Outlaw's Hideaway

Outlaw Audio has an impressive home theater demo at HE2007. The five 8200e THX Ultra 2 speakers are from Atlantic Technology, as are the two side-mounted dipole surrounds that fill out the 7.1-channel system. The projector is ProjectionDesign's premier single-chip DLP with an anamorphic lens filling a 2.35:1 Screen Research acoustically transparent screen. The source is a Sony Blu-ray player and the program material is a scene from Vertical Limit (yes, that scene).

The two new Outlaw products in the chain are the Model 7900 multichannel amplifier and multiple LFM-1EX subwoofers.

At $3500, the Model 7900 is a new high price point for Outlaw, but if offers seven channels of amplification at 300W per channel into 8 ohms and 450Wpc into 4 ohms (all channels driven). The 125 lb amp (half again as heavy as the Outlaw LFM-1EX subwoofer, below!) requires two separate power cords, and Outlaw also recommends a separate circuit for each, if possible. There are 24 output devices per channel. The amp will be available in June.

The LFM-1EX subwoofer ($649, July), an upgrade on the LFM-1, is said to offer response down to 16Hz in its maximum extension configuration or an output of up to 118dB (!) in-room down to 22HZ in the maximum output mode. (The modes are changed by plugging or unplugging a second port). It has a 350W BASH amp driving a 12-inch long-throw driver

The new LFM-1 Compact subwoofer ($399, July) features a 10-inch woofer and 225W BASG amplifier in a relatively compact enclosure.