Opinions on Outlaw 770 wanted

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  1. Frank Zimkas

    Frank Zimkas Supporting Actor

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    I borrowed an Anthem PVA-7 amp from a local A/V shop to see if it would be a worthwhile purchase. Although it sounds fine I really feel that it lacks the power that I think I need for my Lsi's.

    Any Outlaw owners out there care to offer any opinions on their experience with the 770 amp, and/or their experience buying a piece of equipment that they could not audition first. I must admit I bought my Lsi's without hearing them first, but I did as much research as possible first. To say I'm gun shy about buying an amp "Unheard" is putting it mildly!
     
  2. Bill Polley

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    Outlaw offers a 30 day return policy on all their equipment.
     
  3. Frank Zimkas

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    Okay, thats good. But who pays the freight? If I buy locally I'm only out a buck or two for gas money, Shipping an amp this massive has got to cost a wee bit more.
     
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    I tried a few different options and ended up with the Outlaw. No regrets because the bang for the buck ratio could not be beat based upon my trials.
     
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    The 770 is very capable. I think you will see it get a lot of respect, especially considering the build quality at it's price point.
     
  7. Dan Hitchman

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    If the previous Outlaw amp is any indication, their new ones may be slightly scaled down ATI amps that have been OEM'd to Outlaw's specs.

    Build quality would be solid, solid, solid.

    Dan
     
  8. Frank Zimkas

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    Anybody have problems getting their 770 once they took the plunge?
     
  9. Craig Woodhall

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  10. Patrick Sun

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    Outlaw seems to have good inventory levels now for the amps. If you are serious about the amp, go order it!
     
  11. Frank Zimkas

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    Hey guys I'm just trying to do my homework before shelling out 2 grand for a piece of equipment that I can't go and audition! I thought that there might be a few positive and or negative comments to be made by some of the members that could shed some light on this particular amp.

     
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  13. Jeff Kohn

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    I'm extremely happy with my Outlaw 770, I've had it paired with tha Rotel 1066 for about 4-5 months now, and I definitely don't have any regrets. I don't think anybody else offers a 7-channel amp with this kind of bang-for-your buck value. It's very well made, but yes at 90lbs it's heavy so be careful if you're moving it yourself. I don't think availability is a problem for the amp. Back when I got mine, I ordered it at 1pm CST on a Thursday and it arrived on my doorstep the following morning.

    I do believe you'll be out shipping if you decided to return it, but you also save out on sales tax, and I don't think you'll find a 7x200W amp locally for anywhere near the same price. So while there is some risk that you'll lose the shipping costs if you decide to return it, the potential savings if you keep it are quite substantial.
     
  14. Craig Woodhall

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  15. Frank Zimkas

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  16. Craig Woodhall

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    Frank,

    i was just playing with you.. no hard feelings..

    Craig
     
  17. Frank Zimkas

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    Peace...I fixed my previous post. I'm the ass!
     
  18. Craig Woodhall

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    my bad.. Get the amp, you'll love it! Just heard one yesterday!
     

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