Richard Hardesty, former equipment editor of Widescreen Review mag, and for many years the co-owner of one of the most successful high-end audio retailers in the LA area (Havens & Hardesty), has written absolutely rave comments about the Theta Dreadnaught. Infact, Hardesty replaced $25,000 of high-end amplification with the Dreadnaught, which he now uses for both music and home theater duties. Hardesty publishes an online audio journal called "The Audio Perfectionist", and in one of the issues he talked specifically about the Dreadnaught. Here is a short quote from Issue #4 that discussed the Dreadnaught:
"I have reviewed more than 50 amplifiers for Widescreen Review magazine and I recently stumbled on a real gem...The product I'm talking about is the Theta Dreadnaught...The Dreadnaught is a modular amp that can be configured with two to five channels, each capable of delivering more than 200 wpc into 8 ohms...It (the Dreadnaught) is, perhaps, the best solid state amplifier I've ever heard and it is, in my opinion, the best value in high-end amplifiers available today...This isn't a less expensive amplifier that offers performance rivalling the costly offerings from Krell, Levinson and others -- the Dreadnaught is a less expensive amplifier that simply embarrasses most higher priced products. I replaced the $25,000 worth of prestige amplification I was using with two Dreadnaught amplifiers that sell for a little over $5000 each and improved the sound of my system substantially."
Hardesty's online journal offers some excellent advice and insight into home theater, and you can subscribe to it for $30 a year. From personal experience, I can recommend it, for it offers blunt, honest, yet technically informed commentary that I have seen nowhere else. Hardesty accepts no advertising, and he isn't afraid to call things the way he sees them.
If you want to take an introductory look at "The Audio Perfectionist", here is the Web address: