Emotiva RMC-1 Concept

Emotiva’s New RMC-1 Reference A/V Processor Epitomizes Brand’s Approach to Audio Design

Top-of-the-Line Processor Features Extensive Feature Set, 4K UHD, and Object-Oriented Surround Sound

LAS VEGAS, NV, January 3, 2017—Emotiva Audio Corporation, the company that continually proves high-end audio doesn’t have be high-priced, will unveil, at CES ’17, its new flagship AV processor, RMC-1 (SRP: $4,999), a no-holds-barred model that supports full 4K UHD video, with high speed video switching, in addition to the latest Dolby Atmos and DTS-X object-oriented surround sound formats.

The RMC-1 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. (A full list of specifications follows the release.)

“The RMC-1 is, quite simply, the ultimate expression of our design expertise,” said Dan Laufman, President and Founder, Emotiva Audio Corp. “From the outset, this project was a mission to build the best AV processor in our company’s history. Of course, we’re talking about Emotiva, so the price is drastically lower than what you would expect for such an extraordinary product.”

Sonically, 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 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. (Auro 3D™is supported with an optional license.)

Analog audio signals are routed by precision circuitry that rivals the most expensive audiophile preamps. The analog signal path features premium audiophile-quality components at all critical locations to ensure the integrity of audio signal is preserved.

The RMC-1’s Reference Stereo mode helps to create a two-channel listening experience that is 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.

For those who prefer a more interactive user experience, the RMC-1 includes comprehensive 11-band parametric equalization on every channel, in addition to compatibility with the popular Room EQ Wizard room correction and analysis software.

The RMC-1 can be controlled via a powerful yet simple to use menu system which can be accessed via front panel controls, the included infrared remote control, or various network remote control options. System status is displayed on the 64 x 256 front panel OLED display, and the on-screen display.

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


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