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Difference between the Parasound C1 & C2? (1 Viewer)

Ted Pugh

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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.

Ted
 

Brett DiMichele

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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
 

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 =(
 

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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