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Thanks, Rich. I already have the Oppo 105, so I could connect it directly to the amp. But I have other stereo equipment, so I prefer to have a preamp in my setup to manage everything (HD DVD player, CD recorder, etc).

Yup..so did i hence i booked a JC2 for the task and hopefully it can kills the upgrade itch for a while biggrin.gif

Dont know when Parasound will going to launch a JC design DAC with DSD support?
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I'm surprised no one here has any experience with a Zdac. confused.gif

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Does anyone here own or have experience with Parasound's Zdac? I'm wondering if it's worth a try. I already own a Schiit Bifrost with the uber upgrade and an Emotiva XDA-2.

It has a few features I like, such as XLR and RCA outs, a large triodal transformer and it doesn't use a wall wart. They claim it can be used without a preamp, but I don't know what variable volume mode means. :dunno:

Works in variable volume mode in Windows® for connecting direct to a power amp (no preamp needed). I don't really care about its headphone features as I'll never use them.

The only downside I see is that it only supports up to 96kHz through the USB input.

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Audio Output Level:
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Output Impedance:
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Headphone out: 10 ohms

I have one in my office. It's a good quality DAC. It can used without a preamp only if the digital source has a volume control (like Windows 7 for example). Considering you already have two DACs I think your money could be probably be used for something else.

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....... That is why the overwhelming majority of major motion picture studios, recording companies and primere Hollywood directors have chosen PARASOUND over everything else on the market.....

Where did you see that?
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Where did you see that?
I believe Lucas Films use Parasound if I remember correct for one.
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Where did you see that?

See: Why the Pros Choose Parasound.
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I believe Lucas Films use Parasound if I remember correct for one.

Yes they do...I've had the privilege of touring Skywalker Ranch, Big Rock Ranch (where Clone Wars was made), as well as ILM, and Lucas Games (at the Presidio in SF) and saw multiple Parasound (and M&K) products at each facility. Furthermore, Lucas (or his technical adviser) likes Christie projectors too!

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I have one in my office. It's a good quality DAC. It can used without a preamp only if the digital source has a volume control (like Windows 7 for example). Considering you already have two DACs I think your money could be probably be used for something else.
Thanks for the input. I have 3 systems though and only have DACs for 2 of them. redface.gif

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Thanks for the input. I have 3 systems though and only have DACs for 2 of them. redface.gif

Ok. Well that certainly makes more sense. wink.gif Sorry about that. In that case, at clearance prices (Audio Advisor) I think it could be a good fit. SQ is excellent but this should be standard for any properly performing DAC. I also don't think the 96 kHz limitation with the USB connection should be a major concern.

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Jmouse, what preamp do you recommend pairing with the A21? I have a pure 2-channel system, and am thinking of upgrading from a Rotel amp and preamp to Halos. I am thinking A21 with the JC 2 (it's hard for me to justify two JC 1's instead of the A21, although the JC 2 seems to state how it's made to be paired with JC 1's). Thanks.

Yes, JC1's are the cream de la cream but our Home Theater is 26 feet long by 13 1/2 feet wide with cathedral ceilings and the A21 fills the entire space. There is no way I even need to begin to crank my A21 to fill the space so loudly I can't handle it so for us the JC 1's would be massive overkill.

In answer to your preamp question, I can only speak for myself. I have owned the ONKYO PRSC 5507 and the PRSC 5508. The main difference is the 5508 is 3D capable and it has Aydessy XT32 which is a massive improvement over the 5507 and tremendous room correction system and worth every penny. If I were in need of a prepro, I would buy the ONKYO PRSC 5509 without hesitation. It is a fabulous feature laden prepro that will serve you well for years to come. Concerning 4K all you need to do is get a 4K upconverting Bluray player with dual HDMI outs. You send the audio to the prepro and the 4K video HDMI directly to your 4K projector or TV and you are good to go.

Can you go Denon? Sure, but you will spend a lot more money and frankly, you don't need to.

I hope this helps. One more thing, we haven't had a single problem with our ONKYO PRSC 5508, even though it gets used 3 to 7 hours of use every day for the last six plus years... Not one!
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Thanks for the input. I have 3 systems though and only have DACs for 2 of them. redface.gif

Ok. Well that certainly makes more sense. wink.gif Sorry about that. In that case, at clearance prices (Audio Advisor) I think it could be a good fit. SQ is excellent but this should be standard for any properly performing DAC. I also don't think the 96 kHz limitation with the USB connection should be a major concern.
Thank you. I don't think the 96kHz is a problem either. Guess I'll order one in the next few days.

