How long have you been waiting for a receiver that can actually deliver the superb uncompromising performance of separate components? The 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.
The BasX MR1 is highly configurable. However, there are a few important features that are especially noteworthy.
ENHANCED ARC SUPPORT
The MR1 provides full support for standard ARC (Audio Return Channel) for devices that don’t have eARC support. For devices that support the new eARC (Enhanced ARC) standard the MR1 will detect this and enable eARC support.
Note: Only HDMI Output #1 on the MR1 supports ARC and eARC.
Note: On most TV sets only one HDMI Input supports eARC, so be sure and connect the MR1 to that input. In addition to this, on many TV sets, eARC must specifically be enabled, so be sure that eARC is enabled in your TV’s configuration menu.
ACTIVE HDMI OUTPUT SWITCHING
As defined in the HDMI standard, if you have two devices with different video capabilities connected to the two outputs on the MR1, and both are on, your video source will negotiate a video format supported by both, and the MR1 will send that same video signal to both devices. So, for example, if you have a 4k TV, and a 1080p TV, and only the 4k TV is turned on, it will receive a 4k signal; however, if both TVs are turned on, then both will receive a 1080p video signal (because that is the highest resolution format that both TVs support). The same requirement is also true for some other features – like HDR. Unfortunately, many modern TVs and projectors do not report their status correctly to the processor and source device. As a result of this, for example, you may find that you don’t get 4k video on your 4k TV set unless the 1080p TV set is physically disconnected (unplugged).
The MR1 has a special feature that enables you to avoid this sort of problem. On the MR1 you have the option to temporarily disable each HDMI Output individually. So, in the example above, by disabling the HDMI Output connected to the 1080p TV set when that set isn’t in use, you can prevent it from limiting the 4k video signal being sent to your 4k set.
INCREDIBLY DETAILED SURROUND SOUND AND VIDEO PERFORMANCE
The MR1 features 6 HDMI 2.0b video inputs, all of which support 4K UHD HDR video formats including eARC.
Powerful Analog Devices SHARC DSP supports the latest Dolby Atmos, Dolby Surround, DTS, DTS:X, DTS Neural X, and other popular modes.
ADVANCED EMO-Q AUTOMATIC ROOM CORRECTION
The MR1 includes the latest and most advanced version of our EMO-Q Automatic Room Correction System. EMO-Q now displays a visual interface which includes graphs of both the measured and corrected room response. Channels can now also be tested, and the results adjusted, individually.
AUDIOPHILE QUALITY CLASS A/B AMPLIFIERS
The MR1 includes both audiophile quality Class A/B amplifiers, which feature advanced class H power supply topology for optimum efficiency, and line level analog preamp outputs. This enables the MR1 to be used with a combination of passive loudspeakers and external amplifiers
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.