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XMC-1 With Dirac Live Full

89.00 KGS

Product Description

The XMC-1 is coming soon. 
UMC-1 40% Upgrade Certificate holders can purchase the XMC-1 for $1,199. Upgrade for Life™ members will be able to purchase the XMC-1 for $1,499. Please refer to our Processor Upgrade FAQ page for more information.

Beyond All Expectations
Introducing the AV preamp that redefines everything you know about home theater—on every level. With custom Dirac Live™ 7.2, Ultra HD 3GHz HDMI, and a balanced audiophile-grade signal path, this made-in-the USA masterpiece goes head-to-head with AV preamps costing 10X as much.

The World’s Most Powerful Room Correction
With a custom version of Dirac Live™ 7.2 room correction included, the XMC-1 brings you the world’s most powerful time and frequency-domain room correction system. Dirac Live™, with capabilities far beyond consumer-grade room correction, takes you dramatically closer to the action of today’s blockbuster HD movies and music.

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 format with full resolution and quality. And, with eight HDMI 3GHz inputs and dual HDMI outputs, it’s also ready for Ultra HD 4K video resolution and 3-D sources.

Powerful Control for Precision Tuning
Use the built-in 11-channel parametric EQ, stereo bass management, independent crossover settings and slopes, Fletcher-Munson loudness control, dynamic range controls, and bass and treble controls with selectable turnover points to manually tune your system precisely to your exact requirements.

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.


Audio Capabilities

  • Exclusive Dirac Live™ 7.2 automatic room correction system with PC/MAC GUI for complete system control and adjustment, "on-the-fly,” including the creation of your own customized response curve for precise alignment with your individual preferences.
  • Twin Texas Instruments DA710 32-bit floating-point, dual-core, 300 MHz DSP engines capable of 1800 MIPS each, handle all audio decoding and post processing.
  • Hardware based asynchronous sample rate converters between DSP1 and DSP2 for extremely high jitter immunity.
  • True 7.2 audio channel paths with stereo bass management and post processing for the ultimate cinema and stereo listening experience.
  • Fully independent crossover settings for fronts, center, surrounds, backs, & subs.
  • Independent crossover frequencies and slope rates by channel groupings.
  • Stereo subwoofer support with independent level, distance and parametric EQ.
  • Selectable dynamic range control.
  • Selectable Fletcher-Munson loudness compensation.
  • Selectable independent or global 11 band parametric EQ.
  • Support for multichannel DSD.
  • Global bass and treble controls with user selectable turnover points.
  • High performance AM/FM tuner with RDS text information, including artist, category, and title. Also features a signal strength meter.

Video Capabilities

  • 3GHz HDMI V1.4b - 8 inputs, 2 outputs. 4k Ultra HD, 3D, ARC, CEC support.
  • ARC and CEC on main output.
  • Color OSD overlays and setup menus with no interruption or degradation of the native video, variable transparency, including 4K and 3D sources.
  • Dual Analog Devices ADV7625 video mux’s for "Bit-Perfect" HDMI switching.

DACs and Volume Controls

  • Burr-Brown PCM4202 ADC for precision 24-bit analog to digital conversion.
  • Burr-Brown 24/192 DSD1793 main zone DACs.
  • Dual CS3310 lossless resistor ladder volume controls for main zone. 0.5dB resolution.
  • NJW 1298 lossless resistor ladder volume controls for secondary zones and mix out. 0.5dB resolution.

Record Out (analog & S/PDIF)

  • Two-channel down-mix of analog or digital source playing in main zone.
  • True tape monitor loop.

Mix Out

  • Two-channel down-mix of analog or digital source playing in main zone - volume tracks main zone.

Second Audio Zone

  • Independent audio selection from:
    • Balanced Analog In.
    • Unbalanced Analog In 1-4.
    • 7.1 analog in down-mix.
    • AM/FM tuner (shared with main zone).
    • USB Audio (2-channel only).
    • Zone 1 sync, including multichannel sources.
  • Analog selections can be used with main zone off.
  • Independent volume control 0.5dB resolution

Computer I/O

  • 1 Ethernet port for control (RJ-45) for:
    • Firmware updates.
    • Compatible with Control4, RTI, URC, Crestron, etc.
    • Setup and control via PC/ Mac.
    • Dirac Live® GUI interface control via PC/Mac.
    • Firmware update via USB-A.

Main System Micro processor

  • Texas Instruments AM-1808 Sitara Arm9 32 bit 375MHz processor


  • Custom designed full graphical 256x64 OLED blue display 5.5" display width.
  • Fully dimmable.

Tech Specs

Analog Performance Balanced Input to Balanced Output (Reference Stereo Mode) THD: <0.0005% @ 1 kHz THD: < 0.002% (20 Hz­­ to 20 kHz) IMD: < 0.004% @ 1 kHz S/N ratio: > 123 dB (A weighted) Frequency Response: 5 Hz to 80 kHz (+0 / -0.1 dB) Crosstalk: <100 dB Unbalanced Input to Unbalanced Output (Reference Stereo Mode) THD: <0.0007% @ 1 kHz THD: < 0.003% (20 Hz to 20 kHz) IMD: < 0.005% @ 1 kHz S/N ratio: > 114 dB (A weighted) Frequency Response: 5 Hz to 80 kHz (+0 / -0.1 dB) Crosstalk: <100 dB Digital Input to Balanced Analog Output (HDMI PCM) THD: < 0.00025% @ 1 kHz THD: < 0.002% (20 Hz to 20 kHz) S/N ratio (all main channels): > 110 dB (A weighted) S/N ratio (subwoofer channels) > 100 dB (A weighted) Analog-to-Digital Converters (Analog Input to Analog Output via digital signal path) THD: <0.0007% @ 1 kHz THD: < 0.0007% (20 Hz to 20 kHz) IMD: < 0.005% @ 1 kHz S/N ratio: > 106 dB (A weighted) Input Impedance (Analog) Balanced Inputs: 47 kOhms Unbalanced Inputs: 100 kOhms Output Impedance (Analog) Balanced Outputs: 100 Ohms Unbalanced Outputs: 100 Ohms Maximum Output Level (Analog) Balanced Outputs: 11 VRMS Unbalanced Outputs: 5.5 VRMS Decoding and 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 Display and OSD Display OLED (blue; high resolution 256 x 60 pixel graphical; variable brightness) OSD Color OSD displayed over live video, including 4k and 3D sources (variable transparency; multiple operating modes provide different levels of information) 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 Power / Environmental Power Consumption Operation: 35 Watts (42 VA) Standby: 0.5 Watts (2.4 VA) Dimensions 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)

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