Emotiva announced their long awaited RMC-1 Dolby Atmos/DTS:X AV Processor, a no-holds-barred
model that supports full 4K UHD video, with high speed video switching. This model offers full support  for Dolby Atmos and DTS-X object-oriented surround sound
formats and is designed to be
the best in its class, with 16 fully balanced channels, including an all-analog
preamplifier section, precision 32-bit AD/DA conversion, and an advanced 4K UHD
video management system. Eight HDMI inputs and dual HDMI outputs support 2.0b
and HDCP 2.2, ensuring theater-like video quality from all 4K UHD HDR10 sources
and equipment.

On the audio side, the RMC-1
features a full 16 channels of Dolby Atmos and DTS:X surround sound (7.3.6 channels),
with a decoded audio signal for each channel that is processed by a separate
high performance AKM Verita™ 32-bit DAC, operated in what Emotiva refers to as “precision balanced mono
mode”. Support is provided for native audio decoding of single- and double-rate
DSD digital audio signals, accepted from either HDMI or USB sources.

Emotiva RMC-1 Connectors

Some of the guts of the soon to be Emotiva RMC-1 @ CES 2017

The RMC-1’s Reference Stereo
mode helps to create a two-channel listening experience that is claimed to be unparalleled at
the price point. Dirac Live™ automatic room
correction, running on all 16 channels at a full 192 kHz sample rate,
establishes the perfect synergy between the RMC-1, the listening room, and the
rest of the system.  The fact that Emotiva is putting out a 16 channel processor with fully differential circuits from input to output at this price point is truly remarkable and should put the rest of the high end processor market on notice.  We can’t wait to learn more about the capabilities of this product, especially the channel assignments and how it can really open up new possibilities beyond a 7.1.4 Atmos/DTS:X speaker layout typical in most immersive home theaters today.  The RMC-1 appears to leave nothing for the audiophile or videophile to desire other than to wait for its unannounced shipping date.

Similar to many Emotiva
products, the RMC-1 will be manufactured on site at the company’s headquarters
in Franklin, TN. 

gene posts on January 07, 2017 22:21

Emotiva announced their long awaited RMC-1 Dolby Atmos/DTS:X AV Processor, a no-holds-barred model that supports full 4K UHD video, with high speed video switching. Armed with 16 fully balanced channels for Dolby Atmos and DTS-X object-oriented surround sound, including an all-analog preamplifier section, precision 32-bit AD/DA conversion, and an advanced 4K UHD video management system the RMC-1 leaves nothing for the audiophile or videophile to desire other than to wait for its unannounced shipping date.

Read: Emotiva RMC-1 16CH Atmos/DTS:X AV Processor Preview