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Thank you. I don't think the 96kHz is a problem either. Guess I'll order one in the next few days.

That's until you hear how good 176 sounds ! its the cats meow as for my ears are concerned of all of them (subjectively of course) a listen to a Reference Recording label hi res file will show why wink.gif
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Does anyone here own or have experience with Parasound's Zdac? I'm wondering if it's worth a try. I already own a Schiit Bifrost with the uber upgrade and an Emotiva XDA-2.

It has a few features I like, such as XLR and RCA outs, a large triodal transformer and it doesn't use a wall wart. They claim it can be used without a preamp, but I don't know what variable volume mode means. :dunno:

Works in variable volume mode in Windows® for connecting direct to a power amp (no preamp needed). I don't really care about its headphone features as I'll never use them.

The only downside I see is that it only supports up to 96kHz through the USB input.

http://www.parasound.com/ParasoundZ/zdac.php

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Supports Incoming Digital Word Lengths:
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Supports Incoming Digital Sampling Frequencies:
Opt & Coax: 8 kHz, 11.025 kHz, 16 kHz, 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz.
USB: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz and 96 kHz


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Upsampling Frequency:
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Sample Rate Converter:
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D to A Converter:
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Frequency Response:
20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.2 dB

Channel Balance:
< 0.05 dB, 20 Hz - 20 kHz

Channel Separation:
> 95 dB, 20 Hz - 20 kHz

Signal to Noise Ratio:
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THD + Noise:
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Audio Output Level:
Unbalanced: 2.1 V RMS (Balanced: 4.2 V RMS)

Output Impedance:
Line out: 160 ohms, balanced or unbalanced
Headphone out: 10 ohms

I am using the Oppo HA-1 as a preamp in HT bypass mode (it can pass the FL/FR mains along at unity (full) volume.
Here is my system.

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Hello there.

I have a 5.1 system powered by 5x KEF LS50 + SVS PB13U subwoofer. My amp is a Parasound A52. Do you think it's worth the upgrade to Parasound A51 ? Will be there any sound quality difference or only power output ?

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Hello there.

I have a 5.1 system powered by 5x KEF LS50 + SVS PB13U subwoofer. My amp is a Parasound A52. Do you think it's worth the upgrade to Parasound A51 ? Will be there any sound quality difference or only power output ?

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More of the signal would be class A so technically it could be better. If I remember correct the 52 is about 2 watts class A bias where the 51 is about 7-8 watts. I think you would only really gain on L&R so why not an A21 and use the A52 for center and surrounds. Or A31 for front three. Even with all the same speakers, demand is not evenly distributed. Just IMO.
Oh, and a very nice system!
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I have a 5.1 system powered by 5x KEF LS50 + SVS PB13U subwoofer. My amp is a Parasound A52. Do you think it's worth the upgrade to Parasound A51 ? Will be there any sound quality difference or only power output ?

Thanks.

I recently added a 2ch amp to my system where I was using the A52 for everything. I like the sound a lot better with it powering L+R and the A52 powering centers and surrounds.

I didn't go with Parasound for the 2ch as I was looking for a different sound than I was getting with the A52.
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I have a 5.1 system powered by 5x KEF LS50 + SVS PB13U subwoofer. My amp is a Parasound A52. Do you think it's worth the upgrade to Parasound A51 ? Will be there any sound quality difference or only power output ?

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More of the signal would be class A so technically it could be better. If I remember correct the 52 is about 2 watts class A bias where the 51 is about 7-8 watts. I think you would only really gain on L&R so why not an A21 and use the A52 for center and surrounds. Or A31 for front three. Even with all the same speakers, demand is not evenly distributed. Just IMO.
Oh, and a very nice system!

2W vs 7-8W sounds about right; you can always check with Parasound. A higher Class A bias results in less odd-order harmonic distortion, which can be fatiguing.

The A 51 can deliver more instantaneous current so will deal with transients better than the A 52.

If you are thinking about the A 21 or A 31 instead - the A 21 has more power supply capacitance than the A 31 or A 51(or A 52) This translates to smoother current flow, less voltage ripple and therefore a more natural sound.

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Jmouse, what preamp do you recommend pairing with the A21? I have a pure 2-channel system, and am thinking of upgrading from a Rotel amp and preamp to Halos. I am thinking A21 with the JC 2 (it's hard for me to justify two JC 1's instead of the A21, although the JC 2 seems to state how it's made to be paired with JC 1's). Thanks.

I started with the P 7 preamp and added the JC 2 BP preamp for FL+FR later on. I didn't notice the difference at first. It was a brand new unit with new 1.5m XLR cables. As the hours ticked by though the sound just got better and better. My system already sounded very nice with the P 7 so I was very happy.

