I think it's time to open a thread dedicated to this ADA's flagship home theater controller/preamplifier.
Until now Ada Cinema Reference came up in several threads but I'm sure that it deserves its own space
where it's possible to understand why it can be considered one of the best products around the world.
I'd like to collect as many information and impressions as possible.
For what I know (but please correct me if I'm wrong)...
This is basically an Ada Cinema Rhapsody Mach IV connected
to a commercial Trinnov but this is a FULL DIGITAL connection
to get in this way the best from this fantastic processor, the only, as you know, to perform
(2d)/3d remapping, mantaining this benefit for all the sources (8 hdmi).
DSP section is actually the Trinnov that uses an Intel i5 processor (the same inside the famous MC)
and Dacs are the ones of this Trinnov.
The weak point is that the Reference is not upgradable like other top level products as Theta Casablanca or Datasat RS20i
and at this price level this is a very important lack.
Firmware upgrades should be possible... but Would you have to send it to Ada in Usa?
and what about Hardware upgrades? new hdmi cards have been changed to Rhapsody in the past ( 1.3 to 1.4)
but nothing more for the Reference in case of major upgrades?
It's a pity!
But if you want """the best""" for movies.. and you need a trinnov and you want it full digitally connected without
giving up on several surround modes whatever the source, these are the rules...
by the way could someone working in Ada clarify officially/publicly which are these rules?
New codecs like dts neo x, could or could not implemented in the future? the same for new hdmi specs?
and if yes, how?
is there an user's manual downloadable? I cannot find it on the site...
Could you use the trinnov inside as a stand alone processor if in the future you had to buy a new processor because of
either new codecs or new connections?
in other words.. let's talk about Reference;)