I am waiting till Dirac is in and if 1.8 turns to be that good as they say I will most likely join the XMC-2 camp
I think proportions and design of XMC-2 are better than RMC-1L which is too small comparing to RMC-1, the RMC-1L's volume knob and display are therefore out of proportions. IMHO RMC-1 looks best, then XMC-2 and then RMC-1L. I also prefer having dedicated direct nav + dim buttons
I found some review RMC-1 vs XMC-2 (google translate link to the original site):
(if you scroll down to product details section and click on expand "+" there are more details, which I find interesting.
Based on what they say RMC-1 has the edge over xmc2 in terms of 'surround sound atmosphere' (no surprise here since 2k difference, DAC's operating in mono on all channels in RMC-1), front stage no differences);
'the atmosphere compared to other 11-channel pre-pro models of the Japanese camp, it must be considered to perform better at a satisfactory level'
'Except to fight with the only advantage that can be seen at this time is the ease of use. Smooth at the pre-11 Japanese channel is still better than almost every 16-channel pre and all brands'
BTW anyone seen other reviews of XMC-2 ?
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