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Emotiva BasX MR1 11.2 Channel AV Receiver

 
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Ex VAT: £1,915.83
£2,299.00

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Features

Number Of Channel 11.2
Power Per Channel (8ohms) 100W
Warranty length 3 Years
Colour Black
Brand Emotiva

Tech Specs

Video Inputs and Outputs:
- (6) HDMI 2.0b compliant HDMI video inputs (all with full support for 4k UHD video, HDCP 2.2, HDR10, HDR10+, and Dolby Vision).
- (2) HDMI 2.0b compliant HDMI video outputs (primary output supports both ARC and eARC).
Audio Inputs:
- (4) stereo unbalanced analog audio inputs.
- (2) S/PDIF coaxial digital audio inputs.
- (2) Toslink (optical) digital audio inputs.
- (1) USB Audio (DAC) input.
- (1) Bluetooth audio input (internal with rear panel antenna).
Audio Outputs:
- (1) set of 13.2 channel unbalanced audio main outputs.
- (1) set of 11 channel speaker outputs
- (2) balanced subwoofer outputs (in parallel with main sub outputs).
Other Inputs and Outputs:
- (1) IR remote control signal input.
- (1) RS-232 serial remote-control port
- (1) Trigger output (programmable).
- (1) USB data input (reserved for firmware updates).
- Audio Formats and Modes Supported
Surround Sound Audio Formats:
- Dolby Atmos
- Dolby TrueHD
- Dolby Surround
- DTS:X
- DTS HD Master Audio
- DTS
Surround Sound Upmixers:
- Dolby Surround Upmixer (DSU)
- DTS Neural:X
- Sound Field and Processing Options:
- Pure
- Direct
- Stereo
- Multi-Channel
- Dolby Upmix
- DTS Neural:X
- Room Correction
Automatic Room Correction:
- EmoQ Second Generation Automatic Room Correction (with graphical interface).
- Manual Room Correction (EQ): Three Separate Manual Speaker Presets - Each Of Which Offers...
- 11 Bands of Full Parametric EQ: Left Front and Right Front.
- 11 Bands of Full Parametric EQ: Center Channel.
- 7 Bands of Full Parametric EQ: Surround Channels.
- 7 Bands of Full Parametric EQ: Top Channels.
- 5 Bands of Full Parametric EQ: Subwoofers.
Technical Specifications:
- Line Level Analog Outputs (Preamp Outputs)
- Rated Output Voltage: +6 dBV (2 VRMS)
- Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz +/- 0.05 dB
- Total Harmonic Distortion: < 0.0025% @ 1 kHz < 0.05% from 20 Hz to 20 kHz
- Signal to Noise Ratio: > 100 dB @ 1 kHZ
- Crosstalk: < 85 dB @ 10 kHZ
Speaker Outputs: (Amplifier Section)
- Power Output Per Channel; ONE channel driven: 160 watts RMS / channel @ 8 Ohms; 290 watts RMS / channel @ 4 Ohms; < 0.1% THD
- Power Output Per Channel; TWO channels driven: 160 watts RMS / channel @ 8 Ohms; 260 watts RMS / channel @ 4 Ohms; < 0.1% THD
- Power Output Per Channel; FIVE channels driven: 135 watts RMS / channel @ 8 Ohms; 190 watts RMS / channel @ 4 Ohms; < 0.1% THD
- Power Output Per Channel; ELEVEN channels driven: 100 watts RMS / channel @ 8 Ohms; 130 watts RMS / channel @ 4 Ohms; < 0.1% THD
- Power Bandwidth (at rated power; 8 Ohm load): 20 Hz to 20 kHz (+ 0 / - 0.15 dB) or better.
- Broad Band Frequency Response: 5 Hz to 80 kHz (+ 0 / - 3 dB).
- THD + Noise: < 0.005% (A-weighted); at rated power; 1 kHz; 8 Ohms.
- Signal To Noise Ratio (8 Ohm Load): > 115 dB or better; referenced to rated power (A-weighted).
- Minimum Load Impedance: 4 Ohms (one 4 Ohm speaker or two paralleled 8 Ohm speakers.)
- Damping Factor: > 500.
Power Requirements:
- 230 VAC @ 50Hz
Dimensions:
- 43.18cm W x 19.69cm H x 39.37cm D (without connectors).
Weight:
- 22.68kg (net)
- 26.31kg (boxed).

