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Emotiva XMC-2 16 Channel AV Processor


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Ex VAT: £2,745.83

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.

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Warranty length 5 Years
Colour Black
Brand Emotiva

Tech Specs

Front Panel
- Display: GUI 64 x 256px blue OLED
- OSD: Full colour 4k/3D sources


Analog In:
- Balanced XLR: 1 pair stereo
- Unbalanced: 3 pairs stereo


Analog Out:
- Balanced XLR: 1 x 16 channels
- Unbal: 1 pair stereo line Zone 2
- 1/8” stereo headphone output


Digital In
- Internal AM/FM tuner
- Toslink optical S/PDIF: 3 (<24/192)
- Coax (RCA) S/PDIF: 3 (<24/192)
- AES/EBU (XLR): 1
- USB Type B (UAC2 USB <24/192k): 1
- HDMI: 8 in


Digital Out
- Toslink optical S/PDIF: 1
- Coax (RCA) S/PDIF: 1
- USB Type A: 2
- Ethernet port (RJ-45)
- HDMI out: 2 out (1 CEC/ARC)


Main System Processor
- Linux-based OS
- Several powerful DSP engines
- TI AM-1808 Sitara Arm9 32Bit 375MHz


Video Processing
- Pure video switch
- 3x Panasonic MN864788 LSI 4k UHD


Audio Processing:
- 2 x dual-core, 450 MHz DSP engines
- AKM AK4490 Verita DACs
- Fully bal Mono mode (front 3 ch)
- Fully bal stereo mode

Product Description

Emotiva XMC-2 16-channel Dolby Atmos and DTS:X AV Processor delivers virtually all of the remarkable audio and visual performance of the RMC-1 with the exception of a few of the very advanced features and optional extras which passes on a substantial cost reduction to the user.

Audiophile Grade

XMC-2 brings revolutionary audio and video performance to a broader segment of hifi music and home cinema enthusiasts. Like RMC-1, XMC-2 is a cutting edge AV processor designed to serve as the control hub of a modern home theater or surround sound system. The 18 Gbps bit-perfect video switches grant top image quality from latest HDR and Dolby Vision 4k UHD discs while advanced audio decoding engine and hardware ensure audiophile-grade sound performance.

Sound Performance

RMC-1 fuses latest Dolby Atmos and DTS:X object-based surround formats with a sound quality rivaling authentic audiophile stereo components and an choice of advanced features for home theater and high-quality sound systems. XMC-2 caters to music enthusiasts who do not need all of the advanced features and performance of the RMC-1 but at a drastically lower price point which makes it much more accessible.

Advanced Hardware

Based on the same complex hardware platform developed for XMC-1 and RMC-1, it partners dynamic new processor technology with meticulous analogue circuit design for best possible audio reproduction. Emotiva's patented OS drives the menu system and sophisticated control logic. XMC-2 shares the 4k HDR and Dolby Vision UHD video switching capabilities of the RMC-1 along with full sixteen-channel decoding and processing of superb Dolby Atmos and DTS:X audio.

AKM DAC chips

XMC-2 uses AKM AK4490 DAC chips providing sixteen channels of fully balanced audio output. This fully differential stereo DAC chip delivers an ultra high-quality mono mode for the front three channel DACs while the remaining channels operate in the normal stereo differential mode.

OLED Displays

XMC-2 uses a high quality graphical OLED display and is operated by conventional control buttons. It does not have the three rear panel expansion slots offered by the RMC-1 and uses standard RCA jacks in place of the audiophile grade panel-mounted RCA connectors. If you want cutting edge AV performance in a surround sound processor that performs equally well in an audiophile quality sound system, all on a limited budget, then the XMC-2 is perfect for you.

Flexible Options

XMC-2 supports an extensive variety of audio sources including HDMI audio, analog audio, AM and FM radio, digital S/PDIF and USB PCM audio, as well as single and double-rate DSD digital audio. Autonomous audio input selection is available for each video input as well as a second audio zone with separate DACs and source selection. This can track Main Zone or be set to use separate digital or analogue audio input. It supports up to three individual subwoofers with independent level, distance, room correction, and EQ settings for each.

Versatile Control

Control is possible via a full-sized machined aluminum infrared remote control with discrete buttons for HDMI input selection, trim adjustments and other key functions. Remote control apps are available for Apple and Windows computers and Android phones. Four flexible Trigger Outputs can be independently configured to activate amplifiers or other trigger-enabled equipment.

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

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0844 50 403 50

Sales Landline
0121 224 7300/7401

Customer Services Landline
0121 224 7350/7351

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