Difference between the Parasound C1 & C2?

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  1. Ted Pugh

    Ted Pugh Stunt Coordinator

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    Does anybody know the difference between the Parasound C1 and C2 pre/pro? The features, the cost and how to they compare. I know the C1 had a great review in Home Theater Mag but what about the C2. I have not heard much about this piece. I am in the market for a pre/pro. Thanks for your help.

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  2. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    Parasound Halo C1

    C 1 Features:
    Dolby Digital EX, DTS ES, and Dolby Pro Logic II surround
    THX Ultra2 Certified with THX Surround EX
    7.5 Channel Enhanced Surround; 7.1 with 4 programmable outputs
    Additional DSP modes include Surround Music and Party
    Patented hybrid bass management prevents time smearing
    5" front panel TFT display of main or zone video and the setup menu
    Automatic digital audio and video input selection
    Nine balanced outputs, two balanced inputs with XLR connectors
    Four audio only inputs plus a tape monitor/external processor loop
    Eight digital inputs; two digital outputs
    7.1 analog input with pure analog path, bypasses DSP
    Six audio/video inputs with composite and S-Video connectors
    3 composite video and 3 S-Video outputs: OSD, no OSD, record
    2 assignable component/RGB video inputs with separate H and V Sync
    1 additional assignable component video input
    1 component/RGB video output with separate H and V Sync
    BNC to RCA adapters are included for component video jacks
    Component inputs/output pass 1080i and 720p signals flawlessly
    Digital inputs and surround modes are assignable to sources
    Presets for optimum analog input levels for various sources
    100% automatic calibration of channel levels and delay times
    Calibration microphone with 25’ cable included
    Dual zone control with analog audio and composite video outputs
    External IR input jacks for main and second zone
    Three 12v triggers, two programmable for events; wires included
    Fully upgradeable and controllable via two-way RS-232 port
    Unique inductive-capacitive LC power supply post-filtering
    4u chassis, rack mountable
    Award winning customized MX-700 and Sidekick remotes included
    Parasound’s 10 years parts, 5 years labor warranty

    C 1 Specs:
    Frequency response: digital inputs 20 Hz - 42 kHz;
    analog inputs 20 Hz - 22 kHz;
    7.1 channel input 5 Hz - 200 kHz +0/-3 dB
    Total harmonic distortion: digital inputs
     
  3. Chris_Bald

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    The main differences between the C1 and C2 are, of course the 5inch tft screen, one more input and something to do with the ppower supply in the unit. Oh, almost forgot, $2,000 more dollars to boot! I bought the C2 along with an A52. Still waiting for them to show up though =(
     
  4. Ted Pugh

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    Chris,

    What made you decide on the Parasound C2? What other pre/pros were you thinking about purchasing? What cost if you don't mind me asking did you pay? thanks, for the info.

    Ted
     

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