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#86992 - 05/26/11 08:46 PM How old is your amplifier?
mgdurand Offline
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Registered: 11/21/03
Posts: 146
Loc: Lafayette, LA, USA
Been trying to convince myself for a year that I need to upgrade my 770, but every time I get to the brink I listen to it and it sounds just fantastic! Looked at the 7900, the Sunfire, a Krell and a few others and just can't part with the good old 770. It's like an old friend. I checked back and found that I have had this beast since December 2003. It is quiet, powerful and handles everything I throw at it. Decided to do a few other upgrades instead (Rega turntable for one). Just wondering - how old are your Outlaw amps? Are you still happy with them?
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Marantz AV7702mkII Pre-pro
Samsung UBD-K8500/ZA 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player
Oppo 103D Blu-ray Player Darbee Edition
Mirage HDT Speaker System (LCR [OM-5s for L&R and HDT-F for center], SR, SL, SBR, SBL [HDT-Rs])
Dual SVS PB12-Plus Subs
Outlaw Audio Model 7900 Power Amp w/Dual Emotiva CMX-2
AudioControl BijouTM THX� Equalizer
Rega RP1 Turntable
Dual Panamax M5300-PM Power Conditioners
Dual Monster Power HTS 2500 Power Conditioners
Dual Monster Power HDP 1800 Power Conditioners
Clearplay Blu-ray Player
Motorola DCX3200 HD cable receiver
Logitech Harmony Elite Remote

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#86995 - 05/27/11 07:06 AM Re: How old is your amplifier? [Re: mgdurand]
gonk Offline
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Registered: 03/21/01
Posts: 14054
Loc: Memphis, TN USA
Still happy here. My Model 200's are from the fall of 2004, and the Model 7500 is from the summer of 2006 (which replaced a Model 750 from 2001). No plans to change any of my amplification...
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#86997 - 05/27/11 12:29 PM Re: How old is your amplifier? [Re: gonk]
KOYAAN Offline
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Registered: 09/04/05
Posts: 358
Loc: Sanford NC
My 770 is from 2006 and I wouldn't trade it.
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#87000 - 05/27/11 06:34 PM Re: How old is your amplifier? [Re: gonk]
mgdurand Offline
Gunslinger

Registered: 11/21/03
Posts: 146
Loc: Lafayette, LA, USA
gonk, just thought I'd mention that I found this post on Wikipedia:

"The rotund and simple-to-manufacture gonk fell out of fashion."

Personally, I'd sue.
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75" 4K HDR Sony 940D TV
Marantz AV7702mkII Pre-pro
Samsung UBD-K8500/ZA 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player
Oppo 103D Blu-ray Player Darbee Edition
Mirage HDT Speaker System (LCR [OM-5s for L&R and HDT-F for center], SR, SL, SBR, SBL [HDT-Rs])
Dual SVS PB12-Plus Subs
Outlaw Audio Model 7900 Power Amp w/Dual Emotiva CMX-2
AudioControl BijouTM THX� Equalizer
Rega RP1 Turntable
Dual Panamax M5300-PM Power Conditioners
Dual Monster Power HTS 2500 Power Conditioners
Dual Monster Power HDP 1800 Power Conditioners
Clearplay Blu-ray Player
Motorola DCX3200 HD cable receiver
Logitech Harmony Elite Remote

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#87003 - 05/28/11 08:00 AM Re: How old is your amplifier? [Re: mgdurand]
gonk Offline
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Registered: 03/21/01
Posts: 14054
Loc: Memphis, TN USA
That's OK - I'm relatively thin and generally difficult, so clearly I'm a different (and more fashionable) gonk...
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#87005 - 05/28/11 11:03 AM Re: How old is your amplifier? [Re: gonk]
XenonMan Offline
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Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 2674
Loc: Columbus,North Carolina
I know this is a little off target ,but in my experience as long as you take care of the amp and don't routinely flog it, it will last a very long time with very little degradation. The beauty of amps is that they are always analog in and out so they just don't go obsolete. Unless damaged in some way they will last forever. I have several solid state amps that I purchased back in the 70s which still sound great today. The only difference is that the older amps outweigh the newer models in the pounds per watt category.
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Harmony ONE
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#87018 - 05/29/11 01:03 PM Re: How old is your amplifier? [Re: XenonMan]
mgdurand Offline
Gunslinger

Registered: 11/21/03
Posts: 146
Loc: Lafayette, LA, USA
Not off target at all. Heck, I have "flogged" my 770 a number of times (it goes to 11!) and it still sounds better every time I listen to it!
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75" 4K HDR Sony 940D TV
Marantz AV7702mkII Pre-pro
Samsung UBD-K8500/ZA 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player
Oppo 103D Blu-ray Player Darbee Edition
Mirage HDT Speaker System (LCR [OM-5s for L&R and HDT-F for center], SR, SL, SBR, SBL [HDT-Rs])
Dual SVS PB12-Plus Subs
Outlaw Audio Model 7900 Power Amp w/Dual Emotiva CMX-2
AudioControl BijouTM THX� Equalizer
Rega RP1 Turntable
Dual Panamax M5300-PM Power Conditioners
Dual Monster Power HTS 2500 Power Conditioners
Dual Monster Power HDP 1800 Power Conditioners
Clearplay Blu-ray Player
Motorola DCX3200 HD cable receiver
Logitech Harmony Elite Remote

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#87084 - 06/07/11 04:52 PM Re: How old is your amplifier? [Re: mgdurand]
Jimna Offline
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Registered: 10/07/09
Posts: 236
Loc: Denver, CO
I have a Adcom amp I have had since 1996, and it was 10yrs old then. Its still makes my back porch sound soundy.
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#87096 - 06/09/11 10:39 AM Re: How old is your amplifier? [Re: Jimna]
73Bruin Offline
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Registered: 01/01/03
Posts: 504
Loc: Torrance, CA USA
I have had my Parasound HCA-1200 II since the early 1990's (I am guessing around 1993). The Parasound replaced a Quatre amp from the early 1970's.

I recently added an Outlaw 750 for my surround channels. If you don't need balanced connectors, its hard to beat the price/performance ration of an older power amp (assuming it wasn't abused somehow).


Edited by 73Bruin (06/09/11 10:40 AM)
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#87348 - 07/08/11 05:40 PM Re: How old is your amplifier? [Re: 73Bruin]
NRBQLou Offline
Gunslinger

Registered: 02/22/03
Posts: 122
Loc: Denver, CO USA
I've been abusing my 755 and two 200's since around 2003 - I think. Never a hiccup, just pure torroidal madness, whatever that is. Might replace them when the 978 comes out (wink wink nudge nudge...;-)
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