emotiva xmc-1 home theatre processor

Emotiva's XMC-1 is a fully balanced 7.2 pre-amplifier/processor which is ideal for mid priced and higher end AV systems. Its level of sound quality also ensures high sound quality with music as well as movies, thanks to the Burr Brown DACs for all encoding and decoding. Full stereo and multi-channel DSD decoding is provided too. Analogue sources can be set to bypass any digital circuitry.

A two channel downmix of the analog or digital source playing in the main zone is available through the record outputs.

On the front, a headphone socket allows private listening. An analogue 3.5mm jack and digital USB inputs cater for listening to music via personal music players and USB sticks. Other than the volume control, a small number of buttons provide radio station presets, menu functions, and display and audio options. 

Emotiva XMC-1 remote control,
Emotiva XMC-1 home theatre processor,
Emotiva XMC-1 DIRAC microphone,
DIRAC Live EQ system of the XMC-1 processor,

dirac live room equalisation

DIRAC Live is one of the world's most advanced room equalisation systems, being used in some of the best home theatre components, as well as in the automotive trade to vastly improve the experience of in-car listening.


As if your own home cinema system wasn't already better than your local Odeon cinema, DIRAC allows you to make the most from any home theatre speaker system you choose, in any room you choose to use it, regardless of its acoustics.

DIRAC Live is set up with the supplied calibrated microphone, and uses your PC to the number crunching, giving you a full visual display of the results and adjustments.

click here to read more about DIRAC Live

rear panel of the Emotiva XMC-1 home theatre processor,

The back panel of the XMC-1 will have you covered for anything. Analogue and digital. Balanced and unbalanced. Inputs and outputs. All HDMI inputs and outputs are fully HDCP2.2/3D/4K/HDR/DV compliant, and all HDMI sources are passed through untouched with zero processing.

Atmos and DTS-X processing coming soon.

  • 8x HDMI inputs/4K

  • 2x HDMI outputs/4K

  • 3x pairs of analogue inputs, one pair with balanced option

  • 7x analogue outputs, all with balanced option

  • 2x analogue subwoofer outputs, both with balanced option

  • 1x pair analogue REC inputs

  • 1x pair of analogue REC outputs

  • 3x optical digital inputs

  • 1x optical digital output

  • 3x coaxial digital inputs

  • 1x coaxial digital output

  • 1x AES/EBU digital input

  • USB digital inputs (Type A and Type B)

  • Zone 1 and Zone 2 analogue outputs

  • 7.1 analogue input

  • 4x 12v trigger outputs

  • 1x IR input

  • 1x IR output

emotiva xmc-1 home theatre processor

A big positive for owners of Emotiva is that rather than releasing new models with new features making them redundant, Emotiva offer retrofittable upgrades to keep you up to date.

One example of that is the upgrade for 4K/HDR/DV, and the forthcoming addition of Dolby Atmos and DTS-X processing, making the XMC-1 processor a first class choice for home theatre enthusiasts and music lovers alike.


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inside te Emotiva XMC-1 AV processor