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Casablanca III HD

Music and Cinema Controller

The Casablanca IIIHD,  A Paramount Processor for Theta Digital

 

The Casablanca IIIHD is the first HDMI surround processor released by Theta Digital.  HDMI technology allows the Casablanca IIIHD to support the high quality lossless audio formats, Dolby True HD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS Master Audio HD, and lossless PCM multi-channel material as well.  HDMI 2.0 support circuitry also brings playback of the high resolution video formats 1080P and 4K UHD to the Casablanca IIIHD.  In order to utilize the HDMI technology to its fullest in the Casablanca IIIHD a new power supply was designed by David Reich with his 20 years of passionate design development for Theta Digital.  A new surround decoder board, optimized for the new lossless audio formats was also added to the Casablanca IIIHD.  Any prior Casablanca model can be upgraded at the factory to a Casablanca IIIHD.  Made in America, every Theta Digital product is individually tested and listened to before being shipped out.  Theta Digital will continue to develop the product line as future audio and video formats are created.

The Casablanca IIIHD can be easily controlled by its front panel buttons, or via standard IR remote control, or, for the ultimate in system control, by its powerful RS-232 protocol which interfaces with complete home automation systems from companies such as Crestron.

Among other things, the Casablanca IIIHD has the most extensive speaker configuration capability of any preamplifier/processor made and can be configured with up to 12 channels of speaker output, for jaw-dropping sound quality in virtually any speaker system in any home.

Each of the 12 input selections provides for individual tailoring of all output parameters such as volume level, delay, crossover, and slope. Once a given input has been fully configured, those settings can be applied to the remaining inputs, for simplicity of setup.

Each input has these industry-proven crossover options:

  • Phase Perfect
  • Butterworth
  • Linkwitz-Riley

Each input has these crossover frequency options:

  • 40Hz
  • 50Hz
  • 63Hz
  • 80Hz
  • 100Hz
  • 125Hz
  • 160Hz

Each input has these crossover slope options:

  • 6dB per octave
  • 12dB per octave
  • 18dB per octave
  • 24db per octave

Each input has positive and negative phase adjustment.

A Theta Digital exclusive, Center Spread technology re-allocates the center channel signal to the front left and right channels incrementally, thereby expanding the “collapsed” image present in some source material. The left and right speakers, often the best in the system, then share the burden of the center channel. The resulting sound is smoother and more articulate – even at low volume, and with less glare on louder passages.

With today’s myriad of video and audio formats, there can be a delay in the output of the video signal from some sources such as satellite tuners and cable boxes, causing the audio and video to be out of sync. The Casablanca IIIHD addresses this annoying issue by allowing the user to set an overall, or master, audio delay in order to re-sync the audio and the video signals, bringing clarity to the media experience.

Such flexibility and minute control allow each source to be fine-tuned for the given listening environment and owner’s taste, for exacting precision and satisfaction.

 

Contact Theta Digital by phone (323) 278-0001 or email (info@thetadigital.com)  for pricing.

General Specifications

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

Inputs (main digital input board) – 8: 6 coaxial (RCA), 2 optical Toslink

Outputs (main digital input board) – 2 digital tape out coaxial on RCA jacks

Inputs (auxiliary digital input board) – 3: 1 AES / EBU (XLR), 1 BNC, 1 TosLink

Outputs (auxiliary digital input board) – Volume Data

Analog Input Section

Inputs: 6 stereo pair on RCA jacks

Input Level: 200 mV RMS minimum, 22 V RMS maximum

Input Impedance: 10 kohms

Outputs: 2 stereo pair on RCA jacks for analog tape out

Tape Output Impedance: 36.5 ohms

A / D Conversion: 20-bit Delta-Sigma at 48 kHz; separate delta-sigma modulator and high performance decimating digital filter

Frequency response: ±0.2 dB 20 Hz – 20 kHz

THD+Noise: 0.0025%

Dynamic Range: 104 dB

Signal to Noise Ratio: 104 dB

Input volume control: Theta proprietary switched resistor network in the analog domain

Automatic DC canceling circuit

Processing (DSP) Section

All DSP processing is 24 bit with 56 bit accumulator. Some processes, such as low pass crossovers, are 48 bit with 56 bit results.

