Michael Fremer from Stereophile did a review on the Matantz seperates, he loved them. About 5k new for the pair. I'm sure that dealers are discounting at about 30%.
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Outlaw 990. Balanced inputs and outputs, DVI video 3-in/1-out video switching, 7.1 analog inputs, surround decoding for DD, DD-EX, DTS, DTS-ES, DTS-Neo, Dolby ProLogic IIx, upconverting to 24/96, etc. Excellent, linear, and transparent (yet smooth and musical) performance in the analog domain.
To make way for their new processor that does the lossless Blu-ray formats, Outlaw is blowing out the 990 for $699 new with warranty. This is a sleeper when it comes to its analog line stage, and the surround modes are very precise and yet natural-sounding.
Outlaw didn't design the 990. The engine was designed by Sherwood-Newcastle and Outlaw tweaked the feature set for their values and market. They added the balanced in/out feature. Here's Stereophile's UltimateAVMag review of the receiver version of the Sherwood-Newcastle.