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#49366 - 04/26/01 01:44 PM Re: Short Stack Contest
Zan780 Offline
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Registered: 04/11/01
Posts: 2
Loc: San Francisco, CA, USA
1. Preamp/Processor
2. 2 (1 pre-amp, 1 processor)
3. It makes sense to divide the preamp circuitry and processor circuitry into separate boxes. Therefore you don't have to change out your preamp when new surround formats spring from the heads of marketing
analysts at Dolby and DTS Labs.

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The "Short-stack" kills two birds with one stone. Those who have a preamp/reciever with multi-channel inputs can add the outlaw processor to enchance their existing setup. The Processor would feature all the latest surround formats, video switching, bass managment, and a nice menu system.

The bottom part of the "Short-stack" is a standard analog preamp. The preamp has one or more sets of multi-channel inputs and when it detects a signal from the processor through the multi-channel inputs it automatically switches to "external" or "processor" mode where it acts simply as a volume control.
When the "external" inputs are not turned on, the preamp acts as a standard analog preamp, no worries about analog bypass here! This would appeal to both the enthusiast and audiophile alike, who want to keep boxes seperate.

The "short stack" would fix several problems with current surround preamps:
1. Analog bypass
2. Seperate shielding of digital and analog circuitry/power supplies
3. Video switching and analog preampness in the same box.

Here is a summary:

Short Stack:
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Also, outlaw would effecively offer a preamp/processor package without the trouble of having to constantly build new preamp circuitry whenever they need to update their processor.

The processor might even offer jitter correction! I hope you offer it in silver!

If this isn't it I am going to patent this idea! =)

[This message has been edited by Zan780 (edited April 26, 2001).]

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#49367 - 04/27/01 10:23 AM Re: Short Stack Contest
MrSandman Offline
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Registered: 04/20/01
Posts: 128
Loc: Charlotte, NC, USA
I think that the accessory the ICBM needs is not a new component at all, but a set-up aid. In order to properly manage system calibrations etc, you need test signals (like Avia or Video Essentials for the monitor calibrations) so. . .

1) The short stack is a DVD-A and a SACD with 'Outlaw quality' test signals and calibration tracks.

2) There are 2 disks; a DVD-A disk and a SACD disk.

3) The comes from the similarities in size of digital disks to the previously referenced breakfast treat and the quantity of two completes the analogy 'short stack'.

Even if its not the right answer, a good disk of 5.1 (or more) test signals would be nice. I've tuned my system using an old car audio 2 channel disk and switching my outputs from the 1050 to my amp accordingly. What a hassle. . .

Thanks for the opportunity to submit.

S.

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#49368 - 04/30/01 12:52 AM Re: Short Stack Contest
Avi Offline
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Registered: 04/30/01
Posts: 62
Loc: Northern New Jersey, USA
1. A most excellent DVD Collection, I must say.

2. 10 (Saturday Night Live 25th Anniversary, Father of the Bride 1 & 2, Mumford, Prince of Egypt, Three Amigos, Pebble and the Penguin, A Simple Wish, Mars Attacks!, Jungle2Jungle)

3. A stack of Martin Short DVDs, what else?

-avi
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#49369 - 04/30/01 10:53 PM Re: Short Stack Contest
hoad Offline
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Registered: 04/08/01
Posts: 17
Loc: Plymouth, MN USA
1. Cables
2. Three groups
3. Less than height of three pancakes

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#49370 - 04/30/01 10:56 PM Re: Short Stack Contest
hoad Offline
Gunslinger

Registered: 04/08/01
Posts: 17
Loc: Plymouth, MN USA
1. Miniture support feet for the ICBM
2. Four
3. Looks like small little pancakes

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#49371 - 04/30/01 10:58 PM Re: Short Stack Contest
hoad Offline
Gunslinger

Registered: 04/08/01
Posts: 17
Loc: Plymouth, MN USA
1. Adapter for ICBM
2. Six
3. Two connectors high

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#49372 - 04/30/01 11:00 PM Re: Short Stack Contest
hoad Offline
Gunslinger

Registered: 04/08/01
Posts: 17
Loc: Plymouth, MN USA
1. Adapter for ICBM
2. Twelve
3. Two connectors high

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#49373 - 04/30/01 11:03 PM Re: Short Stack Contest
hoad Offline
Gunslinger

Registered: 04/08/01
Posts: 17
Loc: Plymouth, MN USA
1. Male-Male connectors
2. TWO
3. Looks like a miniture pack of rootbeer.

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#49374 - 05/02/01 12:31 PM Re: Short Stack Contest
rktect29 Offline
Deputy Gunslinger

Registered: 04/07/01
Posts: 6
Loc: Broken Arrow, OK, USA
Any news on the winners?

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#49375 - 05/04/01 10:04 AM Re: Short Stack Contest
Jason_S Offline
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Registered: 03/21/01
Posts: 13
Loc: Hickory, NC
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