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Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Kevin. W, Jan 13, 2004.
Title asks the question. Just curious what others think. Kevin
6 Months ago, the 950 would have made the better pre/pro. Today, the RX-V1400 has pulled into the spotlight with all of the setup options - and DPL IIx. I wonder when Outlaw will announce their next (revised) pre/pro?
I don't want to derail the thread too much, but what are other options for inexpensive pre/pros? No practical experience, but on paper, I must say that the Yamaha 1400 looks damn good with all its options. And it looks cool. Smart looks are important for gear in my rack.
I am skeptical regarding the sound quality of the 1400. It is meant to serve as a cheap A/V Receiver, not a preamp. I like the EQ feature, but my experience of hearing it play movies directly at the dealers was not encouraging. YMMV.
hmmmmmmm....that is actually a tough one. I would probably go with the Outlaw if I had the cash to get a good 5 or seven channel amp, or mono blocks. If I didn't I would go with the Yamaha and get a good 2 channel amp and maybe a matching quality mono block for my front three (or 3 mono's for that matter) and use the amps in the yamaha to take care of surround duty. I would then have all of the latest features plus good powerful amps. Really it would just depend on my cash at the time.