THETA CASABLANCA III preamp/processor
This unit was upgraded at
the factory from original Casablanca II status. It includes SUPERIOR DACs on Front Left/Center/Right
channels. 9 total output channels
and each is individually assignable.
It is a 5.1 system but can accommodate multiple subwoofer and side
and/or rear speakers. Extremely
flexible crossovers for bi-amp capability.
Unit includes Dolby
Digital and DTS processing as well as Theta’s proprietary Circle Surround to
create surround from two channel sources.
6- RCA – IN
2- RCA - OUT
4- S-VIDEO - IN
2- S-VIDEO – IN
2- DIGITAL TAPE OUT
2- AC-3 RF
6- PAIR RCA- IN
2- PAIR RCA- OUT
Rear panel remote
9 Channel Balanced outputs
(also have RCA outs on all
Superior DAC on FRONT
Standard DAC on other 6
This unit was upgraded by
Theta and all Theta products offer an upgrade path to their latest
technology. If you are considering
upgrades, it is best to contact Theta as they can tell you how this was
upgraded and what options are available.
It is serial number 16154.
This is a terrific unit
for both audiophile quality two channel listening as well as a very flexible
home theater controller. This unit
does not have HDMI inputs or outputs, but you could likely replace a card which
is not required now (S-Video comes to mind); however, I used a DVDO outboard
video processor to handle HDMI in and out and it provided coaxial digital audio
out to utilize the Theta’s terrific D/A processing. (The DVDO is also for sale).
In the picture of the rear
panel, if you look closely, you can see a wire protruding from the top
panel. Many users will place the
unit out of line of sight from an IR remote control. An oddity of the
Casablanca is that if you use the remote control access on the rear panel, it
disables the front panel controls from manual use. I had a remote control repeater eye installed inside the
unit to use the rear panel remote access (and maintain a clean front panel
look) and maintain the manual use of the front panel. I can remove it easily if you wish, but it is pretty handy
Includes original double
boxes and packing material, manual and remote control. Buyer pays actual shipping (and
insurance, if desired). Buyer adds
3% for PayPal or Audiogon Express payment.
You can reach me at
614-256-1755 or through Audiogon with any questions. I have many other items coming for sale soon.