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Old 26th January 2005, 10:29 PM   #1
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Im about to make a deal about some Parasound gear. The units are the Parasound HCA-806A power amplifier and the P/SP-1500 pre amplifier.

Can anyone tell me the good & bad things about the units together and/or individually.

Are they usefull for 2-channel stereo and 5,1 digital surround to the standards of today. (not 6,1 & 7,1 obviously).

Any comments wanted!

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Old 27th January 2005, 11:26 AM   #2
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No one has any comments for these units at all?

Im about to buy it. . . dont wanna make a mistake!

Please. . .
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Old 27th January 2005, 07:23 PM   #3
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Old 27th January 2005, 07:25 PM   #4
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how much are you buying them for ?

I have always like there gear older amps just means you can upgrade parts inside.. if you dont like it sell it on ebay..
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Old 28th January 2005, 06:40 AM   #5
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The price of the gear is about 650 $ for both units.

(for price comparison a new HCA 855 is priced at 1850 $ i Dk)

Unfortunately the amp has a small defect. Sometimes one or more channel shuts down for a while.

My dad however is a retired electro mechanic (or what its called?) so he should be able to fixe it easily. Or what?
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Old 28th January 2005, 12:49 PM   #6
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That is too much money to pay for gear that is not working. Parasound is not all that great either. I see Parasound HC-50??in pawn shops here on occasion and when I researched them they are unreliable models with design flaws that cause things like thermal shutdown. There are so many true deals to be had on Ebay just wait.
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Old 28th January 2005, 02:05 PM   #7
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What would a fair price be for such fully functional units. Of cause taking the original price diff between the countries in consideration? (well, suppose i can find out my self)

Thnx so far!
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Old 19th March 2005, 01:39 PM   #8
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I use a psp 1500 for listening to sacd and dvd_audio and have been very pleased. My unit has not given me any problems and I like the sound quality. I think it can be bought for about $200 usd.

Hope this helps.

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