I am starting to give some serious thought to my next upgrade for my HT/Stereo system. You can see the equipment in my system in my signature at the bottom of this post.
While I love my Denon AVR 3806 (120 WPC x 7), I want to try some seperate amps, and see what it will really do!
My thought is to upgrade my power (with the AVR pre-outs) to the left and right fronts. I want to get something at about 200 wpc, and free up the AVR to only power the sr and srb speakers anlong with the center.
The amps I am thinking about getting are either the Adcom GFA-5500 or a pair of Outlaw 2200 mono block amps.
The Adcom has (at least to my mind) a long well established reputation, and would seem to be a safe purchase. On the other hand, I have also heard a lot of good things about Outlaw.
One thing that give me some pause with the Outlaws is quite frankly their size, or lack of. While I know that size does not equal quality, I do have some reservations. Is heat going to be a issue with two or three of these stacked together? Can they compete with a monster size amp like the Adcom?
On the plus side, if I ever decide to upgrade the center with a 200 watt amp, it would be simple to add another Outlaw.
So how about it, any feedback on these two amps? Which way would you go?