Theta Digital Compli - Universal Disc Player and Transport (SACD/CD/CD-R/MP3/DVD-A)

$1,499

This universal player/transport from the digital experts at Theta was released in the late 2000's to the tune of $5000+.

*Important to note from our lab and listening room testing that SACD playback is fussy on this transport. Regular redbook CD playback was normal and sounded excellent.

We were able to get a stereo SACD to play 3 out of the 5 times we tried. Success with SACD Multichannel and SACD/CD Hybrid multi-layer discs was much lower, or flat out refused to play. We're seeing this more with older SACD players.

From a Home Theater Review circa 2009:
Universal here means the Compli can play DVD-Audio, SACD, DVD, CD, and CDRs. Its sonic capabilities can make going from digital sources to analog less traumatic because it brings out the analog nature of digital recordings. It could very well be your last high-end disc-spinner

Standout Features Include:
• DVD-Audio and SACD compatible
Experience the super high-quality audio performance of DVD-Audio and Super Audio CD (SACD).

• On-board DAC
The on-board 24-bit/192kHz DAC means that this player is fully compatible with high sampling-rate discs, capable of delivering exceptional sound quality in terms of dynamic range, low-level resolution and high-frequency detail.

• MP3 Compatibility
This player is combative with CD-R, CD-RW, and CD-ROM discs that contain MP3 Audio Tracks

Please see the linked manual below our our last photos for full specifications.

Theta Digital Compli - Universal Disc Player and Transport

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Universal Soldier
As is necessary with a universal player, the Compli provides six-channel analogue audio outputs, along with digital outputs for PCM, DTS and Dolby Digital. It incorporates Theta's proprietary High-Speed Digital Interface, originally designed for Theta's two-channel Generation VIII Digital-to-Analog Converter. The Compli is also be able to connect to the sister processors, the Casablanca and Casa Nova, with their high speed input options.

Theta itself describes the universality thusly: 'Compli lets you play nearly any audio, video, and image format: DVD-Audio, DVD-Video, DVD-R, DVD-RW, SACD, Audio CD, Video CD, CD-R, and CD-RW. The Compli is also compatible with CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW and MP3 formatted material, with some restrictions.' I have not yet found a disc, in three months' heavy usage, that baffled it. KK

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Kimber Kable - Base Series PK14 Power Cord

Item

Included

Original Box

Not Included

Manual

Online Only

Remote

Not Included

Cables

Yes - Power Only

Physical Condition

7 / 10

Working Condition

10 / 10

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