Theta DigitalCasablanca IIITheta Digital Casablanca III Superior DAC, 9 channel Preamp/processorTHETA 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...2500.00

Theta Digital Casablanca III Superior DAC, 9 channel Preamp/processor [Expired]


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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. 

 

VIDEO

6- RCA – IN

2- RCA - OUT

4- S-VIDEO - IN

2- S-VIDEO – IN

 

DIGITAL INPUTS

(CARD #1)

6- COAXIAL

2- TOSLINK

2- OPTICAL

2- DIGITAL TAPE OUT

 

(CARD #2)

2- AC-3 RF

1- AES/EBU

1-BNC

1-TOSLINK

 

ANALOG

6- PAIR RCA- IN

2- PAIR RCA- OUT

 

RS-232

Multiple triggers

Rear panel remote

 

AUDIO OUTPUTS

9 Channel Balanced outputs

(also have RCA outs on all 9 channels)

 

Superior DAC on FRONT L/C/R

Standard DAC on other 6 channels

 

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 to have.

 

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.

 

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