Channels Supported
Left, Right, Center, Left Surround, Right Surround, Center Surround, Left Front Sub, Right Front Sub, Left Surround Sub, Right surround Sub, Center Sub, Left Side, Right Side

Modes
Matrix, Special Matrix, Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby Digital,Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS Neo:6, DTS, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS High Resolution Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, LPCM, Stereo, Mono, Analog Direct, Analog Matrix

Post Processes (applied in addition to selected mode)
Stereo Front / Rear, Party, Center Spread

EQ
Four levels of high frequency roll-off (shelf-type) to compensate for overly bright sources

Crossovers
Separate crossovers for each of the following: Front Left / Right, Front Center, Surround Left / Right, Surround Center. Three types supported: Linkwitz-Riley, Butterworth, Phase Perfect. Crossover frequencies: 40Hz, 50Hz, 63Hz, 80Hz, 125Hz, 160Hz. Crossover slopes: 6dB, 12dB, 18dB, 24dB per octave. Butterworth crossovers have separate adjustments for high and low pass.

Subwoofers
Up to five subwoofers supported. 1- single subwoofer, 2- left / right subwoofers, 2- front / rear subwoofers, 3- left / right / surround subwoofers, 4- left / right / surround left / surround right subwoofers, 5- left / center / right / surround left / surround right subwoofers. Each subwoofer can be set to receive a full range signal in case the sub has an internal crossover that cannot be defeated.

LFE
Phase adjustment (0, 180 degrees), level adjustment (0dB to -30dB, off)

Delays
Master (applies to all channels) delay for syncing with video processors, comprehensive separate delay settings for all speakers including subwoofers.

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 Power
4 rear panel 3.5mm mono phone jacks: +12 VDC triggered (Can be set to Pulse or Continuous DC), pulse time variable from 0 to 255 mSec. Up to 100 mA each. See page 77 of Operator’s Manual for more detail.

Video Section

HDMI Input/Output card

HDMI Input
4 HDMI 1.4a compatible inputs.

HDMI Output
1 output.

Full video bypass compatible with all current 3D video formats. Audio is extracted from the HDMI signal for processing by the Audio DSP board.

Miscellaneous

Power Requirements
117 VAC, 50-60 Hz, 120 watts with all options installed

Dimensions
19″W x 16″D x 7.5″H (483 x 406 x 191 mm)

Weight
43 Lbs (19.5 Kg) Stand alone, 50 Lbs (22.7 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 Pre-programmed and learning hand-held, battery powered control unit uses 2 AA batteries

DAC Cards

Xtreme D-2 Balanced D/A Card
Output Options – Slot 1-3 (One of the following, each)

  • A4-a Front Left, Right, Center, Surround Center or Sub 5
  • A4-d Front Left, Right, Side Left, Right
  • A4-c Front Left, Right, Center, Sub 4
  • A4-g Sub 1, Sub 2, Sub 3, Sub 4
  • A4-f Front Left, Right, Center, Sub 3
  • A4-j Side Left, Right, Sub 3, Sub 4
  • A4-i Front Left, Right, Center, Sub 2
  • A4-m Front Left, Right, Sub 1, Sub 2
  • A4-l Side Left, Right, Sub 2, Sub 3
  • A4-p Surround Left, Right, Sub 1, Sub 2
  • A4-o Sub 2, Surround Center or Sub 5, Side Left, Right
  • A4-s Surround Left, Right, Sub 2, Sub 3
  • A4-r Front Center, Surround Left, Right, Sub 2
  • A4-v Front Center, Sub 1, Sub 2, Sub 3
  • A4-u Front Center, Side Left, Right, Sub 2
  • A4-x Front Center, Sub 1, Surround Left, Right
  • A4-b Front Left, Right, Surround Left, Right
  • A4-e Surround Left, Right, Side Left, Right
  • A4-h Front Left, Right, Center, Sub 1
  • A4-k Sub 1, Sub 2, Sub 3, Surround Center or Sub 5
  • A4-n Surround Left, Right, Center or Sub 5, Sub 1
  • A4-q Surround Left, Right, Center or Sub 5, Sub 2
  • A4-t Front Center, Surround Center or Sub 5, Surround Left, Right
  • A4-w Front Center, Surround Center or Sub 5, Side Left, Right
  • A4-y Sub 2, Sub 3, Sub 4, Surround Center or Sub 5
  • Each output channel has a balanced (XLR) output connector only.

