Emotiva RMC-1L - 16 Channel Reference Cinema Processor

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The RMC-1L is a Reference Level 3D audio surround sound processor/preamplifier with 16 discrete channels - designed from the ground up to serve as the nerve centre of a state-of-the-art home cinema and surround sound music system.

At Emotiva, there is an absolute passion for sound quality; it’s in their DNA. When they set out to design the RMC-1L, their goal was to deliver the same Reference-Caliber sound quality from movies that we demand from our favourite audiophile recordings. They engineered an innovative hardware platform from the ground up combining powerful, cutting-edge digital audio technologies and meticulous classic analog circuit design to deliver the highest quality, immersive audio experience. To control this advanced hardware, they developed an all-new proprietary operating system, which was carefully engineered to be both simple to use and incredibly flexible. Creating the entire system in-house gave them precise control over the design and construction process and continues to enable them to carefully fine-tune the features and capabilities of each of their processors. Many of these innovations were first showcased in their critically acclaimed XMC-1 processor.  

The RMC-1L takes this technological innovation to the next level. The RMC-1L incorporates the latest 4K video switching capabilities and most advanced surround sound decoding and processing. It also has sixteen channels of the latest audio digital to analog conversion hardware to take full advantage of object-oriented surround sound formats – Dolby Atmos and DTS-X. 18 Gbps, bit-perfect video switching in the RMC-1L ensure that you’ll get the best possible image quality from the latest HDR and DolbyVision 4K UHD content. The advanced audio decoding engine, audio processing hardware, and room correction options guarantee true audiophile sound quality and system performance in any room. The RMC-1L is not only a superb home theatre processor but is also a true audiophile stereo and multichannel audio component. It's what makes the RMC-1L stand out from other processors on the market. 

Perfect for BOTH Home Theatre Fans And Audiophiles

The RMC-1L delivers the level of audio performance and features you would expect from separate high-end audiophile components, but combines those with precise bit-perfect video switching of the latest HDR and DolbyVision 4K UHD video content, and plenty of channels to support the latest object-oriented home theatre surround sound formats (including Dolby Atmos up to 9.1.6 and DTS:X up to 7.1.4). The RMC-1L offers the full range of audio options, from native playback of DSD audio to pure analog playback in our audiophile Reference Stereo mode, to full decoding of the latest object-oriented soundtracks. With the RMC-1L you really can have it all….. with no compromises.

Operating Modes for the Discerning Listener:

When used as a fully featured home theatre processor, the RMC-1L starts by decoding the audio from your movie soundtracks and surround sound sources with the best possible sound quality. Sophisticated bass management directs the low-frequency components of the audio spectrum to your subwoofer. This finely tuned digital audio is then converted into high-quality analog audio by precision DACs and sent to your amplifiers - via a high-quality analog resistor ladder volume controls and audiophile-grade analog circuitry.

If you listen to high-resolution audio downloads or other high-quality music sources which don't require all of that advanced processing, the RMC-1L offers several purist audiophile modes. High-quality digital sources, both PCM and DSD, can be converted directly to analog by the precision high-performance DACs, bypassing all additional processing. If you have analog sources which don't require any processing at all, they can be routed directly to the superb quality, fully balanced analog signal path, completely bypassing all digital processing.

Support For The Latest Audio and Video Formats

Digital video is continually evolving to deliver a sharper picture, more colours, and more advanced features - making it difficult to keep track of what you actually need to take advantage of the latest video content and this year's HD 4K displays. The RMC-1L has eight HDMI video inputs and two HDMI video outputs, all of which support HDMI 2.0b and HDCP 2.2. The RMC-1L supports the full HDMI 2.0b 18 Gbps video data rate, so it supports full 4K UHD video, at frame rates up to 4k/60, with full 12-bit colour, and 4.4.4 chroma subsampling. It also supports static and dynamic HDR, including DolbyVision, for a brilliant picture with pure, intense colours, and remarkable contrast. The RMC-1L provides everything you need to get the most from the latest 4K streaming content and UHD Blu-Ray discs.

The RMC-1L supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, the latest object-oriented surround sound formats, and Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio, the current high-quality standard surround sound formats. Of course, the RMC-1L also provides full support for all of the usual analog and digital audio formats, including PCM and DSD digital audio, via both HDMI and USB.

