New ATI Pre/Pro and Amp on HT Magazine

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  1. ToddJoseph

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    WOWWWW!!!!

    Hefty price tag, but the amp and the pre/pro look awesome..Received 92 points on performance too..

    Any thoughts?
     
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    I haven't had a chance to see the ATI yet. But does it look like a Outlaw 950 clone ? Seems there are many of them showing up lately.

    -Jeramy
     
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    the 2505 has been on the market for several years.

    if you scroll down the pre/pro web page you see it list availability as "September 2001". i remember seeing it listed in some A/V mags upcoming gear sections before that, but i haven't seen anything new on it since then.
     
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    i saw a review or maybe just a short blurb on the pre-pro a year or so ago, so i assume it's been out a while.

    i really wanted to like ati amps when i was first looking at entry-level high end and separates, but there's just something about them that i just can't live with. i like the look, and they're very powerful and dynamic, but they are just too harsh-sounding and bright for me on music. every sibilant sound or cymbal hit is just emphasized so much, is harsh and jagged sounding.

    kinda why i figure i wouldn't like outlaw.
     
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    Actually, ATI does have a new pre/pro coming out. It's called the ATP 7500. No, it does not look like the three amigos form Sherborne, Atlantic or Outlaw. It lists for $2995.00. It reminds me of Nad equipment with strong ATI overtones. (what?)
    This one seems like a scaled down version, but it's said to have more current surround formats.

    Anyway, there is a picture and info on it in "Audio Video Interiors" March issue.
     
  8. Kevin C Brown

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    The 7500 is a 950 clone. I wonder what chip set powers the 8500?

    Personally, I don't like the screen, but hopefully you can turn it off when watching a movie.
     
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    a 950 clone for $2000 more? are they borrowing mark levinson's business model?
     
  10. Richard Burzynski

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    The ATI 8500 prepro, as well as their amps are all designed, engineered and assembled in the U.S. The Outlaw 950 (and its siblings) are made in Asia.

    The 8500 is not a 950 clone, it has balanced outputs, an AES/EBU jack, a 5" LCD monitor, 3 component video inputs, 2 IR jacks, 3 remote triggers, an RS232 connection, a dedicated "daughter board" expansion area, and ATI is currently working on the unit's THX certification.

    I haven't read anything about an ATI 7500 model.

    Rich B.
     
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    Richard- Read my lips: [​IMG] It is the 7500 which is the 950 clone, not the 8500. The 7500 was listed in the new products section of S&V maybe 2 months ago. Triple crossover, Cirrus Extra Surround modes, and I even think it said it has BM on the 5.1 analog inputs...
     
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    No new taxis?
     
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    Hoo-ah: I found it! [​IMG]

     

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