Originally Posted by markus767
Just send me one
This time I'll probably pass the opportunity to be a beta tester for another Emotiva product that I have to pay full price out of my own pocket. The admission fee of $2000 seems a bit high if Emotiva handles bugs I'll find the same way they did in the past: no fix necessary - device works-as-designed™
Quite honestly, Atmos is more interesting to me than anything the XMC-1 has to offer.
If I was your employer, if you were my employee; I would absolutely purchase one for you to exclusively review it.
...No doubt about it as I know that you're one of the most calibrated, most methodical, with measurements, graphs, ...deep inside the most important technical aspects of sound hound and proper room acoustics, one of the most serious audio scientific reviewers around the entire AVS Forum website.
And furthermore, I highly encourage AVS directing management to purchase one just for you to review.
It would be in the best interest of the entire "surround" community.
And AVS would not lose a single nickel financially as they, or would simply keep it for themselves (one very happy AVS staff member), or they would resale it for a profit; if they wish too, as the word would spread on the XMC-1 sound quality superiority.
And that, is intelligent thinking in the provided benefit of all.
Markus, you are a precious asset to our audio community. ...No mincing words here; that, is a fact.