Opinions on the Theta Dreadnaught 5 channel Amplifier

nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,564
Looking to get a stand alone amp for the HT side of my rig, and I am in love with the way this amp looks physically,and on paper. The other option would be to go with the big 11 channel Yamaha. Just looking to see what you guys think of Theta.
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,564
    No thoughts?
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with PS Audio NuWave Phono converter, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Stradivari v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X1 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Krell Evolution 525a CD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 Blu-ray , Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

  • delkaldelkal Posts: 345
    Would you need 11 channels? From my point of view unused channels just use up resources and complicate the audio path.
  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 2,914
    edited April 15
    I was going to buy one locally last year. Due to space constraints it would have to be used for music as well. Great for HT, not so much for music.

    This amp does look awesome.
    Post edited by motorhead43026 on
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 11,475
    I never heard one John. Back in the day they were well reviewed.
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 9,966
    Theta is one of the amps I wanted years back. I say go for it even with the age. It's modular, and if a card blows then you still have channels available.

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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,165
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    Theta is one of the amps I wanted years back. I say go for it even with the age. It's modular, and if a card blows then you still have channels available.

    If the price is right, rockNroll

    That was always the big benefit with those being modular. Never heard one myself but always had great reviews and the fact they rarely come up for sale should tell ya somethin'.

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