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Tracing Outline’s path through 5 decades results in an easy, uncomplicated task: it has always been at the forefront of concert sound and bespoke installations, at the junction where audio accuracy rhymes with sonic elation and impeccable engineering.

A casual search across our archive through the ages returns not only a who’s who (of whom Outline’s been mixed up with), but renders an incredibly varied palette of venues and architectural buildings, styles of entertainment, events of most diverse music genres, and a full compendium of sound engineering trends and applications from all eras.

Please choose your seat and fasten your seat belt – for it’s not the destination, it’s the journey!

Welcome to Outline's time machine! :-]

OEM_Outline_Switcher_for_Toshiba_1973

Outline is incorporated by Guido Noselli – an OEM contract fuels its start-up.

Toshiba commissions a switchboard for patching components into hifi systems.
PA 1001 (1974)

The first graphic equalizer with double shiftable frequency on each band…

...when all others only had one center-frequency per band.
MX 500 (1974)_1

A compact, professional audio mixer with 5 inputs and 4 outputs.

(another Outline's first of the period!)
CTA_250_single_Channel_Amp (1978)

A line of power amps to get the very best off the best loudspeaker systems!

These powered the best clubs in the best club culture years – with massive power!
SA 2050 (1975) (1)

The successor to ST 2050 tunes to both radio and TV stations with PLL accuracy.

The one and only hifi tuner to extract pristine audio off TV broadcasts)!

10-input professional audio mixer, twice the capacity of its predecessor.

Earlier independent FM stations start to upgrade their control rooms.
LF Series amplifiers (1980s)

Lion’s and Formula Sound are launched, each with own lines of new products.

Outline's to diversify its product portfolio, and tack at new marketing missions.
OUTLINE-PRO-616-MODULAR-MIXING-CONSOLE

A new line with three different models of mixing consoles.

Mixing consoles go modular for disco clubs and FM stations.

With 420 W per channel (onto 4Ω load), it commands respect even before you switch it on.

Then, after you've heard it playing, all other amps turn to a faded memory!
MX 507 (1985)_very_first_version

Club mixer with 7 inputs, 3 outputs, and a stereo 3-band EQ on main output…

...that reaches "instant classic" status in the blink of an eye!

EP Series debuts 3 different graphic equaliser models…

...of which EP 20 comes with an onboard LED-based Real Time Analyzer and a matching mic!
LF 700 (1985)

For when “a lot” isn’t enough, this one’s outputs 600W per channel (on 4-ohm load)…

...or 1200 W bridged – none such here, in those days!
FORMULA SYSTEM (1986)

4-way, ultra-compact, concert-sound loudspeaker system…

...outputting 146dB SPL peak off a 0.68 cubic meters package

A loudspeaker system for professional applications off the symmetrical D’Appolito design principle…

...no one had tried that before, as such technique was a staple among hifi manufacturers.
HD2000-3000-5000

Three models – HD 2000, HD 3000, HD 5000 – of heavy duty power amplifiers…

...bridging hifi accuracy with pro audio reliability (at mighty output power).

The first Outline stage monitors ever, Stage 12 and Stage 15 appeal to numerous rental companies…

...in search of response accuracy and dependable reliability.
PRO 408_very_first_version (1988)

Derived from Pro 600 Series, club mixer sports universal inputs (phono, mic or line)…

...and six discrete outputs – which made it ideally suited to multi-floor club venues.

Horn-loaded mid-high system saw the light as the first pro audio speaker to operate its voice coil in magnetic fluid…

...and the bigger sibling of the series comprising Flyone, Flysub, and Topsub, too.

LF 600 and LF 800 further refine Outline’s power amps offer – with even higher output at 2x 625 and 2x 840W RMS, respectively…

...at the pinnacle of utmost sonic accuracy and operational reliability.

...to be continued

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