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Outlaw Audio 7200 7-Channel Power Amplifier Reviewed

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HTR Product Rating

Performance
4 Stars
Value
5 Stars
Overall
4.5 Stars

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outlaw_audio_7200-reviewed.gifOutlaw Audio is one of those rare companies in the industry that comes along and challenges the status quo for home theater enthusiasts. An entirely Internet-based operation, Outlaw Audio has made a name for itself by providing economically conscious consumers with surprisingly high performance AV products at very reasonable prices that just plain work on so many different systems. Case in point, their 7200 multi-channel amplifier reviewed here; it's large weighing in at 90 pounds and measuring a standard 17 inches wide by eight inches high and 18 inches deep whilst churning out a massive 200 watts across all seven channels into eight ohms and 300 Watts into four. Now other companies make an amp with similar dimensions and specs however their all priced around or over $4,000.00 where as the 7200 can be had for a mere $1,849.00 direct to your door. That's a tremendous value in the face of a downward spiraling economy where true luxury goods like home theaters and high ticket gear are going to be more and more sparse as we all try to conserve.

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• Read more multi-channel amplifier reviews from HomeTheaterReview.com.
• Find an AV receiver to pair with the 7200.

The 7200 features unbalanced connections that are clearly labeled, well spaced and surprisingly robust. The binding posts are the same you'll find on B&W's flagship 802D loudspeaker and are, again, neatly laid out and spaced to accommodate nearly any type of speaker cable. The 7200 has a master power switch on the rear face plate with the front button toggling the unit in and out of standby. A 12-volt trigger and a hefty detachable power cord round out the features on the otherwise Spartan hunk of horsepower.

High Points
• For a large budget amp the 7200 possesses surprising musicality rich with inner detail and extremely resolute for its price.
• The 7200's sound favors a bit more of the midrange and lower registers and has a smooth, though not all together "airy" top end that makes it more palpable and less edgy at extreme volumes.
• The 7200's power output is more than adequate to drive any brand of speaker available today including power hungry pigs like Magnepan 3.6's or MartinLogan CLS.
• The 7200's industrial design mates well with other components and shows that Outlaw put every penny of its cost into the performance.

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