Greetings everybody! I posted this query on an ASR thread too but I was hoping to get some advice here as well on a change that I'm in the process of making to my non-dedicated home theater.\n\nRight now I have a Model 7220 and a Model 5000x from Outlaw powering my 7 base layer spkrs and 4 Atmos spkrs; the input sensitivity for the 7220 is 1.64V and for the 5000x it is 1.2V.\n\nI've had the same trusty Marantz unit at the heart of my setup since 2015 but I recently decided it was time to upgrade my AVR\/Processor - it couldn't pass a 4K signal (i used the workaround 2nd HDMI cord option with my Oppo - one to the tv for picture and one to the receiver for audio), and while I can decode Atmos I was missing out on some of the the newer immersive sound codecs like DTS-X, Imax Enhanced, and DTS- X Pro. I've been saving up for the last 4 years or so so I decided to forego the climbing of the 'gradual upgrade tree' and just go all out and buy myself a Trinnov Altitude 16. I believe the Altitude's XLR output voltage is rated at 6.15 vrms.\n\nMy curiosity is related to the large difference in voltage\/gain - I wanted to know if it would be ok to try and pair my existing amps up with the Trinnov once it arrives. I don't know very much about the subject but I believe that such a large voltage difference could impact the noise floor, I'm just not sure about what kind of pros\/cons I'd be looking at with the intended pairing. I definitely don't want to damage anything so I thought it would be wise to cover the bases and get some advice from people that are more technically inclined in this area.\n\nI read up on them a little bit and it appears that the Outlaw amps are very similar to ATI amps - the 7220 was actually made in collaboration w\/ ATI, and I think Outlaw amps are made in the same factory. On the various forums that I frequent I've seen people using ATI amps as the power stage for their Trinnovs, so my thinking is that the current Outlaw amps would be a decent match for the Trinnov. When I looked around online, the majority of the people that own a Trinnov use higher end amps, however, my budget won't let me flex enough to get something like the matching Amplitude amps from Trinnov that were actually made for the Altitude... it's just more $ than I can realistically do right now since I'm already stretching my limits to be able to get the Altitude. I looked at other brands like NAD, Bryson, D-Sonic, and ATI, but most of them are also out of my price range since I have 11 channels that I have to power in my setup.\n\nI'm not sure if this information would be helpful for this discussion or not, but I wanted to include it as well to help give some context for my specific situation. I usually listen to movies between -8.5 and -15 dB's (or between -3 and 0 dB for a Disney+ stream, lol), at the MLP I sit between 8 and 6 feet from all of my speakers including the Atmos sprs (ceiling is 7'9"), the speakers that I run for the base layer are: Triton 5 towers as the L\/R mains, BRX bookshelves as the C and side surrounds, Aon 3's for the rear surrounds and Atlantic Technology IC-OBA in-ceiling spkrs for the Atmos channels. If more info or pics of the room are needed I can provide those as well.\n\nCheers everyone, and thanks in advance!\n\n\nI think you have made a serious expensive mistake. The Trinnov has no line outputs, and your Outlaw has no professional balanced inputs.\n\nNot only that, but that Trinnov unit has an output significantly above the standard balanced output which is 2.5 volts.\n\nSo output of the Trinnov is 14.2 db above the input sensitivity of the Outlaw. This is going to massively overload the input of the Outlaw.\n\nSo you have to "float" the balanced output of the Trinnov to unbalanced, and attenuate it by at least 10 db I would say.\n\nThis is certainly possible, but the noise induced by this passive circuit will negate any benefit from spending $17,000 on that Trinnov.\n\nMy advice is to cancel the Trinnov, and purchase either a Marantz or Yamaha pre\/pro. In your situation that will give better results, and in any event even if the Trinnov was matched with a suitable pro amp, you would not hear a difference.\n\nI use a Marantz 7705, and have for the last two years in a very sophisticated system, and it sounds superb.\n\nMixing professional and domestic gear like you have done, is seldom a happy marriage.\n\nSo, you would need one of these attenuators on each output from the Trinnov. Then you will need a balanced to line cable to go from the attenuator to the Outlaws inputs.\n\nWith your rig, which is hopefully a good domestic rig, you can no way justify that expenditure on the Trinnov. That is literally burning dollars and a total waste.\n\nIf you want to use that Trinnov, and get any theoretical benefit, then you have to use professional gear from start to finish.