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#8851 - 02/14/03 11:49 AM Re: Outlaw products
Semi_On Offline
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fhw,

I'm talking about the green in the buttons and such.

Saturn,

You can still audition them, you may just have to send them back at your expense, much like Axioms. They have a money back period you can use for this.

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#8852 - 02/14/03 06:57 PM Re: Outlaw products
Saturn Offline
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Registered: 10/21/02
Posts: 1041
Loc: Toronto Ontario Canuck
Semi_on:

Well with amps I think at that price range I will not even tell the difference. I just needed clean power. I usually hate trying out many and then just get lost in the selection. I try using experience of people based on the products and see which direction people pick.

Steven:

The Norh or IRD really got also great reviews. It is also better matched to the Rotel receiver I have at 5 x 100. I was thinking of running 2 monoblocks (relatively cheap @ $500USD for 2) out of my 2 front pre-outs to see if I get better sound performance on my front speakers. The Anthem 2 channel amp is about the same price. The outlaw monoblock 200W is $80USD more for 2 and I heard sound might be great but the chassis is a little soft nad had some quality control problems.



I think my fronts really pushes my system 6 ohm speakers. To get a nice good sounding level I already have to crank my volume at 58 and then when I do HT I'm up to like 65+. What level do you guys have your systems cranked up to regular listening level? And I don't mean loud just everyday listening and regular HT listening.

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#8853 - 02/15/03 09:53 AM Re: Outlaw products
Steven Offline
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Registered: 08/15/02
Posts: 41
The IRD MB-100's are built like tanks. They are each pretty heavy. They drive my system M60, VP150, QS8 to a very loaud level. I have a B&K Ref 30 running them and generally listen 25 - 35% volume. During movies that even gets too loud.

But the sound quality is really excellent.

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#8854 - 02/16/03 11:57 AM Re: Outlaw products
jkohn Offline
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Registered: 01/06/02
Posts: 96
I have the Outlaw 770, and it's a monster amp. The thing weighs 90lbs, is built like a tank (no aluminum here), and the sound quality is very good. It's probably more power than I need, strictly speaking, but I like the peace of mind that comes from knowing I have plenty of headroom. Plus the amp is a long-term investment for me, I plan to keep it a very long time.

I really think Outlaw offers more bang for the buck than any other brand of amp out there, the only possible exception might be to buy used if you find a really good deal. FYI the Outlaw amps are essentially OEM's of ATI's amps, which sell for considerably more I believe.

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#8855 - 02/16/03 10:36 PM Re: Outlaw products
JasonG Offline
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Registered: 04/29/02
Posts: 216
Loc: central Ohio
Steven, are those IRD monoblocks designed to be stacked?

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#8856 - 02/17/03 06:30 AM Re: Outlaw products
Steven Offline
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Registered: 08/15/02
Posts: 41
I bought a MDF two tier 14" wide by 20" high by 14" deep cherry vineer (to match axiom speakers) stand at Target. I have two MB100's side by side on the lower shelf & two side by side on the top shelf with the 5th MB100 sitting (center)on top of the top two.

The MB100 have very beautiful heavy duty feet - So yes they can be stacked. There are good pics of the unit at the Norh website. LeAmp & IRD MB100 are the same. www.norh.com

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#8857 - 02/17/03 06:07 PM Re: Outlaw products
polara Offline
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Registered: 05/19/02
Posts: 64
the ird monos have a great track record, i might hesitate on the new outlaws for a few months just to see if any problems or sound quality-there just arent alot out there yet-the first batch of anything can be dangerous.
dont know if you know but the outlaws are a class a/b that switches to class g-not sure how much if at all that matters .
check the ird forum at audiocircle.com

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#8858 - 02/20/03 02:51 PM Re: Outlaw products
cap893536 Offline
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Registered: 09/15/02
Posts: 5
I would be hesitant to buy anything from Outlaw Audio.
I emailed them two times concerning purchasing their receiver and never did get a reply. Doesn't sound like very good customer service to me.

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#8859 - 02/20/03 04:22 PM Re: Outlaw products
Saturn Offline
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Registered: 10/21/02
Posts: 1041
Loc: Toronto Ontario Canuck
I have heard some quality control issues with the M200. The casing was lop-sided and the amp would rock since all 4 posts were not even. Theres an easy fix for this which is open the cover..apply pressure on all 4 corners until all corners are flat on the table and screw the cover back in. Why should I fix something that is brand new. The IRD/Norh blocks so far has been positive.


Saturn


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#8860 - 03/12/03 04:57 PM Re: Outlaw products
RBoster Offline
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Registered: 05/09/02
Posts: 6
I replaced my Marantz MA-700's with the Outlaw M-Blocks and love the results with my Axioms. They are a great fit...very neutral sounding, which (IMHO) enhances the clear detailed sound of the Axioms. The VP150 benefited greatly from the amp. Clean, robust sound from the center...where before I describe them as a little bright and at times, even harsh.

Ron

PS: I thought they are well built, solid amp. I also like the source trigger, when they receive a signal.

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