• The Model 7125 is attractive but not flashy and
is simple and easy to use. It has more in common with a wood-burning
stove in terms of reliability than many other affordable,
Internet-direct sold suitors.
• The Model 7125 is designed and assembled right here in the USA.
For those with lower powered AV receivers
, the Model 7125 is a
wonderful upgrade and addition towards the creation of a higher end
sounding and performing system. Even if your AV receiver is rated to or
around the Model 7125's reported power output, you'd be surprised how
different your system will sound with a separate power amplifier.
The Model 7125's sonic traits are in line with the rest of the Outlaw
lineup of amps including its costlier siblings such as the 7500
and even the 7900
• The Model 7125's sound works well for movies (obviously)
though it's surprisingly musical and even manages to take some of the
edge off lower resolution recordings making them not only listenable but
also enjoyable. Low Points
• The Model 7125's binding posts
aren't impressive though they more than get the job done, though those
with spade terminated cables may come to loathe their grooved plastic
• For those with less sensitive loudspeakers, their
larger rooms may be underserved by the Model 7125's power output.
Thankfully, Outlaw has you covered for the logical next stepup would be
, which retails for $1,849 and churns out 200-Watts per channel into
eight Ohms and 300-Watts per into four. Competition and Comparison
cannot mention Outlaw Audio or anything Internet-direct without
, which is
arguably Outlaw's number one competitor. Currently on Emotiva's site
there is no 125-Watt multi-channel amp solution though historically that
responsibility has fallen to the UPA-7. The UPA-7 boasts largely the
same power output as the Model 7125, though it doesn't quite pack the
same punch, employing a smaller transformer, fewer output devices - not
to mention greater total harmonic distortion. At the time of this review
Emotiva no longer offers the UPA-7, though when they did it sold for
Other possible contenders include Parasound's Halo A52
as well as NAD's T-975
, both of which cost considerably more than the Model 7125 - a
testament to the 7125's performance and value.
For more on these
multi-channel amplifiers as well as others please visit Home Theater
Review's Multi-channel Amplifier page
Outlaw Audio has managed to pack quite a bit
of amplifier into their Model 7125 seven channel amplifier for its
modest, sub $1,000 price. While there are numerous 125-Watt
multi-channel amps available today, some costing as little or close to
the Model 7125's asking price, the simple fact remains that if you're
looking to break into the separates game, there are few better options than taking the first step with Outlaw Audio's Model
7125. The 7125's mix of power, finesse and musicality coupled with its
modest asking price make it a no-brainer in terms of getting my
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