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#345016 - 04/13/11 01:19 PM Axiom M80's and Outlaw Audio RR2150, good match?
audiosavant Offline
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Just wondering if anyone has heard the Outlaw RR2150 integrated amp. Would it be a nice power source for the M80's?

I''m trying to come up with a good, budget full-range 2 channel system for a friend.

This Outlaw amp is pretty intriguing. I know some on here use their HT amps. Has anyone tried their integrated?

I have a short list of "good" integrated amps to power the M80's (audio only) that are under 1k, anyone have some other suggestions in this price range?
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#345017 - 04/13/11 01:26 PM Re: Axiom M80's and Outlaw Audio RR2150, good match? [Re: audiosavant]
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I have not heard the 2150, but I have been very happy with my Outlaw prepro (990) and amp (7125) combination powering my M80s in a 5:1 HT. I'm no audiosavant, wink but there's plenty of power and the sound is clean.

I'd bet it's a good choice.
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#345019 - 04/13/11 01:33 PM Re: Axiom M80's and Outlaw Audio RR2150, good match? [Re: medic8r]
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many Outlaw/Axiom owners very happy over at the Outlaw Saloon. I've got a 7700 amp on the way, could not pass up the sale going on right now on the 7125, 7500 and 7700. Will use Denon as pre for now and move to 978 when it is released in near future with Audyssey MultEQ XT32.
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#345020 - 04/13/11 01:35 PM Re: Axiom M80's and Outlaw Audio RR2150, good match? [Re: medic8r]
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I think of "integrated amp" as being without a tuner. That Outlaw is a stereo receiver (it has a tuner). It doesn't seem like there is a lot of two-channel gear out there except for separates. Cambridge Audio? NAD? Marantz?
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#345023 - 04/13/11 02:07 PM Re: Axiom M80's and Outlaw Audio RR2150, good match? [Re: tomtuttle]
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I forgot that the Outlaw had a tuner! Add MM & MC phono stage and you've got a pretty great package for under a thou.

So, the build quality/performance is nice?

Outlaw's return/trial (much like Axiom's) program is intriguing. It's a great way to get the "product" into the "consumers" hands.

Internet direct sales and forums filled with user reviews make these fine times for us audiophiles on a budget! smile

It's how I was introduced to the fine sonic value of Axioms...
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#345024 - 04/13/11 02:15 PM Re: Axiom M80's and Outlaw Audio RR2150, good match? [Re: audiosavant]
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On the cheaper side, Onkyo has a new stereo receiver: TX-8050
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#345025 - 04/13/11 02:26 PM Re: Axiom M80's and Outlaw Audio RR2150, good match? [Re: medic8r]
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....and the Outlaw amps, minus the 2200, are manufactured by ATI in the US, California.
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#345048 - 04/13/11 09:35 PM Re: Axiom M80's and Outlaw Audio RR2150, good match? [Re: audiosavant]
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Terry, even if initially only front speakers are used, in order to provide for future expansion, my suggestion is to get a multi-channel receiver at this time. This allows for later adding surround speakers for greater enjoyment of 2-channel music sources.

If the unit is to be limited to 2-channels, a more cost-effective buy at this time would be the HK 3490 for about $260 shipped.
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#345090 - 04/14/11 10:43 AM Re: Axiom M80's and Outlaw Audio RR2150, good match? [Re: JohnK]
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I have an HK 3490 running a pair of m3s in my office and am very happy with that combination. When my m80s first arived I gave them a listen with the HK full range and no sub and did not think it did as good of a job with them as it does with the m3s. Im not sure if its really intended to drive 4ohm speakers. I read that it can if you only run 1 pair at a time but I have a feeling that is what was causing the less then ideal results I experinced. If the 3490 is the choice for receiver you might do better with a pair of m60s instead.

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#345129 - 04/14/11 10:15 PM Re: Axiom M80's and Outlaw Audio RR2150, good match? [Re: rneill]
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I've got the exact setup you're inquiring about, the Outlaw 2150 and M-80's. I'll prefice all further comments by saying that I'm not a seasoned audiophile, so I don't have much to compare it to.

I like my system, it sounds good, seems like ample clean power to me. On the downside, the remote for the Outlaw is very touchy volume-wise since it's not a digital volume knob. Also, you don't get many sound control options... bass, treble, and some bass boosts, that's it. You can power two sets of speakers with it, but I don't think the receiver lets you set seperate volumes. On the plus side, it's very simple smile No confusing menus to scroll thru etc.


If I were to do it over I'd probably look into a Harmon-Kardon or something a little more customizable, in hindsight I'd probably be happier with a 5 channel or so, since I'm now interested in powering more than just one set of speakers.

I got the Outlaw used for $450, like new condition. It seems like a solid piece of quality gear, perhaps just lacking some of the features I'd like. But duh on me, it is a stereo receiver.


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