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I will be attending Emofest 2012 over the Labor Day weekend. Check back here for updates, photos and more as Dan Laufman reveals some new and exciting audio/video products that will be coming out soon. I myself, am anxious to see the XMC-1 a/v processor with TacT dynamic room EQ. Bluegrass music, Bar-B-Q and lots of product give-aways await all of those who attend.
Saturday is "tech" day, as Lonnie Vaughn (and others) will give tours and talks about their products and facilities (they have a killer home theater). Sunday is "family" day, with food, fun, music and more for any of us bold enough to bring the entire family along with us.
What better way to end the Summer?
Well, the interesting news is that the XMC-1 is slated to be released in November...w/o TacT. That will be released early in 2013. The UMC 200 is replacing the 1. A streaming device is in the works. The XDA-2 up samples and has a phones jack. Picture to follow in a few days. Here are some pictures of items that you might find interesting;
This is Mr. Daniels. He appears to be a local hero around these parts...
On to Emotiva in Franklin, TN:
Did I mention door prizes? Did I mention the grand prize of 2 mono blocks, XSP stereo processor (first of its kind, as it is not available to the public just yet) and ERC CD player and cables?Between the music, food, t-shirts, posters and door prizes, Dan Laufman and Co. spent some big $$$ to say thank you to their loyal customers. (And we all appreciated it!)
Now on to the products. I was able to listen to the TacT demo which illustrated how it works. Basically, it creates an "anti curve" response of your room which then cancel out the bad areas and provides a "flat curve". For now TacT is stereo only, but it is being developed for multi-channel and HT environment soon. It will eventually trickle down into other Emo consumer grade processors.
What home theater enthusiast wouldn't like an XMC-1 demo with Diana Krall, the Rolling Stones, Avatar and Tron? (NOT all at the same time, of course)
Well, I had a great time meeting some of the Emo Lounge members from the forum. A special "THANK YOU" to the entire Emotiva staff as this festival must have been exhausting to prepare and pull off during the entire Labor day week-end. They were all very helpful and generous with their time. The food and music were superb! Nashville...you rock, too.
Be sure that SECRETS will be reviewing some of these new products (speakers, amps, processors and DACs) as they become available. Now, back to New England and my real job!