Generation VIII Series 3

DAC Pre-Amplifier

Starting at MSRP of $13,995.00 USD

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Software

Generation VIII Series 3 Software Updates


General Specifications

Digital Input Section (32KHz, 44.1KHz, 48KHz, 88.2KHz, 96KHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz)

Main digital input board inputs

6: 3 coaxial (2 RCA and 1 BNC), 1 AES/EBU (XLR), 2 optical (1 TosLink, 1 open for optional AT&T).


Analog Input Section

Inputs

1 stereo pair on single-ended RCA jacks, 1 stereo pair on balanced XLR jacks.

Maximum Input Level

Single-Ended: DC to 10VRMS.
Balanced: DC to 20VRMS

Input Impedance

10 KW.

Frequency response

DC - 20KHz, ±.2dB

THD+Noise

<0.0005% @3VRMS in and out, balanced.

Dynamic Range

124dB ref 18VRMS Bal

Signal to Noise Ratio

124dB ref 18VRMS Bal

Processing (DSP) Section

All DSP processing is 24bit with 56 bit accumulator.

Analog Audio Outputs

2 balanced XLR (L/R) and 2 Single-Ended RCA jacks.

Balanced Output Specifications

Output Impedance

25 Ohms.

Maximum Output Level

18 Vrms balanced (6.4VRMS balanced if Fixed Volume option installed).

Frequency Response

20 Hz-20 kHz, ± 0.01 dB, Ref. 1KHz.

THD+Noise

Less than 0.0007% (Digital), 0.0005% (Analog) @ 1KHz, at 3V output level.

Dynamic Range

>120dB minimum, 20KHz bandwidth, Ref. 1KHZ, A-weighted.

Signal to Noise Ratio

>120dB typical, idle channel, A-weighted.

Crosstalk

>140dB.


Single-Ended Output Specifications

Output Impedance

12 Ohms

Maximum Output Level

9 VRMWS (3.2 VRMS if Fixed Volume option installed).

Frequency Response

20 Hz-20 kHz, ± 0.01 dB, Ref. 1KHz.

THD+Noise

Less than 0.0015% (Digital and Analog) @ 1KHz, at 3V output level.

Dynamic Range

115dB minimum, 20KHz bandwidth, Ref. 1KHZ, A-weighted.

Signal to Noise Ratio

115 typical, idle channel, A-weighted.

Crosstalk

130dB.

D / A Conversion

24-bit Ladder (8x oversampling). 2 DACs per channel for true differential operation.

Volume Control

Theta proprietary switched resistor network in the analog domain.

Digital Filter

8x oversampling Theta proprietary FIR filter running on Motorola 56362 DSP.

Control Section

RS232

Complete ability to control and read status of every operational parameter of unit.

IR Receiver

3.5mm stereo phone jack (rear panel), unmodulated

IR Receiver

Front panel IR window for hand-held remote control.

Remote Trigger

One 3.5mm mono phone jack: +12VDC triggered (Can be set to Pulse or Continuous DC), pulse time variable from 50 to 250 mSec. Trigger jack can be set as an input (receiver) or output (transmitter).

External Volume Data

Receives digital volume information from Theta Casablanca.


Miscellaneous

Power Requirements

117 VAC, 50-60 Hz, 50 watts maximum, with all options installed; 220 VAC, 50Hz (Export). Fuse @ 100 & 110V = 630mA, Fuse @ 220V = 3/8A.

Dimensions

17 5/8" W x 5" H x 17 3/4" D (448 x 127 x 451 mm)

Weight

29 Lbs (10.8 Kg) Stand alone, 35 Lbs (13.1 Kg) Boxed with accessories

Environment

Operating Temperature: 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C)
Storage Temperature: -22° to 167° F (-30° to 75° C)
Relative Humidity: 95% maximum without condensation

Remote Control

1 hand-held, battery powered control unit uses 2 AAA batteries.

Specifications subject to change without prior notice.