Emotiva to Invade CEDIA 2017 with an Immersive Sound Powerhouse (RMC-1 Processor)
(July 20, 2017) The countdown to CEDIA 2017 is officially on, and Emotiva isn’t shying away from grabbing headlines. Yesterday, the tech site Technology Integrator revealed the company’s plans to unveil its highly anticipated RMC-1 Processor at the annual industry show. Emotiva will demo the processor in a room featuring a massive 7.4.4 system.
The RMC-1 is poised to be the industry’s most affordable immersive sound processor capable of running system configurations larger than 7.2.4. Tentatively priced at $4,999, it offers 16-channels of processing power with a native capability to manage system configurations ranging from 7.4.4 to 7.3.6. It also delivers room correction using Dirac Live.
Emotiva has loaded the RMC-1 with all of the modern technologies needed for full 4K video support, including eight HDMI 2.0b inputs, two HDMI 2.0b outputs, and HDCP 2.2 compatibility. In addition, it carries an all-analog preamplifier section, 32-bit AD/DA conversion with AKM Verita DACs, and 16 balanced outputs.
On the codec side of the equation, the RMC-1 has native onboard decoding of DSD audio received from HDMI and USB sources. It can also deliver both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X surround sound, in addition to Auro-3D (unlocked for an additional fee).
“A significant number of our dealer friends on the front line are entrenched in the custom channel, and an increasing number are specifying Emotiva for installations that call for a true high-performance sonic solution,” said Dan Laufman, President and Founder, Emotiva Audio Corp. “It’s what makes Emotiva a favorite among installers who need audio equipment that sounds great and is reasonably priced.”
This is obviously a statement piece of equipment, opening the door to a new frontier of sub-$10,000 immersive sound performance.
In other Emotiva news, the company has officially begun selling its Airmotiv Tower and C2 Center Channel speakers in limited numbers. Priced at less than $1,000 per pair, the Airmotiv Tower is turning quite a few heads and proving to be popular. According to Emotiva: “The T2 Towers are flying off shelves here in our warehouse, so don’t delay in placing your order.”
The arrival of new speaker models is forcing older models into closeout status. The company says it still has limited stock of its discontinued Airmotiv 5S ($499/pair) and Airmotiv 6S ($699/pair) speakers, in addition to its Stealth DC-1 DAC. Visit Emotiva on the web for more information.
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