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post #1 of 4 Old 01-20-2013, 02:54 PM - Thread Starter
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Found a used Parasound HCA-2003 for $500. I know this amp is at least 14 years old so I was wondering if anyone has any experience with this amp. Is it worth it and how much longer do you think it can be run before a rebuild takes place. Am really looking for a 3 channel amp around the 200w range and this fits the bill. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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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.
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I have one in my HT setup.....I bought it used quite a few years ago and I love it.
I paid about $700 ($750?) for it back then if you're wondering.
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I just bought a used HCA-2003a for $850 on eBay. Seller say unit works perfectly. Needed a 3 channel high quality amp for my fronts and center in a 7.2.4 system going into a 10,000 cubic foot training room theater. John Curl has a great reputation. I love the Parasound Halo JC3+ phono preamp in my home system.

Does anyone know the differences between the HCA-2003a and the HCA-2003 models? Spec sheets show 220 WPC at 8 ohms for the 2003a model compared to 200 for the 2003.

The original post in this thread asks when the power supply capacitors in the unit should be replaced. Will visually check mine but need I be concerned?

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