Originally Posted by rhale64L7
Just a serious question. I am seriously considering this Dreadnaught 4 and the ATI signature. Do you folks really think the Dreadnaught can sound almost as good as the Prometheus? It seams to be a daunting task considering the price. And all them closely placed wires inside the chassis have me a bit concerned for crosstalk among channels.
Why don't you ask the folks with their shirts off?
Seriously - Theta Digital and Dave Reich will not put out a Dreadnaught 4 that does not sound much better than the prior Dreadnaught 3, as David continues to design and listen until he gets it "right". But experience strongly suggests that particularly in your front channels that are the most important,
although the Dreadnaught 4 I'm sure will sound amazing, that the Prometheus monoblocks - in the right systems - will amaze even more!
Of course, I am a bit biased, aren't I - as I own five of the Prometheus monoblocks!
When it comes time for you to get new Theta Digital amps, you can call John Baloff, Theta Tech support, discuss with him your then current system,
and I know John will give you the honest pros and cons, besides price, of the Prometheus vs the Dreadnaught in your system.
John did this for me just prior to my purchasing the Prometheus. He gave me the pros and cons of the Prometheus vs the Enterprise (definitely a big sonic improvement), and of the Prometheus vs the Citadel 1.5s (John was somewhat conservative, with his then opinion only stating that the Prometheus was different or better in some respects and that the Citadel 1.5 might be different or better in some respects like perhaps a wider soundstage).
Actually, a year ago plus after talking to John, my plan was to replace the three Enterprise monoblocks at front center and surround left and right with three Prometheus. But initially I placed all three Prometheus up front, and I thought I was taking the front left and right Citadel 1.5 monoblocks out of my system only temporary and would then reinsert them after Prometheus burn in. But the first day, the Prometheus sounded so darn good, better than the Citadels in so many respects, that the second day I ordered two more Prometheus, and I sold the Citadels.
Now the negative of upgrading/updating to the Prometheus and/or Dreadnaught 4. Your theater room will run much cooler and your wife, girlfriends, etc will be keeping their shirts on.
As for the ATI Signature, Morris sure knows how to design amps and surely it is a real winner for a multi-channel amp. Now the Dreadnaught 4 will run cooler
so if you get the ATI you can keep the wife and girlfriends taking their shirts off
(Come on - we know you require shirts off to watch movies in your theater!)[email protected]