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My Theta Digital contact advises that re the new CBV, as Morris told me at last CEDIA, still waiting for Texas Instruments to come out with a new 18 channel chip powerful enought for 96-24 DSP/Dirac for all 18 channels - card's not ready yet, they were hoping for it by end of last year, now they think but can't promise it will be available this year. And same for new version of Dirac, waiting on vendor/Dirac to provide the new version to be used for CBV. ROON Ready Ethernet has been proceeding nicely and should soon start testing. Regarding the Generation VIII Series 3 DAC, Theta is waiting for a new "super" chip that provided even better sound to noise ratio, Theta has not been satisfied with a number of existing chips they have tested. We need to remember that ATI/Theta Digital is high end and waiting on vendors to give us the best upgraded/new versions of the Casablanca platform (and the Gen VIII DAC, too)!
Also, ATI does not manufacture the Monoprice SSP, another California vendor that does some work with Theta is manufacturing the Monoprice SSP, and apparently that product is still in development and not yet ready for prime time. ATI is of course working on its own relatively "low price" SSP which uses an existing new Texas Instruments DSP chip which of course will not have the processing power of what Theta requires for the CBV. Its possible but not determined whether the ATI SSP will be ROON Ready - keep in mind that even expensive receivers are not ROON Ready, as this does add to the cost. But the CBV is hard at work on being ROON Ready and I did politely tell Morris at last CEDIA that it better be. HA!
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