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There is another way, using a JC2.
Run the full range signal JC2 > sub's XO, w/o the Behringer in the circuit.
And use Dirac room correction for stereo playback, which will give you a flat FR.

In my system I use the Dirac for stereo via my Mac.
And the autoEQ on the AVR for movies.
I was thinking that too. My thoughts were:

Run rca outs from JC to a mini dsp XO type unit then into sub. This covers 2ch material.

For HT- run rca out of my Yamaha receiver into the behringer then rca to the second line input of the Rythmik sub.

Anyone know if the Rythmik can accept two rca line ins?

Oh, and the xlr outs of the JC will go into my A21 amp.

Feasible???
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I've been enjoying my parasound gear for quite some time now! I'm running an A21 amp, p5 pre, and zdac. The trio is excellent. I'm making some other changes recently and am thinking of grabbing a Black A21 to replace my silver one. Anyone interested at all in a silver one?
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how long have you had the Silver A21? did you buy new or used?
Probably 3-4 years, bought it used. Just ordered a new black A21 through Avs sales
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Probably 3-4 years, bought it used. Just ordered a new black A21 through Avs sales
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Probably 3-4 years, bought it used. Just ordered a new black A21 through Avs sales
Heh, you're going over to the dark side I see! I kind of wish they had 'em in black when I made my A21 purchase, but with the matching silver P7, they really look unique.
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AVS forum.....AVS sales. Coincidence

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Heh, you're going over to the dark side I see! I kind of wish they had 'em in black when I made my A21 purchase, but with the matching silver P7, they really look unique.
Once you've had black.....oh wait

It matches my other gear a bit better! Better resale too I'm hoping!
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For those with the P7, has anyone compared it to the P5 or JC? I suppose I should t rule it out over the JC bring it has sub controls etc
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For those with the P7, has anyone compared it to the P5 or JC? I suppose I should t rule it out over the JC bring it has sub controls etc
I have not had the P5 or JC2.
But I've had the P7 for over 5 years...just a pleasure to use.
Beautiful sound, very simplistic, change settings on the fly, from the remote, by just one or two presses of a button...no going into deep menus, like an AVR.

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I have not had the P5 or JC2.
But I've had the P7 for over 5 years...just a pleasure to use.
Beautiful sound, very simplistic, change settings on the fly, from the remote, by just one or two presses of a button...no going into deep menus, like an AVR.
Good to know! The p7 seems very user friendly. I'm still leaning towards the JC2 BP. I just can't figure out a way to incorporate my Rythmik sub into the setup with a JC2 BP and my remaining HT receiver etc. normally I run the My Yamahas sub pre out into my P5 then into the Rythmik....easy.

With the JC2BP, I would have to run the Yamahas sub preout directly into the Rythmik but than also need to get an additional output into the Rythmik from the JC using the extra unbalanced outputs. Make sense?

Not sure this would work being the sub would get multiple signals when watching movies.
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Good to know! The p7 seems very user friendly. I'm still leaning towards the JC2 BP. I just can't figure out a way to incorporate my Rythmik sub into the setup with a JC2 BP and my remaining HT receiver etc. normally I run the My Yamahas sub pre out into my P5 then into the Rythmik....easy.

With the JC2BP, I would have to run the Yamahas sub preout directly into the Rythmik but than also need to get an additional output into the Rythmik from the JC using the extra unbalanced outputs. Make sense?

Not sure this would work being the sub would get multiple signals when watching movies.
Subs usually have a line input, speaker level input (requiring the sub's XO).
My BASS sub amps have a switch...LFE/XO...I don't think both are hot at the same time..which option is selected is the one carrying the signal.
When I had the Citation 11 pre-amp, I had to use speaker level/XO as the 11 had no XO (much like the JC2). And the AVR via LFE
But with the P7, the subs are only connected via LFE input. As the signal is always going through a LPF, either P7, or AVR.

