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#99203 - 04/11/21 06:05 PM 976
govguru Online   happy
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Registered: 12/07/05
Posts: 14
Loc: Topeka, Kansas
Anybody notice the Model 976 has been discontinued?

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#99204 - 04/11/21 09:57 PM Re: 976 [Re: govguru]
MN_AV_60s Offline
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Registered: 06/30/17
Posts: 5
Loc: Virginia
I just did.

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#99205 - 04/11/21 10:00 PM Re: 976 [Re: govguru]
MN_AV_60s Offline
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Registered: 06/30/17
Posts: 5
Loc: Virginia
To bad, as it fared very well against my previous ultra high-end, ultra-expensive Lexicon MC 12B. Hopefully, there will be a 976 follow-on at a similar price point.

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#99206 - 04/12/21 03:25 AM Re: 976 [Re: govguru]
MN_AV_60s Offline
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Registered: 06/30/17
Posts: 5
Loc: Virginia
In my current AV configuration, the 976 is used strictly for sound, via COAX and/or optical cables from the source devices (high-end Pioneer CD/SACD/DVD/DVD-A player; ISP cable box). All video is sent via HDMI cables directly to my 4K UHD 65" Samsung TV. Recently, I purchased a Roku streaming device which will be connected directly to the TV with HDMI cable. (Note: All HDMI cables fully support HDMI 2.0.) Since the Roku is a very simple device with 1 HDMI and 1 USB port, I would like to use 976/5000 surround sound system, instead of the wimpy TV speakers, and the only option appears to be HDMI (ARC).

Does any forum members have experience with this signal path? I'm particularly interested in whether the HDMI (ARC) path will supersede the COAX-connected audio paths. Thanks for our assistance

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#99209 - 04/12/21 06:57 PM Re: 976 [Re: govguru]
arbitrageur Offline
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Registered: 12/16/17
Posts: 57
Loc: Minneapolis, MN
I have my tv connected via HDMI-ARC so that I can send the audio of any of the TV streaming apps to my Model 976. I have the TV input on the Model 976 configured to use HDMI-ARC as source. My other inputs which use coax are not impacted in any way. The only important note is that HDMI OUT 1 is connected to the TV input that supports ARC.

The signal path is entirely determined by the configuraion of the input.
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#99211 - 04/12/21 08:34 PM Re: 976 [Re: govguru]
nomoneybutgoodsound Offline
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Registered: 07/21/06
Posts: 163
Loc: Mission,BC
When using the ARC, does it allow for an uncompressed codec?

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#99212 - 04/13/21 09:00 AM Re: 976 [Re: govguru]
arbitrageur Offline
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Registered: 12/16/17
Posts: 57
Loc: Minneapolis, MN
Stereo PCM is uncompressed, 5.1 channel is Dolby Digital or DTS. Not all TVs support outputting multichannel over ARC, or only do so under certain circumstances.

The new eARC standard does support uncompressed multichannel audio, but the Model 976 was released far before eARC.
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Outlaw Audio Model 976 / 7700 / Ultra-X13
B&W CM9, CM Center, DS3 (side), DM303 (back)
Blue Jeans Cables (XLRs, Canare 4S11 Bi-wire, HDMI)
Tivo Bolt, Xbox Series X, Panasonic ub820, AppleTV 4k, LG C765P
Roon, Allo Digione Signature, Sonore MicroRendu, Uptone Audio LPS-1, Peachtree Audio Nova 150
GIK Acoustics Soffit Bass Traps, 244 Panels, Monster Bass Traps, QRD7 / Polyfusor Diffusers

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#99228 - 06/10/21 09:53 AM Re: 976 [Re: govguru]
Scott H Offline
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Registered: 03/15/21
Posts: 2
Loc: West Sacramento, CA
Can someone please show me where it says the 976 is discontinued. My understanding was that they are not available due to a chip shortage. Same for the Ultra X13. No longer available on their website. Since both of these were newer models, I'm curious as to why they'd be discontinued.

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#99229 - 06/10/21 09:58 AM Re: 976 [Re: govguru]
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Registered: 06/22/07
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Loc: Beautiful Eastern Washington
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Epson 3500 3D projector
115" Carl's Place Flexiwhite DIY screen
Outlaw 976 Pre/Pro
Outlaw 7500 for center & surround duty
2- Emotiva XPA-1Ls for L/R
1- Emotiva Mini X-A100 for deck
2- Outlaw LFM-1 EX subs
Oppo BDP-105 Blu-ray/DVD/SACD player
Outlaw LCR (Snell Labs) for center channel duty
Tekton Enzo XL L/R
4- Emotiva ERD-1s surround speakers
Emotiva UOM-6.2 for the deck
Technics SL-1100AC w/ Ortofon 2M Blue cart
Monster HTS3600MKII power center

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#99230 - 06/10/21 01:00 PM Re: 976 [Re: govguru]
itsmebo Offline
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Registered: 05/21/21
Posts: 1
I have a 975 and finally was going to upgrade to a 976.
But now its discontinued. =[

Now I'm having the hardest time finding a 976 in the online used market.

Anyone have any tips or tricks to find a used 976?
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