Originally Posted by comfynumb
I'm ready to move on from Sunfire also Rich, at least for my fronts. I wish I could of heard the difference with your Salons. It was dramatic? Your reading my mind on plugging directly into the wall, I'm about to dedicate several new circuits.
Originally, I thought so, then I realized that the Sunfire's gain is 28 on the XLR but the Outlaw's gain is 34 (but it is 28 with RCA).
I was adding 5 DB to get them to sound right before I realized this.
The difference is not as great as I originally thought.
It is hard to put your finger on it. The Outlaw is a quieter amp and I feel is is a bit more open and dynamic.
On the Thomas Crown Affair CD Sinner Man track the ending is crashing symbols.
They never sounded better than they did with the Outlaw.
I would say the Sunfire is just not as fast, if that makes sense.
It is certainly not as great as using the Source Direct versus Direct via 7.1 and the BDP-105.
I looked at a lot of A/B amps and it seemed to me that at a given power rating the Outlaw was the best choice.
I was sorely tempted by the Halo A51 (in black) but I did not want to spend the money right now.
At some point, I maybe.
It is easy enough to try NEW one (or B-Stock) and return it if you do not like it.
If you decide to keep it, you are just out the return shipping and the chiropractor bill.