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It's about 10 watts in class A for stereo, haven't heard about mono.
Which is more watts than my normal volume for music. So I'd be in Class A continually, except for a few classical recordings.

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Hey Guys, quick question: I'm ordering my first Halo's this week and initially I was going to go with 3 A21's for my 5.2 system. I had read that many felt there was a slight advantage in SQ and head room of the A21 vs the A31. However, I'm now wondering if I shouldn't order an A23 for the surrounds, an A21 for front L/R and a JC1 for my center. For me the center channel is the most important speaker in the system for both Music (I'm not a 2 channel music purist) and Home Theater. Is this a feasible mix?

My Speakers are Revel F208's, C208 and M106's

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Or 2 A21s and A23. The A21 can be bridged mono for the center.

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Or 2 A21s and A23. The A21 can be bridged mono for the center.
My understanding is that bridging introduces more noise/distortion?
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Hey Guys, quick question: I'm ordering my first Halo's this week and initially I was going to go with 3 A21's for my 5.2 system. I had read that many felt there was a slight advantage in SQ and head room of the A21 vs the A31. However, I'm now wondering if I shouldn't order an A23 for the surrounds, an A21 for front L/R and a JC1 for my center. For me the center channel is the most important speaker in the system for both Music (I'm not a 2 channel music purist) and Home Theater. Is this a feasible mix?

My Speakers are Revel F208's, C208 and M106's

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It's overkill, I think. Go with the A31 and an A21/A23, or even an A51, if you want to keep it simple.

They're all great amps, and you won't go wrong, but to me at least, buying one amp for your center channel that costs almost as much as your other channels combined doesn't make sense. YMMV, of course.

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Which is more watts than my normal volume for music. So I'd be in Class A continually, except for a few classical recordings.
With our design the Class A rating stays the same when the amp operates in a Bridged Mono configuration as it does in stereo mode.

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With our design the Class A rating stays the same when the amp operates in a Bridged Mono configuration as it does in stereo mode.
Ok, good to know.

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My understanding is that bridging introduces more noise/distortion?
I think that is over stated quite often. And not true of a good designed amp.
But in reality to your original question, a JC1 is total over kill for center only..
Unless you want to use one for each LCR, just because you can.
If I were going to use the JC1, I would want them all across the front.

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Thanks guys appreciate the input.
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Thanks guys appreciate the input.
Still overkill, you could biamp the fronts with three A21's


After some listening tests, I have decided to bi-amp my Salons with an A21 for each.


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After some listening tests, I have decided to bi-amp my Salons with an A21 for each.


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Have you compared running the A21s in mono block to each Salon to bi-amping?

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Have you compared running the A21s in mono block to each Salon to bi-amping?
I have compared a single speaker with 1 channel to bi-amped and it sounds cleaner bi-amped. A SBT with a friend confirmed it to my satisfaction anyway.
At the very least, the upper frequencies are unaffected by the power requirements of the 3 woofers.

Bridging is not an option with the Salons since they dip to 3 ohms.

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I have compared a single speaker with 1 channel to bi-amped and it sounds cleaner bi-amped. A SBT with a friend confirmed it to my satisfaction anyway.
At the very least, the upper frequencies are unaffected by the power requirements of the 3 woofers.

Bridging is not an option with the Salons since they dip to 3 ohms.

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Right, I forgot the Salons are listed as 6Ω.
And even an 8Ω speaker like the L890 dips to near 3Ω.

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I put my Parasound A31 for sale on the classifieds.


No, I am not bailing, I am using it to help fund the upgrade that adds another A21 to biamp each Revel Salon and the A51 to bi-amp the Voice and drive the Studio rears.


The new configuration is: A21 + A21 + A51.


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I put my Parasound A31 for sale on the classifieds.


No, I am not bailing, I am using it to help fund the upgrade that adds another A21 to biamp each Revel Salon and the A51 to bi-amp the Voice and drive the Studio rears.


The new configuration is: A21 + A21 + A51.


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Ah, the simplicity of owning speakers that have only one pair of binding posts...I never have to give a thought to buying more amps than I really want to. lol
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Ah, the simplicity of owning speakers that have only one pair of binding posts...I never have to give a thought to buying more amps than I really want to. lol
I actually agree with you 100%. The only issue is the voice on my left shoulder.... Mark... come on.. really... REALLY... you know there is a little more room on the left... you "could" add more there.... you know you want to...

Then the darn wife comes in and ruins the moment.....

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I actually agree with you 100%. The only issue is the voice on my left shoulder.... Mark... come on.. really... REALLY... you know there is a little more room on the left... you "could" add more there.... you know you want to...

Then the darn wife comes in and ruins the moment.....
There is a poster here selling his pair of JC!s, better hurry!!

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2 heck!!! I would need 3 to match the all 3 fronts.

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