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Emotiva Audio XMC-2 16-channel A/V Processor Debuts
Full press release:
Follow-up to Flagship RMC-1 Features Best-in-Class Audio/Video Performance, with Proprietary Audio Processing Hardware.
FRANKLIN, TN, August 20, 2019— Emotiva Audio Corporation is proving once again that high-end audio doesn’t have to be high-priced by introducing the highly anticipated XMC-2 16 channel AV Processor, featuring the outstanding sonics and innovative modular design of the company’s flagship RMC-1 processor at a more affordable price point.
Available this month at a suggested retail price of $2,999, the XMC-2 processor was designed from the ground up as the nerve center of a modern surround A/V system. Its audio performance and innovative features are consistently ahead of competitive products at any price point.
From bit-perfect video switching to the company’s advanced audio decoding engine and proprietary audio processing hardware, the XMC-2 processor provides professional-grade A/V performance. Included are on-board support for current Dolby Atmos and DTS:X object-oriented surround sound formats, with sound quality that is equal to and often better than traditional audiophile stereo components.
“If the RMC-1 was our most anticipated product in recent years, the XMC-2 was right behind it,” said Dan Laufman, President and CEO, Emotiva Audio Corp. “Out of the gate, it’s the one that longtime customers have been drooling over, especially after word got out that performance is very similar to that of the our flagship RMC-1.
The new XMC-2, like the RMC-1, combines powerful new DSP technology with audiophile-grade analog circuitry to deliver best-in-class sonics. Emotiva’s proprietary OS controls the menu system and all the advanced control logic.
The XMC-2 features the same advanced 4k HDR and Dolby Vision UHD video switching capabilities as the RMC-1, the same support for decoding and processing 16 discrete 16 channels of Dolby Atmos and DTS:X surround sound audio, and the same powerful yet simple to use Live AVä menu and control system.
Like the RMC-1, the XMC-2 processor uses audiophile-grade AKM AK4490 32-Bit DACs, providing 16 channels of fully balanced audio output. The AK4490, recognized as a superb fully differential stereo DAC, offers a super-high-quality mode called “mono mode.” The XMC-2 uses the front three channels and main LFE outputs in this mode, while the remaining channels use the AK4490 in its stereo differential mode.
For intuitive operation, the XMC-2 features a large high-quality graphical OLED display and menu navigation interface.
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