Parasound HCA-806A OR HCA-855A

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  1. Brett Loomis

    Brett Loomis Stunt Coordinator

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    Which would you choose and why??? I have a chance to get either for the same price and want advice.

    The 855A is a 5-channel 85 watts RMS x 5 with all channels driven.

    The 806A is a 4/5/6 channel unit and has 80 watts RMS x 6 with all channels driven.

    I think the 855A is a newer unit than the 806A...Am I right??

    I think the 6 channel(806A) may be a more flexible unit but the (855A) 5 channel unit may be a newer and better design/quality.....any comments?

    Please feel free.

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  2. Tony Lai

    Tony Lai Stunt Coordinator

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    The '06 dates back to the early 90's.

    I'm pretty sure mine (1206) won the 1994/95 'Audio Grand Prix' or something.

    The 806 can be bridged. You need to ask yourself if you need the 6th channel (many might in this 6.1 or better era :)

    I would not be bothered by the age of the amp - rather if its in good condition or not. Parasound have not changed their topology much - still bipolar with mosfet uppers.

    T.
     
  3. Justin Lane

    Justin Lane Cinematographer

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    Brett, I guess you should also take the warranty into account. If you get a new HCa-855A, you should receive a 10 year warranty from Parasound. The 806 will not be new, and if you are not the original owner, technically whatever is left on the warranty (5 years or less) is no longer valid.

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