Originally Posted by ronrags
I see you are saving up for the cc1000be and I'm thinking of doing the same since I upgraded to the 1027be. I'm a little reluctant upgrading the center from my current cc700 since it will not be powered by the Sim I-3 as with the 1027be. The Sim I-3 made a huge improvement over the Outlaw avp/amp for 2 channel. I currently use the Outlaw to power the center and the rears only when using 5.1. I'm just wondering if the upgrade is worth the investment?
More like eventually will be
. I need to get my TT and room treatments first. Including the center I have now, I have had three centers. The first one was just a basic def tech center jr. Then I moved up to a def tech c/l/r 1000. It was a big change for the better. Then I upgraded to the CC901. WOW it was a big change for the better. The center will be a long term investment that you will probably keep as long as you have the 1027's. You will probably end up getting a 3ch amp at some point. That is what I did. It is unavoidable
. I first got the three channel. Then I got the two channel. Then I started upgrading my speakers. Is the Outlaw a receiver? If so, how many watts does it put out. Will the 1000be center sound fantastic with just that receiver, probably not. Will it utterly suck, probably not. But you should be able to hear an improvement over what you have now. My guess is that the outlaw is "good enough" to power that center. But when you get a dedicated 3ch amp, and trust me, you will, you will be able to hear how good the cc1000be can sound.