I have the itch to get a new piece of gear again. And was going to give the Emo UMC-200 a try. It's gotten pretty good reviews and the Emo fan club seems happy. I'd like to know if anyone here has put it through it's paces. I am a fan of what Emo has to offer at a given price point. I have all Emo speakers and interconnects. I'm currently running an Onkyo 818 which I think sounds great. And it powers my outdoor speakers just fine via zone 2. I have an Outlaw 7500 5 channel amp for the interior speakers. I'm looking to get even better sound quality out of my speakers. I've been happy with the 818, but for $600, if I can get even better sound, I'd be willing to give it a shot.
Here is my setup:
LG 60" Plasma
Outlaw Audio 7500 5 channel amp (300 x 5 at 4ohm)
Emotiva ERM 6.2 (Fronts)
Emotiva ERM 6.3 (Center)
Emotiva ERD-1 (Surrounds)
Oppo BDC-103 BluRay player
Emotiva UOM-6.2 (powered by Onkyo)
So I know if I go with the Emo UMC-200 and stay with it I will need a 2 channel amp to run my outdoor speakers. Not worried because in NY they don't get used until April or May. I can buy an amp over the next few months.
I'm more concerned with getting even better sound quality out of my music. I listen to music 60%,TV/Movies 40%. So my preference is the sound quality with music. I doubt anyone has compared the Onkyo vs UMC-200, but any feedback on the UMC-200 would be appreciated.