This will be post 668The fact that this is your 666th post makes me nervous for the Outlaw Audio website!
Anyone tried the new version of the 5000 amp with the XLR input added. Other than that, is there any other changes in, what they call, the 5000X model? And of course, price went up by another 100$ to 750$. I am curious as I am thinking of adding that to my setup. With tax and shipping added, it goes over 850$ new from Outlaw. Should I just look for a used 5000 instead and save couple of hundred bucks? Thoughts?
I am running 2 - Outlaw 7000X’s with my Marantz 7703 and love how it sound! I bi-amped my front 3 speakers. I am running 7.2.4 in my room. I am very happy with how it sounds. I was running an Atlantic Technology 7 channel amp and a Parasound HCA1205 5 channel amp prior to switching to the Outlaw 7000X. I wanted to bi-amp again and use XLR. My system is very quiet now, it was before but there was a very slight hum.Good day everyone,
I have been doing research on the 7000x for a full 2 weeks now and was not able to find any solid reviews on youtube or any AV site, the only info I found was here in the forum and I'd like to thank everyone for their time in sharing their experiences.
I just ordered 2 of them and will be using them to bi amp my front 3 channels and single amp the rest of my 7.2.4 system. I will be using the Denon AVR6500H as a preamp only.
I was thinking of getting a Monolith 7X for my main 7 channels and let the Denon handle the overhead speakers, but when I did the math...(hear me out on this) it made more sense to get 2 7 channel amps for the price of one... and by bi-amping the front channels I end up with more power to them.... (260 vs 200 watts) I believe they will be more dynamic in fact. My front 3 channels are made up of the Polk Audio RT3000p towers and CS1000p Center.... (just refreshed the ferrofluid on my tweeters... and all 3 have Bash amps also) and all the other channels are RT series speakers. Room is 14 X 22 X 8.... I will update the results.
Again thanks everyone for sharing your experiences!
Active bi-amping it will--but passive bi-amping it won'tIs there any proof that bi-amping fronts with an amp provides double the power to the speaker? In theory it might be true for the 7000X to output 260 watts via 2 ports combined, but does it really do that for practical purpose?
So to answer your question clearly....Is there any proof that bi-amping fronts with an amp provides double the power to the speaker? In theory it might be true for the 7000X to output 260 watts via 2 ports combined, but does it really do that for practical purpose?
I'm powering a pair of f206s (and a c205) with an Outlaw 5000 and have been happy with the sound (AVR is a Marantz 6014). I've been listening to a lot more jazz with this setup, and generally listen to acoustic singer-songwriter type, more nuanced music.I am considering dual Outlaw 2220s to power my F206 towers - any current owners of this amp able to give me your thoughts on how these perform for music? Thinking they will do well for home theater movies / TV and rock - curious if others have experience with how the clarity is with this amp for example with classical music - piano / strings. I am looking to use the external amps for Revel F206 towers for home theater use as part of a 7.2.4 system and also for 2 channel music listening. I am also considering a few amps from Parasound - 2250 v2 and Halo A23+ if any has listened to these and Outlaw, would love to hear thoughts. Thanks!
In simple terms, it does make sense. In actuality, I never seen a consensus on this issue. For example, even here the poster above you is saying passive bi-amping does not increase power to double. My Klipsch fronts comes with the dual binding posts as your pictures and it is probably for the reason you explained. While there is some benefit of providing bi-amp on the two set of posts by removing the copper plate and thus separating the inputs to different cross-overs (otherwise manufacturers would not give this option), I am not sure it is actually giving double the watt (130x2) to the speaker. I am not just convinced on your "doubling" part.So to answer your question clearly....
One hose brings 200watts of pressure... at the end of the hose you have a Y adaptor and 2 Hose guns..... if you only open one gun you get "all" the available pressure right?..... now you open the second gun while the first one is already open.... what do you see? the pressure on the first gun drops a little doesn't it.... now you have two hose guns open sharing the available pressure....
Now you have two separate hoses each with 130W of pressure and only one gun on each hose.... how's your pressure?
Does this make sense?