Compared to the Emotiva, the Outlaw Model 5000 represents a better deal with, more detailed and complete and I believe, honest power and THD ratings. It's ACD power figures would indicate a more powerful power supply than that of Emotiva's UPA500.\nThe looks may not be as appealing as that of the Emotiva, so what? It's the performance that counts.\nThe Outlaw 5000 does indeed appear to be more realistic with its ratings. No transformer spec but it weights a few lbs more than the 885 I just bought. That said the Outlaw 5000 is rated at 44% higher than the 885a at 4 ohms. The 885a is probably even more conservatively rated.\nNo need to speculate. AH ran the tests on the Outlaw 5000.\nI think it is definitely a value leader. As a matter of fact, I will generally recommend it to someone looking for a strong 2 channel amp! At $600, I don't know of a 2 channel that can beat it (and you have the flexibility to add 3 more channels depending on future situations).\nhttp:\/\/www.audioholics.com\/amplifier-reviews\/outlaw-5000\/measurements\n\nEspecially impressive are the THD+N spec for 1kHz powersweep with all 5 channels driven. That looks like about 0.007% or better up to 130WPC! That reflects a quality design\/build!\n\n \n\nAlso, the AH review states:\nThe Model 5000 is a traditional Class AB amplifier design with four output devices per channel in a mono-block configuration fed from a large centralized toroidal power supply that appears to be at least 1kVA rated.