Outlaw Audio 200 Amplifiers

5/5 (5 Reviews) MSRP : $299.00


Product Description

M-block power amplifier.


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tjmunro a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 26, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I bought three of the 200 M-Blocks to power my center and surrounds. At the moment I’m using them to power my mains and center while I await delivery of my Spectron MIII amp. I’ve owned a lot of high-end gear and some respected, but not over the top multi-channel HT amps. I have to say that the M-Blocks perform beyond what their modest price would suggest, especially given the family pricing and free shipping that Outlaw offered me.

Compared to the Parasound HCA-2205 amp that I previously owned the 200 M-Blocks are more neutral sounding, not as dark in some respects, and not as lean/shrill in the presence region. They are every bit as powerful, and run relatively cool. The music sense circuit works great and allows the amps to remain in standby mode when no signal is present.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003

Purchased At:   Outlaw



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Teracus7 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 16, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I don't have much to say about these amps except for the money they can't be beat, they sound great and they run pretty cool.In the future i will be buying a five channel amp from outlaw audio as well.Simply put this amp rocks!!!!!

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $575.00

Purchased At:   outlaw audio



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Gary Bauman a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 11, 2003

Bottom Line:   
First I hook up two of the M-200’s just so I could listen to the stereo pair and I would worry about the 3rd one later. Setup was a breeze; I set the switch to music and hooked up the preamp connections from the 1050. Next I plugged them in and flipped the switches on the rear panels. Then I powered on the 1050 and all signals were go for launch. I popped in a CD and WOW I was very impressed. I was sitting on the couch thumbing through the manual, enjoying my music. About ten minutes into listening…a loud pop comes from the right speaker…the bottom M-200 starts smoking and seconds later then the top M-200 circuit trips into protect mode (the dreaded red light). I run up to turn of power off the amps. This leaves me with one M-block in protect mode and the other M-block in protect mode and smoking. I was very disappointed at this point and too afraid to hook up the 3rd one. DAY 2: The next morning I woke up and received a prompt e-mail from Outlaw stating that my new units were on the way. Later that day I spoke to someone from Outlaw regarding the faulty units. The customer service was top notch…I cannot express this point enough. Later that night I hooked up the 3rd M-200 and gave a run. I was afraid to leave the room while it was on because of past experiences. After the first ten minutes past…I was still kind of skeptical…however, as the hours rolled buy I figured it was safe to assume the last M-200 was functioning properly. DAY 3: The new M-200’s arrived around 5:00PM. I pulled them out and hooked them up. Perfection! I ran them a couple of hours and was very pleased (although I was still worried about leaving the room with them on). The next day passed and the next day…still functioning. As each day passes I became more and more comfortable with the amps. TWO MONTHS LATER: Now for the best part! I love these things. I have auditioned many receivers including the Marantz 7200, 8200, 9200. I have auditioned various Denon, Nak, Adcom, Integra, B&K, and Onkyo (989) units and I decided to give the 1050 a try. I really enjoyed it, so when the opportunity to test-drive the M-200’s came about I could not resist. The following comparisons are between the 1050 and the M-200’s…The M-200 seem to deliver a much more powerful presence in the room. The quality of sound seemed to remain the same (excellent), however soundstage seemed to open up. The difference is like listening to a concert (1050) and being at a concert (M-200). The M-200’s also seemed to have a much higher sound floor because I had to boost my rears up to +10db and +9db respectively because the M-200’s were drowning them out. Now all of my speaker levels match, however, if I had to raise the levels any higher I would be out of luck because of the lack of flexibility the 1050 offers in that department. I could not ask for more in 2-channel stereo, recording came alive and swept me into the moment. The power reserves to unleash a complicated piece were always readily available. After putting the amps through my torture test…they did not even seem to break a sweat, even after hours (5) of playing loud and proud, these monsters were seemingly cool to the touch. They run way cooler than the 1050 pushing only two channels. But I expected that, as the 1050 gets uncomfortably warm. The same results applied to movies as well. The amps breezed through my tougher soundtracks including SWE1, SWE2, the Matrix, U571, SPR, Peal Harbor (DC), We Were Soldiers, and various others that I threw at them without a hiccup. I cannot say how pleased I am with the addition of these new M-200’s. I am using the M-200’s to power a pair of Polk RT800i’s and the CS400i center channel. I look forward to adding another pair for my F/X500i rears in the future to complete the system…of course I will need to get a new pre/pro to go along with them, but that will happen much later as I am completely satisfied with new setup.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   Outlaw Audio



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by young a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 10, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I use these to power my front Paradigm Studio 100's. I hooked them up to a Yamaha DSP-A2070, and noticed a improvement in sound.
However, I decided to get PLII, Dolby Digital and move to 21st Century. I couldn't justify to the wife ~$2000 for the Outlaw 950/755 combo, so I went out and got a sorta' cheap Kenwood VR-6070. Wow, I didn't know the equipment had improved so much since I got the Yamaha new. The Yamaha was top of the line when I got it.
The Kenwood/M-200/Paradigms, for lack of a better phrase, belt out music like I've never heard. Some have complained of lack of musicality of the Kenwood, but since I'm running the m-200, I have not felt that there is any problem.

Now if I could find a way to hide that Kenwood label. :)

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003

Purchased At:   Outlaw Audio



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by DeF_TecH_FreaK a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: March 7, 2003

Bottom Line:   
Note..the price above is for the pair.

I've messed around with a few amps in my time, and NONE come close to the value you get from these little 200's. I say little because they are a whopping 2 inches tall. But that small size comes clad in a very tough shell...18 lbs of muscle.

The transformer is a monster and that alone gives "peace of mind". They are running my DefTech BP30 mains, and boy do these speakers love power. I feel I couldn't have made a better choice when it comes to a monoblock.

The best part is, after 4 hours of listening to near reference level music, they hardly got warm. And they are stacked on one another so the breathing room isn't all that great. The engineering team deserves a lot of credit for such a product.

I am using the "Music" switch, meaning when the amps receive a signal, they turn on. Very convenient indeed.

My Elite receiver is acting as Preamp until I Order the Outlaw combo of their 950 pre-pro and their 755 5 channel amp.

The tight knit family at the Outlaw forums has helped me more then they could ever know. My decision of getting the pair of 200's was based on what sonme of them suggested. Why have the 770 7 channel amp running when I'd be listening to only 2 channel music at times? Hence my purchase of the 200 amps :)

I can't even imagine how good these will sound when coupled with the 950 preamp. Kudos to Outlaw for their fantastic business model. No middle man, less markup. And if you need a question answered, email them or call. You can bet your audiophile asses that someone will be there to assist you! All companies should copy them. With me, they have a customer for life. -SpOoNmAn-

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $575.00

Purchased At:   www.OutlawAudio.com




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