Parasound 1205 Being Discontinued

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  1. KenRen

    KenRen Stunt Coordinator

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    All,

    Just heard that the Parasound 1205A is going out of stock and being discontinued for its new model. Not that it's all bad, new is good. Supposedly the new model will not be ready until Nov/Dec timeframe so I thought I better get a 12005 before they are all gone. Picking up a model this week.

    By the way, anyone using the Parasound with Energy speakers?

    Am I making a good decision?

    Thanks,
    Ken
     
  2. Marvin

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    I don't know about that model. But maybe the fact that they're discontinued will mean they'll turn up at lower prices on places like uBid (I got the 855A there for about $350).
     
  3. Kevin Snyder

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    I am using the Parasound 1205 to power my Energy Veritas speakers, and I remain very satisified. I know of another who uses it with his paradigm reference series speakers and, last I heard, he was very happy as well!

    Kevin
     
  4. Ernest Yee

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    Yeah - Parasound mates very well w/ Paradigms.
     
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    And, imo, it's a great amp. Follow the tip to keep an eye out for auctioning off the 1205A's at Ubid.com. I got mine there for a GREAT price the last time they were selling the Parasounds. At least at the time, they were an authorized dealer and carried Parasounds full 10 year warranty.
     
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    anyone have online sources for parasound?
     
  7. Mike-W

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    Parasound 2205 driving Energy Veritas 1.8, 2.0C and 2.0R
     
  8. Michael Mathius

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    System 1
    Denon 3802
    Parasound 1205
    Energy Veritas 2.4, 2.0C, 2.0R

    System 2
    Denon 3803
    Energy Veritas 2.2i, 2.0iC, 2.0R
    Also looking to add a Parasound amp

    Pure Energy (priceless)[​IMG]
     
  9. Ralph P.

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    Greetings,

    I have a 1205A and use it with Paradigm Reference speakers. Definitely a match made in heaven.

    The only authorized online dealer for Parasound is Audio Advisor. They can be found at www.audioadvisor.com.
     
  10. CurtisC

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    I run Rotel 1068 through my 1205a and am very happy with the sound/power,very nice w/music.
     
  11. JamieS

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    I recently bought a used 1203A (the discontinued 3 ch version of the 1205A). I'm using it to power my Paridigm Monitor 7 CC370 and Mini Montior setup with a Rotel RSX 1055 as a Pre Pro and driving the rears.

    I am very happy with it. the noise floor is alittle higher than some but I find it sounds great has all the power I need for my room and I find it smoother and more detailed than the very decent internal rotel amps. 140 WPc IS A BIT MORE THAN THE power in simialr priced Anthem and Rotel separtes.

    If there are good deals to be had when they discontinue this amp grab it up
     
  12. Vinny Petronio

    Vinny Petronio Stunt Coordinator

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    My system has the parasound 3500u paired up with the 1205a
    and pushing four cdm7nts with matching center been running this set up for 3yrs now and I love it the amp is all I will ever need
     

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