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Originally Posted by joerod
I was planning to Review Emo's new one (xpr5) and compare it to the Parasound. They made excuses and never shipped one. And yes, I was offering to pay. Guess the only way to get her done is to just check out on their site. Problem is I don't want to have to sell it at a loss afterwards. Parasound offered to send out their latest without any issue. They looked forward to that comparison.
And I also have had their amps before. Even their MPS-2 which was pretty good until I got a B&k 200.7. Then I went Parasound (A51) which has been my favorite ever since. Those that say an Amp is an Amp have never compared.
sound the same....but there is no substitute for quality, in both circuit design and parts. Notice I used the word 'may' not 'will'
Even if two amps were the same design, but one had lower quality parts, there would be a difference.
My now 10 year old HCA2205A is comparable to my HK Citation 19, which I also still use.
Custom, one of a kind pair, MJC212 mains, mod PT800 center, PT800 surrounds, SUB1500s. Parasound P7, Citation 19, Parasound HCA2205A, HK AVR3600, Marantz TT, Denon disc player, MacBook Pro w/ DragonFly usbDAC.