Oppo Beta Group
The only way to have a fully upgradeable processor is to gut it. Forget the marketing, parts get old and obsolete.I've owned an XMC-1 pretty much from the time it was released. I can't believe the XMC-2 has been out for about five months and still no Dirac. That's insane!
I'm very happy with the XMC-1 and was hoping that Dirac Live 2 would be an upgrade possibility. I posted over at the Lounge and Emotiva will not be offering a Dirac Live 2 upgrade for the XMC-1. I was told I could trade in my XMC-1 and that the XMC-2 would be the upgrade. I don't see it that way. With the trade in it would cost $1050 to get the XMC-2. Not what I consider an upgrade. Especially when the XMC-1 was released it was billed as "the last processor you'll ever need" due to it's upgradeable architecture. Well that certainly isn't true .
These days, 5 years is a long run for an HT processor if you want the latest features and compatibility.