I Got My Outlaw RR2150 Stereo Receiver

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  1. James Edward

    James Edward Supporting Actor

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    I replaced some well regarded Adcom separates- GFP-565 pre-amp, and GFA 5800 power amp(200wpc). I am currently using PSB Stratus Golds for speakers.

    The ONLY aspect where I preferred Adcom over the RR2150 was a lack of sibilance that is now noticeable through the Outlaw. I don't know how, but the RR2150 has better bass slam and definition. The midrange seems to have more texture, and the soundstage seems deeper. This thing is a real pleasure to listen to.
    I'll take the slight sibilance- because along with it seems to be a lot more music- this receiver is just a lot of fun to listen to.
    Last year, I had purchased an NAD C320BEE integrated amp, and though it sounded good, it would simply peter out beyond a certain volume. And it was 'polite' sounding. The Outlaw does not peter out, and is definitely not polite. I would not pair it with very bright speakers.

    My downside qualities of the Outlaw are ergonomic, not aural:
    The remote seems to turn the volume control 25% whenever you touch it- slight adjustments are not possible. Using the volume control on the unit itself is better, but still requires a deft touch for small adjustments.
    I wish the LED readout were able to be changed to rename the source inputs.

    I'll update this when I add a sub- one of the reasons I was attracted to this unit was the bass management availability.

    If anyone is on the fence, go for it.
     
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    The volume control issue would kill it for me. That is what they call a design defect. Otherwise sounds good.
     
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    Jerome Grate Cinematographer

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    Is this just for music or is a little bit of video involved as well? I ask this because I actually would like a seperate set up for music, though I love multi channel music, it's a little distracting when you want to do some critical listening. I'm an old school kind of music listener.
     
  4. James Edward

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    Strictly music Jerome. I believe an old school 2 channel guy might really like this receiver.

    BTW, I just added a sub to see how well it would integrate into the system. The bass management seems to really work well in my system. I am using a Snell Basis 300 sub, and I swear it simply sounds like an extension of my Stratus Golds. I have it set to 60Hz, since the Golds extend into the 30's themselves.

    I had previously tried subs using preamp outputs, and the sub's crossover, but it always sounded like there was a sub in the system. I even tried the high-pass filter that Hsu sells, but it also did not do the trick. Perhaps it was the subs themselves- an Hsu VTF-3, and an
    SVS 25-31 PC+. The Snell is super tight, and sounds amazing. it's an easy recommendation for a music system. I have not tried it in the HT, so I can't comment on how it is for that...
     

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