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Outlaw Audio has just announced a new multi-channel power amplifier, the 7140. The 7140 replaces the now 10-year-old 7125, with a bit more power and a few other refinements.

The 7140 is a seven channel amp rated at 140 watts per channel, thus the model number. This rating is at 8 ohms, with all channels driven, and the power bumps up to 225 watts per channel with a 4 ohm load, both with an impressive 0.05% THD. It's still a Class AB amplifier design, as the company states they prefer the sound of a properly designed AB amp, over a Class D "digital" amp.

...unlike some manufacturers who have made the switch to Class D amplifiers, we have chosen to remain with Class AB amplifier designs for our multi-channel power amps. Indeed, we have auditioned a number of fairly good Class-D designs. While they offer some advantages, such as size and shipping weight, after several prolonged listening sessions we all concluded that to our ears, there is still something that remains intangibly smoother when audio is reproduced with Class AB amplification.
The 7140, like most Outlaw amps have both RCA and balanced XLR outputs. In addition, they also list the following updates over the 7125 model.

All of this performance and connectivity has been engineered into a chassis which is the same size as the original 7125. To increase the power, and maintain the same chassis size, we needed a new power supply that would deliver significantly more output voltage and current. To solve this, we chose a recently developed Class F transformer that utilizes professional grade insulation and has a greater thermal efficiency.

Traditionally, we have used thermistors to delay amplifier turn-on and reduce any side-effects caused by an in-rush of current. Since we are now dealing with connections for both RCAs and XLRs (controlled by the THAT circuitry), we improved upon this system to ensure there will be no audible pops, thumps or other side effects until the high powered signal has fully settled in.

Totally New amplifier modules

We are using new output devices with higher voltage and current for increased power and reduced distortion. Each of the amplifier modules has three pairs of newly designed output devices. This use of perfectly matched devices (the pairs) delivers greatly improved DC offest. The result: lower distortion and smoother operation.
The new 7140 will be available beginning next week for $1099. Supplies will be a bit limited for the first couple of months, but they say you can reserve your 7140 now.