Emotiva MC-1 – 13.2 Channel Dolby Atmos & DTS:X Cinema Processor


BasX MC1 13.2 Channel Dolby Atmos? & DTS:X? Cinema Processor

The BasX MC1 is a high performance 13.2 channel AV surround sound processor that supports 4k UHD video, including HDR and Dolby Vision, enhanced ARC (eARC), and the latest Dolby Atmos and DTS:X immersive surround sound formats. The MC1 features six HDMI 2.0b video inputs and includes support for enhanced ARC (eARC). A newly refined version on our EmoQ automatic room correction engine automates acoustical correction and system calibration in minutes. The MC1 also offers multiple analog and digital audio inputs, including an internal high performance Bluetooth input.

The intuitive menu system makes the MC1 simple to configure and operate using the included illuminated infrared remote control and the clear concise on-screen display. The MC1 can also be controlled by most programmable universal remote controls and whole home automation systems via either infrared commands or wired commands received by its RS-232 interface.

Like every product in the BasX series, the MC1 includes two critical features that you will not find in most other components in its price range: outstanding audio and video performance with excellent build quality. The BasX MC1 is a true audiophile component, designed and built by professionals to deliver the outstanding performance that both audiophiles and casual listeners can appreciate. The MC1 also features precision high- speed video switches that route video directly from the selected input to the output without any extraneous processing, ensuring that youll continue to get the absolute best possible picture quality from your HD and 4k UHD video sources along with support for both ARC and Enhanced eARC.

The BasX MC1 delivers a truly stellar audio and video experience.



Video Inputs and Outputs:

  • (6) HDMI 2.0b compliant HDMI video inputs (all with full support for 4k UHD video, HDCP 2.2, HDR10, HDR10+, and Dolby Vision).
  • (2) HDMI 2.0b compliant HDMI video outputs (primary output supports both ARC and eARC).

Audio Inputs:

  • (4) stereo unbalanced analog audio inputs.
  • (2) S/PDIF coaxial digital audio inputs.
  • (2) Toslink (optical) digital audio inputs.
  • (1) USB Audio (DAC) input.
  • (1) Bluetooth audio input (internal with rear panel antenna).

Audio Outputs:

  • (1) set of 13.2 channel unbalanced audio main outputs.
  • (2) balanced subwoofer outputs (same as main sub outputs).

Other Inputs and Outputs:

  • (1) IR remote control signal input.
  • (1) RS-232 serial remote control input.
  • (1) Trigger output (programmable).
  • (1) USB data input (reserved for firmware updates).


Audio Formats and Modes Supported


Surround Sound Audio Formats:

  • Dolby Atmos
  • Dolby TrueHD
  • Dolby Surround
  • DTS:X
  • DTS HD Master Audio
  • DTS

Surround Sound Upmixers:

  • Dolby Surround Upmixer (DSU)
  • DTS Neural:X

Sound Field and Processing Options:

  • Pure
  • Direct
  • Stereo
  • Multi-Channel
  • Dolby Upmix
  • DTS Neural:X


Room Correction


Automatic Room Correction:

  • EmoQ Second Generation Automatic Room Correction (with graphical interface).

Manual Room Correction (EQ):

Three Separate Manual Speaker Presets – Each Of Which Offers…

  • 11 Bands of Full Parametric EQ: Left Front and Right Front.
  • 11 Bands of Full Parametric EQ: Center Channel.
  • 7 Bands of Full Parametric EQ: Surround Channels.
  • 7 Bands of Full Parametric EQ: Top Channels.
  • 5 Bands of Full Parametric EQ: Subwoofers.


Technical Specifications


Rated Output Voltage:

  • +6 dBV (2 VRMS)

Frequency Response:

  • 20 Hz to 20 kHz +/- 0.05 dB

Total harmonic Distortion:

  • < 0.0025% @ 1 kHz
  • < 0.05% from 20 Hz to 20 kHz

Signal to Noise Ratio:

  • > 100 dB @ 1 kHz


  • < 85 dB @ 10 kHz



Power Requirements:

  • 100 VAC to 240 VAC @ 50 / 60 Hz (automatically detected).


  • 17 wide x 3-1/8 high x 13 deep (without connectors).


  • 10 lbs. (net).
  • 15 lbs. (boxed).



Download Product Manual

Emo-Q Guide


Emotiva Processor Setup Resources

Emotiva Processor Compatibility, Configuration Notes





Product Type

Audio Video Processor

“Why can’t we have amazing audio and video sound at prices that don’t threaten our mortgage?”As high-end audio chased an ever-shrinking market with ever-more-costly gear, the price of sonic nirvana shot out of reach. New enthusiasts shook their heads and thought, “You know, a soundbar and a receiver may not be that bad.”At the same time high-end audio prices were climbing, Dan Laufman and his team were helping some of the best names in audio manufacture their gear. Dan saw the inefficiencies in the system and the ever-climbing prices, and decided to do something about it.The result is Emotiva.
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