My JC 2 BP is paired with 2 x JC 1's but I didn't start out that way. I started with an A 31 for the fronts plus an A 23 for the surrounds and replaced the A 23 with JC 1's for the fronts and the A 31 now powers the center + surrounds.

You can always add the JC 1's at a later date. Audio Advisor sells B Stock JC 1's (full warranty) quite often for $1k less (each). But don't worry about the JC 1's right now; the JC 2 and A 21 will pair nicely.

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I started with the P 7 preamp and added the JC 2 BP preamp for FL+FR later on. I didn't notice the difference at first. It was a brand new unit with new 1.5m XLR cables. As the hours ticked by though the sound just got better and better. My system already sounded very nice with the P 7 so I was very happy.

My JC 2 BP is paired with 2 x JC 1's but I didn't start out that way. I started with an A 31 for the fronts plus an A 23 for the surrounds and replaced the A 23 with JC 1's for the fronts and the A 31 now powers the center + surrounds.

You can always add the JC 1's at a later date. Audio Advisor sells B Stock JC 1's (full warranty) quite often for $1k less (each). But don't worry about the JC 1's right now; the JC 2 and A 21 will pair nicely.

Best, James
Thanks, James. Just what I wanted to know - the A21 and JC 2's being a good match, and a nice upgrade from Rotel separates. Will probably upgrade my speakers as well (currently I have a pair of 12-year-old Sonus Faber Grand Pianos, and thinking of the new SF Olympica IIIs, which I expect would go well with Parasound Halos).
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Yes, JC1's are the cream de la cream but our Home Theater is 26 feet long by 13 1/2 feet wide with cathedral ceilings and the A21 fills the entire space. There is no way I even need to begin to crank my A21 to fill the space so loudly I can't handle it so for us the JC 1's would be massive overkill.

In answer to your preamp question, I can only speak for myself. I have owned the ONKYO PRSC 5507 and the PRSC 5508. The main difference is the 5508 is 3D capable and it has Aydessy XT32 which is a massive improvement over the 5507 and tremendous room correction system and worth every penny. If I were in need of a prepro, I would buy the ONKYO PRSC 5509 without hesitation. It is a fabulous feature laden prepro that will serve you well for years to come. Concerning 4K all you need to do is get a 4K upconverting Bluray player with dual HDMI outs. You send the audio to the prepro and the 4K video HDMI directly to your 4K projector or TV and you are good to go.

Can you go Denon? Sure, but you will spend a lot more money and frankly, you don't need to.

I hope this helps. One more thing, we haven't had a single problem with our ONKYO PRSC 5508, even though it gets used 3 to 7 hours of use every day for the last six plus years... Not one!
Thanks, JMouse. My very first receiver years ago was Onkyo. I am just interested in 2-channel systems, so will probably go with the A21.
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Thanks for the reply guys. I think I'll stick with the A52 until I upgrade to 7.2 or 9.1.
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Hello there.

I have a 5.1 system powered by 5x KEF LS50 + SVS PB13U subwoofer. My amp is a Parasound A52. Do you think it's worth the upgrade to Parasound A51 ? Will be there any sound quality difference or only power output ?

Thanks.

I checked the specs of the LS50 and I actually think you shouldn't upgrade. The A52 will fit your speakers nicely.

Model LS50
Design Two-way bass reflex
Drive units Uni-Q driver array:
HF: 25mm (1in.) vented
aluminium dome
LF/MF: 130mm (5.25in.)
magnesium/aluminium alloy
Frequency range (-6dB) 47Hz - 45kHz
Frequency response (±3dB) 79Hz - 28kHz
Crossover frequency 2.2kHz
Amplifier requirements 25 - 100 W
Sensitivity (2.83V/1m) 85dB
Harmonic distortion
2nd & 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m) <0.4% 175Hz-20kHz
Maximum output 106dB
Nominal impedance 8Ω (min. 3.2Ω)
Weight 7.2kg (15.8lbs.)
Dimension (H x W x D)
(with terminal) 302 x 200 x 278 mm
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Could someone here give me some insight into this amp: Parasound Amp: HCA-1205A ?

Was it a solid performer? What would be a good price to pick one up used?

I would like to use it to drive my polk Rti-a7's, but am wondering if it to enough. Was thinking that 200w/c was probably ok, but this one is 140w/c..

