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Join Date: Aug 2004
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I don't know about the 2003, but I have the HCA2205A. I've had it for 11 years. I don't know what the 2003 was new, but the 2205A was $2k. Seems that $500 for a 3 channel might be a bit high.
Power amps rarely go belly up. More often a pre-amp or processor will. I've got a '79 Citation 19 power amp I'm still using as well.
Custom, one of a kind pair, MJC212 mains, mod PT800 center, PT800 surrounds, SUB1500s. Parasound P7, Citation 19, Parasound HCA2205A, HK AVR3600, Marantz TT, Samsung BD player, Denon DVD-A player, MacBook Pro w/ Dirac Stereo Suite.