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RMC-1L 16 Channel 9.1.6 Discrete Dolby Atmos & DTS:X Reference Cinema Processor

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The RMC-1L is a Reference Level 3D audio surround sound processor/preamplifier with 16 discrete c...More

The RMC-1L is a Reference Level 3D audio surround sound processor/preamplifier with 16 discrete channels - designed from the ground up to serve as the nerve center of a state-of-the-art home cinema and surround sound music system.Less

True audiophile performance in a 16-channel home theater processor.
All of the features of the RMC-1, in a slimmer chassis, without expansion capabilities.
Dual configurable blue OLED displays.
Highly configurable menu system and Dirac Live room correction.
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Flexible Audio Input and Output Options

Supports an extremely wide variety of audio sources, including HDMI audio, analog audio, AM and FM radio, digital S/PDIF and USB PCM audio, and both single and double-rate DSD digital audio.

Independent audio input selection for each video input. (The user can associate any audio source with any video input. In addition, the user may temporarily choose to listen to any audio-only source while watching any video input.)

Second audio zone with separate DACs and source selection. (Second Zone can track Main Zone or be set to use separate digital or analog audio input.)

True Audiophile Sound Quality

Designed first and foremost to deliver superb sound quality.

Fully balanced Reference Stereo signal path.

Highest quality audio decoding for the latest Dolby Atmos and DTS:X object oriented surround sound formats.

Highest quality audio decoding for high resolution surround sound formats like Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.

Support for stereo and surround sound PCM digital audio via HDMI.

Native support for stereo and surround sound DSD digital audio via HDMI, and for both single-rate and double rate stereo DSD audio via USB.

Audiophile grade AKM4490 Verita DACs, operating in fully balanced Mono mode, on all 16 Main Zone outputs. (Independent AKM4490 DAC for Zone 2.)

AKM5572 Verita ADCs on analog inputs.

Exclusive Dirac Live™ for Emotiva automatic room correction system.

Hardware based ASRCs (asynchronous sample rate converters) between DSP stages for extremely high jitter immunity with digital audio sources.

Digitally controlled precision analog ladder network volume controls. (Cirrus CS3318 resistor ladder network volume controls on main zone; Cirrus CS3310 resistor ladder network volume control on secondary zones.)

High performance digital AM/FM tuner.

Flexible Audio Control Options

Support for up to three separate subwoofers, with independent level, distance, room correction, and EQ settings for each.

Advanced bass management with fully independent crossover settings for each speaker group.

Our exclusive Live AV™ menu feature, which allows you to hear the changes you make to most menu settings, including levels and crossover frequencies, in real time.

Two sets of fully independent 11-band manual parametric speaker EQ settings.

Global Bass and Treble controls with user-selectable turnover points (independent from more complex EQ settings).

User selectable true Fletcher-Munson loudness compensation.

Selectable dynamic range control.

Support For The Latest Surround Sound Audio Modes

The RMC-1 will automatically detect how the audio on each source you play is encoded and select the optimum mode to use to decode it. Decoded audio will then be optimized for your unique system configuration. All automatic processing modes can be manually overridden temporarily, and default modes can be reconfigured to suit your listening preferences.

Support for the latest surround sound audio decoding options: - Dolby Atmos (up to 9.1.6). - Dolby TrueHD (up to 7.2). - Dolby Digital Plus. - Dolby Digital. - DTS:X (up to 7.1.4) - DTS-HD Master Audio. - DTS-HD High Resolution Audio. - DTS 5.1. - Stereo and Multi-Channel PCM. - Stereo and Multi-Channel DSD.

Support for the latest digital post processing modes: - Dolby Surround. - DTS Neural:X.

Cutting Edge Video Switching

18 Gbps video bandwidth with bit-perfect signal switching on all HDMI inputs and outputs. Supports formats up to 4k UHD 50/60Hz 4.4.4 with HDR, HDR10, and Dolby Vision.

