Outlaw 950 Specs - Analog/Impedance

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  1. Mark Leitch

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    Outlaw has listed the following specs for the 950...

    ANALOG

    Frequency response: 10 Hz - 90 kHz: +0, -3 dB (Bypass Mode)

    Signal to Noise Ratio: 102 dB (Bypass Mode)

    Distortion: 0.0038% (20 Hz ~ 20 kHz) (Bypass Mode)

    Input sensitivity / input impedance: 200 mV/ 47kohms

    Rated output: 1V(0dB gain in Bypass Mode)

    Does anyone know how to interpret the rated output? 1V seems low. I assume in analog bypass, max 2V in will give me max 2V out.

    I would also love to know the output impedance of the outlaw... and its capability to run long interconnects.

    Thanks...
     
  2. BruceD

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    Mark,
    Here is some info from the AT version of the 950, and I expect the 950 to be the same:
    • - Large Toroidal Transformer Power Supply For Low Noise And Excellent Dynamic Range
      - 18,000mfd Of Main Power Supply Capacitance (Some 100 Watt/Channel Stereo Receivers Have Less Than This!)
      - Main Power Supply Is Physically Shielded From All Low Level Circuitry
      - Multiple Locally Regulated Power Supplies In Addition To The Main Regulated Supply To Isolate Analog, Digital, And Video Processing Circuits
      - All Input/Output Switching Circuitry Is Located Directly Adjacent To The Rear Panel For Minimum Cross Talk And Noise
      - All Input/Output Switching Circuitry Is Electronic To Maximize Signal Purity And Further Reduce Cross Talk And Noise
      - All Inputs And Outputs Are Buffered, Which Isolates Them To Reduce Potentially Detrimental Sonic Impact From Cable Variations, Differences In The Impedances, And The “Load” Presented By Connected Components
     
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    This is stupid:
     
  4. Mark Leitch

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    I think the 10-90 is pretty valid. I also thought most people are lucky to hear beyond 15khz... never mind 20 (I think you can hear the harmonics of the upper frequencies... but not the frequencies themselves... and I will shut up now before I display my ignorance any further ;-).

    I would love to see the answer to my original question. The 1V number makes little sense to me...

    mark.
     
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    I have to agree with Kevin here. That -3 dB spec can be ANYWHERE within the stated frequency range. A -3 dB anywhere below 20KHz will be noticeable in many systems.

    Michael
     
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't +0, -3dB over the 10Hz-90kHz frequency range equate to +/- 1.5dB over 10Hz-90kHz ?

    In this case the spec simply indicates that the response does not deviate in an emphasis + position but simply drops to -3dB by the time it reaches 90kHz?

    Quite unlikely it drops to -3dB all over the frequency range.

    Yes, it would be nice to know if it was 20Hz-22kHz +/-0.5dB
     
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    I agree. At the end of the day, all of this is marketing-speak, about what numbers they publish, and how they present them. Any halfway decent line stage will have frequency response that's orders of magnitude better than the best speakers, so it's totally a non-issue.
     

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