Hi all, had a good nap so now ready to jump back in.
First, let me say I discovered Emotiva only last month when I purchased the UMC-200 and the corresponding amp (???-700). I made my purchase after coming to this forum to hear from owners, the good and the bad. I like professional reviews to get an overall opinion, but I really like to read what owners have to say about a product. I discovered the XMC on the Emotiva web site when I made my purchase so I have not been waiting for it for YEARS like others have.
I certainly understand the frustration that a lot of you feel in regards to this wait and all of the promises that have come and gone. And yes, the company seems to have been less than forthcoming through all of this. Anyway, when I became interested in the XMC, I discovered the other thread that I guess could be called the anticipation thread. That I saw quickly was nothing but complaints, valid as they may have been, about the product and company. Post after post after post saying the same thing over and over and over. If I learned one thing, Emotiva definitely needs a better PR
and or information section to handle new and future equipment releases.
Then this thread was started, and I had hopes that soon I would be able to get some real info about the XMC. Ten pages later, it seems that the "anticipation thread" has moved here. Nothing here but how the XMC is crippled (no Dirac now but promised - I know where have we heard that before), how bad the company is, and how horrible a reviewer is because he did not identify himself as an Emotiva employee. These are ALL valid complaints and I understand them, but do we need to say them over and over and over? That is why I am not sure if I should even continue to come to this thread to get a fair evaluation of the product.
I like a good debate, to hear the pros and cons about a product before I make a purchase decision. My worry is that many people here have already decided that the XMC is no good and not worth bothering with. People seem to have already decided that Emotiva is a pack of liars and make promises they can't or will not keep. Is this an atmosphere in which both viewpoints can be fairly heard?
I certainly hope my impression is wrong and that once actual owners start posting here, a robust discussion will begin in regards to the XMC-1.
Regards to all.