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Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   08-28-2016, 12:50 PM
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Posted By Bulldogger
I can't remember if the Premium is the PCM1792 or...

I can't remember if the Premium is the PCM1792 or PCM1796. I think it's the PCM1796??? I'm 100% certain it is one of those just can not remember which.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   08-28-2016, 12:48 PM
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Posted By Bulldogger
Those two products may represent the best sound...

Those two products may represent the best sound quality and value for multichannel sound we have seen in many years. I can't see how anyone with a Casablanca IV could pass on at least the Xtreme D3.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   08-28-2016, 12:36 PM
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Posted By Bulldogger
Ask Theta and see if you get the same answer.

Ask Theta and see if you get the same answer.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   08-28-2016, 05:06 AM
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Posted By Bulldogger
You can use Irule or similar to control both and...

You can use Irule or similar to control both and get feedback displayed.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   08-28-2016, 05:02 AM
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Posted By Bulldogger
Let us know, your impressions when you get the...

Let us know, your impressions when you get the Casablanca upgrade. I was told the same thing. Guess many Gen VIII aren't selling these days so pointing out they are better doesn't help sell many D3...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   08-28-2016, 04:51 AM
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Posted By Bulldogger
Likely not another DAC chip on the card. The...

Likely not another DAC chip on the card. The PCM1704 was a mono chip and the PCM1792 is stereo so you can get balanced with a single DAC chip. Personally that I think that was long overdue. I think...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-04-2016, 03:52 PM
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Posted By Bulldogger
Anre, I'm not sure about DoP but I think that...

Anre, I'm not sure about DoP but I think that even though it's transmitted over SPDIF, your dac still needs a decoder on the receiving end otherwise the signal is just noise. That would mean new...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-01-2016, 06:49 AM
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Posted By Bulldogger
No. Theta made a decision at least 10 years ago,...

No. Theta made a decision at least 10 years ago, not to support native DSD in any products. I have a Marantz SA-7s1 that I used with both the Six Shooter and the analog input of the Gen VIII. The Gen...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-30-2016, 09:41 PM
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Posted By Bulldogger
It is not just a SW update. It would also depends...

It is not just a SW update. It would also depends on whether you want to use Dirac Live,which operates in PCM. The room adds more distortion than anything else. The effect of the room can vastly...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-30-2016, 09:24 PM
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Posted By Bulldogger
No, not a supporter nor is the founder of Theta...

No, not a supporter nor is the founder of Theta Digital who's seen it all. The only way that MQA can force hardware support is not allowing a decoded digital out for many years. If software decoders...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-30-2016, 06:08 AM
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Posted By Bulldogger
You need to ask some companies, "behind the...

You need to ask some companies, "behind the scenes," what they think;). Sure software decoding will work but he never says that will be allowed via digital out that's not going directly to the dacs....
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-30-2016, 05:51 AM
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Posted By Bulldogger
It's not the dac manufactures that are getting...

It's not the dac manufactures that are getting their piece of cake, it's MQA. They want insight into all companies dac filter design, basically to control the entire industry if you want to decode...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-27-2016, 12:03 PM
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Posted By Bulldogger
No decoded MQA via the digital outs on the...

No decoded MQA via the digital outs on the Bluesound. Once decoded, it goes straight to the devices dacs. MQA will not allow the decoded signal to be output via digital. They will help other...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-26-2016, 11:36 PM
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Posted By Bulldogger
They seem to be willing to work with companies...

They seem to be willing to work with companies doing their own digital filter designs as per comments made by Bob Stuart in response to PS Audio....
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   05-22-2016, 04:58 AM
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Posted By Bulldogger
If that statement is true, it means the...

If that statement is true, it means the Casablanca with X3 dacs is the best bargain in the history of audio. I'm wondering what Theta did to make it "smoke" a Gen VIII with many of the same parts...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   05-22-2016, 04:44 AM
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Posted By Bulldogger
The best quality is currently only through analog...

The best quality is currently only through analog as there are no software decoders with digital outs. Bob Stuart is saying the even without MQA being decoded it will still sound better than what we...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   05-22-2016, 04:27 AM
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Posted By Bulldogger
I don't think Roon has MQA software decoding....

I don't think Roon has MQA software decoding. Theta will likely have to implement hardware decoding to have MQA.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   04-13-2016, 09:23 PM
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Posted By Bulldogger
I was already fond of the amps that you are using...

I was already fond of the amps that you are using and knew those to be of high quality. When I visited Eggleston and realized the stellar quality of the speaker line, I knew you had really world...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   03-27-2016, 05:56 PM
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Posted By Bulldogger
1. The Datasat last time I checked uses a PCM4104...

1. The Datasat last time I checked uses a PCM4104 chip, It's a 4 channel dac,SNR 118, circa 2004 design.
2. Yes better specs than the PCM1704, more detailed sound. I'll quote Jason Victor Sirinus,...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   03-27-2016, 06:34 AM
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Posted By Bulldogger
The PCM1704 is a 24 bit chip. That's the only...

The PCM1704 is a 24 bit chip. That's the only correction I see.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   03-27-2016, 06:28 AM
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Posted By Bulldogger
I do not recall the chip used in the Gen VIII s1....

I do not recall the chip used in the Gen VIII s1. When Theta created the s2 version, the chip was changed to the PCM1792. Theta switched from the PCM1704 in the Xtreme dac card to the same PCM1972...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   03-04-2016, 11:52 AM
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Posted By Bulldogger
During the era of the CBII, I was using a...

During the era of the CBII, I was using a California Audio Labs SSP 2500 which crushed the CBII and CBIII. Cal went out of business and left me with difficult to repair gear. I owned a bunch of...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   03-03-2016, 07:43 PM
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Posted By Bulldogger
The same is true of Theta. ATI primarily...

The same is true of Theta. ATI primarily manufactures products for a large part of the audio industry. The Datasat amplifier looks like some of ATI's work for example. I'm certain the bulk of ATI's...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   03-01-2016, 04:02 AM
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Posted By Bulldogger
Congrats on the upgrades! I would say you must...

Congrats on the upgrades! I would say you must have one of the best theaters on the planet!
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   03-01-2016, 03:36 AM
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Posted By Bulldogger
That's good user feedback. Thanks. That's the...

That's good user feedback. Thanks. That's the type of comments that help everyone know what to look for and expect with the new amps.
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