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#72551 - 01/14/07 04:46 AM 1070 Sound Quality?
Lizard King Offline
Desperado

Registered: 08/30/06
Posts: 425
Loc: NY
Hello,

I am thinking of getting this unit. May I ask all of you what you think of the SQ assuming you use a good recording and good speakers, wires, etc. How is the tonality, highs, lows, imaging, soundstage, etc? Does this sound like music, tubes or solid state?

Thanks
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Outlaw 1070, Anthem MCA5 II amp.
Sony Ps3
Alon 2 Mk2 Loudspeakers
HSU VTF-2 Mk2 sub x2
VAC PA100/100 Tube Amp
ARC SP16-L tube Preamp
Audio Note Dac 2.1 "B" signature
Furutech E-TP80,
Ascend HTM-200, 340C
Sony KDS-55A2020

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#72552 - 01/14/07 09:37 PM Re: 1070 Sound Quality?
Shawn Parr Offline
Gunslinger

Registered: 03/11/06
Posts: 44
I'm very happy with my 1070, which I got as B-stock over summer. It is pretty neutral to my ear, maybe just a little dark, although I have an Anthony Gallo Nucleus Micro system which itself is a bit dark which has more bearing than the 1070 itself. Still the 1070 is a hair darker than my previous AVR.

My testosterone levels and brain tell me I want more power, but my ears don't seem to agree with that assessment. The sound stage is great, a well recorded vocal sound dead on real, and I have never felt a lack of power or volume, either with music or movies.

When I upgraded I was hoping to come up with a little extra to go with a 970 and 7075 combo, but I'm not at all disappointed in going with the 1070 instead.

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#72553 - 01/14/07 09:50 PM Re: 1070 Sound Quality?
Lizard King Offline
Desperado

Registered: 08/30/06
Posts: 425
Loc: NY
Thank you Shawn. When I am able to get one, I will have to get a top flight DVD player and have it modified to sound like real music and increase the output.

Liz
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Outlaw 1070, Anthem MCA5 II amp.
Sony Ps3
Alon 2 Mk2 Loudspeakers
HSU VTF-2 Mk2 sub x2
VAC PA100/100 Tube Amp
ARC SP16-L tube Preamp
Audio Note Dac 2.1 "B" signature
Furutech E-TP80,
Ascend HTM-200, 340C
Sony KDS-55A2020

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#72554 - 01/15/07 10:38 AM Re: 1070 Sound Quality?
Ragnar Offline
Gunslinger

Registered: 05/02/05
Posts: 49
I've owned many many systems including a few HT receivers throughout the years, including an Arcam. I have to say that the 1070 is the best sounding piece of equipment I've ever had. Couple that with great Outlaw service and you really can't go wrong. I also have to agree with Lizard King's statement about wanting/needing more power: I enjoy loud sound, but the 1070 has never left me wanting.

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#72555 - 01/15/07 05:53 PM Re: 1070 Sound Quality?
JHoff80 Offline
Gunslinger

Registered: 07/03/01
Posts: 104
I think the sound quality is amazing as well, with my Klipsch speakers. Honestly, if it wasn't for the amazing quality, I wouldn't put up with the other minor nagging issues that I've had. (Mostly just the no audio stuff, and sometimes locking up until the power is cycled, though I think that has to do with losing my optical digital signal.) The sound quality is so great that none of these issues matter.

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#72556 - 01/15/07 07:59 PM Re: 1070 Sound Quality?
Lizard King Offline
Desperado

Registered: 08/30/06
Posts: 425
Loc: NY
Ragnar and Jhoff80,

Thanks for your responses. It is hard to judge a product when you have never seen it, listened to it, etc. The feedback I am receiving is helping me make my decision.

Thanks again.
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Outlaw 1070, Anthem MCA5 II amp.
Sony Ps3
Alon 2 Mk2 Loudspeakers
HSU VTF-2 Mk2 sub x2
VAC PA100/100 Tube Amp
ARC SP16-L tube Preamp
Audio Note Dac 2.1 "B" signature
Furutech E-TP80,
Ascend HTM-200, 340C
Sony KDS-55A2020

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#72557 - 01/16/07 08:23 AM Re: 1070 Sound Quality?
RedSIinPA Offline
Gunslinger

Registered: 12/28/06
Posts: 278
Loc: Outside Phila.
I would just like to chime in, that I also think the 1070 is the best HT receiver I've ever had the pleasure of using, and yes, it does outweight any of the small problems I've had. My movie watching experience is at the point where I will never burn another DVD to watch - I've become a purist. smile It's also fun to watch in the corner of my eye my wife jump when an unexpected explosion happens in a movie.
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#72558 - 01/17/07 03:46 PM Re: 1070 Sound Quality?
Cybermynd Offline
Gunslinger

Registered: 11/21/06
Posts: 45
Loc: Regina, Canada
For what it's worth I don't think you can do much better at the price point. Despite the cost of bringing my 1070 up to Canada it is still the best deal I could find. The Arcam 250 I was considering is about $500 more and they spec out and review about the same (equally good).

After I moved over from my old Sony I noticed, not so much that my Arcam CD player sounded better but my Pioneer DVD player now sounds WAY better. My SACD and DVD-Audio material is now worth listening to again. Lately I've also started re-visiting vinyl records and I'm afraid all the audiophile talk about vinyl being better may actually be true. The old Technics SL1950 I picked up for $99 sounds just as good as my $1000 Arcam CD player. Even without a proper phono pre-amp.
Go for it!
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1070, Arcam CD73T, Pioneer DV46-AV, Project Xpression-Grado Red-NAD PP2, Monster HT1600, Wharfedale 8.3 Diamond, Mirage OM200 sub, Omnisat Micros x 5, homemade speaker cables, Dell Axim 51v remote

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#72559 - 01/17/07 11:32 PM Re: 1070 Sound Quality?
Lizard King Offline
Desperado

Registered: 08/30/06
Posts: 425
Loc: NY
Cybermud. Does this mean you love your Outlaw 1070. Can I ask that you talk about what you like?
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Outlaw 1070, Anthem MCA5 II amp.
Sony Ps3
Alon 2 Mk2 Loudspeakers
HSU VTF-2 Mk2 sub x2
VAC PA100/100 Tube Amp
ARC SP16-L tube Preamp
Audio Note Dac 2.1 "B" signature
Furutech E-TP80,
Ascend HTM-200, 340C
Sony KDS-55A2020

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#72560 - 01/23/07 01:56 PM Re: 1070 Sound Quality?
Cybermynd Offline
Gunslinger

Registered: 11/21/06
Posts: 45
Loc: Regina, Canada
I love my wife. I love my kids. The 1070 is a very good amp. Is it 1000% better than my $300 Sony? No. It is more capable and has superior switching and cleaner power. It is maybe 20% better than my previous setup soundwise.
Having had plenty of experience with computers I am willing to forgive it's foibles - and there appear to be quite a few. It regularly gives me black and white instead of colour from my DVD player, it sometimes forgets that my CD settings are BYPASS and not Stereo 5. It can't even reliably do the channel configuration. However, it sounds great, works 90% of the time and has all the features I need. If that's love then I guess I'm in love...

PS: I'm more of a snake man myself. But at leaset lizards have ears... ;-)
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1070, Arcam CD73T, Pioneer DV46-AV, Project Xpression-Grado Red-NAD PP2, Monster HT1600, Wharfedale 8.3 Diamond, Mirage OM200 sub, Omnisat Micros x 5, homemade speaker cables, Dell Axim 51v remote

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