Preamp/Pro vs Av Receiver, differences?

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  1. GaryMore

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    I'm a little confused after reading some threads here and looking at the Outlaw site. What is the difference between their 1050 and their 950? They seem to perform about the same functions... what does a 950 offer that the 1050 can't do?
     
  2. Vishwa Somayaji

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    1050 is a receiver which means it has amplification built in. 950 is a prepro and it only suplies line level(about 1v) signal and you need 7 channels of amplification to run the speakers. 950 has all the latest format supports, more digital inputs etc. compared to 1050, in addtion to being a 7.1 rather than a 6.1 which the 1050 is. That is a brief description. There is a tonne of material about both if you search this forum.
     
  3. Saurav

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    A receiver has amps built in, so you can directly attach speakers to it. A pre/pro is just a processor, and you need to add amplification for all the speakers you wish to drive, you cannot drive them direct from a pre/pro.
     
  4. GaryMore

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    Ok, I understand now... the bottom line, the Pre-Pro would supposedly have better electronics, and one should of course add a nice 5 or 7 channel amp.
     
  5. Saurav

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    Supposedly, yes. Also, since pre/pro technology changes much faster than amplifier technology, you could keep your amps for longer and just upgrade the pre/pro when you wanted new formats/decoding/whatever.
     
  6. MatthewJ S

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    Also, few rcvrs put as much quality into the pre-out stage as dedicated pre-pros do....
     

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