Originally Posted by Eleanor D
I got the "I think" part. Thanks. I have followed the thread and it seems that you have made lots of comparisons, which is great. But I have lost track of them all! Where does the Theta Gen VIII fit into this equation? Can you just summarize what specific experiments you have run? That would be a big help to ADHD readers like me.
Sorry, but I am just too tired these days to post too much. I have ADHD when it comes to posting and remembering what I posted too much!!!!
What counts here is that by adding the Gen VIII Series 2 DAC into my system, even before I replaced the front right and left Enterprises with Citadel 1.5s, I found that coaxial digital into the Gen VIII sounded as good as (1) the PS Audio Perfect Wave Transport and DAC balanced analog out into the Gen VIII as a preamp, and also as good as (2) the Marantz UD9004 analog out even on higher resolution stuff. the Gen VIII is that good. After getting the CB3 HD back, and also now having the Citadel 1.5s front left and right (Enterprises center and surround) some more demoing, finding out that blu ray 48-24 Stevie Wonder music sounds better HDMI to CB3 HD than UD9004 multi-channel analog out into Six Shooter; and getting an Oppo BDP-93, finding that Oppo 93 HDMI PCM 88kHz conversion of SACD sounds better than my using Marantz UD9004 into Six Shooter!
So now I am simply digital, Six Shooter out of system. Though while I still have the UD9004 I can perhaps use its balanced analog two channel outs
for real hi rez stuff like Neil Young blu ray stereo at 192-24, as I have one set of analog balanced inputs into the Gen VIII to use as a preamp!