XMC-2

16 Channel Dolby Atmos & DTS:X Cinema Processor

$2,999.00

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XMC-2

16 Channel Dolby Atmos & DTS:X Cinema Processor

$2,999.00


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  • We designed the XMC-2 to deliver almost all of the superb audio and video performance of the RMC-1, minus a few of the really advanced features and extras…. at a substantial reduction in cost. We hope that, by doing so, the XMC-2 will bring true cutting edge audio and video performance within reach of a lot more of our customers.

    Our flagship RMC-1 is a state-of-the-art surround sound processor - designed from the ground up to serve as the nerve center of a modern home theater or surround sound music system. The bit-perfect video switches ensure that you’ll get the best possible image quality from the latest HDR and Dolby Vision 4k UHD discs, and the advanced audio decoding engine and audio processing hardware guarantee you true audiophile sound quality and performance. The RMC-1 combines support for the latest Dolby Atmos and DTS:X object oriented surround sound formats, with sound quality that rivals that of true audiophile stereo components, and an assortment of truly advanced features, which enable it to be equally at home in both home theater and audiophile quality sound systems. However, not everyone needs all of the advanced features the RMC-1 has to offer and, and it just may not fit comfortably in your budget. The XMC-2 delivers most of the features and performance of the RMC-1… at a significantly lower price.   

    The XMC-2 is based on the same advanced hardware platform we developed for the XMC-1 and RMC-1, which combines powerful new cutting-edge processor technology with painstaking analog circuit design to deliver the best possible audio performance. Running on this hardware platform, our proprietary operating system powers the menu system and all of the advanced control logic. The XMC-2 features the same advanced 4k HDR and Dolby Vision UHD video switching capabilities as the RMC-1, the same support for decoding and processing a full sixteen channels of superb quality Dolby Atmos and DTS:X surround sound audio, and the same powerful yet simple to use menu system.

    The XMC-2 uses the same audiophile quality AKM AK4490 DAC chips as our flagship RMC-1, and provides the same sixteen channels of fully balanced audio output. The AK4490, which is already a superb fully differential stereo DAC chip, also offers a super-high-quality mode called mono mode. On the RMC-1, each of the sixteen output channels uses the DAC chip in this special mode, for the absolute ultimate in sound quality; on the XMC-2, only the DACs for the front three channels are operated in this mode, while the remaining channels use the AK4490 in its normal – and excellent sounding – stereo differential mode. The RMC-1 features dual graphical OLED displays, and our cool combined volume control and multi-axis encoder. The XMC-2 uses a single high quality graphical OLED display, and is operated by more traditional control buttons. The XMC-2 also foregoes the three rear panel expansion slots offered by the RMC-1, and uses standard RCA jacks rather than the audiophile grade panel mounted RCA connectors on the RMC-1.

    If you’re looking for true cutting edge audio and video performance, in a surround sound processor that is equally at home in an audiophile quality sound system, and you have a limited budget, then you really need to check out the XMC-2. You’ll be glad you did.

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  • 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 for the three front main channels)
    • AKM5572 Verita ADCs on analog inputs.
    • 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 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.)

    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.
    • 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 XMC-2 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 XMC-2 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 XMC-2 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

    • 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.
  • Audio Operating Modes (modes determine how the audio signal is processed by the XMC-2):

    • 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 Upmixer.
    • DTS Neural:X.

    Displays and Controls

    Front Panel Display:

    • Graphical, 64 x 256 resolution, blue OLED display.

    On-Screen Display (OSD):

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

    Controls and Remote Control Options:

    • 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).

    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.
    • (3): Toslink optical S/PDIF digital audio (up to 24/192).
    • (3): 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).

    Cutting Edge Operating System and Processors

    Main System Processor:

    • The XMC-2 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 XMC-2 are handled by a Texas Instruments AM-1808 Sitara Arm9 32 bit 375MHz processor.

    Video Processing:

    • The XMC_2 is a pure video switch; video inputs are switched directly to the appropriate output without any unnecessary processing. Video switching on theXMC-2 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 is performed by AKM AK4490 Verita DACs (operating in fully balanced Mono mode on the front three channels; fully balanced stereo mode for the remaining channels).

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