Outlaw Audio Model 1070 A/V Receiver and Aperion Audio Intimus 532-LR Speaker System At A Glance & Ratings Outlaw

At A Glance: Outlaw Audio Model 1070 A/V Receiver

Inputs: Video: DVI (2), component video (3), S-video (5), composite video (5)
Audio: coaxial digital (3), optical digital (3), 7.1-channel analog (1), stereo analog (8)
Outputs: Video: DVI (1), component video (1), S-video (1), composite video (1)
Audio: coaxial digital (1), optical digital (1), stereo analog (2), 7.1-channel preamp (1)
RS-232 (1), 12-volt trigger (1), IR in (1), IR out (1),

These listings are based on the manufacturer's stated specs; the HT Labs box below indicates the gear's performance on our test bench.

Processing Modes: Dolby: Digital 5.1, EX, Pro Logic IIx, Virtual Speaker, Headphone
DTS: DTS, ES, 96/24, Neo:6
Other: 5 Stereo, 7 Stereo, Bypass
THX Certification: No
Audio D/A Converter: 24-bit/192-kilohertz
Number of Amp Channels: 7
Power Rating (watts per channel): 65, into 8 ohms
Frequency Response: –1 dB from 10 Hz to 100 kHz
Dimensions (H x W x D, inches): 5.9 x 17.2 x 15.5
Weight (pounds): 40
Price $899

Ratings: Outlaw Audio Model 1070 A/V Receiver

Build Quality: 95
• Bulletproof front panel
• Gold-plated metal-nut binding posts
• 40-pound heft is comparable to competitors costing 50 percent more

Value: 98
• Bypass retailers and save, if you don't need their assistance
• Frilly features absent but not missed
• Asserts value through long-term listening

Features: 94
• Power is conservatively rated (that is a good thing)
• Three-way bass management for 7.1-channel analog outputs
• DVI but no HDMI; no room correction

Performance: 98
• All fundamentals addressed and exquisitely fine-tuned
• Transparent, neutral, honest, reliable

Ergonomics: 91
• Best-written manual ever
• Sensible front panel
• Remote is basic but acceptable

Overall Rating: 96
Outlaw Audio, in its own triumphantly independent way, delivers reference-quality performance in a midpriced receiver. Its performance is nothing short of miraculous—bypassing the retail scene produces audible benefits. This is the best buy in receivers just under $1,000.

General Information
Model 1070 A/V Receiver, $899
Outlaw Audio
Dealer Locator Code OUT