI is offline  
post #11435 of 11436 Old Yesterday, 08:54 PM
AVS Forum Addicted Member
 
Steve Bruzonsky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 1999
Location: Gilbert, Arizona
Posts: 19,499
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 453 Post(s)
Liked: 110
Quote:
Originally Posted by VGI View Post

The Casablanca will continue to Reign Supreme Leader of Audio Quality Pre Pro's and once again it will get another lease on life. Over 20 years of upgrades and still going !

Thanks
Craig
Theatermax LLC
"Supreme Leader"! Was that the Borg Queen in Star Trek: TNG or some other sci-fli flick!!@@@

You mean you don't remember me? Back 1999 - 2003, I started and moderated the AVS Tweaks forum and also the AVS Special Guests forum.

My home theater at:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1158431
Steve Bruzonsky is offline  
post #11436 of 11436 Old Today, 12:47 PM
Member
 
ANRE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Oslo, Norway
Posts: 199
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 83 Post(s)
Liked: 12
I'm getting more and more convinced that a modern DAC need to have Roon endpoint RAAT implemented. Probably DSD as well. Upsamling to DSD seems to sound better. I have not tested. But I feed my Theta with HQPlayer upsamled 24/192.

Maybe USB interface is yesterday's technology. Although from a sales argument you may need it.

Actually so is SPDIF, but I don't expect many to agree.

The way KEF wireless, and Kii Three are heading is probably the future. Kii still miss network interface and RAAT. KEF soon will have. (Confirmed).

If I was a first time buyer today, I would look for speaker solution similar to Kii Three, and KEF wireless. I would expect many more to come.

Use of technology where your Theta has a Dante network or similar where you connect all your active speakers via a RJ45. Or even wireless. (Those speakers exist). This is where we are heading.

No DAC in your Theta. They are all inside your speakers. Or a combination your stereo is feed by Theta's DAC, and the rest by a distributed network.

This product may not be a Casablanca, but maybe a new product, or product line, that include Theta active speakers ?

So will the 4a be one of the last upgrades ?
When (or if) Theta support RAAT, are we at the end of an era ?

In near future, you can store your music in cloud, and stream it to Roon. This is on Roon roadmap. For less than $80 a year you get unlimited storage. No more NAS, or local file server, if you prefer.

You may even get the option to install Roon itself in the cloud. Why not. Your iDevices, droid, or laptop is the controller point, just like it is with Tidal and similar services.

You may start listen to that horrible radio in high end. How ? Roon recognize the music playing, and if music is available in Tidal, or similar, or in your local library, that radio switch to play your hi res version. Very likely to happen.


Yes, the future is interesting. Time to sell, or upgrade your existing equipment ?

Last edited by ANRE; Today at 12:53 PM.
ANRE is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off