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Divide and Conquer: Outlaw Home Theater Separates Redefine Bang for the Buck… Again!

Outlaw Model 970 AV Preamplifier/Processor and Model 7075 7x75W Power amplifier now shipping for just $699 each, or $1298 for the pair


Outlaw Audio Model 970 AV Pre/Pro (top) and Model 7075 (bottom) - more photos at the end of this release.
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EASTON, MA (4/16/06) – Outlaw Audio, the leading Internet-only consumer electronics brand, has introduced a pair of home theater components that give consumers a value-priced alternative to all-in-one home theater receivers.

"When we introduced the Model 1070 receiver, we realized that if we removed the amplifier section and did some fine tuning, we could deliver a real giant-killer of a value-priced Pre/Pro," comments Outlaw Audio spokesman Scott Jackson. "When matched with the Model 7075, or any of our multichannel or monoblock amplifiers, the Model 970 gives consumers a better-performing and more flexible alternative to all-in-one home theater receivers. These products deliver all the advantages of separate processing and amplification equipment for home theater at prices that are quite simply a steal."

Model 970 AV Preamplifier/Processor

The Outlaw Audio Model 970 Pre-Pro delivers advanced audio/video processing and integration based on the core platform developed for Outlaw's acclaimed Model 1070 A/V receiver. It includes an advanced DSP engine using the highly regarded Cirrus Logic CS 49400 processor engine, and 192 kHz/24-bit Cirrus Logic DACs for digital-to-analog conversion for all audio channels. It is capable of decoding every current digital audio format, including Dolby Digital EX, DTS, DTS-ES, and DTS-96/24. Dolby ProLogic IIx, including detailed parameter controls, and DTS Neo:6 processing are included for detailed multichannel sound from any stereo or multichannel soundtrack. For audiophile listening, it includes an analog bypass mode to prevent any degradation of the audio signal from unnecessary digital to analog conversions.

The Model 970 also includes a wide range of digital and analog video switching and conversion features to simplify connection to modern video displays. There are two DVI inputs and one output to provide digital video switching for sources such as HDTV tuners, high-end DVD players, and home theater PCs. These inputs are also compatible with HDMI signals using adapter cables such as Outlaw's PDH interconnects. For analog video, there are four composite, four S-Video, and three component video inputs with 100 MHz switching for HD signals. All analog video signals are transcoded to component video for simplified connectivity.

The Model 970's 7.1-channel direct analog audio input includes extensive bass management configuration options, including digital, analog and bypass modes. In digital operation, all channels are converted to the digital domain, and the unit's quadruple-crossover is applied as with any digital source. In analog mode, a standard 80 Hz analog crossover is applied to each channel, eliminating the need for conversion between the analog and digital domains. Lastly, there is a wire-to-wire bypass mode that removes all processing circuitry for the highest possible signal fidelity.

The Model 970's audio connections include four A/V analog inputs, three audio-only stereo inputs, and a total of eight assignable digital audio inputs to accommodate a wide range of source equipment. For integration with an external amplifier, there are full 7.1-channel preouts, as well as a 12-volt trigger. An RS-232 port completes the feature package, enabling connection to compatible computers for future software upgrades.

The Outlaw Audio Model 970 includes a high quality AM/FM tuner with 30 presets, and a backlit programmable remote control. It is now available only from for a value-oriented $699.

Model 7075 Power Amplifier

The Model 7075 is a 7-channel power amplifier delivering 75 Watts per channel into 8 ohm loads (al channels driven, 20 Hz – 20 kHz, at less than .08% THD) and 115 Watts RMS into 4 Ohm loads.

Designed and built in the United States, the Model 7075 uses the highest quality parts and a modular configuration. Each channel has four discrete output devices and 16,400 microfarads of total filter capacitance. The unit's high current power supply is driven by a toroidal transformer with two separate windings for each channel, ensuring enough current for even the most demanding transients and special effects.

Individual heatsinks provide cooling for each amplifier module, eliminating the need for noisy cooling fans. In addition, the amplifier is protected against high heat and over-current conditions by separate Opti-coupled protection circuits for each channel. Low-voltage trigger inputs are provided to integrate with products that include this feature, such as Outlaw's Model 970 and Model 990 preamplifier/processors.

Like all Outlaw products, the Outlaw Model 7075 amplifier is available exclusively from at a suggested retail price of $699. The Model 970 Preamplifier/processor and the Model 7075 are available as a package at a reduced price of $1298.

Privately owned Outlaw Audio designs their own line of high-performance, high-value consumer electronics products and markets them exclusively via the Internet from their website. The recipient of numerous major awards and "Recommended Component" ratings from major publications, Outlaw's products are widely regarded by audiophiles around the world.