Miscellaneous

  • D / A Conversion: 24-bit Ladder (8x oversampling – 4x @96K). Two DACs per channel (8 per board) for true differential operation.
  • Volume Control: Theta proprietary switched resistor network in the analog domain.
  • Digital Filter: 8x oversampling (4x @ 96K) Theta proprietary FIR filter running on Motorola 56362 DSP.
  • Single-Ended Output: None
  • Sample Rates Supported: 32KHz, 44.1 KHz, 48 KHz, 88.1 KHz, 96 KHz.

Balanced Output Specifications

  • Output Impedance: 20 Ohms.
  • Maximum Output Level: 20 Vrms balanced.
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz-20 kHz, ± 0.025 dB, Ref. 1KHz.
  • THD+Noise: Less than 0.0015% @ 1KHz, maximum output level.
  • Dynamic Range: 105dB minimum, 20KHz bandwidth, Ref. 1KHZ, A-weighted.
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 105dB typical, idle channel, A-weighted.
  • Crosstalk -105dB Right – Left, >-120dB Center-Left @ 20KHz.
Premium Balanced D/A Card
Output Options – Slot 1-3 (One of the following, each)

  • A2P-a Front Left, Right, Center, Surround Center or Sub 5
  • A2P-d Front Left, Right, Side Left, Right
  • A2P-c Front Left, Right, Center, Sub 4
  • A2P-g Sub 1, Sub 2, Sub 3, Sub 4
  • A2P-f Front Left, Right, Center, Sub 3
  • A2P-j Side Left, Right, Sub 3, Sub 4
  • A2P-i Front Left, Right, Center, Sub 2
  • A2P-m Front Left, Right, Sub 1, Sub 2
  • A2P-l Side Left, Right, Sub 2, Sub 3
  • A2P-p Surround Left, Right, Sub 1, Sub 2
  • A2P-o Sub 2, Surround Center or Sub 5, Side Left, Right
  • A2P-s Surround Left, Right, Sub 2, Sub 3
  • A2P-r Front Center, Surround Left, Right, Sub 2
  • A2P-v Front Center, Sub 1, Sub 2, Sub 3
  • A2P-u Front Center, Side Left, Right, Sub 2
  • A2P-x Front Center, Sub 1, Surround Left, Right
  • A2P-b Front Left, Right, Surround Left, Right
  • A2P-e Surround Left, Right, Side Left, Right
  • A2P-h Front Left, Right, Center, Sub 1
  • A2P-k Sub 1, Sub 2, Sub 3, Surround Center or Sub 5
  • A2P-n Surround Left, Right, Center or Sub 5, Sub 1
  • A2P-q Surround Left, Right, Center or Sub 5, Sub 2
  • A2P-t Front Center, Surround Center or Sub 5, Surround Left, Right
  • A2P-w Front Center, Surround Center or Sub 5, Side Left, Right
  • A2P-y Sub 2, Sub 3, Sub 4, Surround Center or Sub 5
  • Each output channel has a balanced (XLR) output connector only.

 

Miscellaneous

  • D / A Conversion: 24-bit Ladder (8x oversampling – 4x @96K). Two DACs per channel (8 per board) for true differential operation.
  • Volume Control: Theta proprietary switched resistor network in the analog domain.
  • Digital Filter: 8x digital interpolation followed by 64x delta-sigma modulator
  • Single-Ended Output: None
  • Sample Rates Supported: 32KHz, 44.1 KHz, 48 KHz, 88.1 KHz, 96 KHz, 176 KHz, 192 KHz.

 

Balanced Output Specifications

  • Output Impedance: 50 Ohms.
  • Maximum Output Level: 20 Vrms balanced.
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz-20 kHz, ± 0.025 dB, Ref. 1KHz.
  • THD+Noise: Less than 0.0015% @ 1KHz, maximum output level.
  • Dynamic Range: 105dB minimum, 20KHz bandwidth, Ref. 1KHZ, A-weighted.
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 105dB typical, idle channel, A-weighted.
  • Crosstalk >110dB channel to channel @ 20KHz.

 

Control

2 Volume Data Jacks on RCA for use with the Six Shooter and Generation VIII Series 1, 2 or 3.

Accessories

Six Shooter Robot Analog Pre-Amplifier

How the Best Gets Better

Theta’s solution for the purest transfer of analog signals from SACD and DVD Audio players, integrating with the digital signals processed in Casablanca III.

