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My personal opinion with the UMC and XMC is that there was a noticeable sound difference between the UMC and the XMC when comparing them with no room correction. I used the PEQ on the UMC to tame a few minor issues with my room and found the results to be positive, but not earth shattering. Once I got the XMC-1 and upgraded to Dirac Live and a calibrated mic, it was the best my room ever sounded for multi-channel soundtracks.
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I actually preferred Dirac turned off for 2-channel as I felt Dirac created to large of a sound stage that blended to much across the front of the room. I like hearing more localized sounds across the front stage, but still outside of in between the speakers (I hope that makes sense).
Interesting, in my room I still prefer Dirac for 2 channel. I'm sure that's due to room differences, personal preference, etc.

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If you have room put me down for Rogue One on 8/26

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If you have room put me down for Rogue One on 8/26
You got it, post 1 is updated.

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I haven't seen any of these theaters and would love to visit all of 'em! However, I'm not sure I can commit this far out. I heard that I absolutely need to see the Savoy, though.
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I haven't seen any of these theaters and would love to visit all of 'em! However, I'm not sure I can commit this far out. I heard that I absolutely need to see the Savoy, though.
Hi, if you want I can put you down for each showing, just let me know? If things come up and you need to back out, tell us as soon as you can so we can hopefully get someone else into that spot.

Welcome! I haven't come across your username before, are you in Des Moines?

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Hey nice work Draden, this is such a cool idea. Despite me being a giant nerd Star Wars has always kind of eluded me. I probably enjoyed Rogue One the most out of all of them.
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Hi, if you want I can put you down for each showing, just let me know? If things come up and you need to back out, tell us as soon as you can so we can hopefully get someone else into that spot.

Welcome! I haven't come across your username before, are you in Des Moines?
I'd hate to take the spot of someone else that may be interested and can actually commit to it. However, as the days get nearer I can see if a spot is still open and maybe be a last minute addition

I've been "around" for a while, though I don't really post much. I think the only theater in Iowa I've seen was Deewan's and that was about 3 years or so ago. I've got big dreams for a theater in my basement, but that keeps pushing out. I'm located in the Cedar Rapids area!
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I'd hate to take the spot of someone else that may be interested and can actually commit to it. However, as the days get nearer I can see if a spot is still open and maybe be a last minute addition

I've been "around" for a while, though I don't really post much. I think the only theater in Iowa I've seen was Deewan's and that was about 3 years or so ago. I've got big dreams for a theater in my basement, but that keeps pushing out. I'm located in the Cedar Rapids area!
I think you're right, as the days get closer people will be able to commit a little easier.

As for big dreams, what are you picturing?

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I haven't seen any of these theaters and would love to visit all of 'em! However, I'm not sure I can commit this far out. I heard that I absolutely need to see the Savoy, though.
Well so far there are only 2 people signed up for Empire...so plenty of room
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Hey nice work Draden, this is such a cool idea. Despite me being a giant nerd Star Wars has always kind of eluded me. I probably enjoyed Rogue One the most out of all of them.
Thanks man, speak up if you want to be put on the list for any of them. I get it when people aren't crazy for Star Wars because if you look at the movies objectively, they aren't great (except for Empire). But where I'll always defend them (other than I, II, or III) is that they are FUN movies. These are meant to be watched on a big screen with great sound. Find a better opening sequence to a movie than Star Wars, when that title hits you with the music blaring....it's awesome! Funny thing is I'm hosting Rogue One which doesn't have the opening title sequence that all the others do, lol.
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Well so far there are only 2 people signed up for Empire...so plenty of room
You'll easily fill up, I think people are waiting until the dates get a little closer. The only reason I haven't put my name down for Empire (my favorite) is that I've already seen a few movies at your place. I'll be a last minute addition if you don't fill up, even if you are full I may just hang out at the back table .

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The XMC-1 has been ordered and will be in place before the showing of "A New Hope."
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Hey nice work Draden, this is such a cool idea. Despite me being a giant nerd Star Wars has always kind of eluded me. I probably enjoyed Rogue One the most out of all of them.
Psssh sign up. You'll have fun. Watching all of them come together may even let you appreciate them more.

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The XMC-1 has been ordered and will be in place before the showing of "A New Hope."
Awesome! Did you go used (no Atmos) or new (Atmos)?

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Awesome! Did you go used (no Atmos) or new (Atmos)?
I went new (No Atmos). They don't have the Atmos processor board yet, so it's still considered a future upgrade. I got the original board, but when the new HDMI 2.0b / HDCP 2.2 upgrade board is ready, they'll send it to me for free. I got it for the $2500 plus 25% off for my Upgrade for Life, so, what's that, $1875 or something?

