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Outlaw 770 v B&K Ref 7270 which would you buy? (1 Viewer)

Adam Gregorich

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Any thoughts? Both are 7ch 200WPC amps. I have 4 ohm KEF Reference speakers. The Outlaw puts out 300WPC at 4 ohms, the B&K 375. I know that WPC isn't everything, but most other specs on both are Greek to me. Any thoughts before I plunk down some $$?
 

Aslam Imran

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I dont know about KEF speakers but if they lean towards bright then they would better be paired with b&k but if they are rolled off in the high freq (warm sounding) then it would be better to pair them with the Outlaw. I am quite familiar with the B&K brand and like their warm smooth sound. I have never listened to an Outlaw amp but it is believed that ATI makes their amps (correct me if I am wrong) and if so they are sure to be slightly forward and bright so pairing them with bright speakers woundn't be a good idea. Also aren't the two quite disparate in price?
 

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I honestly would use a 5 ch amp for center and surrounds and a good stereo amp for the mains if space allowed. There is only so much power that a single chassis can provide.
 

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There is a price difference. The B&K is $2475 (good online price from auth dealer). The Outlaw is $1799. I imagine shipping would be about the same. The B&K is $700.00 more. I am currently using a pair of Pioneer M-91 amps for my front speakers (I am left with one unused channel). They will go up to 550WPC to my 4ohm speakers. I could always still use on of those for the front L+R if I don't think I am getting enough power and use two of the seven amp channels to run a pair of speakers off the multi room output. Space is the only limitation. Our theater is in a small room, and I would like to cut back on the amount of equipment we have to make more room. Here is our current set up.
 

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Adam:
In reading your Web page I note the following:
On the left you can see our turntable sitting on top of our Boston Acoustics VR2000 subwoofer
Please tell me that you don't use the subwoofer when playing records. :frowning: As I'm sure you know, turntables are more sensitive to vibration than all other audio components.
Larry
 

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Larry-

Ooops outdated. It used to be "stored" there. We didn't have any room on the audio rack for it. When it was used it was moved over with the rest of the equipment. Since it was never used it is now gathering dust in the closet. I will have to fix that.:b
 

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