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Theta Digital and CAT (California Audio Technology) will be partnering at CES to demonstrate Theta Digital’s newest power amplifier "Prometheus" and two upgrades to the Theta Digital "Casablanca III HD Music and Theater processor".
Theta Digital and CAT (California Audio Technology) will be partnering at CES to demonstrate Theta Digital’s newest power amplifier "Prometheus" and two upgrades to the Theta Digital "Casablanca III HD Music and Theater processor". A pair of Theta Digital "Prometheus" monobloc amplifiers and a CAT MBX 700.2 FD XPR amplifier will musically power a pair of CAT MBX 2012 "Trinity" Loudspeakers and a pair of CAT MBX 2012 "Miramar" Subwoofers. CAT MBX Gold 500 XLR Interconnects and CAT MBX Black 500 Speaker Cable will provide the connections between electronics and loudspeakers.
"Prometheus" is a class D amplifier (Theta’s first--Theta's motto is Digital Done Right) with specifications that push the edge of the art. Power is rated at 250 watts RMS into 8 ohms, 500 watts RMS into 4 ohms and 1000 watts RMS into 2 ohms with less than 0.01% THD. Signal-to-noise ratio is 128 dB "A" weighted and damping factor exceeds 2500 at any frequency (0 - 20 kHz). Unlike typical Class D designs, the frequency response is +0, -.5 dB at any impedance load. MSRP is $6,000 each or $12,000 per pair. "Prometheus" will be available in April, 2012.
Theta Digital is also introducing two upgrades to the Theta Digital "Casablanca III HD Music and Theater processor". The first is a new 12-channel digital output card that features 6 pairs of AES/EBU balanced outputs. The new card offers wideband digital output (up to 192 kHz) for users who wish to route signals to an outboard DAC like our Theta Digital Generation VIII Series 3. MSRP for the new digital output card is $2,000 and will be available in February, 2012.
The second upgrade adds "Dirac Live Digital Room Correction" to the "Casablanca" platform. "Dirac Live" is a state-of-the-art digital room correction system that uses mixed phase processing to improve in-room frequency response and phase errors, reduce first order reflections and improve system time-alignment. In the "Casablanca", "Dirac Live" is enabled by changing one internal circuit board and adding new firmware. MSRP for the Dirac Live upgrade is $3,995.00 and will be available in June, 2012.
The CAT MBX 2012 "Trinity" Loudspeaker features the industry’s highest performing tweeter flanking a pair of curvilinear aluminum woofers with solid copper phase plugs in a physically signal-aligned enclosure CNC machined to wrist watch accuracy from MBX-105 material (similar to Corian and Avonite). The CAT MBX 2012 "Miramar" Subwoofer features a parabolic Aluminum 12” Woofer in an enclosure CNC machined from MBX-105 material as well. MSRP for the CAT MBX 2012 "Trinity" Loudspeaker is $24,800 ea. MSRP for the CAT MBX "Miramar" Subwoofer is $27,500 ea.
Armed w/ industry leading heat dissipation abilities, proprietary aluminum CAT MBX drivers can exceed the SPL of most "ROCK" concerts, yet deliver audiophile musical accuracy that defines the ultra high performance 2-channel industry. CAT MBX drivers hold records for speed, durability, off-axis dispersion, musicality, clarity, detail and definition for music and home theater playback. Indoors and outdoors, in recording studios and on mega yachts, CAT MBX drivers are truly unprecedented!
The CAT MBX Gold 500 XLR Interconnect Cable features OCC 6N(99.9999% Pure) Copper and is value engineered and priced, in bulk, at $32.00 per foot. The CAT MBX Black 500 Loudspeaker Cable features 9AWG OCC 6N(99.9999% Pure) Copper in a CL3 rated jacket and is value engineered and priced, in bulk, at $39.00 a foot.
For more information regarding Theta Digital products, contact Jeff Hipps @ Theta Digital – 323-278-0001 or email to email@example.com
. For more information about CAT (California Audio Technology) products, contact Lou Sall @ CAT -888-HEARCAT (888-432-7228) or email to firstname.lastname@example.org