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BasX MR1 11.2 Channel Dolby Atmos® & DTS:X™ Cinema Receiver!


Emotiva BasX MR1 cinema receiver combines a high performance 13.2 channel immersive surround sound processor, and an audiophile quality 11 channel amplifier, in a single chassis. The processor section of the MR1 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 MR1 features six HDMI 2.0b video inputs, all of which support 4k UHD HDR video, and includes support for enhanced ARC (eARC). Included with the MR1 is a measurement microphone and the latest version of EmoQ, our well-regarded automatic room correction system. The MR1 also offers multiple analog and digital audio inputs, and an integrated Bluetooth receiver with aptX. 

The amplifier section of the BasX MR1 combines 11 channels of audiophile-grade Class A/B amplification. Powered by a massive, class leading 1,000 VA toroidal transformer driving our exclusive Soft Switch Class H power supply for high efficiency, with cool running, reliable operation. The MR1 exhibits complete control over difficult loads and low impedance speakers, The MR1 leaves less capable receivers gasping for air!. The MR1 also includes a full set of line level 13.2 channel preamp outputs, and of course, the amplifier section can be totally disabled if you wish to use the MR1 as a dedicated surround sound processor. 


The BasX MR1 is a true audiophile component, designed and built by professionals to deliver the outstanding performance that both audiophiles and casual listeners can appreciate. The MR1 also features precision high- speed video switches that route video directly from the selected input to the output without any extraneous processing, ensuring that you’ll 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 MR1 delivers a truly stellar video and listening experience with incredible power, build quality, and ease of use.

Emotiva BasX MR1 11.2 Channel AV Receiver



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.
  • (1) set of 11 channel speaker outputs
  • (2) balanced subwoofer outputs (in parallel with main sub outputs).

Other Inputs and Outputs:

  • (1) IR remote control signal input.
  • (1) RS-232 serial remote-control port
  • (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

Line Level Analog Outputs (Preamp Outputs)

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

Crosstalk: < 85 dB @ 10 kHZ

Speaker Outputs (Amplifier Section)

Power Output Per Channel; ONE channel driven: 160 watts RMS / channel @ 8 Ohms; 290 watts RMS / channel @ 4 Ohms; < 0.1% THD

Power Output Per Channel; TWO channels driven: 160 watts RMS / channel @ 8 Ohms; 260 watts RMS / channel @ 4 Ohms; < 0.1% THD

Power Output Per Channel; FIVE channels driven: 135 watts RMS / channel @ 8 Ohms; 190 watts RMS / channel @ 4 Ohms; < 0.1% THD

Power Output Per Channel; ELEVEN channels driven: 100 watts RMS / channel @ 8 Ohms; 130 watts RMS / channel @ 4 Ohms; < 0.1% THD

Power Bandwidth (at rated power; 8 Ohm load): 20 Hz to 20 kHz (+ 0 / - 0.15 dB) or better.

Broad Band Frequency Response: 5 Hz to 80 kHz (+ 0 / - 3 dB).

THD + Noise: < 0.005% (A-weighted); at rated power; 1 kHz; 8 Ohms.

Signal To Noise Ratio (8 Ohm Load): > 115 dB or better; referenced to rated power (A-weighted).

Minimum Load Impedance: 4 Ohms (one 4 Ohm speaker or two paralleled 8 Ohm speakers.)

Damping Factor: > 500.


Power Requirements:

115 VAC or 230 VAC @ 50 / 60 Hz (automatically detected).


17” wide x 7-3/4” high x 15-1/2” deep (without connectors).

24" wide x 13" high x 23" deep.


50 lbs. (net)

58 lbs. (boxed).

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