Two HK PA2000s or Signature 2.1??

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  1. Girish

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    I am looking for a four or five channel amplifier for my HK AVR500 to drive the front(Infinity IL60) and bose(will change them shortly) and the center(infinity IL-25). The sub is Infinity IL120(500 watts powered). The two options I was considering were either two HK-PA2000($200 each at onecall) or one Harman Kardon signature 2.1 used from ebay(can be had for $400). Which is a better option. Presently I am using an old Kenwood four channel amp which is 50 watts per channel.
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  2. Jerry Klawiter

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    The signature 2.1 is far superior in both build & sound to the PA2000 amps.
     
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    Thanks for the input Jerry. Would the HK AVR500 serve good as a pre/pro or I shall I consider a signature 2.0 pre-amp too?. I would rather hold on to the AVR500 if the difference is not much in terms of sound quality.
     
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    Anyone?
     
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    I cannot make a comparison since I've never used the AVR5000, but I do own a Sig 2.0, bought from a HTF member nonetheless, and really dig it. I have it paired w/ a Parasound 855A and the sound quality is extremely good. In addition, configurability is outstanding, with just about every conceivable parameter available for adjusting. The Sig 2.0 does NOT have any component-video switching capabilities, so this may be a concern.

    However, beware that there are quite a few bug issues w/ the Sig 2.0. I've only had one minor incident with mine, but some other users have reported quite a few problems.
     

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