It was said before that after XmC-2 and RMC-1 they would circle back to more affordable pre/pro. Emersa comes to mind. Possibly this is something, but Emotiva routinely changes mind and direction with no update to the forum.
"Still haven't seen an announcemement killing Emersa (which they demonstrated at CES) or Glass products.
A small processor for generation streaming would be super nice! No one has that!
Just two HDMI inputs to connect streaming devices like Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, Shield. No other inputs. 8 channels only so one could do 7.1, 5.1.2 or even 3.1.4 Heck they could even get rid of DTS licensing fees or make it a paid option. Streaming is Dolby only. Dirac Live as a paid option.
This should drive costs down considerably. What do you guys think?
A more affordable Atmos processor would be greatly appreciated. I'd have to find a new home if I purchased an XMC or RMC and also 15 channels is overkill for the small space my home theater is in.
I'm getting the upgrade itch and I'd rather not go with an AVR again, but I may have to. I would really like to have all Emotiva equipment as well.
I've heard rumor they have been working on a new budget processor.
Emotiva Gear: RMC-1 XPA-5 Gen 2 XPA-Four Gen 3 (Stereo Modules) C1 T1s (3) Pair of A1s CX-6 Power Strip
Other Gear: Klipsch RF-83s with all matching speakers for 7.1 Surround sound. Marantz 8002 Receiver Rotel 1080 Amp MiniDSP 2x4 and Art Clean boxes (2) Class D Sub Amps (2) 12 inch TC Sounds LMS-R (4) 18 inch Subs - FI Audio IB318 (Infinite Baffle) HTPC (Jriver and MPC running MadVR) Xbox One X Visio 65 inch M series
I would guess with the RMC architecture they could make a 12 channel unit (7.4.1), non balanced, no Dirac, but still with Atmos and 4K for maybe $1500ish? I’m not sure what price point for a “budget” pre pro really makes sense. And from Emotiva’s View point something that shares a platform with the other processors makes a ton of sense.
The mc-700 is just $799... I think that's pretty good, no?
No. And I have an MC-700, which I like, but $800 is absurd for it.
Fair enough... and pardon me if you already addressed this (trying to get out the door to go fetch my truck from the garage) but perhaps you could indicate what you would consider affordable.... say base price of $XXX for 7.1, then you'd consider adding $XXX for Dolby Atmos and/or DTS-X... etc.