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Originally Posted by Hifisound
I wonder if they can drop the 7.1 channel analog in (though keep 1 or 2 stereo pair inputs) and come out with a half rack variant of UMC-200.
But would prefer to have usual rotary volume control
That would be a tall order unless they stack some of the inputs/outputs on a daughterboard. There is a thread on the Emotiva Forums in the Amplifier sub-forum with mock-ups of an Executive System but it looks like a smaller version/combination of an XDA-2 and DAC-1 and isn't 7.1 like the UMC-200. UMC-500 will have balanced outputs and a volume dial but it is also a 2U full-rack unit.
A volume dial is of little use to me. I have a volume dial and device selection on my Denon receiver and I can count the number of times I've actually used it on one hand in the 4 years I've owned the receiver. So much easier to just plop myself in a recliner and do it from the remote. The knobs on the Denon are just there to collect dust, it seems.
Denon AVR X7200WA, Emotiva XPR-5, Emotiva XPA-7, Sony XBR 75" 850C, Oppo UDP-203, Roku Ultra.
DefTech BP7000SC (L/R), CLR3000 (C), SM55 (FH), UIW BPZ/A (SB), UIW 75 (TM).
JBL L7 (Sur), EoSone RSR 350 (RH).
PC 2.1 setup. Emotiva Stealth 6, SVS SB16-Ultra sub, Emotiva DC-1 DAC.