Listing pictures are of my actual CBIII for sale here, updated as of 04/14/2012
I am the second owner of this marvelous Casablanca III. It is black, has Extreme DAC card for FL/FR/C/Sub1 (4 channels) and superior DAC card for SR/SL/Sub2, (3 channels) for 7 channels total. There is an available slot for another DAC card if you wish to have more channels, and an available slot for the HDMI upgrade card. I have the original build order sheet from Theta showing this unit was hand built at Theta headquarters and is an orginial CBIII (not an upgraded CBI or CBII), and shows the original price new of over $12k, as well as the matching serial number of the unit. All information is 100% verifiable with Theta.
I will rate this unit a 9 out of 10. There are NO scratches or blemishes on the front of unit, on sides of unit, top of unit, or anywhere else on unit. If you set this CBIII next to a brand new CBIII, you could not tell the difference looking at them side by side. It has been well taken care of and is in top condition. I am extremely "AR" with my audio gear :D See pictures and email me for larger ones if needed. Anything odd in the pictures are a reflection.
My asking price is about the cost of the installed Extreme DAC card by itself! Now is your chance to own a world-class music and cinema processor at a budget price. What other processor can you buy for under $5k that sounds as good as the CBIII, and handles all of your input sources with ultimate system configuration flexibility? Absolutely nothing, zip, nada.
All installed cards are compatible with the HD upgrade. All DAC cards can be reconfigured to any channel output configuration via a special boot menu.
Extreme DAC with D2 firmware (4 balanced channels)
Superior DAC ( 3 balanced or single ended channels)
Analog input card for multiple 2ch analog input sources
Digital input card for TOS or SPDIF connections
Second digital input card for AES / BNC / AC3 input, and VOL data output for Six Shooter / Gen VIII control
Latest system firmware 3.16 and upgrades
Black anodized face of unit and black chassis
I have confirmed this CBIII is 100% "HD ready" with Theta, all information is tied to the unit serial number and in Theta's database. You do not need to upgrade the installed DAC cards if you decide to upgrade it later to HDMI input capability, which means you will incur the bare minimum upgrade cost. Some folks have had to purchase new DAC cards in order to upgrade their CB to HD, and the DAC cards alone can run several thousand dollars apiece. No worries here on that.
Comes with original Theta manual, book and remote, firmware CD and Crystal loader software, and the factory power cord. Remote is in excellent condition, power cord is unused. Unit is in AAA+++ excellent condition and all functions operate flawlessly. Ships in original plastic sleeve, original foam padding and correct size heavy box that I got from my Theta dealer- see pictures!
Shipping and Payment Details:
FREE Insured Fedex shipping to the continental USA only. Money order or personal check ok if you wait for it to clear before I ship, Paypal is ok but you must add 2.9%, local pickup and pay cash preferred. Check my long time rep here, I am a solid person to deal with.