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I am setting up a 5.1 system. I just picked up an outlaw audio 755 amp to drive a polk setup consisting of 2 two Lsi 25's fronts and two Lsi 15's rears with a Lsic center channel. I had been driving them with a Harman Kardon AVR7200 which never really sounded all that great. I now understand that these are some very demanding speakers and love lots of power, more than the hk was able to give them. Now I am needing the final piece of the puzzle. What type of head unit to drive the amp. This setup is used for watching movies and TV mostly, while still being able to enjoy concerts in high def with the sound turned up. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Was looking at the new onkyo 40.1 but seems like a lot of money for what I need. But if that is the best way then that is the way I will go. At this point I am a little lost. Thank you in advance. One last question, If i went with a powered receiver would I be able to use the outlaw amp to drive the 5 speakers and use the receivers power to drive two small speakers up front to take advantage of Dolby ProLogic IIz with its front height speaker capability.
 

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Could some please give me some insight, I know there are a lot of very knowledgeable people here, I just want to try to buy what would work the best and not go regretting my decision a short while down the road or go spending way more than I needed to. Thank you for reading this and your time.
 

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I quess I will order a Onkyo 40.1, I was really wanting some feedback before spending that kind of money. I am worried it might be over kill or not the most effective option. Please if you have any ideas please let me know.
 

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The Integra 40.1 would be fine. You might also want to look at Onkyo's PR-SC886p. This model is the predecessor to the 80.1 and includes Reon Video Processing, THX Ultra 2 Plus Certification and Processing, and Audyssey MultEQ XT. All things lacking in the 40.1


It should be available for less than the 40.1 and offers more features. Outlaw Audio is selling them for 1500 Dollars last I looked. They used to be available at many places, but supplies have gotten scarce.

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Thank you for the reply

Would a reciever be able to drive 2 small speakers for Dolby ProLogic IIz front height speaker capability while i used the outlaw 755 to drive the other 5 . Please anyone else with an idea please jump in.
 

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Hello,

Without question an AVR could drive 2 small Speakers for Pro Logic IIZ. Considering that only 2 of the 9 channels of the Amplifier in the AVR would be used, it would not even remotely be a stress on it.


In this case, something like Onkyo's TX-NR1007 would be a good fit. You just have to make sure whichever AVR you choose has preamplifier outputs. Most entry level AVR do not have preamp outs.

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How would you balance the sound. To me it seems the speakers hooked up to the outlaw amp would be much louder than the ones from the receiver. And again thank you for you input.
 

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How would you balance the sound. To me it seems the speakers hooked up to the outlaw amp would be much louder than the ones from the receiver. And again thank you for you input.

If the Outlaw lacks a level control, you can use your receiver's channel trims to match levels.
 

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Audyssey will match the levels of all of your Speakers. As will all of the other Speaker EQ's (YPAO, MCACC, Trinnov, etc) Moreover, picking up a Radio Shack SPL Meter is highly advisable for matching your channels via test tones.

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