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SOLD: Emotiva XMC-1 Gen2 for sale

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Item: Emotiva XMC-1 Gen2 7.2 channel AV preamp/processor
Location: Newport, VIC
Price: $1,800
Item Condition: Excellent (no scratches or marks whatsoever)
Reason for selling: Need funds to upgrade my stereo system
Payment Method: Cash at pickup
Extra Info: Considering the sale of my XMC-1. Unit was purchased from the US about a year ago. Comes with original accessories (remote control, user manual, calibrated microphone for Dirac Live, power cable, textile cover, double box, free mobile app, etc.).


Key features (according to audioholics.com):

  • Outstanding Reference Stereo mode
  • Excellent sonic performance with low noise floor
  • Dirac Live Full for Emotiva with custom curves and additional mic support
  • Incredibly versatile Parametric Equalization with REW filter import
  • 2 standard + 1 Dirac independent speaker settings
  • Separate Stereo (2-Channel) and multi-channel surround modes
  • A very good USB DAC
  • Superb HDMI performance with support for DSD streaming
  • Selectable 24 dB per octave or 12 dB per octave crossover slope
  • Remote and remote app allow for temporary adjustment of trims
  • Full-featured menu system and mobile app


This unit does not include Emotiva’s recent HDMI board upgrade. The upgrade board (as a self-install kit) can be purchased from Emotiva’s website: https://emotiva.com/products/hdmi-2-0b-video-upgrade-board-for-the-xmc-1


The next major upgrade Emotiva have scheduled will add support for Dolby Atmos and DTS-X.


The Dirac Live Full for Emotiva package can be purchased from Emotiva’s website: https://emotiva.com/products/dirac-live-full-for-emotiva



  • DACs: Texas Instruments (Burr-Brown) DSD1796 24-Bit/192kHz
  • ADC: Texas Instruments (Burr-Brown) PCM4202
  • DSP: Two Texas Instruments DA710 32-bit, 300 MHz processors
  • 2-Zone Operation
  • Dolby® and DTS® Surround Sound Processing



  • HDMI 1.4b Audio/Video Switching: 8 In (includes 1 front-panel input), 2 Out
  • Digital Audio Inputs: 3 Optical, 3 Coaxial, and 1 AES/EBU (XLR)
  • Analog Audio Inputs: 3 Stereo RCA, 1 Stereo XLR, 1 Stereo 3.5 mm (front), 7.1 Multi-channel (1 set)
  • 7.2 Channel Pre-outs (RCA and XLR)
  • Rear-panel USB Type B Port for Audio Playback
  • Ethernet Port for Wired Network Connection
  • Remote IR (1 in, 1 out), and 12 Volt-triggers (4 out)
  • 3.5 mm (1/8″) Headphone Output







Emotiva XMC-1 Dirac Live tutorial:



Happy to provide additional photos upon request. Audition can be organised in Newport, VIC, 3015.









Edited by Roland P.
Photo upload, price drop.

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Hi - am looking at current options... may I ask what you are moving to next?


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Hi Phillip, I will probably downgrade from the XMC-1 (put less focus on HT and more on 2ch for now).

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This unit is best for someone who is keen to start using the XMC-1’s great features (e.g. USB DAC, Dirac Live, excellent sonic performance) now, knowing that he/she will have the opportunity to upgrade to Atmos/DTS-X at a later stage (probably early/mid next year). The XMC-1 is still available for sale, can be auditioned in Newport.

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Great unit . . . . i got one myself about 4 months ago and love it to bits . . ..  .sound is excellent and great for 2 channel as well wiht the pure direct mode.

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