Advanced Menu System And Configuration Options

Modern home theater systems can be very complex. To make the RMC-1L powerful and flexible, yet simple to configure and operate, Emotiva developed their own custom menu and control system. Frequently used options are easy to find and access, more in-depth options are arranged logically, and the current status is always clearly displayed on the dual informative front panel OLED displays and the highly configurable on-screen display. The RMC-1L can be controlled from the unique multi-axis front panel encoder, from its iconic solid metal remote control, or using the handy remote-control app, which is available for Apple and Windows computers, and Android and Apple phones. The RMC-1L can also integrate into most universal remote and whole-home control systems.

Because the RMC-1L is all about power and control, it gives you unprecedented flexibility to configure your system to sound just the way you want it. Advanced bass management supports up to three subwoofers, and lets you set independent crossover points for each set of speakers. Two entirely separate sets of 11 band, fully parametric equalizers, with individual memory, let you create custom response curves. The RMC-1L can also accept measurements imported from the popular Room EQ Wizard (REW) program. Settings can be saved as files, exported to a computer, and saved settings can be modified using a simple XML or text editor. Precision bass and treble controls, separate from the more advanced EQ settings, make simple listening adjustments easy, and true Fletcher-Munson loudness compensation keeps your music sounding great, even at very low listening levels.

Reference Stereo Mode

Purist stereo mode with no bass management; analog signals remain pure analog.

Direct Mode

Minimal processing with bass management.

Surround Mode

Full surround sound processing, with bass management and room correction.

Stereo Mode

Full bass management and room correction for stereo input signals.

Surround Sound Processing Support

  • Dolby Atmos (up to 9.1.6).
  • Dolby TrueHD (up to 7.2).
  • Dolby Digital Plus.
  • Dolby Digital.
  • DTS:X (up to 7.1.4)
  • DTS-HD Master Audio.
  • DTS-HD High Resolution Audio.
  • DTS 5.1.
  • Multi-Channel PCM.

Digital Post Processing Support

  • Dolby Surround.
  • DTS Neural:X

Front Panel Display

Dual, independently configurable, 64 x 256 resolution, blue OLED displays.

On-Screen Display (OSD)

Configurable full color OSD displayed over live video, including 4k and 3D sources.

Analog Audio Inputs

  • (1) pair; stereo: Reference quality analog audio (balanced XLR).
  • (3) pairs; stereo: Reference quality analog audio (unbalanced; machined gold-plated RCA connectors)

Analog Audio Outputs

  • (1) set; 16 channels: Main analog audio outputs (balanced XLR).
  • (1) pair; stereo: analog line level Zone 2 output (unbalanced).
  • (1) high quality 1/8” stereo headphone output.

Digital Video Inputs and Outputs

  • (8): HDMI digital video inputs: HDMI 2.0b with HDCP 2.2 (all inputs support HDMI 2.0b and HDR, including dynamic HDR and Dolby Vision).
  • (2): HDMI digital video outputs: HDMI 2.0b with HDCP 2.2 (one with CEC and ARC). (both outputs support HDMI 2.0b and HDR - including dynamic HDR and Dolby Vision).

Digital Audio Inputs

  • Internal high-performance AM/FM tuner.
  • (4): Toslink optical S/PDIF digital audio (up to 24/192).
  • (4): Coax (RCA) electrical S/PDIF digital audio (up to 24/192).
  • (1): AES/EBU (XLR) digital audio.
  • (1): USB Type B digital audio (UAC2 USB audio up to 24/192k)
  • Digital PCM and DSD audio supported on all HDMI inputs and USB input

Digital Audio Outputs

  • (1): Toslink optical S/PDIF digital audio.
  • (1): Coax (RCA) electrical S/PDIF digital audio.

Other Inputs

  • (2): USB Type A digital data inputs (for firmware updates and future enhancements).
  • (1): Ethernet port (RJ-45) (network connection for Dirac and remote control applications).


  • 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).
  • Boxed: 22" Wide x 19" Deep x 10" High


  • Unboxed 22 lbs. 
  • Boxed 31 lbs.