Product Description

Emotiva BasX MR1 AV receiver is a 13.2 channel multi-channel receiver for the modern era and is designed to deliver the performance of separate AV processor and multi-channel components in a single box. Overall performance and build quality is far beyond what you’d expect at this level and this is one of the best value AV receivers offering this number of channels on the market, allowing for many different multi-channel configurations.

The uncompromising sound is supplied by a 13.2 channel immersive surround sound processor. This is coupled with 11 channels of class AB amplification and a massive 1000VA power supply. All six HDMI inputs are eARC enabled. Usability is good with a comprehensive menu system and a backlit remote control. This is a class leading unit with all the latest capabilities.

Class H Power

MR1 has a massive 1000VA transformer that provides enough muscle to drive eleven channels, and operates in class H. The soft switch circuity monitors the audio output voltage swing and regulates using that reference. In this way the PSU provides just enough voltage for that particular output power. This allows the use of high quality class AB amplifier modules without the otherwise unmanageable power requirements. As a result, each channel delivers a maximum of 160 watts in 8 ohms. The output can drive difficult loads with ease.

Please note: the MR1 offers amplification for 11 channels (plus 2 subwoofer outputs) hence 11.2, but 13.2 channels of processing in total (the extra two channels are processing only with preouts for external amplification).

Great Connectivity

The MR1 can be used as the heart of the ultimate AV system. Unusually all six of the HDMI inputs support eARC as well as 4K UHD HDR video. The surround sound processor is the capable SHARC DSP, which supports the latest Dolby Atmos and DTS formats. Inputs include six RCA analogue inputs as well as two sets of Digital optical and coaxial inputs. There is also a USB socket for external drives as well as Bluetooth connectivity.

EARC - an explanation

eArc is a sound standard that is used by HDMI connectors. This connector carries both video and audio signals between AV equipment. The HDMI format has evolved over the years and can now handle 12K video as well as higher frame rates. ARC stands for Audio Return Channel and was developed as a means of sending audio without the need for a separate cable. The original ARC format had patchy support for hi-res audio and there was often only one HDMI socket that was eARC enabled. eARC was developed to allow for multi-channel audio with no compression. Notably, with the MR1 all the HDMI inputs are eARC capable.

Flexible Outputs

Speaker configurations are versatile with everything from a simple 2.1 setup to a blistering Dolby Atmos 7.2.4 system. Processing is available for 13.2 channels, with an additional two channel amplifier for the final two channels. More on 7.2.4 below.

EMO-Q Room Correction

The MR1 has the latest Emotiva EMO-Q sound correction system. The app has a comprehensive on-screen menu that graphically shows the output of each channel. The display shows the actual output of each channel along with the corrected version. In this way, a real-time adjustment can be performed, by using a microphone to monitor the overall sound. The backlit remote control should allow for easy operation in any lighting conditions. All the inputs have direct access along with live trim for all the speaker groups, such as subwoofer, centre and height speakers.

What is 7.2.4?

There are various surround sound speaker configurations. These are referred to using a dot number system. The first number refers to the number of speakers at ear level, in this case seven. The next number is the number of subwoofers, here it is two. The final number refers to the number of height speakers, in this case four - which can be up-firing or celling speakers. This configuration is used for Dolby Atmos or DTS systems.

The simplest “surround” system is 5.1, that is a left, right and centre speaker with two rear speakers and a subwoofer. 7.2.4 is seven channels (three front and four surround) with two subwoofers and four Atmos speakers, etc. with the MR1 capable of supporting a set-up upto 11.2 channels without further amplification or 13.2 channels with the last two channels amplified externally.

Customer Reviews

  • Richard James

    25 Jun 2023

    Being visually impaired this is the only product out their that is designed for visually impaired people. Easy to connect and straight out of the box no difficult wiring to do just connect and go. Thank you Emotiva and thank you Audio Affair for having this product in the UK.
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