Are you sure? YES.Are you sure? Do you own one and did you test the eq process? The AT 300, which is an "upgraded" version of the MC 1 (it includes XLR outputs), is setup that way. Also, the manual for the MC 1 seems to suggest it also works that way:
"The MC1 has three sets of manual EQ settings (EQ 1, EQ 2, and EQ 3.). Each of these sets offers several parametric equalizer filters for each set of speakers."
As you may note, it does not state that it offers "several parametric" eq. filters for each speaker, instead it offers it for each "set of speakers"; i.e. grouping of speakers.
Well that must be something that Onkyo did once it took over Pioneer.They must have just used their Onkyo software(with AccuEQ rebranded MCACC) for their Pioneer line.Because MCACC under Pioneer definitely did not down sample.From the Pioneer 2014 MCACC ref guide"My son has a Pioneer AVR that's about 4 years old. It does resample to 48kHz when using EQ. If my memory is correct, so did the first version of Audessey. Dirac is the only system that did not AFAIK I cant speak for the Yamaha gear.
Glad to hear it,if I end up with a larger theater room one day this will be top of my list for a bargain pre pro.Have had my MC1 hooked up for about 24hrs now, have demoed 2 films, Ready Player One and Prometheus. Both in 4K UHD with 7.1 mixes. Haven’t preformed any room correction yet, EMOQ or any others and it sounds great. Just a small sample and will report any issues… BOOM!!
I solved my low end rumble problem. My Martin Logan Grotto i subwoofer has a 25hz control that I erroneously thought was not active in LFE mode. I had it cranked up at max 10+. I dialed it back to about -3 and now things are better balanced.I got my MC-1 this week, only paid $775 because I have bought a lot of Emotiva products over the years. I needed this because I really needed EARC support to work with my 2021 Sony A80J OLED TV. The MC-1 is a win and works without issue with my Sony. I have been suffering for better part of a year with the XMC-2 which only worked with ARC after lots of drama each time it turned on. MC-1 now just works as it should. I run all my apps on the built in Google TV and things like Atmos from Netflix are now working. I am hearing some low-end rumble sounds from the LFE sub on certain apps like YouTube TV which is still only 2.0 audio when using the Dolby Upmixer on the MC-1. I can't figure out why the LFE sounds so loud? I think this is a bug? Audio from apps using 5.1 mixes works and sounds fine.
I am not using the MC-1 for two channel listening.
Now I have setup an HT Bypass using the great Channel Islands PLC-1 passive preamp. I have an RPi Zero 2 W feeding a Khadas Toneboard as a Roon endpoint. I also have my Oppo 203 analog output connected for Roon and SACD. Finally, I have my two turntables feeding my Gold Note PH-10 phono amp hooked into the PLC-1. This sounds fantastic.
With the HT Bypass, I now have the best of both worlds in two channel and 5.1 surround audio.
How do you exactly do a passive volume control HT-Bypass for 2ch? Interested to learn.I solved my low end rumble problem. My Martin Logan Grotto i subwoofer has a 25hz control that I erroneously thougt was not active in LFE mode. I had it cranked up at max 10+. I dialed it back to about -3 and now things are better balanced.
Now that things are dialed in, I am starting to enjoy the MC-1. The sound quality for surround work is very good. As I mentioned, I use a passive volume control HT-Bypass for two channel listening. Best of both worlds now.
Look at the Channel Islands PLC-1 Passive preamp as one example. One input on the box is fixed volume so anything coming in bypasses the passive pre volume control and straight out to your amp, etc. All other inputs go through the passive volume. In the case of the PLC-1 it has a microcontroller to handle input swiching and motorized volume control. There are no active electronics in the signal path.How do you exactly do a passive volume control HT-Bypass for 2ch? Interested to learn.
You mean with the amp on or off? If so, they are with amp off. With amp on, they degrade.Thirdly, @amirm you have the Denon AVR results in the SINAD chart but I cannot find the reviews. Are those numbers with the PreOut on or off? Do you foresee test differences between the two modes?