Parasound 2205 & 1500HCA. Which for front L/R

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Daniel Levin, Nov 3, 2002.

  1. Daniel Levin

    Daniel Levin Extra

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2001
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    0
    I run 7 channels on a Paradigm Studio Reference setup. My two amps are a Parasound HCA2205AT and a Parasound HCA1500. I have the specs on both but don't know what to look for. Which amp should I connect my main front speakers to? (Fronts are Studio 60s.)
     
  2. Aaron Smithski

    Aaron Smithski Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2002
    Messages:
    112
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hello Daniel,
    The 2205AT is rated @ 220 wpc into 8 ohms and the 1500A @ 205 wpc into 8 ohms. Paradigm states that they recommend amplifier power up to 200 watts @ 8 ohms for the Studio 60's. I think there are a few guys on here getting away with running a bit more! [​IMG]
    I would run the 1500A to the 60's as it is pretty underrated in power output and may have a bit more headroom in driving them. Also, if you choose to do a little 2 - channel listening you would not have to fire up all 5 channels of the 2205AT!
    Sounds like a fine setup! [​IMG]
    Aaron Smith
     
  3. RobertW

    RobertW Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2000
    Messages:
    719
    Likes Received:
    0
    that's the way i'm looking at going for my set-up as well. right now i just have the 1500 and studio 20's, but plan on adding the studio 100's and cc, and a parasound 2205. bi-amp the 100's at first until i move up to a 7.1 set-up.

    i too was wondering which way to go with the amps, and think i agree with aaron. besides the two channel aspect, i think you may have a bit more headroom available with the 1500 running only the two channels than you might with the 2205 having to power five channels at once.
     

Share This Page