Outlaw Audio Cuts Price on Model 1050
Sales have been excellent, increasing each month for the last four months of 2001, according to a December press release. Outlaw has decided to leverage this gain by "priming the sales pump" with a significant price reduction; the 1050 is now being advertised at $499.
Outlaw has issued a clarification regarding a muting problem found in a few models of the 1050, which are supposed to switch automatically into 6.1 channel surround mode when playing DVDs encoded for 7.1. The muting problems are not caused by any discrepancy in the 1050's design, according to Outlaw engineers, but are caused by "some external software change beyond our control." The company recommends that any movie fans who encounter this problem can bypass it by switching the1050 into DTS mode. The muting problem occurs with only a few 7.1 DVDs, Outlaw noted.