Originally Posted by DanFrancis
The procesors inside the Reference are Intel i5s vs Atom processors for the TEQ.
The Reference has 8 analog inputs; so it DOES have the A/D converters that the TEQ does.
Internal to the Cinema Reference is a full-blown 16 channel Trinnov -commercial unit.
TEQs are the same as what edorr uses, basically; the difference is in the input/output connectivity.
beyond the input/outputs the same 4-channel Trinnov cards exist. TEQ should not be considered anything
less than proper Trinnov processing: the software performs exactly the same in all devices- response time to
changes and response to VNC input is the major difference between Atom and i5 processors.
intel i5s is the same processor of trinnov mc?
the A/D converters of the teq are used only with analog inputs?
In case of hdmi, dacs used are the ones of trinnov mc?
when you say 16 channel trinnov commercial unit you mean that there is a magnitude inside the reference, being the mc a pro unit?
that's important for me because the goal is to go full digital into a trinnov mc and benefit of its dacs.
on the other side if I decided to go with Ada reference I would take into consideration
the upgradeability. even paying like with theta or Datasat
I remember you wrote that the Reference has a modular design..
Does it mean that you could upgrade hardware like new hdmi or new codecs (datasat will upgrade to auro 3d I hope but also Dolby athmos)
or dts neo x to say more?
CB3 has been upgrated to CBIIIhd...
given the very very high price of the Reference I think that to know that in the future you don't have to change everything to be upgreaded
but, to say, 5/6 k to make single steps, would be decisive. (if I bought a trinnov stand alone I'd like to keep it forever.. in this case being the drc inside the SSP I would need to upgrade the rest...)