Lonnie has delivered on his “it’ll be out by summer”.
Hopefully I’ll get it next week. I contemplated on maybe getting the RMC1L but decided against it.
The I want it now was weighing heavily on me 😬. ——— The new XMC2 was released and it looks to be a promising pre/pro. I had to order it as soon as possible since I was living without my XMC1 for over a year (probably not the best move).
Anyway, Emotiva was able to ship a unit out same day and it’s supposed to arrive on Tuesday.
I just want to give a big shout out to Lonnie for all the hard work he and his team did to make good on their release timeframe. The specs of the XMC2 should make it very competitive. You can find all the details on the product page.
The big thing for me is that while I may not use all the channels, it’s a 9.1.6 processor with fully balanced channels across the front 3 where I have my best speakers and the subwoofer channel. Also, 2 channel music is very important to me so having that left and right channel being full balanced will hopefully translate into superior sound quality.
I do plan on implementing Atmos since I do have 4 in-ceiling speakers but not sure when that’ll happen as I need an amp for 2 more channels.
Thank you again Lonnie for your candid advice after listening to my audio needs and recommending the XMC2. I think this was the best choice especially given my budget constraints so I was very pleased that you felt the XMC2 would be the best processor for me. Needless to say, I hope you guys sell a ton of them.
It has been a long year+ without a proper pre/pro so waiting longer made no sense. But thankfully my buddy Dan let me use his Theta Casanova to help fill the void especially for music listening. It’s still a really good preamp even though it doesn’t do lossless.
Talk soon my fellow Emotiva fans and potential future XMC2 owners. I’m pretty excited!
XMC-1 DIRAC Full; Oppo 105/Roku Ultra to Panny AE4000 w/106" screen; UltraRendu to LH Labs Geek Pulse X-Infinity; nCore nc400's or Prima Luna Premium Prologue to Maggie 1.7's; Rythmik F25; XPA-5 to CC-470v3 Center/ERD-1's; Thorens TD166 MkII/Denon DL207/XPS-1; 5-zone Sonos w/Def Tech AW5500's @ deck/pool/master bath & Sony SS-MB105/Polk R10 @ great room & kitchen. Two headphone setups: Hifiberry/BasX A100 and Allo BOSS/Schiit Asgard 2 (each to Senn 600's). PC w/Airmotiv 3b's. Roon user.
IF the XMC-2/RMC-1/RMC1L all share the same firmware, I’m expecting any growing pains to be very minimal now that firmware versions v1.4 and now v1.5 have ironed out most bugs. So DIRAC should be the last feature these processor platforms are waiting on.
Last Edit: Aug 17, 2019 7:54:40 GMT -5 by LCSeminole
Congratulations! You should turn this thread into “The Official XMC-2 Owners Thread”
I wish I knew how 😊. I’ll jusr create a new thread.
Looks like LCSeminole took care of it for you, but the OP can change the title of any thread by editing the first post. Above the body of text that is the post itself you’ll see the thread title in a box you can edit.
With your permission (OP gets to set the tone), I’ll include some standard direction for an owners thread, but feel free to make your own post regarding this if you want something different.
This thread is for owners and those interested in the XMC-2 to ask questions and discuss the features, operation, problems, and enhancements to this processor.
Since we have an Official XMC-2 Trade in thread <HERE>, let’s continue trade-in talk there.
We also have a place to discuss the differences between the models <HERE>, there’s a link to a features sheet and a poll too, so it’s a good place to help you choose which model you want.
Of course there’s the RMC-1 owners thread <HERE>, which will be a huge resource for XMC-2 owners (albeit close to 200 pages), and I expect RMC owners will be answering questions here too.
Obviously like all threads this one will wander a bit, but the more we stay on topic the more helpful it becomes.
Last Edit: Aug 17, 2019 11:08:49 GMT -5 by AudioHTIT