Need help with question plz

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by MattSherlock, Sep 12, 2002.

  1. MattSherlock

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    I just purchased the Sony 5es 2 wks ago because I got tired of waiting for the Outlaw 950. Well wouldn't you know it, I just got my email telling me my name came up on the waiting list.
    Here is the problem, I was going to buy an amp and use the Sony
    as a preamp because while it is very good for movies, it really sucks for music. Problem is I only have about $1000 to spend, so I can't buy the 950 and amp, I can just buy the 950 but I can't afford to buy good amp for it presently.

    My question is, can I buy the Outlaw 950 and use the amp on the
    Sony 5es receiver to drive the speaker and if that is possible,
    how would I hook it up.
    thanks for any replies
     
  2. Nick V

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    You should be able to plug the pre-outs from the Outlaw into the 7.1 channel input on the Sony receiver. Then, you would just always leave the sony receiver on 7.1 channel input and do all of your audio/video switching with the Outlaw.

    That is, if that's what you really want to do...

    I'd take a guess that you would get much better performance from keeping the Sony ES and buying a decent 3/5/7 channel amp. You could buy it used if you're short on cash.
     
  3. MattSherlock

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    Well only reason I would do that is because if I purchase the 950, I really don't have the funds right now for a good 5 channel amp. If I buy the 950, I would defintely get a good amp in a month or so.

    Are you saying that my 5es+amp will sound better than the 950+amp combo?
     
  4. Nick V

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    No, I was saying that the 5es+good amp (money spent on amp instead of Outlaw 950)would sound better than using the 950+amps from the 5es. I have no experience with the Outlaw, so I can't tell you whether or not the 5es has better multichannel and/or two channel processing than the Outlaw. I doubt it though.

    Maybe someone else can answer that question for you?
     

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