2 channels of my amp are in for repair. When I get it back, I will have a full 6 channel amp available to my use. (nothing broke, I purchased the amp as a 4 channel amp knowing that 2 channels were out)
I would like to upgrade my Pre/Pro when I get my amp back together and fully functional. I can get an outlaw 950 for about $450 or I could get a mid grade Denon (or other brand) AVR with Pre-Outs.
I currently use an Onkyo AVR and it really kind of blows for DTS decoding. Almost all DD recordings sound better than DTS on my system right now, and my understading is that it should be the other way around. I use my system for about:
- 90% HT - movies
- 5% HT - 5.1 concerts
- 5% 2 channel cd listening
My question is, I know the new 990 is out, but I do not have a grand to purchase a pre-amp with. Is it worth waiting till I do?, Is the 950 a better purchase than a current AVR with pre-outs?, what other pre-pro options do I have in the $500 range?
I currently use 5.1 and plan to keep it, but would like the option of 6.1 or 7.1 when I purchase. Used is fine. I am not looking to purchase right now, more a discovery/research thing and plan to purchase in the November/December timeframe.