This September, Emotiva Audio Corporation will show its highly anticipated RMC-1 ($4999) 16-channel flagship AV processor at CEDIA 2017 in San Diego. The company has shown hardware in the past, but this will mark the first time it will be featured in an audio demo at any show. CEDIA attendees will be treated to a 7.4.4 Dolby Atmos and DTS: X 3D immersive audio system run by the RMC-1.
The show demo will use a 7.4.4 speaker configuration, but this processor can also run a 7.3.6 system. The RMC-1 has 16 balanced outputs, 32-bit AD/DA conversion (using AKM Verita DACs), eight HDMI 2.0b inputs, dual HDMI 2.0b outputs, and support for HDCP 2.2.
Audiophiles will appreciate the inclusion of DSD decoding as well as support for high-resolution PCM. Plus, this processor will also support Auro-3D with the purchase of an optional license.
“A significant number of our dealer friends on the front line are entrenched in the custom channel, and an increasing number are specifying Emotiva for installations that call for a true high-performance sonic solution,” said Dan Laufman, President and Founder, Emotiva Audio Corp. “It’s what makes Emotiva a favorite among installers who need audio equipment that sounds great and is reasonably priced.”
By supporting seven ear-level channels, six overhead channels, and four subwoofers simultaneously, the RMC-1 processor ups the ante over the offerings of other mainstream companies. And while it commands a premium for doing so, its price point bridges the gap between popular AVRs and pre/pros, and the high end processors from companies such as DataSat, StormAudio, and Trinnov.
Needless to say, with Emotiva’s RMC-1 making its official debut as a fully operational 3D immersive audio processor running Dirac Live room correction. I now know what one of my first stops will be at CEDIA 2017.