Originally Posted by tyree91
The Theta is not based on the SE version. It was designed and tooled before the SE became available.
It is modified in the following ways per Theta:
Here is the core of what Theta Digital has done this time around to "turbo charge" an existing transport:
1.Heavy 16 gauge steel chassis for rigidity.
2.Positions of transport mechanism and display have been swapped. Lowering the mechanism allows for elimination an intermediary mounting bracket and long standoffs, resulting in greater rigidity.
3.Completely rigid mounted mechanism replaces the original spring mounted system.
4.Special 3M adhesive damping material used on drawer assembly, further reducing vibration energy.
5.RS-232 control is included as a standard.
6.Custom designed front panel PCB.
7.Custom designed analog power supply, which includes the following:
A.An 80 Watt ultra-quiet toroidal transformer.
B.Additional, independent 10 Watt transformer for Standby circuit.
C.A total of 7 Amps of power available to supply the unit.
D.Four independently rectified and regulated power supplies.
E.Over 40,000 uF filter capacitance, in small, low ESR multiples.
F.2 oz. gold plated copper used throughout.
8.Proprietary Theta Digital customized software for superior performance, and that can be easily updated through USB port on the rear panel, or via Ethernet connection to Theta Digital's website.
9.Standard thick, brushed aluminum alloy cover provides better sonics and aesthetics as it reduces vibration energy further.
10.1/2" thick Tower and Faceplate matches other Theta Digital products.
I am told it will be the equal of the original Compli as a Redbook Transport as well as Analogue DSD & DVD-A output. The SD-DVD Video will be much better owing to the Anchor Bay ABT processing of the Oppo.
Whether these improvements will allow this unit to best the Analogue outputs of the SE version will only be told by listening. At least it seems to be a lot more than the re-packaged Lexicon.
We will have one in house very shortly to compare to a Denon DVD-5910CI, Elite 09FD, and a basic Oppo 83. We hope to get ahold of an SE as well, and I think we will have access to a NuForce SE verson shortly. I will post. Regards, Norm