Originally Posted by rdgrimes
With mono-blocks its not only about the power rating. Each channel gets its own power supply and discrete circuits. The 2200 has been bench tested at a good deal more than 200w BTW. And the nearly non-existant THD is also a plus. One of the quietest amps you can buy.
Please support the following statements:
-The 2200 has been bench tested at a good deal more than 200w BTW.
-One of the quietest amps you can buy.
The only bench test of which I'm aware is the one Stereophile did of NHT's old A1.
The Outlaw M2200 is a slightly cheaper-to-produce knockoffs of the NHT A1. They lack the A1's curved faceplate with LEDs underneath to light up the faceplate of the component below.
In Stereophile's tests, the A1 output within a reasonable margin of error of rated power: slightly more on paper, but an imperceptible amount in reality.
It also had a considerably worse S/N ratio than the best modern AB or D amps.
It's fine amp for most people in most systems, but let's not get ahead of ourselves. Someone with really efficient speakers would probably be better served with a super low noise floor amp such as a Benchmark or ATI 4000/6000.