Beyond All Expectations
The XMC-1 redefines everything you know about affordable home theater. With a true balanced audiophile signal path, high-performance HDMI video switching that supports up to 4k/60Hz, and Dirac Live for Emotiva™ room correction, this made-in-the-USA masterpiece offers audio performance and sound quality that competes with the best analog preamps, combined with video performance and features that rival home theater preamp/processors costing up to ten times as much.

The World’s Most Advanced Automatic Room Correction System
Every XMC-1 we sell comes complete with Dirac Live for Emotiva™, which is our own custom version of Dirac Live, the most advanced room correction system available today. Dirac Live has capabilities far beyond those of ordinary consumer-grade room correction, and operates in both the time and frequency domains to take you dramatically closer to the action in today’s blockbuster HD movies, and lift the veil between high-resolution music files and the music itself.

The powerful Dirac Live engine is built into the XMC-1 itself, and every XMC-1 we sell includes its own calibrated measurement microphone, and a license for the Dirac Live LE for Emotiva software. Advanced users can purchase a copy of Dirac Live Full for Emotiva, which works with the same Dirac engine in the XMC-1, and offers several ways to customize the room correction experience – including the ability to create custom room response Target Curves, and the option of using third-party calibrated microphones.
XMC-1 Now With Available Dirac Full
Yes! Go beyond the capabilities of the included Dirac LE with Dirac Full. Create custom target curves, adjust frequency ranges for correction, create and rearrange speaker groups—you have ultimate room-correction power with Dirac Full. Please note that both Dirac LE and Dirac Full licenses are not transferrable, and that Dirac Full sales are final.

Precise Powerful Manual Control
The XMC-1 is all about power and control, and it gives you unprecedented flexibility to configure your system to sound just the way you want it to. Advanced bass management capabilities support stereo subwoofers, and let you set independent crossover points for each set of speakers. Two separate sets of 11 band parametric EQs let you create any response curve imaginable, or import settings directly from Room EQ Wizard (REW). Those settings can also be saved as files and reused later, or modified directly using a simple XML or text editor. Precision bass and treble controls with selectable turnover points make simple response adjustments easy, and true Fletcher-Munson loudness compensation keeps your music sounding good, even at very low listening levels.

Ready for Ultra High Definition Audio—and Video
3600 MIPS of processing power and audiophile-grade DACs mean the XMC-1 is ready to decode every high-res surround sound format with full resolution and quality. With eight 3GHz HDMI inputs and dual HDMI outputs, the XMC-1 supports video modes up to 4k/60, so it’s ready for Ultra HD 4K video resolution and 3-D sources.

Ultimate Flexibility and Convenience
Forget planned obsolescence. The XMC-1 is completely modular and upgradable to meet future standards. All main system components can be upgraded as needed, while our custom Linux software assures expandability for years to come.

Made in the USA
The XMC-1 is the first product made in our all-new Nashville, Tennessee Production Center, which allows us exceptional control over every facet of the design and production process for ultimate quality.

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Additional Information


Boxed Weight: 30lbs

Frequency Response

5 Hz to 80 kHz (+0 / -0.1 dB)

Crosstalk separation

100 dB

Signal to Noise Ratio

> 123 dB (A weighted)


< 0.002% (20 Hz­­ to 20 kHz)

Decoding & Processing Modes

Digital Decoding Modes
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital 5.1
DTS-HD Master Audio
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
DTS 5.1
DTS ES Discrete 6.1
PCM-Multi 5.1
PCM-Multi 7.1

Digital Post Processing Modes
Dolby Prologic IIx (PLIIx)
DTS ES Matrix

Audio Operating Modes
Reference Stereo (purist stereo mode)
Direct Mode (minimal processing; with bass management)
Stereo Mode
All Stereo Mode

Inputs & Outputs

Analog Inputs
1 pair (stereo) – Reference quality analog audio (balanced XLR)
1 pair (stereo) – Reference quality analog audio (unbalanced; machined gold-plated RCA connectors)
3 pairs (stereo) – Analog audio (unbalanced)
1 set (7.1 channels) – Analog audio (unbalanced)

Digital Inputs
8 – HDMI 1.4b
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
2 – USB Type A digital data (for firmware updates and future enhancements)
1 – USB Type B digital audio (“USB DAC” input; up to 24/192, UAC2, using CM6631A)
1 – Ethernet port (RJ-45) (network connection for Dirac and remote control applications)

Other Inputs
Internal high-performance AM/FM tuner (antenna connections: FM “F” connector; AM push terminals)

Analog Outputs
1 set (7.2 channels) – Reference quality main analog audio (balanced XLR)
1 set (7.2 channels) – Main analog audio (unbalanced; machined gold-plated RCA connectors)
1 pair (stereo) – analog line level record output (unbalanced)
1 pair (stereo) – analog line level main zone mix output (unbalanced)
1 pair (stereo) – analog line level Zone 2 output (unbalanced)
1 – high quality headphone output (using TPA-6130)

Digital Outputs
2 – HDMI 1.4b (one with CEC and ARC)
1 – Toslink optical S/PDIF digital audio
1 – Coax (RCA) electrical S/PDIF digital audio


17” Wide x 15.5” Deep x 5.75” High (with feet)