I use an XMC-1 as a stereo pre-amp, and it's great.
I run it in Reference Stereo, BUT...I also run a sub with it (which isn't supposed to be possible, but it is).
I like DIRAC in multichannel, but I prefer Ref. Stereo without DIRAC for "2" channel.
Last Edit: Nov 14, 2019 21:33:40 GMT -5 by klinemj
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.
Proof positive in letting you create as well as enjoy. I use the XMC-1 in proofing my work to share. It is not just about listening passively any more. It is about using my mixer coming in Balanced, it is about using the record in with my recording devices. The XMC-1 can be a creative assistance tool too and be very good at it. A twist allot of folks probably would not guess. Well, guess no more. I do this every day with the XMC-1 to have it help create and realize my next idea.
Music was the NUMBER ONE consideration when I purchased the XMC for music/Home Theater integration.
So, it just happens to be an awesome AV preamp (ha ha, I watch movies with it too!!)
Allison IC-20's Allison Al 115 Allison NL 1440 Velodyne HGS 18 Emotiva XMC-1 Sunfire Signature 5 channel Amp. 3D Samsung BD-F7500 3D SONY UHP H1 Samsung 8000 3D 55" Denon cassette deck and VCR from the stone age!
Include the phono stage and Dirac for the $999 and I'll order one now.
Emotiva XSP-1 Gen 2 Emotiva XPA-2 Gen 2 Emotiva ERC-3 Gen 2 Emotiva XDA-2 Gen 1 Emotiva Airmotiv T-2 Speakers. Emotiva A-100 Headphone amp with HIFIMAN HE-4XX cans. Emotiva CMX-6 Power Distribution System. VPI Scout w/JMW 9 tonearm and Sumiko Blue Point EVO III cart Thorens TD 160 w/Audioquest PT-6 tonearm and Denon DL 103.
Sherbourn 8100 Receiver Airmotiv T1, C1, B1, E1 Speakers BasX S10 Subwoofer Sony XBR-65X850E Sony BDP-S1