As you guys know, I sold away my calibrated Marantz 8805 in anticipation of getting the new Emotiva RMC-1. I counted down the days until I could get the RMC-1. I was one of the lucky ones to score the RMC-1 the day of release, but at the same time, I had another 8805 delivered to my door. I opted to sell my 8805 for a second time and opened up the Emotiva RMC-1 last weekend and took the plunge! I am so extremely happy that I did so!!
I began setting up the Emotiva Saturday night and Tony came over on Sunday as we finished the initial set-up prior to a pre-arranged calibration with
. Even prior to our Mark's arrival, I could tell that the Emotiva was something special! The Matrix scenes and Dolby Atmos trailer demos seemed to have added detail compared to what I recalled hearing from my Tag McLaren and my Marantz processors. I went from being leary of the what Emotiva had released to being ultra excited in anticipation of Mark's arrival on Sunday!
After spending nearly 9 hours with Mark on Sunday, excitement for me is at an all-time high ! The front seats have been pushed back an extra foot, the projector and projector stand/rack has been pushed back behind the curtains, the rear speakers have been pushed back to curtains entrance, and Mark has adjusted the system to his precise preferences following a series of listening sessions.
I now have the following modes:
1) The "Official" Mark Seaton-Approved Mode (i.e. Formerly Guest Mode);
2) Alex Mode;
3) Excess Mode.
I am excited to get people's impressions for the next GTG. By spring of next year, I will aim to accomplish the following:
1) Hopefully get my JVC NX9 (which has been indefinitely delayed by JVC);
2) Get the Seaton Sparks ceiling mounted for 9.1.6 Dolby Atmos (once the brackets become available);
3) Purchase more Seaton surround speakers (as funds become available);
4) Insulate the rear of the theater with Rockwool.