Multichannel Amplifiers....Parasound, ATI or Outlaw
Just looking for some guidance...
I am in the process of adding channels to my HT rig. Currently I have six channels, using three 30+ years old Moscode 300 amps. These are 80´s vintage stereo hybrid amps, tubes input stage, Mosfet output stage. These are rated at 150W per channel into 8ohms, and 225W per channel into 4ohms. These I intend to use for my front, center and surround speakers since they are very good at what they do. My front, center and surround speakers are Magnepan 1.7, CC5/DWM and LRS respectively. These amps were "modernized" by the OEM, so I expect another 30+ years more service out of them.
I can add 5 channels for two surround back and two ATMOS speakers; or 7 channels if I decide on two surround back and four ATMOS speakers. Three amps, that I guess are similar in price, quality and audiophile or near audiophile sound reproduction, have caught my interest. These are: ATI´s AT-4005, Outlaw Audio´s 7220, and Parasounds´s HALO A52+. I know this forum have many Monolith´s 7X fans, which I know have very good specs, however, I am not so sure about its quality. I live in South America, and returning these behemoth amps for repair is really not an option. So I am looking for an amp, like my Moscodes, that would last me many years without a hitch. And lastly, I guess I prefer A-A/B amplification.
I do not have the opportunity to audition the amps listed above. I simply chose them because of number of channels, and similar (actually a few watts higher) power rating to my Moscodes. Any experience on these amps that can be shared will be greatly appreciated.
Last edited by rickyhgarcia; 08-19-2019 at 11:22 AM.