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FOR SALE: 24k Theta Digital Casablanca IV Surround Processor, New 4K HDMI 2.0/2.2, Extreme D2 DAC
**Item is Available as of May 24 2018**
For your consideration and enjoyment- A like new, fully functional and perfect in every way, Theta Casablanca IV Music and Cinema Processor. It is presently configured for 7.1 operation with Front Left / Front Right / Center / Sub controlled by the Extreme D2 DAC card, and Surround Left / Surround Right / Surround Back L / Surround Back R controlled by the Premium DAC card. Has the latest 4k, HDMI 2.0, HDCP 2.2 HDMI card installed.
This is my personal home theater unit and I am the only owner. It has been used daily in a $100k theater system and is flawless in operation. It is as perfect as perfect gets. Photos show this unit installed in AV cabinet.
This is a special unit with the awesome larger rack mount face (rare and expensive), with beautiful aluminum alloy anodized top case cover, satin black finish (also expensive and helps with cooling, looks great if you want to display the CB on top of an audio table instead of in a rack).
The face plate says "III-HD" because I did not pay to have that replaced with a "IV" logo. Look at the boot screen photo it says "Casablanca IV" .
Built June 2017- The internals of this unit were upgraded to IV status with the new PR3 main card, latest 4k 2.0 HDCP 2.2 HDMI card (not the lesser 1.4a 1080p card as is commonly installed on the CBIII-HD, or the or the gen1 4k 1.4a card which came with older CB IV units), the beautiful CB IV LED display screen, Jitter Jail II, and other internal supporting items. It does not have Dirac installed, which can be added if desired. Dirac is nice indeed, but is not necessary to enjoy the incredible sonics of this latest, greatest Casablanca with Extreme D2 4 channel balanced DAC and Premium 4 channel balanced DAC.
In case you are not aware of the CB IV's huge sonic benefit over previous versions, all signal processing in the IV is done at 96/24, whereas all competitor AVR's (and earlier CB's) will process internally at 48/24, essentially down-sampling your audio and detracting from final sound quality. When used in a very revealing system, this difference in sonic quality is not small.
This unit can be upgraded to IVa w/ Atmos if that is your eventual goal and that is about $5k. If you bought my unit and paid for the IVa Atmos upgrade, and an additional DAC card for the extra Atmos height / width channels, you would still be at *half price of a new CB IVa!!* Not something to take lightly if this level of sonic perfection is what you are looking for.
There is nothing else on the market that sounds as good as this Casablanca IV for the low asking price here. Period. 2 channel music from a quality source will move you to tears. Multi tack Dolby movies will have you jumping out of your seat with such lifelike sound!
No matter how ultra high end your amps and speakers are, the Casablanca IV will provide them with the highest quality sonics. Very neutral, open, black and uncolored.
Questions? Let me know. Will ship via fully insured Fedex or UPS to the 48 States FREE!. Hi / AK will pay a bit extra for shipping so please contact me for the total before sending payment. Local Pickup in Beverly Hills / West LA area is fine too.
Here is the general description of the Casablanca Cinema and Music Controller:
The Casablanca IV remains the finest sounding, most flexible preamplifier / processor available today even 18 years after its initial appearance in 1996. Continuous upgrades have maintained our vision of a reference-worthy multi-channel audio processor with audiophile performance, come-hither cosmetics and world-class usability and maintained essential contemporary features. The 2012 revision to the III HD brought a new, Dave Reich designed power supply with HDMI and lossless audio decoding. Today's upgrade to the Casablanca IV brings 4k HDMI video pass-through (when upgrading a Casablanca I, II or III. The 4k HDMI card is an option when upgrading the Casablanca III HD), state-of-the-art audio bandwidth to 192 kHz, increases DSP processing power by a factor of 10, adds world-class digital room correction and optimization from Dirac Live operating at a world-leading 96 kHz and our novel Jitter Jail II to fix insidious timing errors especially inherent in HDMI audio signals. Only Theta Digital has offered such quality and long-term value in this ever-changing product category.
Aug 22, 17 7:51am
NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR SALE
Oct 14, 17 11:56am
You will be able to obtain upgrades and support for this unit through a Theta dealer, I can help you with that.
Oct 14, 17 12:00pm
AVAILBLE FOR SALE AGAIN AS OF OCTOBER 14 2017
Theta Casablanca IV, owner manual, remote, power cord, factory inner box, factory outer shipping box. All items as new in top condition.