Originally Posted by Bill Mac
No offense carfanm but as much as you seem tired of members here "picking apart" Emotiva it also gets tiring seeing you constantly defending them. It doesn't matter if AR posted an ethics discalimer on his site it is of no use unless he mentions the fact he works for Emotiva in the body of the XMC-1 review. This issue has been pointed out numerous times but you just seem to ignore it.
Bill and others who tire of me "defending" Emotiva,
Many of you seem to be very quick to jump on Emotiva NO MATTER WHAT they do. The evidence is abundant - so those doing it...don't deny it. If the purpose of this thread and this forum is to nit-pick Emotiva to death and give them no credit for any good they do, then you and others are succeeding except for the rare posts by me and other who provide a COUNTERPOINT to the constant negativity and doubt. So, if you are tired of me providing a counterpoint, sorry. I am merely providing some balance to the points of those picking apart Emotiva and all related to them.
Let me provide a few other counterpoints based in facts. If you don't like it...then don't read it. Many here and many who were banned from Emotiva's Lounge had and still have an agenda against Emotiva. Let me point out a few things those with a clear agenda against Emotiva (including a few here who were banned from the Lounge "for no reason") have said and let's compare that to the facts. Specifically, many naysayers have said:
1) The XMC is so late and given we've not heard anything since (insert date here) it's will never launch & they have abandoned it. Wrong. First, the original version did under a different brand name well before people were saying this (and they were given no credit by naysayers for this). Second, the revised version has now launched.
2) If it does launch still, it will be months from now (statements as recent as late June/early July) because they clearly missed the AMJ promise. Wrong...it launched in July.
3) When it does launch, it will be a debacle like the UMC-1 because Emotiva doesn't know how to make a processor. Wrong...all early reports are that it's fine. The very FIRST UMC-1 launch showed it was a debacle, and that was a report from a mod.
4) The FW update process will be a pain, like the UMC's. Wrong...early confirmation is that is was a breeze.
5) The XMC-1 is irrelevant because it doesn't have Atmos (at this point an uproven feature in the market). While this is debatable for those SPECULATING that Atmos is essential, I argue it's wrong...the XMC-1 appears to allow one to have a very high quality multichannel processor with a fantastic PEQ (and hopefully DIRAC soon) COMBINED with an amazing 2-channel system...allowing those with a combined 2-channel system to have a combined system w/o needing a processor, a preamp, and a DAC (and avoiding lots of complicated wiring). That is indeed a relevant aspect to many.
I could go on with that line of thinking, but you get the point. And sure, you and others can continue to speculate on "this or that will never happen" (like Atmos or DIRAC or other "promised" updates...but above are 5 points many have bet against and LOST. We'll see what the remaining aspects bring.)
Further, as I noted in my last post about Andrew's ethics statement, people are complaining that he didn't do it right with his ethics statement. And, what's the first reaction? That he didn't do it right. I guess they didn't get my point...he is publicly admitting he works for Emotiva, yet people are nitpicking him for not doing it perfectly. Can't we at least provide a little credit there?
All I can say is that I do not understand why many here choose to find the negative in anything Emotiva does and call anyone here who counters that point of view a fanboy. I can only hope that your life is not filled with those who treat you the way you treat Emotiva. That would be a miserable life.
Sorry to any mods if I have stepped over the line. Delete this post if you must, but also please delete the posts from those who led to me posting this.
I promise to stay on topic with technical details from here on.