Once a signal has been converted from digital to analog, it is vulnerable. In the SACD and DVD-A players currently available, the analog signal is subjected to enough abuse to negate most if not all of the sonic advantages of these theoretically superior formats.

SACD and DVD-A routinely sends fragile analog signals through their digital processors –routed through inexpensive volume control chips, irradiate with radio frequency spuriae.

Theta protects the analog signal by isolating it from Casablanca: Six Shooter is simply a fine straight-line analog preamplifier, controlled seamlessly by the Casablanca. The multi channel signal’s volume is controlled by individual metal film resistors, just like in the very best audiophile 2-channel preamplifiers.

Expect the sonic transparency of analog preamplifiers, selling for $5,000 to $10,000. Since Six Shooter is controlled entirely from the Casablanca, and can be hidden away, we have not given it lavish cosmetics, and its simpler functionality allows for some savings; otherwise it would be in the same price range.

Does everyone need such a component? Of course not. We all know that the sound from CD and DVD is good enough for most people. However, for those who demand the very best from their SACD and DVD-Audio, there is nothing else on a level with Six Shooter.

Six Shooter at first glance might seem like an expensive switcher. However, this is a perfectionist piece at a realistic price once the quality is considered.

For more specific information, along with diagrams showing connectors and illustrating signal paths, please see the technical addendum which is being added to the Casablanca manual.

We think that every Casablanca owner who listens to multi-channel music will be interested in Six Shooter.

Casablanca III HD and CB3 Settings Files

Recently, we received a suggestion to allow folks to submit their new Casablanca IIIHD or their older CB3 system settings so that other folks could use them in like systems, and possibly benefit sonically from the fine tuned nature of such settings.

Bearing in mind that these settings are very specific to the individual hardware configurations of each unit, it is critically important to ensure that a given settings file is compatible with a given unit.

If you would like to share your unit’s settings for other enthusiasts to use in their systems, please email your file to info.thetadigital@gmail.com and we’ll take it from there!

Please incldue a description of your unit’s hardware configuration and feel free to submit a description of your system (up to 500 words).

These settings file must be saved from a properly working Casablanca IIIHD or CB3 unit. Only the Theta Digital Downloader v201 or later can be used to save the settings. Theta Digital Downloader v201 is available here [Link to its location in the Downloads area].

Two important notes:

1. It is not possible to use the old Crystal program to save or work with these settings files, or severe software corruption will result.

2. These user-uploaded settings files are offered as-is, and no guarantee of their stability or performance is given.

Software Updates

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Casablanca III HD

Click here to download: Casablanca III v420.zip – (0.7 MB)
Click here to download: Casablanca III v430.zip – (0.7 MB)
Click here to download: Theta Digital Downloader 2.03.zip – (0.2 MB)

THETA DIGITAL
Software Bulletin Feb. 19, 2013
CB III HD software updates:
This update adds the ability to play Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio 192kHz sound tracks and corrects miscellaneous SPDIF issues.

Casablanca III HD Music and Cinema Controllers with installed firmware v414 may be upgraded to v420 . Casablanca III HD Music and Cinema Controllers with installed firmware v416 may be upgraded to v430.

Casablanca III (non HD) Music and Cinema Controllers are not upgrade-able at this time.

Version identification: Casablanca III HD: There are two valid software versions, v414 and v416. The firmware version currently installed in your Casablanca III HD can also be determined by the following:

  1. Put the Casablanca in STANDBY.
  2. Press the MAIN POWER button and while THETA DIGITAL is showing, press button 3.
  3. Now press button 4 (VERSION) and the software version will be displayed.
  4. Press the A-D button to EXIT.

