Emotiva Black XMC-2 16 Channel Atmos & DTS:X AV Processor


Sale price£3,599.00
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Available to demo in our dedicated home cinema showroom in Yorkshire. Contact us to make a booking.

Please note - Yorkshire AV will upgrade the firmware to the latest version prior to dispatch. If you'd prefer us not to do this, please let us know.

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XMC-2 features an almost identical performance to the flagship RMC-1 but without some of the more advanced features along with a significant cost saving.

The XMC-2 is a state-of-the-art surround sound processor - designed from the ground up to serve as the nerve centre of a modern home theatre or surround sound music system. The bit-perfect video switches in the XMC-2 ensure that you’ll get the best possible image quality from the latest HDR and Dolby Vision 4k UHD discs, and the advanced audio decoding engine, audio processing hardware, and room correction options guarantee you true audiophile sound quality and performance. Unlike other surround sound processors, the XMC-2 is not only a superb home theatre processor, but also a true audiophile stereo component. When we set out to design the XMC-2 we had some relatively lofty goals. We wanted to design a processor that would support the latest Dolby Atmos and DTS:X object oriented surround sound formats, with plenty of channels to fulfill the needs of our most demanding customers, and sound quality and performance equal to or better than the best stereo equipment currently on the market. And, along with that, it had to deliver superb bit-perfect picture quality, and support the latest HDR and Dolby Vision 4k UHD video content. And, finally, it had to be relatively simple to configure and operate, so that our customers would actually be able to take full advantage of its advanced performance and capabilities.

Designing a surround sound processor that includes all of the features you need in a modern home theatre system, while still delivering superb sound quality, is a truly formidable undertaking. Most AV receivers and pre/pros offer plenty of features, but include serious compromises in sound quality. And most audio gear that offers true audiophile sound quality is limited to stereo, and offers very few features. Our plans called for a platform that could deliver both.

Key Features

- True Audiophile Sound Quality
- Designed to deliver superb sound quality
- Fully balanced Reference Stereo signal path
- Audio decoding for latest Dolby Atmos and DTS:X
- Decodes Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio
- Supports stereo and surround sound PCM digital audio
- Native support for DSD digital audio via HDMI
- Supports single/double rate stereo DSD via USB
- Audiophile grade AKM4490 Verita DACs
- Fully balanced Mono mode for three front main channels
- AKM5572 Verita ADCs on analog inputs.
- Hardware based ASRCs between DSP for high jitter
- Digitally controlled precision ALN volume controls
- High performance digital AM/FM tuner

Processing Formats

  • Dolby Atmos (up to 9.1.6)
  • Dolby TrueHD (up to 7.2)
  • Dolby Digital Plus
  • Dolby Digital
  • DTS:X (up to 7.1.4)
  • DTS-HD Master Audio
  • DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
  • DTS 5.1
  • Multi-Channel PCM

Inputs and Outputs

Analogue Audio Inputs

1 pair stereo: Reference quality analogue audio (balanced XLR)
3 pairs stereo: Reference quality analogue audio (unbalanced)

Analogue Audio Outputs

1 set 16 channels: Main analog audio outputs (balanced XLR)
1 pair stereo: analogue line level Zone 2 output (unbalanced)
1 high quality 1/8” stereo headphone output

Digital Video Inputs and Outputs

8 HDMI digital video inputs: HDMI 2.0b with HDCP 2.2 (all inputs support HDMI 2.0b and HDR, including dynamic HDR and Dolby Vision)
2 HDMI digital video outputs: HDMI 2.0b with HDCP 2.2 (one with CEC and ARC). (both outputs support HDMI 2.0b and HDR - including dynamic HDR and Dolby Vision)

Digital Audio Inputs

Internal high-performance AM/FM tuner
3 Toslink optical S/PDIF digital audio (up to 24/192)
3 Coax (RCA) electrical S/PDIF digital audio (up to 24/192)
1 AES/EBU (XLR) digital audio
1 USB Type B digital audio (UAC2 USB audio up to 24/192k)
Digital PCM and DSD audio supported on all HDMI inputs and USB input

Digital Audio Outputs

1 Toslink optical S/PDIF digital audio
1 Coax (RCA) electrical S/PDIF digital audio

Other Inputs

2 USB Type A digital data inputs (for firmware updates and future enhancements)
1 Ethernet port (RJ-45)



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