OUTLAW AUDIO: They Launch New Stereo Retro Receiver with Hi-Res Audio

They tell us:

After eleven and a half years, Outlaw Audio has replaced its classic two-channel RR2150 Retro Receiver with the new RR2160. The new model preserves the analog signal purity of its predecessor, while adding DLNA and high-resolution capabilities via a multitude of digital audio inputs. The RR2160 also offers both HD Radio and internet radio, a new, more powerful 110-watt stereo amplifier, and an updated phono input.

"Since it was launched in 2005, the 2150 Retro Receiver has been one of our most popular products," said Outlaw's Peter Tribeman. "It is pure analog signal path had some digital options. However, given today’s advances in high resolution audio and DLNA home connectivity technology, we felt it was time to update and improve features, while preserving the best of the 2150's stereo simplicity and pure musicality."

The Outlaw Audio RR2160 uses a high-end Burr Brown 24-bit, 192 kHz DAC for playing high-resolution music files. DNLA-capable servers can connect over a home network when the RR2160 is wired via Ethernet or a wireless bridge, while front- and rear-panel USB-A jacks support flash drives, and a rear-panel USB-B jack supports music stored on computers.

As might be expected from a device with the name 'Retro,' the RR2160 has a low-noise switchable MC/MM phono input, and the quality FM Stereo/AM tuner also supports digital HD-Radio technology. In addition, the RR2160 also offers Internet Radio capabilities via the network connection.

The Retro Receiver has four analog line level inputs, a record output, an external processor loop, and removable preamp-out/amp-in jumpers to allow use with an external power amplifier. A front-panel 3.5mm analog input accommodates the outputs of phones and tablets

The Outlaw Audio RR2160's amplifier section is all new, with power conservatively FTC rated at 2 x 110 watts at 8 ohms, and 2 x 165 watts at 4 ohms, both channels driven. There are separate A and B speaker terminals for main and second-room options. There is a front-panel ¼-inch headphone jack with level control.

The original RR2150 was the first stereo receiver to offer true bass management with a built-in electronic crossover, for use with an optional subwoofer output. The new RR2160 continues that feature with a three-position control for optimal integration between your speakers and (and up to two) subwoofers. In addition, there is also a front-panel bass EQ switch which, when activated, provides smaller bookshelf speakers a boost of 6dB across a half-octave of bass.

Other useful features include two rear-panel 5-volt USB-A charging ports, two 12V-triggers, and IR input and output connections. Operating firmware is upgradable via the rear USB A jack. The aluminum bodied remote control is back-lighted and provides full access to all functions.

The Outlaw Audio RR2160 will be available from outlawaudio.com at the beginning of June with a price $799.

Outlaw Audio was founded in 1999 as one of the first direct-to-consumer online audio component retailers via its website www.outlawaudio.com

or by phone at 866-OUTLAWS (688-5297).

Outlaw Audio

P.O. Box 975

Easton, MA 02334

508-286-4110

Features

  • State-of-the-art stereo receiver
  • High performance HD Radio FM Stereo/FM/AM tuner
  • Internet Radio
  • Multiple inputs with separate record output bus
  • Pre-Out/Main-In connections
  • USB-B input for Hi-Res playback from compatible computers
  • 2 USB-A Inputs for connecting thumb-drives (rear USB-A for firmware updates)
  • Ethernet Jack for network connection via CAT5/CAT6 or external wireless bridging device
  • DLNA - requires software, or app, download
  • 2 Digital Coax Inputs
  • 2 Digital Optical Inputs
  • High quality phono input for both moving magnet and moving coil cartridges
  • Processor/equalizer loop
  • Subwoofer output that includes selectable, analog bass management
  • Front panel "speaker equalization" selector adds a half-octave of bass boost at a choice of frequencies to improve performance with compact bookshelf speakers
  • Headphone jack with level control
  • Front panel stereo mini-jack input for easy connection to portable devices such as iPod®5V DC Accessory Power for external devices
  • Tone control defeat
  • A/B Speaker Output
  • IR In/Out jacks
  • Removable IEC style power cord
  • All Aluminum remote control

Specifications

Audio Section

  • Continuous Average Power: 110 watts per channel, 20 Hz - 20kHz,<0.05% THD, both channels driven into 8 ohms 165 watts per channel, 20 Hz - 20kHz,<0.05% THD, both channels driven into 4 ohms
  • Input Sensitivity/Impedance: High Level: 200mV/47kohms MM Phono: 3.3mV/47kohms MC Phono: 0.6mV/47kohms
  • S/N Ratio: 96dB
  • Bass Management: Adjustable 60/80/100/Bypass High-Pass Slope 12 dB/octave (2nd order) Low-Pass Slope 12 dB/octave (2nd order)
  • Tone Control: Bass Center Frequency/Range 50Hz ± 10dB Treble Center Frequency/Range 10KHz ± 10db

 FM Tuner Section

  • Frequency Range: 87.5-108MHz
  • Usable Sensitivity IHF: 12.8dBf
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: Mono/Stereo 75/70dB
  • Stereo Distortion: 0.24%
  • Stereo Separation: 37dB @ 19kHz
  • Selectivity: +/-10kHz, 70dB
  • AM Tuner Section
  • Frequency Range: 530-1710kHz
  • Usable Sensitivity: 500uV/M
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: >54dB
  • Selectivity: +/-10kHz >25dB

General

  • Supply Voltage 120V, 60Hz only
  • Power Consumption:
  • 0.4W Idle 400W maximum, both channels driven

Dimensions:

  •  (HxWxD) 5.75 x 17.1 x 15 in. Weight 27 lbs.