Outlaw Audio LFM-1Sub?!

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by terence, Jan 20, 2004.

  1. terence

    terence Supporting Actor

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    I'm sure some of you seen this, but if not good. Looks like everyone is getting into the sub game.


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    Model LFM-1 Specifications

    Driver Type: Down Firing, 12" Long-throw Woofer

    Ports: Dual

    Amplifier Power Rating: 325WRMS; 1300W peak

    Frequency Response: 25Hz. -180Hz. +/- 2 dB

    Crossover Type: Linkwitz-Reilly 4th Order Low Pass Network

    Crossover Frequency: 40Hz to 180Hz and Bypass

    Phase: 0 to 180 Degrees

    SPL: 115dB (subject to placement and room gain)

    Dimensions: (HxWxD) 21.75” x 15.0” x 22.0”

    Weight: 58 lbs
     
  2. terence

    terence Supporting Actor

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    I love this hobby it's always something new coming out for us to talk about. Keeps it fresh. [​IMG]
     
  3. Robert_Gaither

    Robert_Gaither Screenwriter

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    Actually I remember the first email they sent me hyping it something to the extent of "most sub you'll get for under a $1000", gee, I guess PC2 made them change their slogan.

    I wouldn't be surprised if it's a great sub, with both Outlaw's and HSU's reputation for making great products for the price point, I expect it to perform as stated.
     
  4. Chris Quinn

    Chris Quinn Screenwriter

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    My question is, is it really twenty pounds lighter than its Hsu STF-3 twin?

    I think I'd pay the extra $20 and get the exta 4 years of warantee that Hsu gives.
     
  5. Chris A H

    Chris A H Stunt Coordinator

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    Hsu lists shipping weight, Outlaw lists unit weight.

    I had an STF-2 which had a listed shipping weight of 52 lbs. I ended up returning it and in the same packaging it weighed 47 lbs. when shipped back. Not sure where the 5 lbs. went...
     
  6. VinhT

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    For some reason, this statement really bothers me. I have never heard of down-firing ports having any advantage over side-firing or top-firing ports with regards to port noise.

    Overall, I am unimpressed. A comparable, yet proven, SVS subwoofer can be had for just a bit more.
     
  7. BenCosta

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    with the new HK receiver my folks are looking into, a new sub would definitely be cool. I found some info in Outlaws on-line forum here ubb.outlawaudio.com/cgi-local/ubb/forumdisplay.cgi?action=topics&forum=LFM-1&number=20&DaysPrune=1000&LastLogin=


    Peace-

    Ben
     
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    I don't think that they are making the claim that because it is down firing it has no port noise. I think they are saying the downfiring DESIGN as a whole does.

    Outlaw has made some very impressive products and has made a great name for themselves in a relatively short time. I would be more inclined to give them the benefit of the doubt that this will be a good product.

    They have definetely proven themselves thus far, give 'em a break.
     
  9. BenCosta

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    I think the key word hear is "audible". Port noise is real. Aiming the port at the ground should reduce the "audible" port noise. Seems a legitimate statement...Of course, I ordered one for my folks today. I'll let you know what I think when it arrives.

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  10. terence

    terence Supporting Actor

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    Sounds good Ben, looking forward to it. [​IMG]
     
  11. Wayne Ernst

    Wayne Ernst Cinematographer

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    Hmm .. looks pretty good. [​IMG]
     
  12. Rory Buszka

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    The ports are flared, if that means anything. That could be how they eliminate port noise.
     
  13. terence

    terence Supporting Actor

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    Forget that, my homebuilt $400 downfiring passive sub will beat that easily *flex* [​IMG]

    Mine weights 76 lbs - unit weight not shipping weight HAHA. Even that made the sub hop at extreme volumns on some bass intensive scenes in lotr part2. *grin*

    So i had to fabricate a bottom plate and attach to the legs [​IMG]
     

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