As most of you guys know I'm looking to add a amplifier to my existing system. I've been looking really hard into the Outlaw gear as most here have but know I've tossed around the idea of not only purchasing a amplifier but also purchase the Outlaw 990 preamp/processor. Here is the question at hand, could someone please explain to me what the benefits of using a BALANCED connection from the pre/pro to the amplifier compaired to just using analog interconnects would be. The reason for asking is I can possibly save $300 by purchasing the new 7200 which does not have balanced inputs. Second question is would I really notice a difference by purchasing a seperate amplifier and pre/pro. Thanks a million guys.