Well,after taking a hiatus from the audio hobby for a while to focus on other projects,some interesting new developments in the HT world as of lately.
ATMOS for the home being one for sure!
As far as Lexicon goes,this really is a disappointing turn of events.It seems ever since the Harman stock was "pumped and dumped" after the rumoured possibility of a Goldman Sachs acquisition,the Lexicon brand has really taken a turn for the worse.To call this processor an "MC-14" is kind of an insult to the previous MC and DC series of processors and the engineering team that came before.They should just call it the the HK/HyBrid 14.It doesn't echo any of the leading edge surround innovation that helped make those processors the great products of their day or what could have resulted with the advent of Quantum Logic and the all but vaporware, MP-20.
I don't think HK 'gets' why people bought into those processors in the first place.The MC-14 seems to be geared more towards a minimalist approach with some licensed surround modes thrown in to give the brand a fresh face in the HT world. The price is absurd for the little that it does outside of the norm compared to other brands and it doesn't even look to be upgradeable.It just echo's the same lame attempt when they introduced the MV-5.What are they saving Quantum Logic and their new room correction for? HK receivers?
It would be nice if some of the old LEXICON engineering team started their own brand the way some did on the Professional side with the Bricastri Model 7 reverb processor.They came up with more natural sounding reverb processing than any of the Lex reverb algorithms they helped develop that came before!
Last edited by StevenLansing; 08-20-2014 at 08:54 AM.