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AudioControl Maestro M5 Review

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Dave Upton, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. Message #1 of 4 Jul 22, 2019
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    Dave Upton

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    Interesting piece of equipment, which will never find a a spot in my house, or budget. I wonder how it compares to the Emotiva RMC-1, which will have Dirac Live, but also seems to have significantly more features most high-end user will want, but not the fancy integration features, and is about $1K less.
     
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    Emotiva has proven again and again that they struggle to deliver a reliable product in a timely fashion when it comes to AV processors. I think most folks who are willing to shell out this much are more concerned about reliability and availability. Early reports on the RMC-1 have been mixed.
     
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    Yeah, I definitely agree. I learned that myself. Even though I own many Emotiva pieces, I swore not to buy their processors again. That’s why I went with Marantz instead. I hoped it had gotten better. Even the Emotiva designed Sherbourn processor I had was always twitchy.
     

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