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I went new (No Atmos). They don't have the Atmos processor board yet, so it's still considered a future upgrade. I got the original board, but when the new HDMI 2.0b / HDCP 2.2 upgrade board is ready, they'll send it to me for free. I got it for the $2500 plus 25% off for my Upgrade for Life, so, what's that, $1875 or something?
Sweet, so you don't need to send the unit in for the new hdmi board? Is it that easy to switch out, must be? I still have my 25% off card to use as I bought my XMC used. Can't wait to hear it!

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Sweet, so you don't need to send the unit in for the new hdmi board? Is it that easy to switch out, must be? I still have my 25% off card to use as I bought my XMC used. Can't wait to hear it!
The upgrade can be done either way. Once they have them in house, it will be installed before they ship. For current owners, you can do it either way. They have a self-install kit planned, sounds like it's pretty plug and play. Or you can ship it to Tennessee and they'll install for you, and shipping is either covered, or paid by the customer, depending on when you purchased your XMC-1. I think if you purchased it after the announcement, they'll cover shipping. If you purchased before, customer pays.

The immersive processor board upgrade is a "send it off to Tennessee" upgrade.

What 25% off card? You mean 40%? The 40% was a one-time use. The 25% that I used, the Upgrade for Life, is literally for life. I can buy up to two of every Emotiva processor they release for 25% off.

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What 25% off card? You mean 40%? The 40% was a one-time use. The 25% that I used, the Upgrade for Life, is literally for life. I can buy up to two of every Emotiva processor they release for 25% off.
Hmm, it's been awhile so I may have to contact them to figure out exactly what I have....I know I have something.

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Hmm, it's been awhile so I may have to contact them to figure out exactly what I have....I know I have something.
If you have a physical card, it's 40% off once.

If you are just 'in a program', it's 25% off every processor for life, up to two units per model.

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Regarding the Emotiva discounts, @thrillcat is correct. If you purchased your new (I believe factory refreshed are also included) XMC from Emotiva you will have the 25% upgrade for life discount. You need to have purchased a new UMC-1 from Emotiva to get the 40% off card a few years ago. Most of those cards were sent to customers with their UMC, a few (international orders) were kept on file at Emo HQ.
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If you purchased your new (I believe factory refreshed are also included) XMC from Emotiva you will have the 25% upgrade for life discount.
The UMC-200, if purchased new from Emotiva, also qualified for the Upgrade for Life 25% program.
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Now YOU know. And knowing is HALF the battle!
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The UMC-200, if purchased new from Emotiva, also qualified for the Upgrade for Life 25% program.
That is true, UMC-200, even the Sherbourn PT-700 (is that the correct model?) qualified you for the upgrade for life program. I was using dradens current and past equipment to provide him with what his situation might be. During a certain period any Pre/Pro purchase from Emo got you into the Upgrade for Life program. I believe that program has now been discontinued, however they still honor it for customers grandfathered into the program.

I got in one a few promotions they had. I purchased one UMC-1 when they offered only the 40% off card. I purchased a second UMC-1 when they offered the card and while they had 10% discount for previous customers. I used one card to purchase a pre-order XMC for 40% off and that enrolled me in teh upgrade for life promotion. Now I get the 25% off all pre/pros and still have my second 40% card which is earmarked for the RMC-1 release.

*note the upgrade for life program and 40% card cannot be combined.

Now back to your regularly scheduled program.
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Well rest easy everyone, after hearing back from their customer service I have the 25% discount from buying a UMC-200 years ago. Back to Star Wars!
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As for big dreams, what are you picturing?
Well, certainly nothing too exotic around these parts, but more than a typical home would have. I've got an unfinished basement and planned area for a theater room. I envision it having an acoustically transparent screen, 2 levels seating (probably only 3 wide given my width limitations) with a small bar area behind the last row of seating. I've been drooling over the 1099s and titans from DIY sound group. Much beyond a bit of dreaming and drooling over the theaters here, I've not really picked any specifics out for my space.
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@Draden1 - I have a conflict on 10/14. Can we move Empire to 10/7?
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This is going to be one of the longest "theater crawls" out there....

Still wish that I was closer to Des Moines. 4+ hours of driving for a 2 hour movie is hard to justify sometimes...
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See, this is where I'm a theater noob. I'm one of those guys who thinks amplifiers aren't needed for 90% of rooms when a good all-in-one receiver can get the job done. So when you get into things like pre/pro's, multi-channel amps and even Darbee's my head explodes. If a ~$700 receiver can drive your speakers well and make ears bleed, why the need for extra electronics? Do they make speakers sound better or just louder? Doesn't room correction (Audyssey) do enough? A good exception is the Savoy. That's a big room, I can see why it needs amps and the extras but for any space smaller than, say, 15x20 I don't see the need. Is this like horsepower and cars, not needed but nice to have?
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