Wow, it always amazes me how these threads that start with very good intentions get derailed with useless nonsense. Out of the 55 posts in this thread, I count exactly 2 that actually speak to the topic: review of the equipment. Very disappointing to those who might want to get actual information about the unit.
For my part I'll offer two thoughts: my perspective of a "review" is that you will always get someone's (the reviewer's) opinion. So arguing about the validity of an opinion is crazy. Everyone's opinion is valid - doesn't mean you have to agree with it.
Second thought, which is hopefully on topic: I've had exactly two evenings, approximately six hours, to spend with my new XMC-1. Mine drives a bank of Crown XLS2000's and Paradigm Reference speakers and DIY 18" subs. So far I think the XMC-1 has the potential to produce the best home theater experience for me to date. Prior to this I had an Integra DHC-40.1/Emotiva XPA-5, and prior to that a Rotel RSX-1056. I'll report back with a more detailed review after I have the system dialed in and have logged some hours with music and movies.
In the mean time, I sure hope this thread gets back on track. I'd like to hear more from people who actually have heard the unit.
Last edited by pmd918; 03-13-2015 at 03:36 PM.