I come once again seeking knowledge. I am looking for a HT pre/pro. I started with a Pioneer when Dolby Pro Logic first came out (oops, Iím showing my age). After admitting to helplessness over JBLís, I realized that the weakest link was no longer the speakers. Next step was vintage Adcom. Great sound, but lacked the processor to keep up with DTS, DD, ES... Next step was a Sherwood Newcastle. Great HT processor, but lousy 2 channel. I now am back to the sound of the Pioneer. Amps are fine for the time being, as they sounded great with the older Adcom Pre, (McIntosh 250, Adcom 555II, Onkyo Integra 506, Parasound 260). Yes I know that they donít match, but one thing at a time. And besides, I am still playing with different amps to see what I really want to keep.
So here is my question. Any recommendations for a affordable processor? Any one have any history with Outlaw products? I have also been reading where the current HK units (receives) are sounding quite good, but am not sure how they really stand up to the components. I am open to new or used, and want to stay under $700. Any thoughts???