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The Parasound AMP LOVE FEST Thread!!


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#1 of 78 Angelo_Petralba

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Posted June 28 2002 - 09:54 AM

I LOVE mine

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HCA-855A
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#2 of 78 Kevin Alexander

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Posted June 28 2002 - 09:58 AM

How about a LOVE TRIANGLE w/ my Acurus amp?
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#3 of 78 Erik_C

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Posted June 28 2002 - 10:14 AM

Yep. My HCA-1000A (200x2 into my speakers) is the second-best part of my audio system (18" Velodyne is #1). Best few hundred bucks I've ever spent.
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#4 of 78 Kevin T

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Posted June 28 2002 - 10:25 AM

i love my aragon 8008bb and 8008x3b...that is, until i have to move them.

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#5 of 78 Mike Peveler

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Posted June 28 2002 - 11:10 AM

Hey I want to chime in here I love my B&K Reference 7270, I know it's not Parasound but I LOVE it.

#6 of 78 Roger Kint

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Posted June 28 2002 - 11:22 AM

I got my 855 from ubid a few days ago and there was a problem with it when connected to my Denon 2802. With my CD player and in direct mode, Channel 4 would overload at moderate levels and once it overloads it keeps overloading. Also there is static (not hiss) on all speakers even the center and surrounds but I'm running in direct mode (left / right only) so there shouldn't be any signals there at all. I even tried disconnecting the signal to channel 4 and use the other channels but that channel 4 still overloads!

I sent the amp back to Parasound yesterday. It has been very frustrating.
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#7 of 78 DanaA

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Posted June 28 2002 - 12:34 PM

Sorry to hear about your problems Roger. At first, I thought it might be some speaker wires coming into contact, but if only two channels are supposed to be running, I just don't know.


For the rest of you, Welcome to the unofficial Parasound (and B&k, and Acurus and Aragon) Love Fest!!!

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#8 of 78 Legairre

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Posted June 28 2002 - 12:47 PM

While I have a Rotel 1095, which I am absolutely in love with(don't tell my wife she'll be jealous). I must say I spent several hours with a Parasound 2205 and did love it too.

So I guess I love Rotel and Parasound. Give me either one. I'll take them both. Posted Image

#9 of 78 BobRoulier

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Posted June 28 2002 - 01:22 PM

I think its safe to say we all love our ampsPosted Image and thanks to this forum my parasound 2205 will always have a good homePosted Image

#10 of 78 Angelo_Petralba

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Posted June 28 2002 - 01:32 PM

KEEP THE LOVE GOING!!
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#11 of 78 RobertW

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Posted June 28 2002 - 02:32 PM

love my 1500. maybe even more than my studio 20's.

#12 of 78 Oliver

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Posted June 28 2002 - 06:56 PM

You can't beat the HCA 2003. Great toy.

#13 of 78 Dave Simpson

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Posted June 28 2002 - 07:58 PM

Guys, I'd love to help heap on the love, but the Parasound web-site doesn't seem to be in business. What gives?
Cheers!

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#14 of 78 Michael Mathius

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Posted June 29 2002 - 12:40 AM

It's back upPosted Image Posted Image

I was down yesterday.Posted Image Posted Image

Maybe to many of us were trying to access it at once.

I believe Parasound and Ubid should feel honored for this love fest we are showing them at HFT.Posted Image Posted Image
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#15 of 78 Marvin E

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Posted June 29 2002 - 08:21 AM

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got my 855 from ubid a few days ago and there was a problem with it when connected to my Denon 2802. With my CD player and in direct mode, Channel 4 would overload at moderate levels and once it overloads it keeps overloading. use the other channels but that channel 4 still overloads!

Roger: Same thing happened to me. I know what true frustration is.I bought two from UBID and the one that works...well let me put it to you this way: my HT sounds significantly better with the 855. Right now, the only two speakers connected to my receiver's speaker jacks are the side surrounds. Everything else is connected to the 855 that's working. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out the overload problem. I believe it is a manufacturers defect. Monday morning, the bad 855 goes back to Parasound. When I get it back, I think I'm going to bi-amp my front speakers. Hang on Roger, it will be well worth the wait.
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#16 of 78 Vlad D

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Posted June 29 2002 - 08:25 AM

Way to go Angelo! This thread is a great idea!

I LOVE my Parasound 855A. Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Best amp I ever owned! Also first amp I ever owned. Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

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#17 of 78 MikeHalder

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Posted June 29 2002 - 08:25 AM

Bought the 1205.... loved it so much I turned around the next month and upgraded to a 2205AT! Now my Klipsch KLF's are getting WELL fed.

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#18 of 78 Steven Simon

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Posted June 29 2002 - 01:29 PM

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Hey, I love mine too!!!!! Couple them with Paradigm Reference, and you have a match made in heaven!! Posted Image Posted Image

#19 of 78 Tim Hoover

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Posted June 29 2002 - 02:23 PM

Good Lord, Steve! Are you running nine channels of amplification?

BTW, some nice laserdisc boxsets you have there Posted Image

I also have the increasingly ubiquitous 855A. Really sweet amp, especially considering the price tag...
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#20 of 78 DanaA

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Posted June 29 2002 - 04:13 PM

My gosh Steven,

Your rack would intimidate one of the monoliths from Kubrick's 2001 and probably be more powerful too. Have you thought of burying it beneath the surface of some planet for future uncovering by a less advanced civilization?Posted Image