Originally Posted by cableguy301
I will waite for the finished product...
it is just a flash memory upgrade.. not hardware..
Yeah that's just what we know for now, how long has the release date of the xmc-1 been dalayed? Just curious, I have nothing negative to say about Emotiva, so I will say nothing except be cautious with your decision, if you're dead set on getting the device I would at least wait till there are some customer comments. Good luck with whatever you decide. I've been on both sides of the single device versus the separates route and have decided that a good all in one device (AVR) is more than adequate for my needs, now if you have very finicky (difficult loads) to drive I would stay with the separates. For me a good receiver with all the latest software and RC options and beefy amp section is the plan for me, most of my amplification devices are overkill for my needs, they do look good though in the rack. I have just starting using the amps of my receiver recently and must say I can not tell the difference between it and my separates. To each his own, I'm just expressing my opinion and experiences, maybe someone can gain from my experiences. Thank you for listening.