Outlaw 950 or Yamaha RX-V1400. Which one would be a better pre/pro

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  1. Kevin. W

    Kevin. W Screenwriter

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    Title asks the question. Just curious what others think.

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  2. Wayne Ernst

    Wayne Ernst Cinematographer

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    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?
     
  3. Drew_W

    Drew_W Screenwriter

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    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.
     
  4. Stephen M

    Stephen M Stunt Coordinator

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    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.
     
  5. Lewis Besze

    Lewis Besze Producer

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    Outlaw.
     
  6. Evan M.

    Evan M. Supporting Actor

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    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.
     

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