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Model 970 AV Preamplifier/Processor

Model 7075 7x75 Watt Power Amplifier

Features and Specifications

Model 970 Features

  • Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Pro Logic IIx fully adjustable, Dolby Virtual Speaker, Dolby Headphone
  • DTS-ES Discrete and Matrix, DTS-96/24, DTS NEO-6
  • 192 kHz 24-bit DAC's for all channels
  • Performance matched OP-Amps in the critical path
  • Analog Bypass mode for all inputs
  • Quadruple Crossover Control (Separate settings for Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R)
  • Upgradeable via RS-232
  • Transcoding between composite, S-Video and Component Video Inputs
  • 4 Optical and 4 Coaxial Digital Inputs
  • Optical and Coaxial Digital Output
  • Lip Synch Delay Adjustment
  • On Screen Display (via composite, S-Video and Component)
  • 32-Bit CS-49400 Crystal Processor
  • 7.1 channel direct input with full digital bass management, analog bass management and pure by-pass
  • 2-channel subwoofer offset
  • 7.1 RCA pre-amp outputs
  • High performance tuner
  • Direct access station tuning via remote control
  • 30 Station Presets
  • IR control with 1 inputs and 1 output
  • 2 Video Record Out Selectors
  • 12-Volt Trigger
  • 3 HD capable Component Video Inputs
  • 2 DVI Inputs 1 DVI Output
  • 5 Audio/Video Inputs
  • 4 Audio Inputs
  • Channel Level Memory
  • Sleep Timer
  • Aluminum Front Panel
  • Dimensions: (HxWxD): 5.9 " with feet x 17.2" x 15.5"
  • Weight: 20 lbs.

Model 970 Specifications

Analog Section

  • Input Impedance: 26 kOhms
  • Output Impedance (Main-RCA): <600 Ohms
  • Pre Out: 1V
  • Maximum Output: 6V
  • Volume Range (Main): -70dB to +10.0dB (.5dB resolution)
  • Bass Management:
    • High-Pass Slope Crossover Frequency
      (Small Speaker Setting):
      Adjustable 40/60/80/100/120/150Hz
    • 12 dB/octave (2nd order)
    • Low-Pass Slope (Subwoofer) 24 dB/octave (4th order), 40-150Hz as above
  • Tone Control:
    • Bass Center Frequency/Range 30Hz ± 6dB
    • Treble Center Frequency/Range 10KHz ± 6db
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz to 100kHz ± 1dB
  • S/N Ratio (IHF-A) 101dB
  • IMD (CCIF at 15kHz & 1 kHz) 0.03%

Video Section (NTSC Format)

  • Bandwidth:
    • Composite & S-Video: 6 MHz –3dB
    • Component: >100MHz
  • Input Sensitivity @ 75 ohms:
    • Composite & S-Video: 1.0Vp-p
    • Component R-Y Signal: 0.5Vp-p
    • Component B-Y Signal: 0.5Vp-p
    • Component Y Signal: 1.0Vp-p

FM Tuner Section

  • Sensitivity:
    • IHF 10dBu typ.
    • 50dB S/N 13dBu typ.
  • S/N Ratio:
    • Mono 70dB
    • Stereo 67dB
  • Distortion:
    • Mono 0.2%
    • Stereo 0.3%
  • Stereo Separation: 40dB typ.
  • Adjacent Channel Selectivity: 70dB +/- 400kHz
  • IF Rejection Ratio 120dB
  • Frequency Response 20 Hz to 15 kHz ± 1.5dB

AM Tuner Section

  • Sensitivity: (20dB S/N) 200uV
  • S/N 50dB
  • Selectivity: 25dB
  • Distortion: 0.7%

Digital Audio

  • All digital audio inputs and outputs are to S/PDIF electrical (75 ohms , 0.5Vp-p), S/PDIF optical (Toslink), or AES / EBU (110 ohms , 5Vp-p) standards as appropriate.
  • Processor CS49400


  • Supply Voltage 120V, 60Hz only
  • Power Consumption:
    Standby Power Off : 1.9W
    Trigger Output Sequential Delay 50 mA @ 12 VDC


Model 7075 Specifications

  • 7 x 75 Watts RMS at 8 Ohms, all channels driven (20 Hz to 20 kHz, <.08% THD)
  • 7 x 115 Watts RMS at 4 Ohms, all channels driven (20 Hz to 20 kHz, <.08% THD
  • Signal to Noise ratio: 119dB, "A" Weighted
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz +/- 0.1 dB at rated output
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: <.05% at rated output, all frequencies, 0.01% at 1kHz
  • Intermodulation Distortion: <0.05% at rated output
  • Power Bandwidth: 5Hz - >125kHz +0/-3 dB
  • •Damping Factor: >400 from 10 Hz to 400Hz
  • Crosstalk: >-90dB from 20 Hz – 20kHz
  • Gain: Voltage gain of 28 dB
  • Slew Rate: 50V/uSec
  • Input Impedance: nominal 50k ohms
  • Input Sensitivity: 1.0 Volts for full rated output
  • Remote trigger voltage: 3 – 32 VDC at 5mA or greater
  • Dimensions: (HxWxD): 4" with feet x 17.2" x 15.5"
  • Weight: 41 lbs.




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