I got my new Outlaw RR2160 today!

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Jeff Carlson, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. Jeff Carlson

    Jeff Carlson Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Tacoma
    Maybe the one I bought, 10ft..5.99
    The laptop I refer to isn't a proper laptop..Acer Chromebook 11..doesn't run windows, strong chance it won't work. Also bought on Amazon, a crapshoot as to if it will send audio to my receiver.
    I posted the question on Amazon last night after spending a while reading existing Q&A.
    So far no response.. I'm not the greatest at computer tech speak. LOL
     
  2. Jeff Carlson

    Jeff Carlson Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Tacoma
    Good to hear, and BTW thanks for getting back. Very cool your discovering these things.
    Will that adapter work with a phone with ports as I described on mine?
    (small trapezoid shaped charge usb port and an 1/8th headphone input only)
    If the case, how exactly do you plug it in?

    If it's that simple, maybe phone capability is worth a go too....
    I really only listen to music on the phone through a JBL flip4 BT spk at work when I'm keeping it on the down low..LOL but again if that simple, worth a go.
    Thanks very much for sharing, and I'm glad for your discoveries and enjoyment with the 2160.
     
  3. SandAndGlass

    SandAndGlass Forum Resident

    The outlaw would have no problem playing 4-Ohm loads (speakers) all day. If I was going to do this again today, I would still get an Integrated amp, to use as my central point of control, input selector and preamp.

    And here is how to utilize your 5.1 system options with your Outlaw.

    If I was not going to use (and even if I was) the internal power amplifier section, as I use all external amps. I would probably buy the Outlaw integrated either way. You are simply not going to find these features anywhere on the current market, for what you will pay for the Outlaw.

    Polk Audio is holding a 40% off sale on their entire RTi series. You could get a RTiA3 bookshelf speaker for $239.97/pr., where the regular price is $399/pr. They are available in black or a real cherry wood veneer.

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    These are excellent speakers, they are designed with HT in mind, but they also rock in stereo applications.

    I have a pair of their RTiA9's and their RTiA Series High Performance Center Channel Speaker. I have since upgraded to the LSiM series, with Polk's flagship speakers, the LSiM707's, serving double duty for both HT and Stereo.

    I later bought their top of the line center channel speaker for the LSiM series. But, it is much too large to fit in the cabinet, under the TV. So, I'm continuing to use the CSiA6, which is the top of the line in Polk's RTi series. It is normally a $400 speaker, but with the 40% off sale, it will only run you $239.97. They also make a slightly smaller version, that is $100, less.

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    We watched a movie with this as the center, with my new processor, before I had the front mains connected, the vocals come through the mix, with excellent clarity.

    Another idea? You could pick up a pair of the RTiA7 towers. With the 40% discount, they would run you $600, for the pair. You could then use your current front speakers for your rear speakers.

    Just an idea...

    You can use any amplifier for the rear channel's. I have a used (bought off eBay) Emotiva Fusion Flex 50-WPC power amplifier to drive a pair of Klipsch WF35 towers, that I use in the rear (towers rule for rear channels too).
     
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  4. TheSeldomSeenKid

    TheSeldomSeenKid Forum Resident

    That is probably why I am going to buy the Outlaw 2160(and just get an AV Receiver/Amp Used or lower price option in the future, when I add 2 Rear Speakers & a Center Speaker). Appreciate the information on the Polk Speakers, but I am going to stick with Monitor Audio Bronze 2 Speakers. Was considering the ELAC Un-Fi UB5 Speakers if going for 4 Ohms Speakers. My Speaker consideration might change in the future, if not liking the Monitor Audio Bronze 2 Speakers, but getting them on a strong recommendation from a Music Engineer, and most Customer Reviews are excellent for these Speakers. Tough decision, as was also considering the Dali Zensor 3 and KEF 150 & 350 Speakers. Maybe some day, I can move up to the Monitor Audio Silver Series
     
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  5. Jeff Carlson

    Jeff Carlson Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    This cable was delivered today and I am delighted to say it worked and sounded great with my Acer chromebook 11. Very cool to have another useful source. Next will be to buy a new PC to update my old turd. I think after that I'll play flac downloaded flac files through the PC and roll with hard drive storage, as opposed to burning tons of CDs as I have done in the past.
     
  6. Nonpoint

    Nonpoint New Member

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    You will love the flexibility. Have you tried a streaming service? That was the main reason I liked plugging in a phone, all that music at my fingertips (even beyond my collection).
     
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  7. Jeff Carlson

    Jeff Carlson Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I think I'd have to use a bluetooth receiver for that, my phone isn't an i phone just a basic Samsung galaxy core prime cheapy, android. I only use Google play or Youtube to stream music on the stealth at work, just random play from a selected genre. Or I could go headphone jack into the analog in's. Only inputs are mini USB for charging and headphone..

    I just now ordered an ethernet WIFI receiver to try out the internet radio, hopefully this is a pretty straight forward function.
     
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  8. Nonpoint

    Nonpoint New Member

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    Yeah - curious about the internet radio as well and interested in testing the DLNA streaming capabilities. I just received the same WIFI receiver.
     
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  9. Jeff Carlson

    Jeff Carlson Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Awesome, I'll probably see mine between Wed/Fri. My understanding from reading on Amazon is that you can set it to automatically read the motum from the receiver. Hope you report any findings or technical issues.
     
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  10. Jeff Carlson

    Jeff Carlson Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    My ethernet wifi receiver came today. Me being a guy about 2 years beyond the invention of fire in technology, had it running in only about 10 minutes of cussing and screaming. Listening to UK radio, but gotta go to work, much to explore. Made my day........
    Peace
     
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