ARC (Audio Return Channel) and CEC support on primary output.

The RMC-1 is a pure video switch; video inputs are routed directly to the appropriate output without any unnecessary processing. Video switching is provided by three Panasonic MN864788 High Speed LSI 4k UHD Video Switches.

Unique Video On Standby option allows both audio and video to be routed directly to your display when the RMC-1 is turned off. This allows you or other family members to use your monitor to watch cable or TV shows while your main home theater system is turned off.

Powerful Display and Control Options

Front panel control via unique multi-axis encoder, which combines a precision rotary encoder and a sensitive four-quadrant joystick type controller.

Full sized machined aluminum infrared remote control with discrete buttons for HDMI input selection, trim adjustments, and other major functions.

Remote control apps - available for Apple and Windows computers and Android phones.

Integration with universal infrared remote controls and popular infrared and network operated whole-home control systems.

Four flexible Trigger Outputs can be independently configured to activate amplifiers or other trigger-enabled equipment.

The RMC-1L is a Reference Level 3D audio surround sound processor/preamplifier with 16 discrete channels - designed from the ground up to serve as the nerve center of a state-of-the-art home cinema and surround sound music system. Here at Emotiva, we have an absolute passion for sound quality; it’s in our DNA. When we set out to design the RMC-1L, our goal was to deliver the same Reference-Caliber sound quality from movies that we demand from our favorite audiophile recordings. We engineered an innovative hardware platform from the ground up combining powerful, cutting-edge digital audio technologies and meticulous classic analog circuit design to deliver the highest quality, immersive audio experience. To control this advanced hardware, we developed an all-new proprietary operating system, which we carefully engineered to be both simple to use and incredibly flexible. Creating the entire system in-house gave us precise control over the design and construction process and continues to enable us to carefully fine-tune the features and capabilities of each of our processors. Many of these innovations were first showcased in our critically acclaimed XMC-1 processor. The RMC-1L takes this technological innovation to the next level. The RMC-1L incorporates the latest 4k video switching capabilities and most advanced surround sound decoding and processing. It also has sixteen channels of the latest audio digital to analog conversion hardware to take full advantage of object-oriented surround sound formats – Dolby Atmos and DTS-X. 18 Gbps, bit-perfect video switching in the RMC-1L ensure that you’ll get the best possible image quality from the latest HDR and DolbyVision 4k UHD content. The advanced audio decoding engine, audio processing hardware, and room correction options guarantee true audiophile sound quality and system performance in any room. The RMC-1L is not only a superb home theater processor but is also a true audiophile stereo and multichannel audio component. It's what makes the RMC-1L stand out from other processors on the market.  The RMC-1L fulfills our vision of what a high-end surround sound processor should be.

Specifications

Audio Operating Modes (modes determine how the audio signal is processed by the RMC-1L):

  • Reference Stereo Mode: Purist stereo mode with no bass management; analog signals remain pure analog.
  • Direct Mode: Minimal processing with bass management.
  • Surround Mode: Full surround sound processing, with bass management and room correction.
  • Stereo Mode: Full bass management and room correction for stereo input signals.
  • All Stereo Mode

Decoding and Processing

Surround Sound Processing Support:

  • Dolby Atmos (up to 9.1.6).
  • Dolby TrueHD (up to 7.2).
  • Dolby Digital Plus.
  • Dolby Digital.
  • DTS:X (up to 7.1.4)
  • DTS-HD Master Audio.
  • DTS-HD High Resolution Audio.
  • DTS 5.1.
  • Multi-Channel PCM.

Digital Post Processing Support:

  • Dolby Surround.
  • DTS Neural:X.

Displays and Controls

Front Panel Display:

  • Dual, independently configurable, 64 x 256 resolution, blue OLED displays.

On-Screen Display (OSD):

  • Configurable full color OSD displayed over live video, including 4k and 3D sources.

