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I am up on the list so I need to make a decision on this. It is tough to sift through all of the threads to get a solid answer as to if this pre/pro is worth it's price.


What are the opinions of those who have one? I would like to have unbiased opinions if at all possible.


I have a yamaha avr that does not have hdmi input, so that is a reason I am wanting to upgrade and more inputs.
 

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Tough decision. To some extent the jury is still out, based on all the comments on their forums, but it does seem to have a decent feature set and SQ according to many of those who have them. Question is if you want to div ein now at the current price and take 30 days to see if it works for you. if you'd rather wait for all the reported bugs to be fully cleared and pass for now you may well have to pay more later on.


On the other hand, depending on if you want to go to separates or upgrade to a newer AVR, it is a tough decision. There are other AVRs out there that have the same Torino and Dolby Volume or similar, so it's a "what do you want" thing.


And, if it makes any difference to you, whcih it well may not, there is the lingering question of whether you want t6o upgrade now and then worry later about HDMI 1.4 if you think you'll be into 3D. If not, HDMI 1.4 isn't worth worrying about.


Yeah, coin toss question with lots of plusses, minusses and open issues. Whatever you do, just plunge in and enjoy it!
 

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Originally Posted by tdogroeder /forum/post/18206739


I am up on the list so I need to make a decision on this. It is tough to sift through all of the threads to get a solid answer as to if this pre/pro is worth it's price.


What are the opinions of those who have one? I would like to have unbiased opinions if at all possible.


I have a yamaha avr that does not have hdmi input, so that is a reason I am wanting to upgrade and more inputs.

If you do not have an external amp now you have to figure that into the cost. The cost of the UMC-1 presently is $699.00 if you are on the preorder list. The cost is supposed to go up after that but Emotiva has not said by how much. So even at $699.00 and then you add the amp a UPA-5 ($549.00) or a UPA-7 ($699.00) would be good choices. So the total is $1248.00 to $1398.00 without shipping.


So you can also look at AVRs in that price range as well. There are many very good AVRs in that price range so you have quite a few choices. I have the UMC-1 but I have not had a chance to set it up and see how it compares to my Onkyo 886.


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I already have an external amp. 3D is not important to me, and I don't think I will invest into it.
 

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Take the chance on the UMC-1. If for some reason you don't like it, you can return it and recoup all your money; incuding shipping. You can also sell it for a profit. I see a few of them turning up on Audiogon selling for above list. By the time you receive yours, most, if not all, the bugs should be worked out.


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I was in the same boat as you about a week ago. I can order mine at any time now, so I had to make a decision. There are a lot of AVRs out there with the same, or better specs for the same cost, or less. The idea of separates is cool, but when it came down to it, the Onkyo had more features, and looked better on paper. I still plan on using external amps for my main channels, but I like the fact of Audyssy on the Onkyo. If I scrape together the cash in the next couple weeks, I may go ahead and get the UMC-1 and compare them. Right now, I'm really happy with the 707. It's doing everything I want, and then some!


I think once I get the outboard amplification in, and run through the audyssy setup, I will be golden. But as usual, YMMV, and the best is ultimately decided by your needs and ears!
 
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