A few months ago I had to get rid of my sherwood newcastle amp in my theater for financial reasons. However it is sorely missed. My def techs don't sound the same from my onkyo 875. I am back in the market looking for a used amp under $1000. My sherwood was 7 channels but I think I might just get a 5 channel and let the onkyo take care of the rears. Any suggestions? So far I have come across: ATI 1550 (anyone have one of these) Rotel 1075 Emotiva xpa-5 (new) Parasound hca 2205 Outlaw 7125 (not sure if enough power) Outlaw 755
The ATI or a Cinenova would be the best choices. Cinenova is very very similar and may be made by ATI or vice versa. Either way they're very well designed and built. Best of all you get a heck of a lot of amp for the money.