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Old 11-19-2007   #1
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Theta Digital Sold to ATI
By Jerry Del Colliano
November 19, 2007

Audiophile brand, Theta Digital, has been sold to Amplifier Technologies Incorporated last week. Theta Digital is best known for their ground-breaking CD and Laserdisc transports from the late 1980ís and early 1990ís as well as introducing one of the first high end AV preamps in their pricey Casablanca component. ATI sells very well regarded amplifier products but is best known as an OEM partner for some of the larger electronics companies in the audio-video business.

In an increasingly complex home theater market ATI brings the development money that Theta will need to compete as a high end player even when compared with todayís $1,000 receivers. Even the top electronics companies struggle to get the latest processors and chipsets to perform the latest AV trickery like HDMI 1.3 switching and high resolution surround sound processing from HD DVD and Blu-ray. is offline   Reply With Quote