Outlaw Audio, the leading internet-only home theater manufacturer, has introduced the Model 1070, a full-featured, 7.1 channel A/V receiver that delivers the ultimate in sonic performance at a value price. It features DVI switching, component video cross-conversion, 7×65 Watts with all channels driven, and one of the most comprehensive suites of bass management options available at any price.
“We’ve spent almost two years designing, testing, and refining the Model 1070,” said the Outlaws. “Now that it’s here, we are confident that we not only have a worthy successor to our popular Model 1050, but a new benchmark in bang-for-the-buck receivers.”
The Model 1070’s amplifier is conservatively rated to deliver 65 Watts per channel into 8-Ohm loads with all channels driven from 20 to 20,000 Hz. The receiver’s massive toroidal transformer, all discrete output stage, and total of 90,000 microfarads of filter capacitance enable it to handle the most extreme current demands and transients for remarkably detailed and responsive performance with any loudspeaker system.
The advanced DSP engine used for audio processing in the Model 1070 is based around the highly regarded Cirrus Logic CS 49400 processor engine. 192 kHz/24-bit Cirrus Logic DACs perform digital to analog conversion for all channels. It supports all current digital audio formats, including Dolby Digital EX, DTS, DTS-ES, and DTS-96/24. Matrix processing includes Dolby ProLogic IIx with detailed parameter control for music modes, DTS Neo:6, Dolby Virtual Speaker, Dolby Headphone, and selectable 5, 6, and 7 channel stereo modes. For audiophile listening, it includes an analog bypass mode to prevent any degradation of the audio signal from unnecessary digital to analog conversions.
For video sources, the Model 1070 includes a wide range of features to simplify connection to modern video displays. There are two DVI inputs and one output to provide signal 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 recently introduced PDH interconnects.
For analog video sources, the Model 1070 features four composite or S-Video inputs, and three component video inputs with 100 MHz switching for HD signals. There is cross conversion that allows composite and S-Video sources to be viewed as component video, and the unit’s OSD is even available on component video outputs.
The Model 1070 includes a 7.1-channel direct audio input with extensive bass management configuration options, including digital, analog and bypass modes. In digital operation, all channels are converted to the digital domain by 192 kHz/24-bit Cirrus Logic ADC’s. The receiver’s four way digital crossover allows each loudspeaker pair’s crossover to be set independently for optimal integration with any speaker/subwoofer arrangement. The “true analog” mode includes an 80 Hz analog crossover circuit for 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 1070 also includes 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 1070 includes a high quality AM/FM tuner with 30 presets, and a backlit programmable remote control. It is available only from www.outlawaudio.com for a value oriented $899.
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 www.outlawaudio.com 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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