Download and unzip the file TDD_V203.zip. Download but do not unzip the correct v4xx file. Instead of a full update, these updates can be done with a faster Recover Front Panel only procedure, as follows:

  1. With the Casablanca completely off (rear panel off), press down and hold Input button “1”.
  2. Turn on rear power while holding down input button “1” for about 5 seconds. You will see nothing on the front panel.  The Casablanca may look dead.  It is not.
  3. Open the TDD (Theta Digital Downloader) program.
  4. Connect a USB cable to the Casablanca. The computer should acknowledge the connection.   If the connection is not established you must use the computer’s Device Manager to identify and select the appropriate port. Select that same port in TDD.
  5. Press “Connect” in TDD (Baud Rate is always 115200 now).
  6. Recover Front Panel box should be highlighted. Select it and find the Casablanca III HD v4xx.zip file that you need for the update.
    DO NOT UNZIP THE v4.xx SOFTWARE FILE.
  7. Click on the zipped file once and then select “Open”.
  8. TDD should immediately start downloading fp.hex
  9. You will now see “Repaired: Must reconnect at correct Baud Rate and Upgrade for full recovery.”  IGNORE THIS MESSAGE!!!
  10. Exit TDD.

The Casablanca will now typically be in Standby and you can come out of Standby directly. If the unit is not in Standby, turn off the rear power switch and then turn it back on to restart.

The update is now complete.

Casablanca III

Step by Step Guide to Installation of v316 Operating System

Click here to download: Casablanca III v316.zip – (0.7 MB)
Click here to download: Theta Digital Downloader 1.47.zip – (0.2 MB)

The v316 operating system for the Casablanca III allows it to recognize the new Premium DAC (our entry level DAC card which replaces the Standard card, which is no longer in production). This new operating system also addresses an audio drop out issue with high jitter sources such as satellite television tuner, cable television tuner, DVR, PC sound card, etc.

Note that the v316 operating system is only to be used in the Casablanca III. Older units such as the CB1, CB2 and any early CB3a units that do not yet have the Dolby Pro-Logic IIx and DTS-ES installed are not compatible with the v316 operating system.

If in doubt, get your Casablanca III unit’s serial number and contact your authorized Theta Digital dealer or international representative for assistance.

  1. Download the v316 ZIP file to your Windows PC Desktop, but do not open the v316 ZIP file yet.
  2. Download the Theta Digital Downloader 1.47 software to your Windows PC Desktop.
  3. Make a serial connection to your Casablanca III from your PC, or use a USB to serial adaptor if your PC doesn’t have a serial port. Note that Theta Digital Downloader 1.47 can use any COM port on your computer between COM 1 and COM 12. Be sure to note which COM port you’re using in the Device Manager of your PC, then select that COM port in TDD when connecting in step # 5 below.
  4. Unzip the Theta Digital Downloader 1.47 file to your PC’s desktop, and double click on the Theta Digital Downloader 1.47.exe to open the program. Note that the Theta Digital Downloader 1.47 is required in order to install the v316 softare.
  5. Click on CONNECT after selecting the correct COM port noted in step # 3 above, then click on UPGRADE, then navigate to the v316 ZIP folder on your PC’s desktop. (Note that you must select the v316 folder using only the TDD program. Opening the v316 ZIP file using Windows Explorer or any ZIP program will only reveal Hex code files.) It’ll take around 20 – 25 minutes to completely install the v316 operating system software in a Casablanca III.
  6. Once the v316 operating system software installation is complete, place the Casablanca III into STANDBY mode using the front panel power button, then after 10 seconds, turn the unit completely OFF using the rear panel power button.
  7. Turn the Casablanca III unit’s rear power button to the ON position, then, using the front panel STANDBY button, turn the unit back ON.
  8. Go into the Casablanca III setup menu and turn on the WIDE option in the DLOCK menu for any high jitter sources (i.e. SAT, HDTV, DVR, etc.) to benefit from that more lenient input parameter and to avoid any unwanted muting issues due to high jitter. To do so, go to SETUP / INP / A-D / A-D / DLOCK and select WIDE. Note that you’ll need to set the parameter to WIDE for each high jitter source, using the Casablanca III setup menu. The factory default for DLOCK is NORMAL, and should be used whenever possible for maximum sound quality.
Compli Blu 3D

Step by Step Guide to Installation of CMP95-82-1009 System Software

Click here to download: CMP95-82-0119.zip – (18.7 MB)

To verify the firmware installed in your Compli Blu 3D, press SETUP on the remote control and navigate to DEVICE SETUP. The installed firmware is displayed as: CMPXX-XX-XXXX. The latest version is CMP95-82-1009. If your Compli Blu 3D has an earlier version of the firmware installed, please proceed to Step 1, below to update the firmware.

If your Compli Blu 3D already has the latest firmware, there is no benefit to reinstall it unless instructed to do so by an authorized dealer or representative of Theta Digital for purpose of trouble shooting.

