Parasound Amp/Pioneer A/V Reciever/Poping

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  1. TimGRA

    TimGRA Stunt Coordinator

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    I'M about to pull the trigger on a new Parasound 2205 Amp. I am currently testing it with a Pioneer Elite VSX 36 receiver. I have lifted the ground on the amp to eliminate the hum but am getting allot of popping in the speakers. All I am trying to do is buy a little time before purchasing a pre amp. Questions.
    Is the amp to powerful for the receiver?
    For this price range should I be looking for another amp?
    I do not want to be purchasing another amp for many years. This maybe my one opportunity for me to step up into separates and I do not want to make a mistake.
    Considering a 950 Outlaw or an older Parasound?
     
  2. BobRoulier

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    Tim,


    I had a pioneer elite 49tx paired with my parasound 2205 amp and I had popping sounds coming through my speakers as well. I currently have a Theta Casablanca with my 2205 and no pops with this combo[​IMG]


    Bob
     
  3. Daryl Furkalo

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    I used to have a Rotel RMB1075 with my 36TX and didn't get any popping in the speakers. Have since upgraded the 36TX to a Lex MC1.
     
  4. TimGRA

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    Bob
    I have also noticed a small amount of "pink noise" when I leave the amp on and nothing else or quite seens in a movie. Any thoughts?
     
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    Daryl,
    Thanks for the info. I will be upgrading to an Outlaw 950 or an older Parasound Pre-Amp soon. I just want to make sure it is the receiver that is the problem and not the amp.
     

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