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    Default My new amp review!

    Well guy’s I was finally able to spend some quality time with my new Outlaw 7100 amp. I was quite impressed! Now I guess that I should point out that before buying this amp I did audition some others, and researched a bunch more. The outlaw was a kind of a gamble in some respects because I was not able to audition it before buying it. I finally decided to take the plunge after reviewing the 30 day return policy, over and over and over again!

    The addition of a separate amp really added a great deal to the overall sound quality in my HT. My Pioneer Elite VSX-37TX was doing a pretty good job of powering the Lsi series speakers, but it is rated for speakers that are 6 to 16ohms nominal. Yes I did notice an increase in the heat generated by the receiver.

    The Outlaw performed beautifully from the start! Imaging was always great, and it’s even better now! I guess the best way to describe the sound of the new amp is “average.” No I do not mean that in a negative way, quite the opposite actually! I really did not detect any substantial change in the mid’s, or high end at all. What I did notice was that the sound that was now coming out of my 4 ohm speakers did not seem, I dunno, strained is the only word I can think of that fits. Kind of like the receiver was having a tough time before adding the amp. Does that make sense to anyone? I was concerned that a $900 7 channel amp would not sound as good as an amp costing a great deal more, I worried needlessly.

    If it helps, or matters, the source material included CD’s, SACD’S, DVD-A, DTS, and of course a little vinyl! I listened to rock, jazz, blues, classical, and even an old Techno-pop CD (I’m so ashamed!). I played around with some of the DSP modes just to get an idea of what the amp would/could do in conjunction with the receiver. I quickly remembered why I don’t use the DSP modes for music…What the Hell was I thinking!

    Tonight I’ll try a few movies at ear splitting levels….Just cuz!

    Final thoughts….This is a great amp! I am very happy with it’s performance!

    BTW, don’t be surprised to see this post on other forums, cut & paste is the only to go!
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    Frank,
    great review, so would you say LSi and Outlaw mated very well? update website photos coming soon?
    I am sorry, I have no opinion on the matter. I am sure you do. So, don't mind me, I just want to talk audio and pie.

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    Yes and Yes!!
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    Frank Congrats on the purchase! Now I'm not the only Outlaw amp guy around here...
    With a slew rate of 50V/uSec you will never hear a strain and the noise levels are so low there will be no coloration at all.

    I have had my outlaw for over a year now and it has been trouble free. It gives whatever I ask of it.

    Good job and with a 5 year warranty you have 0 worries.

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    So when will you finally upgrade that couch? ;)

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    Originally posted by RuSsMaN
    So when will you finally upgrade that couch? ;)

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    Rooster
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    I almost feel out of my chair.......
    But anyway,
    nice Frank,I'm glad your liking your amp.I didn't feel the Love yeat,but I bet after time,run some more stuff you have ran before and you'll warm up to it,or not.

    The Pioneer Elite vsx37tX was a fine receiver when it came out.I was ging to buy the vsx39tx,but was alittle bothered that it didn't have built in 6th and 7th channels for surround back.I really didn't care for the M10x as well.But that was then............

    Are you planning on the Outlaw preamp?
    I'd also like to see new pic's with it installed.

    O by the way Rus,I believe he moved the couch and built a raiser some time ago.If I remember correctly.
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    What is it with you guy's and my couch! Damn Perverts!

    Updated my site.
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    cool Man,
    the seating looks MUCH better.I could park my rear end on one of those chairs with the ottomans,nice cold one and off to movie land......Nice job.
    Dan
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    Nice pictures of your home theater ... I have the same TV, so was wondering; how far do you sit from the TV, and did you angle the center channel speaker (raise the back so it points down)?
    MichaelJ

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    Thanks!

    MichaelJ,
    The chairs are aprrox. 10' from the screen, and yes the center speaker is angled slightly downward.
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