I owned the DMC-1 for a few months and the only reason i ever sold it was to make way for the upcoming processors Emotiva is putting out. I will say i truly miss this processor.
This was the best sounding processor i have ever owned. It was easy to setup and had ALOT of features. This processor is several years old now, but in its prime had to be one of the best IMO, and still is. The level of detail it helped bring out in my speakers was unreal. It had a full sound that was never dull or made me think i was missing a thing. I used both the balanced and unbalanced outputs. Was a great feature to have.
If you can find a DMC-1 used on the market and have a blu-ray player capable of internally decoding the newer formats i recommend you take advantage of it because this is a phenominal processor and for the prices you can find these guys at today its just a no-brainer IMO. Also this thing looks sexy!!! it perfectly matched the MPS-1, RPA-1 and RSP-1!!! all with the floating silver machined plates with blu lights surrounding and the wood laquered (SP?) side panels are just awesome! This is a hefty processor and when you listen to it you will know why
Last Edit: Dec 4, 2008 15:35:11 GMT -5 by bigred7078
Thank you for the review Bigred. I was contemplating getting one of these that was for sale recently, but with all my sources, I ended up needing to go the HDMI route.
The other Doug
"Main" System: --- 2 Channel Sony 950g 75" TV --- XSP-1 Denon HEOS AVR --- RPA-2 Sony X800M2 Blu-Ray --- R400b Martin Logan XT40 --- ERC-3 PSA XS-15 Sub --- ERT 8.3s
Bedroom System: Panasonic TC-P60VT60 TV XMC-1 Theta Intrepid Multi Channel Amp Playstation 4 / X-Box One Oppo BDP-205 Blu-ray Player, Sony 400 Blu-ray Changer x2 Salk SongTowers & 3 SongSurround IIs PSA XS-15SE Sub