FS: Parasound HCA-855a -- New In Box -- $375

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  1. Frank Carter

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    $375 Parasound HCA-855a brand new in factory sealed box.
    $35 S&H (very heavy)
    I'll inlcude a copy of my receipt so you will have a valid 10 year warranty through Parasound.
    Instead of buying a higher priced receiver, I bought a less expensive receiver w/pre-outs added this amp and voila! Unbeatable sound at an unbeatable price.
    You can checkout my ebay feedback rating under seller name: FABULOUSFRANKIE
    FEATURES
    Direct coupled - no capacitors or inductors in signal path
    DC Servo and relay protection circuits
    High bias Class A/AB operation
    1 kVa Toroid power transformer with independent secondary windings for each channel, 68,000 µF power supply filter capacitance
    Independent power supplies for each channel
    Input stages use hand matched complementary JFETs
    20 matched 15 amp, 50 MHz bipolar output transistors
    AC present, standby/normal, current overload indicators
    Rear mounted gain controls and rear handles
    12 volt DC automatic turn-on circuitry Gold-plated metal structure RCA input jacks
    Gold-plated 5 way speaker binding posts
    Custom designed removable IEC AC cord
    Three rack space height front panel
    SPECIFICATIONS
    Continuous Power Output: 85 watts RMS x 5, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 8 ‡; 125 watts RMS x 5, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 4 ‡
    Current Capacity: 30 amps peak per channel
    Slew Rate: > 130 V/microsecond
    Power Bandwidth: 5 Hz-100 kHz, +0/-3 dB at 1 watt
    Total Harmonic Distortion: < 0.03 % at full power; < 0.01 % typical levels
    IM Distortion: < 0.03 %
    TIM: Unmeasureable
    Dynamic Headroom: > 1.5 dB
    Interchannel Crosstalk: > 80 dB at 1 kHz > 60 dB at 20 kHz
    Input Impedance: 33 kW
    Input Sensitivity: 1 V for 28.28 V 1.2 V for full output
    S/N Ratio: > 115 dB, full power, IHF A-weighted
    Damping Factor: > 800 at 20 Hz
    Dimensions: 17" wide x 5 1/4" high x 16" deep (6" high with feet)
    Power Requirements: 110 Vac-120 Vac 750 Watts
    Net Weight: 41 lb
     
  2. Sonnie Parker

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    Frank,

    Is this amp brigeable?

    Why are you selling it if it's brand new?

    Thanks!
     
  3. Frank Carter

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    I'm sorry but I don't know whether it's bridgeable or not. You might want to shoot an email to Parsound tech support at: [email protected]
    They've been helpful to me in the past.
    I was keeping it until I moved next month but I'm selling it because I changed my mind on bi-amping my front's and center and adding two more surrounds. My current 855a gives me more volume than I know what to do with so I figured that another one would be overkill, especially since my Klipsch are already so sensitive.
     
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    Thanks Frank,

    I shot them an e-mail....it'll probably be a few days before I get an answer.

    I'm considering adding either 2 rears or 2 sides for 7.1 and need another amp. I may even consider not bridging it at all and using a couple of the channels for another zone. I may be back in touch with you on this.
     
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    Frank,
    Is this amp still for sale?
    Phil
     
  6. Frank Carter

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    The amp is still for sale. Someone from the forum at Klipsch.com said they were sending a money order but I never received it or heard from him again.

    If you want it, you got it.
     
  7. Philip_T

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    Frank,
    Consider me interested. Especially with the warranty. I'll email you to get more info.
    Phil
     
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    I'd say this is a good deal seeing that they appear to be gone from Ubid!! Someone grab it!
     
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    Frank,
    YGM
     
  10. Frank Carter

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    SOLD
     

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