Emotiva XMC-2 Overview
Like the RMC-1, Emotiva XMC-2 is an AV processor designed to serve as the control hub for a modern home theater or surround sound music system. The XMC-2 uses 18 Gbps bit-perfect video switches to grant top image quality from the latest HDR and Dolby Vision 4k UHD discs, along with an advanced audio decoding engine and hardware for true audiophile sound performance.
XMC-2 supports the latest object-oriented home theater surround sound formats, including Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, for a sound quality that rivals authentic high-end stereo components (professional set-up recommended). It also features powerful room correction from Dirac Research that utilizes a microphone to take multiple readings around your room, then returns that information to the amplifier for a completely bespoke response that will dramatically improve your audio experience (professional configuration is recommended).
Emotiva XMC-2 Features
The XMC-2 is a fully featured home cinema processor with advanced bass management, two independently separate sets of parametric equalizers, and room correction options for the ultimate Powerful new Analog Devices Sharc DSP technology, with dual-core 450 MHz DSP engines, delivers the best possible sonics in the XMC-2. The XMC-2 also incorporates high-quality RCA outputs on all channels for direct connection to your amplifiers, or via a Cirrus CS3318 resistor ladder output network for high-fidelity signal transfer to your surround sound speakers and powered amplifier customization. With a full range of pre-configured settings, the XMC-2 is an easy-to-use solution for anyone who wants to get the best out of their existing home cinema or surround sound speakers.
Five selectable modes give you the best balance between sound quality and control, allowing you to tailor the XMC-2 to your exact requirements. Stereo mode and surround mode both use dedicated bass management and room correction settings to optimize the sound in your home. Direct mode reduces processing but retains bass management for the purest sound possible.
Featuring audiophile-grade Verita AKM4490 DACs, the XMC-2 provides an impressive choice for stereo sound. These DACs operate in fully balanced mode on all 16-output channels, making this equally impressive in home cinema mode.
Emotiva XMC-2 Specifications
|Audio Operating Modes (modes determine how the audio signal is processed by the XMC-2)|| Reference Stereo Mode: Purist stereo mode with no bass management; analog signals remain pure analog.
|Surround Sound Processing Support||
|Digital Post-Processing Support||
Digital Audio Outputs:
|Toslink optical S/PDIF digital audio.|
|Coax (RCA) electrical S/PDIF digital audio.|
Inputs / Outputs:
Analog Audio Inputs:
|(1) pair; stereo:||Reference quality analog audio (balanced XLR).|
|(3) pairs; stereo:||
Analog Audio Outputs:
|(1) set; 16 channels:||Main analog audio outputs (balanced XLR).|
|(1) pair; stereo:||analog line level Zone 2 output (unbalanced).|