Very nice system. Thanks a lot for the updates and the review.
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Amp arrived today, this thing is heavy ! Fun times carrying it across the street from fedex then up three flights of stairs. Right now just doing RCA->XLR for the Left and Right channels connected to my current Polk RTI6's from 2005 (Hope to upgrade to legends hence the whole reason for getting the amp) noticed right away it's a lot beefier sounding than the Marantz NR1609 driving the low end of the frontsJust ordered the 7000x, really like it can drive 4 ohms no problem, going to pair with with some Polk L600s most likely
Hey Jeff, thanks for sharing.I am glad to hear that you are enjoying having two of the 7000x amps in your system! I love having them in mine. I do listen to my system quite loud at times and the I never feel like I am pushing the amps. I had my Optoma UHD65 projector off to Optoma for almost 3 weeks to do the firmware update and got it back last week...it was SO nice to get my theater back up and running to experience a movie... Reading through your upgrade made me want to go and listen to my system again! Thanks for sharing.
Have not seen a 5000 on sale anywhere I track for last month or so. I was also looking but I think I might just go with the 5000X to future proof my setup for the extra 100 bucks. That extra 100 will also give you 5 years of warranty in case something goes wrong.Anyone seen a regular Model 5000 for sale lately? I really don’t need the XLR on the 5000x and it seems like that’s what you’re paying the extra $100 for compared to what the 5000 used to sell for. I would love to pick up a 5000 used but haven’t seen one pop up in the last couple weeks. Also anybody know how the Emotiva BasX 500 compares to the Model 5000? Would the basx be enough of an upgrade over the AVR’s amp?
YeahI was thinking the same about future proofing with XLR.Have not seen a 5000 on sale anywhere I track for last month or so. I was also looking but I think I might just go with the 5000X to future proof my setup for the extra 100 bucks. That extra 100 will also give you 5 years of warranty in case something goes wrong.
I dont think BasX 500 compares with Outlaw 5000. Its a grade lower. A comparable amp from Emotiva would be the BasX 5175. But that one is unfortunately out of production now. Emotiva might be cooking something up to compete with the 5000. Have not seen any announcement yet.
Future proofing is always your best bet.... at the bare minimum and if your budget permits.... go with the 7000X for your 7 lower channels and get the x4700 for the 4 height channels... that gives you plenty room to grow.YeahI was thinking the same about future proofing with XLR.
My current plan is to go with a Denon x3700 and use the Outlaw to power my front stage and 2 side surrounds. Then use the Denon internal amp for the rear surrounds and 4 heights to get a 7.2.4 setup. Any suggestions from anybody to do it differently? Would it sounds better going up to the x4700 and use a stereo power amp to power 2 speakers and use the Denon for all the rest. I assume I’d get a better sound quality and more headroom going with my 1st option.
I noticed you said x4700 instead of 3700. Any reason why I should stay away from grave 3700?Future proofing is always your best bet.... at the bare minimum and if your budget permits.... go with the 7000X for your 7 lower channels and get the x4700 for the 4 height channels... that gives you plenty room to grow.
..... I thoroughly researched and compared the basX series of amps and the basX500 maxed out at 75Watts per channel all channels driven @ 8Ohm... outlaw on the other hand gives you much more and it's cleaner...
Take your time and use your $ wisely... it's better to wait a little to get something better than to settle.
Yes, I believe the X4700 has a better amplifier section than the x3700(hence the $500 premium). Even though it will not match the output from the 7000x the x4700 will be just a little closer and help with coherence... the output from the Outlaw amplifiers is quite higher than the x3700, and in my experience they were even higher than my x6500h and that receiver like the new x6700 has separate type D amplifier modules.I noticed you said x4700 instead of 3700. Any reason why I should stay away from grave 3700?
That combo deal is a great one! Did you figure out the shipping problem?I ordered a Marantz AV7705 / Outlaw 7000X combo. FedEx delivered the amplifier only yesterday. Does anyone know if they ship the Marantz processor separately or if Marantz ships that directly to me? I only received one tracking number and the website is acting like my order is complete. They delivered it after close of business on Friday. So, I can't get a hold of anyone at Outlaw to find out. Thanks.