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Used Parasound Amp - opinions:

Looking at picking up a used Parasound HCA 1203A, 3 channel amp to power some 4 ohm Totem Tribe 3's. Amp is rated at 140 watts into 8 ohm and 200 watts into 4ohms. Seen some good reviews. Would this be a good match and buy at $225? Need an amp and this looked like a good option. Thanks!
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Good to know! The p7 seems very user friendly. I'm still leaning towards the JC2 BP. I just can't figure out a way to incorporate my Rythmik sub into the setup with a JC2 BP and my remaining HT receiver etc. normally I run the My Yamahas sub pre out into my P5 then into the Rythmik....easy.

With the JC2BP, I would have to run the Yamahas sub preout directly into the Rythmik but than also need to get an additional output into the Rythmik from the JC using the extra unbalanced outputs. Make sense?

Not sure this would work being the sub would get multiple signals when watching movies.
I have been using the jc2bp + A21 for a few months now and the combination is excellent. The only quibble I have with this is that if your source doesnt have volume control (like my ud7007) I have to adjust the gain on the A21 in order to get the jc2 to have more than 2 "clicks" of volume control to work with. this is for medium to loud listening too. However, this is a small inconvenience and since I have some sources with volume control and have some additional equipment to work into the setup (p7 - setting this up tonight , ddrc-88a - also being setup tonight using pre amp outputs from my sr7009 which will feed the p7 - or maybe the p7 will feed the ddrc88a not sure yet all going into both the A21 and a NAD m27). Anyway, I dont think there is a better analog preamp in that price range that I have heard yet (i have not heard a lot so take that with a grain of salt) except maybe the Ayre acoustics k5 i tried awhile back. for the price i will reiterate

regardless i have yet to burn in my p7 and will be happy to share htoughts on the difference as far as stereo sound reporudciton between that and the jc2bp once i have had enough time to listen.

If that A21 you had was a A31 I would take it off your hands for the right price as i have all silver equipment (except for avr/blu ray) and really like the look of it personally.

I would have nothing of the caliber of the A21s driving my center channel if i got another a21 though.

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For those with the P7, has anyone compared it to the P5 or JC? I suppose I should t rule it out over the JC bring it has sub controls etc
I have also owner the p5 so i soon will have some comparative thoughts on these three pieces pairing with a21 especially as it relates to 2 channel music. i dont think you can really compare the a21 with the p5 or p7 head to head as the funcionality/bass mgmt is not the same. i look forward to hearing how the p7 sounds compared to halo integrated too. both have some bass mgmt. i really like the lp/hp filter option on the integrated, and that amp sounds fantastic. especially hwne you have a source that can do the DAC before it gets to the halo. not that the halo's dac isnt good, but in my experience thus far using my dac2dx for dac and sending a balanced signal to the halo integrated sounds a little cleaner. not sure how relevant that is.

if i could only afford to chalk up the cash for a a31 or a51 and a surround processor (maybe av8802?) to replace my sr7009 so i can sell it i would be a happy man

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I have also owner the p5 so i soon will have some comparative thoughts on these three pieces pairing with a21 especially as it relates to 2 channel music. i dont think you can really compare the a21 with the p5 or p7 head to head as the funcionality/bass mgmt is not the same. i look forward to hearing how the p7 sounds compared to halo integrated too. both have some bass mgmt. i really like the lp/hp filter option on the integrated, and that amp sounds fantastic. especially hwne you have a source that can do the DAC before it gets to the halo. not that the halo's dac isnt good, but in my experience thus far using my dac2dx for dac and sending a balanced signal to the halo integrated sounds a little cleaner. not sure how relevant that is.

if i could only afford to chalk up the cash for a a31 or a51 and a surround processor (maybe av8802?) to replace my sr7009 so i can sell it i would be a happy man
Tim,
Wow, you will be the perfect guy to hear back from regarding your thoughts on all the parasound preamps in question! I am the most curious about the P7 sound versus the P5 (the one I have now). As much as I would like the JC2, I just cannot live without the bass management and sub outs. Please let me know as soon as you have some listening time. I am ready to order the P7 if I feel its worth the upgrade. I don't expect night/day differences, but if the P7 has a slight edge, I am game.


Looking forward to your thoughts!
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