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The XMC-1 is available now, just not with Atmos yet. It's probably a good idea to wait until it ships with Atmos built in since all XMC-1s will need to be shipped to Emotiva for the upgrade from what I've read over on the Emotiva Lounge.
Assuming you already have external amps and want to use them get an AVR with preamp out jacks. I'd look for something refurbished from Accessories4Less. Great people to deal with and their prices are very good. If you can hold out for Atmos on the XMC-1 then your UMC-200 isn't a bad option. I had one for about 6 months and found it easy to use as long as you didn't bother with their poorly designed room correction.
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Vinyl Room: Emotiva PT-100 - Acurus A100 amp - Acoustic Research AR-2ax - Marantz TT42 - Oppo 103
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