Parasound lovers: Parasound gear used for Episode II

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  1. VicQ

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    Check out the documentary on disc 2 for Episode II titled "Movies are not released; they escape". About four minutes into the feature, the main sound mixer has a few Parasound gear that he uses in his sound mix studio. It appears he uses a 2205 amplifier in conjunction with some older Parasound gear [​IMG] I guess it has served him so well over the years, he has no need to replace any of it.
    -Vic
    Yamaha rx-v 1200
    Parasound hca 85 amplifier
    Toshiba 27a50 tv
    Sony 360 DVD player
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  2. Paul Gere

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    Vic,
    I cought that too. Very cool!
     
  3. Tony Lai

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    Well durrr... it is THX Ultra specced [​IMG]
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  4. James R. Geib

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    If one looks more closely, one can see that he is actually using Bryston gear with Parasound front panel stickers adheared to the front. Parasound payed him to advertise their products for this documentary!

    Only kidding. Parasound makes excellent products, and it is fun to see what equipment professionals have in their own studios!
     
  5. Haris Ellahi

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    Sweet. [​IMG]
     
  6. Tony Lai

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    To play the devil's advocate... I'm sure Parasound gave them all the free equipment they wanted in return for THX licensing.

    I have a Parasound btw. so I'm not biased.

    T.
     
  7. Bolivar G

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    I saw a bunch of B&W speakers in one the documentaries also, dont remember which one.
     
  8. Ralph P.

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    Outstanding! I will have to look for that.[​IMG] I love my Parasound gear[​IMG]
     
  9. Steve Winkler

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    Just curious VicQ, what's a five channel Parasound amp like yours worth these days?? There's one coming up at an auction here soon and might be worth a purchase I'm thinking.

    Thanks,

    Steve
     
  10. VicQ

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    Steve,

    I bought mine a while back when the msrp was $699, I bought the floor model which had only been used once for $375. The 855A is no longer being produced, so the price should be lower. I wouldn't pay more than $500 for a brand new unit. It was a steal even at the $700 price of a few years ago.

    -Vic
     
  11. Yogi

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    And in the same disk did anyone notice the use of B&W speakers in their studio?
     
  12. Angelo_Petralba

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    Is this the PARASOUND LOVE FEST thread re-born?

    Cool...KEEP THE LOVE FLOWING!!
     
  13. Steve Winkler

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    Thanks Vic, I'll be getting my auction hand ready.


    Steve
     
  14. RobertW

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    there was an article about the lucas arts group a year or so ago in sound and vision mag that mentioned that they use parasound and mark levinson amps when doing their sound mixes.
     

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