For the record, I have every intention of buying one as soon as I am able/my reservation is called. I will be replacing my aging Denon AVR 4306 with the XMC-1, a pair of XPA-1L's and and XPA-3.
I have every confidence Dan, Lonnie and everyone at Emotiva will delivery. There is no doubt whatsoever.
Yes, the UMC-1 has/had issues but the XMC-1 is not the UMC-1. It is a completely different animal. These people obviously care about their company, their products and their (potential) customers. How many other companies (a/v or otherwise) put on something like Emofest? None.
If anyone wants to say Emotiva isn't delivering on a promise I just have to point them in the direction of Microsoft or most smart phone manufacturers. They advertise a feature then can't deliver upon release but still eventually get it out via update. And you know what? All their products still sell like hotcakes.. a few people on the 'net bellyache but they are few & far between.
The XMC-1 is going to be magnificent piece of work. For all those that want to give up their spot on the reservation list to wait it out I am positive there are twice as many people that will be more than happy to take their places.
I have an upgrade card and I fully intend to use it.
With all that said... I do see one flaw in the XMC-1 and that is the impending RMC-1. Yes, my only real problem is that I may want to give Emotiva even more of my money.
Not a good thing for me but a great thing for Emotiva. No wait, that will probably be a great thing for me too.
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Post by LCSeminole on Sept 4, 2012 22:30:25 GMT -5
I know the fine crew at Emotiva know exactly where I stand. I'm very comfortable with their timeline, I know they will deliver Tact as promised, and I WILL be buying an XMC-1 when available. Thank you Dan for a very direct update!
Last Edit: Sept 4, 2012 22:30:55 GMT -5 by LCSeminole
I apreciate immensly Dan's posting here, I'm impressed. I voted in the other thread and hope my place in line is advancing.
I just want to get others take on the timeline Dan announced (unless he wants to clarify). In the unofficial forum report the XMC w/o TaCT was expected ~ Dec. 1 2012, with TaCT coming out 1Q13. Did Dan now say w/o TaCT in 1Q13? And no timeline for TaCT? Sorry that part wasn't clear to me.
Last Edit: Sept 5, 2012 0:34:09 GMT -5 by AudioHTIT
Hello to all and THANKS for all the great updates, pictures, jokes and good feelin forum speak. Ive been reading and reading the forum for awhile now, and signed up just a few days ago. Killer updates and pictures. I (almost) feel like i was there, and really wish i were. Thanks again, Albuu.
Emo is by far the best A/V company that I've worked with from a customer care perspective. IMO their experience in the field prior to the development of this company is what has lead them to be special now!
There are two lists that I can remember, an original pre-order list that open & closed 2 or 3 years ago now, and another that started up approximately this past February 2012. I'd imagine those on the initial list will be the first to have an XMC-1 in there home. Though obviously, the Lounge is considered unofficial product talk, I would have to think contacting Emotiva directly would be a good place to ask your question.