Controls and Remote Control Options:

  • Front panel control via unique multi-axis encoder, which combines a precision rotary encoder and a sensitive four-quadrant joystick type controller.
  • Full sized machined aluminum infrared remote control with discrete buttons for HDMI input selection, trim adjustments, and other major functions.
  • Remote control apps - available for Apple and Windows computers and Android phones.
  • Integration with universal infrared remote controls and popular infrared and network operated whole-home control systems.
  • Four flexible Trigger Outputs can be independently configured to activate amplifiers or other trigger-enabled equipment.

Inputs / Outputs

Analog Audio Inputs:

  • (1) pair; stereo: Reference quality analog audio (balanced XLR).
  • (3) pairs; stereo: Reference quality analog audio (unbalanced; machined gold-plated RCA connectors).

Analog Audio Outputs:

  • (1) set; 16 channels: Main analog audio outputs (balanced XLR).
  • (1) pair; stereo: analog line level Zone 2 output (unbalanced).
  • (1) high quality 1/8” stereo headphone output.

Digital Video Inputs and Outputs:

  • (8): HDMI digital video inputs: HDMI 2.0b with HDCP 2.2 (all inputs support HDMI 2.0b and HDR, including dynamic HDR and Dolby Vision).
  • (2): HDMI digital video outputs: HDMI 2.0b with HDCP 2.2 (one with CEC and ARC). (both outputs support HDMI 2.0b and HDR - including dynamic HDR and Dolby Vision).

Digital Audio Inputs:

  • Internal high-performance AM/FM tuner.
  • (4): Toslink optical S/PDIF digital audio (up to 24/192).
  • (4): Coax (RCA) electrical S/PDIF digital audio (up to 24/192).
  • (1): AES/EBU (XLR) digital audio.
  • (1): USB Type B digital audio (UAC2 USB audio up to 24/192k)
  • Digital PCM and DSD audio supported on all HDMI inputs and USB input

Digital Audio Outputs:

  • (1): Toslink optical S/PDIF digital audio.
  • (1): Coax (RCA) electrical S/PDIF digital audio.

Other Inputs:

  • (2): USB Type A digital data inputs (for firmware updates and future enhancements).
  • (1): Ethernet port (RJ-45) (network connection for Dirac and remote control applications).

Cutting Edge Operating System and Processors

Main System Processor:

  • The RMC-1L is controlled by our own proprietary Linux-based operating system, and by several powerful DSP engines, each running custom software code.
  • The main control functions on the RMC-1L are handled by a Texas Instruments AM-1808 Sitara Arm9 32 bit 375MHz processor.

Video Processing:

  • The RMC-1L is a pure video switch; video inputs are switched directly to the appropriate output without any unnecessary processing. Video switching on the RMC-1L is handled by three Panasonic MN864788 High Speed LSI 4k UHD Video Switches.

Audio Processing:

  • All audio decoding and post processing is handled by twin Analog Devices, dual-core, 450 MHz DSP engines.
  • Audio digital-to-analog conversion for each of the 16 main audio outputs is performed by an individual AKM4490 Verita DAC operating in fully balanced Mono mode.

Power Requirements

  • 115 VAC or 230 VAC @ 50 / 60 Hz (automatically detected).

Dimensions & Weight

  • Unboxed: 17” Wide x 15.5” Deep x 5.25” High (not counting feet).
  • Unboxed: 17” Wide x 15.5” Deep x 5.75” High (with feet).
  • Boxed: 22" Wide x 19" Deep x 10" High
  • Unboxed 22 lbs.
  • Boxed 31 lbs.

User Manual

RMC-1L User Manual

Dirac Live User Manual + FAQ

Dirac Live User Manual Dirac Live Quick Start Guide  

Firmware + Instructions/Release Notes 

RMC-1L 3.2 Firmware

Emotiva Processor Setup Resources

Emotiva Processor Compatibility, Configuration Notes

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