7.1 channel 4k HDR surround sound processor
The BasX MC-700 is a high-performance surround sound processor that supports 4k UHD HDR video and all the current 5.1 and 7.1 channel surround sound formats. The MC-700 includes six 4k HDMI video inputs, including three that support 4k UHD HDR video – with HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2, as well as multiple analog and digital audio inputs for your other audio sources. The MC-700 can be operated via the simple front panel controls, or by the included infrared remote control, and the intuitive menu system makes it simple to configure and operate using either the large bright blue VFD display on the front panel or the clear, concise on-screen display.Learn More ▾
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The BasX MC-700 is a high-performance surround sound processor that supports 4k UHD HDR video and all the current 5.1 and 7.1 channel surround sound formats. The MC-700 includes six 4k HDMI video inputs, including three that support 4k UHD HDR video – with HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2, as well as multiple analog and digital audio inputs for your other audio sources. The MC-700 can be operated via the simple front panel controls, or by the included infrared remote control, and the intuitive menu system makes it simple to configure and operate using either the large bright blue VFD display on the front panel or the clear, concise on-screen display.
The BasX MC-700 is the perfect choice if you’re searching for a way to upgrade the performance of a receiver-based home theater system. It also provides the perfect path to enter the world of high performance, yet affordable component level home theater. The MC-700 delivers fast clean switching for both HD and 4k UHD HDR video, superb sound quality, and a wide selection of advanced features, including our latest generation EmoQ automatic room correction and loudspeaker equalization system. Paired with a good power amp, like our BasX A-500 or BasX A-700, a subwoofer, and matching speakers, the MC-700 will deliver the sort of sound quality and control you never thought possible at anywhere near its modest price.
Along with 4k HDMI HDR video, the BasX MC-700 comes standard with a variety of analog and digital audio input options. In addition to that, if you want to play music from a smart phone or other Bluetooth-enabled wireless device through the MC-700, we offer an optional Bluetooth receiver module. This module plugs directly into the back of the MC-700, and supports the latest Bluetooth 3.0 CD quality AptX audio standard.
The BasX MC-700 not only sounds great, but we built it to last, with a heavy-duty steel chassis, solid milled aluminum faceplate, and high-quality parts and construction. We expect you to enjoy your BasX MC-700 for a long time – and we back that up with a full three-year warranty.
BasX: The Foundation of a Superb Audio System
The goal of putting together an exceptional audio system is to enrich your life with outstanding sound. It’s all about the music and the cinematic experience. It isn’t about spending a lot of money, solid gold knobs, or jewel encrusted remote controls; and you don’t need all sorts of complicated features you’re never going to use. The key to building a great home audio system is to use well-designed components with excellent technical performance and superb sound quality. Every Emotiva BasX component has been designed from the ground up to be part of an excellent home audio system. They incorporate the latest cutting edge technology and all of the features you’ll need to give you the best possible listening experience.
Why is BasX so special?
As a leading manufacturer of home audio equipment, we’ve noticed that a lot of people still don’t have high-quality audio in their lives. Some folks don’t have the budget to buy complex equipment, while others don’t have the time to spend trying to figure out how to use it – and that’s exactly why we developed our new Emotiva BasX products. Our BasX components combine excellent sound quality, a carefully chosen set of genuinely useful and easy to use features, rock solid performance, and simple yet elegant design.
The resulting components offer a combination you just can’t find anywhere else – great sound, ease of use, and great value. All of the components in our new BasX line are priced to be within reach of every music lover. You don’t need to be rich to afford them, and you don’t need to be an engineer to figure out how to use them. They’re carefully crafted to give you many years of reliable and trouble-free service, and they’ll look great in your living room or your equipment rack.
You can build a complete music system or home theater system out of our BasX components that will give you a true audiophile listening and cinematic viewing experience. Try adding one or two BasX components to round out your existing system. The path to great audio doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated.
High Performance Flexible Video Switching
Exceptional video quality, with fast error-free switching for up to six HDMI input sources, three of which support full 4k UHD HDR video – with HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2.
Last Video Memory allows you to view one video source while listening to another audio source.
Video-On-Standby feature, which can be configured to send audio and video to the display, even when the MC-700 is in Standby mode.
Stereo And Surround Sound In True Audiophile Quality
Support for all popular surround sound formats, including Dolby Digital, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, DTS, DTS HD Master Audio, DTS Neo:6, and S/PDIF and multi-channel PCM digital audio.
Superb sound quality, delivered by advanced 32-bit dual core DSP’s and highly optimized analog audio circuitry.
A high-quality headphone amp for private listening.
Convenient And Informative Control And Display Options
Convenient control options, including a full function infrared remote control, front panel menu navigation buttons, and a real front panel Volume knob.
Comprehensive real-time status information, provided by both an informative on-screen display and a bright, easy to read, front panel VFD.
