Emotiva NEW MR1 Receiver and MC1 Processor aim big but not with their cost

Renewing Emotiva’s promise to deliver serious AV performance, features and build quality at truly democratic prices, Karma-AV is delighted to offer two new Emotiva products to the UK’s home cinema builders/upgraders.

The BasX MR1 cinema receiver combines a high performance 13.2 channel immersive surround sound processor and an audiophile quality eleven-channel amplifier in a single chassis. Delivering 100W RMS/channel @ 8 ohms and 130W RMS/channel @ 4 ohms, continuous, all channels driven, the MR1’s linear Class H power supply (featuring a massive 1,000 VA toroidal transformer), places prodigious reserves of dynamic power at the disposal of the latest Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™ immersive surround sound formats. Line level audio outputs support up to thirteen main/surround sound channels and two subwoofers (with balanced connections).

Exceptional video quality with fast error-free switching is enabled through six HDMI inputs, all of which support HDMI 2.0b and HDCP 2.2, 4k UHD video, and HDR (including HDR10, HDR10+ and Dolby Vision). There are twin HDMI 2.0b compliant HDMI video outputs, the primary output supporting both ARC and eARC.

Audio inputs include four stereo unbalanced analogue, two S/PDIF coaxial, twin Toslink, USB audio and an integrated Bluetooth receiver with aptX.

The MR1 is supplied with a measurement microphone and the latest version of EmoQ, Emotiva’s well-regarded automatic room correction system, while control options include a full-function illuminated infrared remote control providing direct one-button selection of audio and video sources, access to the MR1 Menu System and for added convenience, real-time channel trimming on the fly.

The Emotiva BasX MC1 is the processor section of the MR1 designed for system builders with existing power amplifiers or a preference for pre/power systems. Housed in a slender (79mm) chassis it features the 13.2 channel AV processing power of the MR1, an identical input/output design, EmoQ automatic room correction (mic included) and the easy control/system configuration options offered by the MR1 receiver.

Price and Availability: March 2023

Typical retail prices each (inc VAT)
Emotiva MR1 £2,300.00
Emotiva MC1 £1,299.00

MR1 video tour with Emotiva President Dan Laufman: