Originally Posted by enricoclaudio
I'm so happy that finally we have a WORKING processor with Dirac Live 2.0 out of the box. If Arcam/JBL/AudioControl gets their new line of processors working as expected in the next two or three months, I don't see how Emotiva can survive this, mostly if Dirac keeps getting delayed. In fact, if by the end of January Emotiva doesn't get things fully working on the RMC-1, I would expect an avalanche of RMC-1s returns and customers getting either the HTP-1 or any of the new Arcam based processors.
I know there is a lot of frustration against Emotiva but reading over there forum we have to admit more and more users have very close to stable unit. And those users enjoy there XMC-2/RMC-1 everyday. But still too many users still have frustrating « compatibility issues »
So I agree with you. Clock is thinking for Emotiva. Soon the HTP-1 will be available in quantity and soon after Arcam group should release there Dirac and more stable firmware.
Thats left Emotiva less than 2-3 months to put there act together and get out Dirac and solidify the firmware.
It’s not mission impossible but it will be a tight race.
For my part, I am waiting end of January to take my decision to keep or not my RMC-1L. I like this machine and for me, in my setup, the latest firmware although not perfect is very close to be stable. What I am missing is Dirac.
We know Emotiva have to develop Dirac in house and that’s the part I fear the most. The already low ressources now have to concentrate both on Dirac and also resolve the current issues.
My prediction for Emotiva is they will release Dirac one day or another in the next 2 months but at the cost of making their units not 100% stable for everyones. I think, like now, we will have 2 kind of Emotiva customers.
One half will be costumers like me. Thats mean with a XMC-2/RMC-1 unit that is compatibles with there display and gears and have already a pretty solid HDMI switching and sound lock. Customer in that group wish Dirac was here but already enjoy their processor on a day to day basis.
The other half, with less compatible gears with HDMI switching and sound lock problems will have a more frustrating journey. I am afraid Emotiva will take a long time before solving all those « HDMI compatibility exceptions ». Since the developer team seem small and the fact that they have to work harder on Dirac, no doubt, it will take longer for those exceptions to be fix one by one.
For the first group, when Dirac will be release they will have a great experience with top notch sound quality. But for costumers in the second group that will be a frustrating journey for sure... If I was in the latest group right now, I am not sure I will still have my processor.
Time will tell. And of couse I wish every user a full stable unit but I really doubt that’s will be the case soon...