Parasound Owners, I have some Questions

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  1. Eric A

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    I currently have 4 HCA-1000A's. I am running them in a complicated configuration using one amp for L front and surr, one amp for R front and surr, one amp for center and one amp for L/R rears. I did this to minimize crosstalk for 2-channel listening. I have Onix Ref 1 bookshelfs all around and an Onix Ref 100 center. They are 4ohm speakers at 88db sens. and not really a difficult load. I run them full range for 2-channel and multichannel music and cross them over for HT. Anyway I am soliciting input on an upgrade. I have an opportunity to get a great deal on a HCA-2003 for the fronts and I am wondering if it will be worth it. I could sell 2 of my 1000A's and have the money but I do not know if it is worth my trouble. I just want all the Parasound owners out there to tell me if the 2003 sounds significantly better than the 1000A. I know it has more power but in my system that probably won't matter too much. Thanks for the input and if there are any other suggestions let me know.
     
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    Are you sure,4 ohm load at 88db's sens.This sounds like it would need more power.I have Klipsch rf7 102db sens,I use a Parasound 1205a(140x5),its enough but more is better.
     
  3. JerryIII

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    Eric,
    I used to run a similar configuration. I upgraded to a HCA 2003A and never looked back. The 2003A really allowed my NHT 2.5(86db, 6ohm) speakers to shine. I do not notice any problem with cross talk between the channels. Are you looking at the 2003 or 2003A?

    Jerry
     
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  5. JerryIII

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    John,
    Thanks for the info. I was unaware that they were the same. I assume that you got this information from Parasound? Is the same true in regards to the HCA-1000 and 1000A?

    Jerry
     
  6. John H

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    Jerry,

    Yes, I received this information from Parasound when I purchased a used HCA-2003 and inquired about the differences.

    I don't know about the HCA-1000/HCA-1000A but I assume they would be the same.

    John
     
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