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Outlaw Audio Model 990-

Winner of Ultimate A/V's Editor's Choice Gold Award and Home Theater Sound's Reviewer's Choice Award!

An amazing array of features sets the Model 990 apart as a truly high-end audiophile preamp:

• DTS-ES Discrete and Matrix, DTS-96/24, DTS NEO-6

• Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Pro Logic IIx fully adjustable, Dolby Virtual Speaker, Dolby Headphone Layers 1, 2, 3

• Digitally Re-Masters PCM to 192 /24

• 192 kHz 24-bit DAC's for all channels

• Pure Analog Mode; Pure Digital Mode

• Quadruple Crossover Control (Separate settings for Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R)

• Upgradeable via RS-232 or USB interface

• Transcoding between composite, S-Video and Component Video Inputs

• 5 Optical and 2 Coaxial Digital Inputs

• Optical Digital Output

• Lip Synch Delay

• Automatic Speaker Set-up

• On Screen Display (via composite, S-Video and Component)

• Programmable Video Input Labeling

• 32-Bit CS-49400 Crystal Processor

• 7.1 channel direct input with digital bass management and pure by-pass

• 2-channel subwoofer offset

• 7.1 RCA pre-amp outputs with dual sub out 7.1

• Balanced Audio Outputs

• High performance tuner

• Direct access station tuning via remote control

• 30 Station Presets

• Room 2 A/V Output with fixed/variable audio level, S-Video and coaxial digital

• IR control with 2 inputs and 1 output

• Dedicated Room 2 Remote

• 2 Video Record Out Selectors

• Two 12-Volt Triggers, one is user assignable

• 3 Component Video Inputs switched by relays for unlimited bandwidth

• 2 DVI Inputs 1 DVI Output

• 5 Rear Panel Audio/Video Inputs

• 6 Audio Inputs with Phono

• Front Panel A/V and Mike Input

• Front panel display time out

• Theater Compensation

• Three position dynamic range control

• Tone Defeat

• Channel Level Memory

• Sleep Timer

• Aluminum Front Panel


Model 990 FAQ

Model 970/990 Comparison Chart

Bass Management Matrix



Software Update


Preamplifier Analog Section

• Input Impedance, output 1 V
 Phono (MM): 2.5mV/47kohms
 Line (CD, Tape, Video): 200 mV/47kohms

• Intermodulation Distortion: 60Hz-7kHz=4:1 SMTPE, 8ohms, output 1V .09%

• Output Level
 TAPE MON REC, 1kOHM: 200 mV
 PRE OUT, 1kohm: 1.0 V

• THD, output 1 V, 1kHz: .05%

• Maximum Output: 9 V

• Volume Range
 Main: -76dB to +10.0 dB (1dB resolution)

• Bass Management
 High-Pass Slope Crossover Frequency (Small Speaker Setting) (Adjustable 40/60/80/100/120/150/200Hz): 12 dB/octave (2nd order)
 Low-Pass Slope (Subwoofer) 24 dB/octave (4th order): 40-200Hz as above

• Tone Control
 Bass Center Frequency/Range: 100Hz / 6dB
 Treble Center Frequency/Range: 10KHz / 6db

• Channel Separation (at 1kHz): 87dB

• Frequency Response
 Phono (MM): 30 Hz to 20 kHz +/- 1dB
 Line: 10 Hz to 100 kHz +/- 1dB

• S/N Ratio (ref. 2.3Vrms): >102dB

FM Tuner Section

Usable Sensitivity, THD 3% S/N 30dB: 17.2 dBf

50 dB quieting sensitivity
 Mono: 25.2dBf
 Stereo: 43.2 dBf

S/N Ratio, 60dBf
 Mono: 72dB
 Stereo: 68dB

THD 65 dBf
 Mono: 0.2%
 Stereo: 0.3%

Stereo Separation: 40dB typ.

Capture Ratio: 3.0 dB

IF rejection ratio: 120 dB

Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 15 kHz 1.5dB

AM Tuner Section

Usable Sensitivity: 12.5mV

S/N: 51dB

Selectivity: 30 dB

Video Section

Format: NTSC

 Composite & S-Video: 6 MHz 3dB
 Component Green: >100MHz -3dB
 Component Red: >100MHz -3dB
 Component Blue: >100MHz -3dB

Input Sensitivity, 75 ohms
 Composite: 1Vp-p
 S-Video: 1Vp-p
 Component Video
 - (R-Y signal): 1.0Vp-p
 - (B-Y signal): 1.0Vp-p
 - (Y Signal): 1.0Vp-p

Digital Audio

All digital audio inputs and outputs are to S/PDIF electrical (75 ohms, 0.5 Vp-p), S/PDIF optical (Toslink), standards as appropriate.

Processor Crystal: CS49400

Audio Converters
 Digital to Analog: Analog Device AD1852 24-bit/192kHz
 Analog to Digital: AKM AK5380
 Digital Remastering Chip: Analog Device AD1896


Supply Voltage: 120V, 60Hz only

Power Consumption: 50W

 Width: 17.38 inches
 Height: 7.75 inches
 Depth: 17.75 inches

Weight: 28 lbs.

Trigger Outputs: 2 (1 user assignable), Sequential Delay 50 mA @ 12 VDC