  1. Download the Compli Blu 3D CMP95-82-1009 software files ZIP file to your computer’s desktop.
  2. Unzip the file to your computer’s desktop.
  3. After unzipping, confirm that there is now a folder named “UPG” on your desktop, with several files inside.
  4. Move the folder named “UPG” and its contents to a USB thumb drive that contains no other files.
  5. Remove any disc from the Compli Blu 3D.
  6. Turn unit’s power OFF.
  7. Insert USB thumb drive with UPG folder copied onto it into the Compli Blu 3D rear panel USB receptacle.
  8. Turn unit’s power ON and take it out of STANDBY.
  9. Unit should do three updates automatically. Press OK for each one. (If all three updates are not done, unit will turn itself OFF. Turn unit ON again and take out of STANDBY until all three updates are finished.)
  10. The Compli Blu 3D will then turn itself OFF. The updates are complete.
Generation VIII Series 3

Revised Crestron code. Unzips to a .umc file for use in a Crestron program:

Click here to download: Theta Digital Gen8.zip – (0.1 MB)

Generation VIII Series 2

Step by Step Guide to Installation of v31 Operating System

Click here to download: Generation VIII Series 2 v31.zip – (0.1 MB)
Click here to download: Theta Digital Downloader 1.47.zip – (0.2 MB)

The v31 operating system for the Generation VIII Series 2 allows it to recognize the new digital to analog converter boards that were developed for this product, along with the new volume cards that allow for fixed volume output. This operating system is already installed in all newly manufactured Generation VIII Series 2 units. It is provided here in the event it becomes necessary to reinstall it in an existing Generation VIII Series 2 unit.

Note that the v31 operating system is only to be used in the Generation VIII Series 2. Older units such as the original Generation VIII are not compatible with the v31 operating system.

If in doubt, get your unit’s serial number and contact your authorized Theta Digital dealer or international representative for assistance.

  1. Download the Generation VIII Series 2 v31.zip file to your Windows PC Desktop, but do not open the ZIP file yet.
  2. Download the Theta Digital Downloader 1.47.zip software to your Windows PC Desktop.
  3. Make a serial connection to your Generation VIII Series 2 from your PC, or use a USB to serial adaptor if your PC doesn’t have a serial port. Note that the Theta Digital Downloader 1.47 program can use any COM port on your computer between COM 1 and COM 12. Be sure to note which COM port you’re using in the Device Manager of your PC, then select that COM port in Theta Digital Downloader 1.47 when connecting in step # 5 below.
  4. Unzip the Theta Digital Downloader 1.47 file to your PC’s desktop, and double click on the Theta Digital Downloader 1.47.exe to open the program. Note that Theta Digital Downloader 1.47 is required in order to install the v31 software.
  5. Click on CONNECT after selecting the correct COM port noted in step # 3 above, then click on UPGRADE, then navigate to the Generation VIII Series 2 v31.zip folder on your PC’s desktop. (Note that you must select the Generation VIII Series 2 v31.zip folder using only the Theta Digital Downloader 1.47 program. Opening the Generation VIII Series 2 v31.zip file using Windows Explorer or any ZIP program will only reveal Hex code files.) It’ll take under five minutes to completely install the Generation VIII Series 2 v31 operating system software in a Generation VIII Series 2.
  6. Once the Generation VIII Series 2 v31 operating system software installation is complete, place the Generation VIII Series 2 into STANDBY mode using the front panel power button, then after 10 seconds, turn the unit completely OFF using the rear panel power button.
  7. Turn the Generation VIII Series 2 unit’s rear power button to the ON position, then, using the front panel STANDBY button, turn the unit back ON.
  8. Go into the Generation VIII Series 2 unit’s setup menu and turn on RECLOCK for any high resolution digital sources (i.e. CD transport) to obtain the highest sound quality from those sources, or JITTER JAIL for any lower resolution digital sources (i.e. PC Sound card, DVR, SAT, etc.) to reduce the digital distortion from such sources. To do so, go to SETUP / 5 BUTTON / 2 BUTTON / LEVEL UP or LEVEL DOWN to select either JITTER JAIL (the factory default) or RECLOCK, for maximum sound quality.

Contact Us

Theta Digital
1749 Chapin Road
Montebello CA 90640
USA

Phone: +1 (323) 278-0001