THETA CASABLANCA III preamp processor This is a Casablanca II model upgraded at the factory to Casablanca III status. Incredibly flexible preamp that combines outstanding audio with amazing flexibility for two channel or home theater. Includes Dolby Digital, DTS and Theta's proprietary Circle Surround processing that creates surround from two channel sources.
This model has Superior DACs for front/center/left with 9 channels possible, each one assignable. This is a 5.1 system that can accommodate multiple subwoofers, separate left and right side and rear channels (although sides and rears are not discrete from each other).
Completely flexible system of crossovers for bi-amp. This model includes:
VIDEO 6 RCA - IN 2 RCA - OUT
4 S-Video - IN
2 S-Video - OUT
DIGITAL INPUTS 6- COAXIAL 2- TOSLINK 2- OPTICAL
2- AC-3 RF 1- AES/EBU 1- BNC 1- TOSLINK 1- COAXIAL
DIGITAL OUTOUTS 2- COAXIAL TAPE
ANALOG 6 PAIR RCA INPUTS 2 PAIR RCA OUTPUTS
AUDIO OUTPUTS 9 channels balanced outputs (also includes RCA outputs for each channel) FRONT L/C/R SUPERIOR DACS
RS-232 control 3 triggers for ac on/off for amplifiers, etc Remote control extender
If you look carefully in one photo of rear panel, you see a wire protruding from the top of the amplifier. One oddity of the Casablanca is that if you use a remote extender plugged into the rear (if the system is hidden/not line of sight with IR remote), then it disables the front panel controls from manual use. I had a remote eye installed inside the unit so the front panel remained functional and could also be out of sight and use a remote flasher. I can easily remove it although you may find it very handy to have installed.
Theta products are always upgradeable. This is no exception. It does not have HDMI inputs although some boards that may not be as useful anymore (S-video comes to mind) could be replaced to accommodate video upgrades.
It is always best to contact Theta directly regarding any upgrades. The serial number of the unit is 16154. They should have the best records on how it was upgraded and what paths are available for upgrade if you should choose.
Since this unit does not HDMI inputs or outputs, I used a DVDO processor with it to accommodate HDMI in/out and used the coax inputs for digital sound from the video processor. My DVDO is also for sale.
You could choose to upgrade or use it as it is with the HDMI functionality provided outboard. It is a superb unit to combine serious audiophile listening along with home theater applications.
Includes original double-box, manual and remote control. Will charge actual shipping plus insurance. PayPal and Audiogon Express buyers add 3%. You can reach me at 614-256-1755 or through Audiogon messaging with questions.
I have many other items for sale including the video equipment from my home theater too.
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