Flexible Audio Calibration And Management Options
Advanced EmoQ™ automatic multi-channel room correction adjusts your speakers and the rest of your system to work optimally in your listening room for the best possible listening experience (a calibrated measurement microphone with internal buffer amplifier is included).
Flexible quadruple bass management, with 12dB or 24 dB per octave crossover filters, configurable in precise 5 Hz steps below 80 Hz (and 10 Hz steps above 80 Hz), helps you get the best bass performance from virtually any room and subwoofer.
Eleven user-programmable fully parametric equalizers per channel provide exceptional manual control over room acoustics. The MC-700 can store three entirely independent sets of manual EQ parameters, each of which can be assigned to whatever inputs you choose.
Top quality parts and construction throughout for years of reliable trouble-free service.
Flexible Input And Output Options
The MC-700 includes six 4k HDMI video inputs, including three that support 4k UHD HDR video – with HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2.
Optional Bluetooth 3.0 module port includes support for full CD quality audio from mobile devices with apt-X™.
Coax S/PDIF and Toslink digital audio inputs, as well as stereo analog inputs, offer a variety of ways to connect your source components.
A trigger output allows the MC-700 to switch amplifiers and other trigger-enabled equipment on automatically.
Balanced and unbalanced subwoofer outputs provide the maximum flexibility with long cable runs or single or multiple subwoofers.
Universal Line Voltage Operation
World compliant AC line voltage operation enables the MC-700 to operate on any line voltage between 100 VAC and 250 VAC 50/60Hz.
Standard IEC power inlet fits all standard IEC power cables and most custom audiophile power cables.
A full three-year warranty ensures that you’ll be able to enjoy your BasX MC-700 for years to come.
Video Inputs And Outputs
(6) HDMI compliant video inputs (3 with HDMI 2.0a / HDCP 2.2 / HDR10 / 4K 30 Hz support).
(2) HDMI compliant video outputs (1 with HDMI 2.0a / HDCP 2.2 / HDR10 / 4K 30Hz support).
(2) stereo unbalanced analog audio inputs.
(1) S/PDIF coaxial digital audio input.
(1) Toslink (optical) digital audio input.
(1) Bluetooth audio input
(requires optional BTM-1 Emotiva Bluetooth dongle).
(1) set of 7.1 channel unbalanced audio main outputs.
(1) balanced subwoofer output (same as main sub output).
Input And Output Connections
(1) IR remote control signal input.
(1) IR remote control signal output.
(1) RS-232 serial remote control input.
(1) trigger output (programmable).
(2) USB data inputs (reserved for firmware updates).
115 VAC or 230 VAC @ 50 / 60 Hz (automatically detected).
17” wide x 2-5/8” high x 13” deep (unboxed; without connectors or feet).
17” wide x 3-1/2” high x 13” deep (unboxed; with feet).
9 lbs (unboxed)
14 lbs (boxed)
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I recently moved and decided to update my aging Integra Pre-pro and adcom amp with an Emotive MC-700. The simplified operation and lack of "extra features" was exactly what I was looking for. I'm very happy with the improved performance, build quality, and general appearance of the unit - it looks very slick and with a matching amp it's gotten a lot of praise from visitors. I would give it 5 stars except the onscreen interface looks and feels pretty dated - functionally it's fine but in this day and age expectations are high when it comes to user interface
I have and always will be a Carver fan; however, they no longer exist as a company. My Carver DPL-333 Dolby processor died a unceremonious death, and I have been looking for a replacement for many years.. Low and behold the MC-700, and its perfect.. My pre-amp is a Carver C-19t tube pre-amp with an external processor input/output. I installed the MC-700 and its preformance was more than I could have hoped for.. I love the fact that as with Carver Emotiva is a US Company and it shows in quality. Get me a bridgeable amplifier and Im yours for life.
Problem with first system. Contacted tech support who were excellent. Emotiva sent out a new system and it works great. Great sound and looks great. Can’t beat this product, especially for the price.
Switching from my Marantz AV-7701 was extremely smooth. It helps that I'm using the BasX 7.1 amp. The included sound-pressure device and the automatic sound adjustment software works quite well. It's also about 1/3 the size of the Marantz, and looks great! The only ding is that it has no internet connectivity of any kind. Firmware updates are exclusively through a USB thumbdrive (15 year old tech) and completely manual. In addition you can't cast to the device or use other internet sources directly. You could make a case that DNLA and other functions are now the purview of devices plugged into the HDMI ports. However I think that a modern pre-amp should both be able to accommodate heterogeneous endpoints (direct connect and Internet).
I replaced an Outlaw unit that had a hard time decoding video to my Vizio smart TV. This product does not have that problem. Good sound, great video and, unlike the Outlaw, I don't have to use an optical cable to get audio from the TV. My quibbles: the remote is a bit flimsy and I have a hard time reading the display from my seating position. Otherwise, all is good. Oh, and the tech support helped me out very efficiently with a set-up issue I had.
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