"From the outside it looks like a stripped down Lexcicon MC12. While I know this is unlikely, it even has a music 7 mode (as in Logic 7) "
It only looks like the MC-12. Internally they are completely different machines as can be seen by checking out what DSP engines they use. The MC-12 runs a Crystal and 4 SHARCs... the DTC-10 runs Motorolla.
In conversations with Cinepro over the last couple of months... Last week. "There is only one real unit right now on my desk." That wasd from Travis when we were talking about the beta testing.
Didn't get the line about July. But that sounds pretty good. The DTC-10 was announced back in 2000 or maybe 1999. Cinepro has long wanted to provide a quality premp to go along with the stellar amps. Earlier DTC-10s were products of farming. This unit was built from the ground up with an agreement between Cinepro and 2 other companies. The designer has quite the last name...
Whgat I can tell you for sure is that the DCT-10 was concieved to be the compliment to the Cinepro 3k6 1k2. People were asking why it lacked balanced connectors. Eric had initally planned to have a SE version later down the line.
Since this prepro is supposed to compliment a Cinepro amp, why is the prepro a 7 channel design while the amps are of 6 channel variety? Either make the prepro 6 channel or start offering a 7 channel amp. You agree?
Cinepro showed a 7 channel design at CEDIA 2001.... I thought they were calling it the X-7, or something along those lines.
Cinepro's 6 channel architecture goes back along ways for them. The amps are populated with 3 stereo modules, plus a massive transformer to serve all the channels. It was easier and less expensive to use three stereo modules than two stereo modules and a single mono module.
Whether the 7 channel amp makes it out or not is unknown to me at this point.
Fair enough, you make good points. You're definitely right as to other "mismatches." My mind was fixed on newer products from a few brands that were "matched". Those being: Lex, Anthem, Integra, Outlaw. I guess I'm just being picky.
I realize that Cinepro's amps are of super killer design (both in output & quality). I am hoping their new prepro will shakeup the competition a little bit - I just anticipate the one channel difference being the reason that some buyers may consider the prepro but then not want their amp. Just my opinion. I wonder what Cinepro dealers think? They should have a good idea as to what their consumers are looking for.
John: There are no 7 channel amps on the new inventory order sheet.
Rich: John nailed it about the stereo desinges. Remember that Cinepro likes to drive passive subs. So a 6 channel plus a 2 channel seems like a pretty good match. Also as John pointed out... DTSES and DDEX are 6 channel.
I have a 7.1 channel Tag McLaren pre/pro and needed extra channels to drive the surrounds and A Stryke HE15.4(4 voice coils). The second Cinepro 2K6III worked great and leaves many option for driving just about anything. The new Cinepro pre/pro looks very interesting! If it is a good performer may be less money than the upgrade price for my Tag.
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