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That should be plenty for the Polk's which have high sensitivity.. I am running the successor to that amp the Halo A52 and my Def Techs have similar sensitivity to your Polk's and they sound awesome with the A52.... if you can get that amp for a great price and it is in good working condition.. I think your polk's will sing with it.. 140 watts of clean Parasound power will sound much better than most amp's.... especially John Curl design (he designed these as well as the Halo's) even higher wattage amp's that won't sound as focused , detailed or clean... just my .02......smile.gif
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FYI .... John Curl brings his talents to home theater with this remarkable five channel amplifier. The results are extraordinary. Dialog is crisp. Explosions are magnificent. Exceeds stringent Home THX Ultra guidelines -- your assurance that your movies are the experience the director intended. Conservatively rated at a continuous 140 watts and 45 amps peak current on each channel.

FEATURES

Circuitry designed by John Curl
THX Ultra-certified
Direct Coupled -- no capacitors or inductors in signal path
DC Servo and relay protection circuits
High bias Class A/AB operation
1.6 kVA Toroid power transformer with independent secondary windings for each channel, 100,000 µF power supply filter capacitance
Independent power supplies for each channel
Input stages use hand matched complementary JFETs
30 beta-matched 15 amp, 50 MHz bipolar output transistor
AC present, standby/normal, current overload indicators
Rear mounted gain controls and rear handles
12 volt DC automatic turn-on circuitry; ground lift switch
Tiffany-style RCA input jacks
Gold-plated 5 way speaker binding posts
Custom designed removable IEC AC cord
3 rack space height front panel
Rack mounting adapter available

SPECIFICATIONS

Continuous Power Output - Each Channel:
140 watts RMS x 5, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 8 Ω;
200 watts RMS x 5, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 4 Ω
Current Capacity:
45 amperes peak per channel
Slew Rate:
130 V/µsecond
Power Bandwith:
5 Hz - 100 kHz, +0/-3 dB at 1 watt
Total Harmonic Distortion:
< 0.03 % at full power; < 0.01 % typical levels
IM Distortion:
< 0.03 %
TIM:
unmeasurable
Dynamic Headroom:
> 1.5 dB
Interchannel Crosstalk:
> 80 dB at 1 kHz
> 60 dB at 20 kHz
Input Impedance:
33 k Ω
Input Sensitivity:
1 V for 28.28 V, THX Reference Level; 1.2 V for full output
S/N Ratio:
> 117 dB, full power; > 96 dB, THX Reference Level
Damping Factor:
> 800 at 20 Hz Power Consumption: 1500 watts
Dimensions:
w 17 1/4" x h 5 1/4" x d 19", h 6" with feet
Net Weight:
46 lb.
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if you are a parasound HALO A51 OWNER and wondered what Krell gear can do for your set up, i have now posted my COMPLETE Krell showcase 7.1 set up on the classified section. I am willing to do an even trade for a halo a51 power amplifier. Thats right folks, my Krell showcase processor and 7 channel power amplifier for your Parasound Halo A51
this has never EVER been done so here is your chance!
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Could someone here give me some insight into this amp: Parasound Amp: HCA-1205A ?

Was it a solid performer? What would be a good price to pick one up used?

I would like to use it to drive my polk Rti-a7's, but am wondering if it to enough. Was thinking that 200w/c was probably ok, but this one is 1410w/c..

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Chip, a good friend of mine uses that amp to drive his Revel speakers and his system sounds pretty damn good.

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Could someone here give me some insight into this amp: Parasound Amp: HCA-1205A ?

Was it a solid performer? What would be a good price to pick one up used?

I would like to use it to drive my polk Rti-a7's, but am wondering if it to enough. Was thinking that 200w/c was probably ok, but this one is 1410w/c..

Chip
I had that exact same amp for years. It was a solid performer but I couldn't get rid of the 60hz hum after spending hours trying to trace down the problem. I decided to upgrade to the Halo A-31 and A-51 due to their ability to accept XLR cables and increased power reserve. When I first replaced it and still using the RCAs, there was a noticeable improvement in sound quality. Changing out all my cabling to XLRs got rid of the hum. I'm also running power hungry PSB Stratus Goldi speakers and the increase in power handling the Halos provided helped noticeably.

I haven't looked back.
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Thank you for responding. I am looking at the 1500a and the 2003 now. Both of these are approx. 200 w/c. I just need to decide if I want to drive my center too or not.


Thank you both for responding.


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Parasound HCA-2003

Can anyone help? My HCA-2003 just suddenly decided not to turn on. No standby or green operation light. Would it be as simple as a fuse or something more serious? I would appreciate any responses, particularly if this is something I can test for before taking the unit into a service center. Thanks!
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