Posted Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 07:00 AM PST by Dick Ward
The $699 amp features 7.1 channel audio, a room correction system, and support for a variety of codecs. Special holiday pricing gets you the amp for $599.
If you’re ready to take your audio to that next level, a preamplifier is a good way to start and Emotiva wants you to start with their brand new UMC-200. It’s the latest preamp from the company and its priced at an entry level price of $699.
The UMC-200 offers 7.1 channels of audio processed by a pair of Twin Cirrus 32-bit dual-core fixed-point DSPs. It packs Emo-Q Gen2 automatic multi-channel room correction to make it nice and easy to set up your speakers and sub. You’ll also find some video options, like Xpressview, which makes switching between HDMI sources take significantly less time.
One other cool function of the UMC-200 is that when the preamp is in standby, it still passes audio and video through to your TV. While this may not sound immediately impressive, it does allow for TV viewing without having to turn on your full system, which means the kids can play games and watch shows without needing to turn the system on.
The UMC-200 retails for $699 but is available from Emotiva for $599 as a special holiday price.
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