Parasound HCA-1500A and multiroom volume controls.

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by jack x, Nov 6, 2004.

  1. jack x

    jack x Stunt Coordinator

    Feb 27, 2002
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    Hi, I am considering purchasing a Parasound HCA-1500A amplifier for use in a multi room setup. I understand there is a seperate forum for audio distribution, but this question pertains to the capabilities of the amplifier.

    Parasound HCA-1500A specs:
    205 watts RMS x 2 (8-ohms both channels driven)
    315 watts RMS x 2 (4-ohms both channels driven)

    Should the amp see a 4 ohm load or 8-ohm load when setting the volume controls (NILES VCS-100R). This amp seems quite capable of 4-ohm loads for an extended period of time, but I don't want to overdrive the 1500A.

    I am using 8-ohm speakers, and I will set the volume control for that. They are rated for a mixture of 5-50 watts (Sonance 621) ; 15-75 watts Paradigm approximately.

    Also any comments on how the Parasound HCA-1500A amp compares to the ROTEL RMB-1080 (200 watts RMS x 2 (8-ohms both channels driven) would be greatly appreciated.

  2. JohnnyC

    JohnnyC Auditioning

    Nov 4, 2004
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    I am a bit of a novice, but for multi room, I have been looking at the yamaha. The yamaha offers 3 room controls 2 of which are remote controled. Good power for each zone and a fair amount of power. I joined the fourm just to learn if there are errors in my ways. Seriously, I am looking to upgrade my integra 7.1 to the yamaha 2400 (up to $1000 cost). needless to say, I am in search of soemone to make me smarter

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