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Have been shopping around now for some time for an amp. Just as I think I know what to do, other options pop up.

Wanted to see what the popular opinion is out there on the following:


Outlaw Audio 755

Fosgate Audionics 1000.5

Sunfire Grand


All are 200x5 rated. The later two are demo units. The Outlaw would be B Stock. Have heard good things about all three. Price being "equal" would like to get performance opinions.

Installing on my Onkyo 797 as a preamp and sixth channel power for now, until I upgrade to a new pre-amp.


All opinions thanked for in advance!

Dave
 

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The Fosgate Audionics amp sounds great, according to a close friend with famous hi-fi ears. It was designed by Jim Strickland, who designed the best MOSFET amplifiers I ever heard in the '80s when he was running Acoustat. I owned two of his amps, the TNT 120 and TNT 200 (and I was his biggest dealer in 1985.)


The other two amps are excellent, too, and put out more power into a 4 ohm load, but...JMHO...I'd lean towards the FA. If they were all new, the Outlaw would be the value leader.


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Outlaw audio is now selling monoblocks (200watts each). I think they have package deals (like buy 4 get one free or something). they you can expands however ya want and supposedly good value amps
 

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Outlaw audio is now selling monoblocks (200watts each). I think they have package deals (like buy 4 get one free or something). they you can expands however ya want and supposedly good value amps
wow they are going rack mount amps. Nice. Now only if they could bring down that price some. Be cheaper to go with a pro amp by Crown (XLS602 or CE2000TX) or QSC (ISA series 450 or 750).
 

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I would also consider the new balanced ATI amps in the 200x (200 watts/ch) and 300x (300 watts/ch) series (x = channels). I have seen the 2005 (5 channels) go for under $2,000 and that is outstanding for that quality of amp. Their 7 year transferable warranty is nice, too. ATI actually is the source for Outlaw amps, and many others as well.


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Thanks for the input guys.

Well, I did it ............Sherbourn 7/2100 and PT7000 preamp.

A little more than I was looking for, but that's the trouble with this obsession we all have. Found alot of good reviews on Sherbourn, a local dealer, and got that warm and fuzzy feeling that they were for me. I'll keep you posted as to what I think when it's hooked up.

Thanks again!

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Thanks. Just wish I had some down time coming up with work to enjoy it 24/7 when I first get it.
What are your thoughts on the Sherbourn?
 

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Sorry for the delay in response, I've been on vacation.

So far I love my Sherbourn Combo. It's one of those purchases, that I believe I made the right decision more and more each time I listen to it.

As I've said before too, this amp DOES break in. I know some people do not believe in break in for an amp, but this one definately sounds better than when first out of the box.

And looks wise..............very nice, simple, classy.
 

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I love my 5 channel Sherbourn, so it's great to hear that you are enjoying the Sherbourn twins. I'm not convinced that I will get their pre/pro (I'm actually on my way to play with a NAD at a dealer), but if you hear them together and get a package deal, it seems impossible to not love 'em!
 
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