PRICE REDUCED AGAIN by $300 today to $699. It was $900.
PRICE REDUCED by $300 today! It was $1200.
Theta Digital's DaViD II is based on very
stable drive mechanisms, for the most accurate reading of discs. Theta's
powerful technology deals with jitter and digital noise, the two most pervasive
problems for digital signals.
DVD's disparate clock speeds (16
mHz audio and 18 mHz video) multiply digital noise, as they tend to interact.
This noise can degrade both sound and picture, creating less than satisfying
audio performance and video that is unclear, noisy and lacking three
DaViD II brings radical
technological solutions to both audio and video sections.
Theta solves jitter problems by
buffering and reclocking digital data. The buffer becomes your source, rather
than flawed discs, and provides a more perfect signal.
A custom-manufactured low jitter
crystal oscillator at its heart, Theta's master clock actually stores the
signal long enough to realign data, correcting raw data as it comes from the
DaViD II DVD / CD Transport
might best be described as an audiophile quality CD transport and a separate
videophile DVD transport that happened to share one chassis. The audio and
video circuits of the unit were completely independent, and thus did not
compromise one another. DaViD II took advantage of all of the technological
advances that went into Carmen, and added features of its own. DaViD II used
multiple analog power supplies comprised of six low-flux, Theta designed
transformers – giving extreme isolation between circuits – and sixteen highly
filtered and regulated supplies. Like Carmen, DaViD II had an advanced drive
mechanism with twin laser diodes, 650nm for DVD and 780nm for CD, CD-R, CD-RW
and VCD. DaViD’s options included 4:2:2 Serial Digital Video Out and / or Ultrasync
™ Progressive Scan (480p).
Rated 8.5 only for some minor scratches on top which may not even be seen in the pictures and also because the draw is finicky, where is sometime closes automatically. Sold as is.
I will look around to find the manual and will be included when I find it.
I did find the PDF manual for the DaVid I which I'll include.
The unit will be packed in a Theta Digital box and shipped via FedEx.