Theta DS Pro Prime D/A processor Review System

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The Prime took center stage in my digital front end for the past two and a half months. It was driven primarily by Theta's Data CD transport through Theta's own digital interconnect. The preamplifier was either the extraordinary Audio Research LS2 reviewed last month or the EVS Stepped Attenuator, a passive level control.

Loudspeakers were the Hales System Two Signatures augmented by the Muse Model 18 subwoofer, driven by VTL 225W Deluxe Monoblocks. Interconnects were the AudioQuest Diamond and Lapis or Straight Wire Maestro, and speaker cable was bi-wired runs of AudioQuest Dragon/Clear or Maestro.—Robert Harley

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