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post #151 of 3344
[quote=pal1982;16882160]Yes there is a Parasound Blu-ray player in the works there is a prototype out right now and currently Paul has it.
They are focusing mainly on the AUDIO side of it to make it a great Universal player for SACD/DVD-A/CD as well as the Blu-ray audio codecs. As Paul stated you can spends thousands and thousands on video processors but in logic sense the best ones are all 99% percent perfect so why spend SO MUCH time on trying to improve the video side when the video thats available already looks great.
Sorry no price yet. So don't ask.
Paul said next year they will probably start posting in here... Cool huh?

Also he said why not put down some features that us Parasound junkies wanna see on the new BD player and he'll take a look and see if he can oblige... how's that for customer service???

He did not state if the player will be Halo/ NC or both or neither.

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balanced outs/truly-fully balanced design
a top notch video chip
top notch dacs for all channels--preferrably the akms like esoteric and denon
2k price point
digital INputs for streaming
2 hdmi outs
halo stylin'
speedy

so--yes the denon in a parasound package with digital inputs at a more affordable pricepoint
post #152 of 3344
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Originally Posted by moonhawk View Post

Personally, I have no use for HDMI audio. YMMV, of course, but I can't count on the fingers of one hand the processors, if you follow the threads, where there aren't multiple complaints of issues with HDMI audio implementation.

Put a very high quality set of DACs in the player, and output over analobg to a good pre amp or pre pro.

Skip all the fancy processing--It's not what the director intended anyway.

HDMI audio is a severely compromised idea, at least in current implementations, with a few notable exceptions.

HDMI, what a joke. The only place I ever used it was for video from the DTV to a 32" LCD in this room, I used coax for the sound.

But like you, I've read many, many complaints of one piece of gear not wanting to "talk" to another piece of gear through HDMI. I read just about two weeks ago, someone mentioned he just bought the latest, greatest HDMI 1.3a capable pre/pro, I think it was, and the same day he read about HDMI had just developed 1.4
Just a continual ongoing joke.
post #153 of 3344
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Originally Posted by moonhawk View Post

Personally, I have no use for HDMI audio. YMMV, of course, but I can't count on the fingers of one hand the processors, if you follow the threads, where there aren't multiple complaints of issues with HDMI audio implementation.

Put a very high quality set of DACs in the player, and output over analobg to a good pre amp or pre pro.

Skip all the fancy processing--It's not what the director intended anyway.

Nor did the director (or sound engineer) intend for their carefully designed sounds to be played back in my acoustic nightmare of a living room. You may have an acoustically perfect listening room. I, sadly, do not. I need the "fancy" processing, and so digital transmission of DSD is much preferable to redundant D/A and A/D conversions.

Matty
post #154 of 3344
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Originally Posted by moonhawk View Post

Ethanolas: If you're looking for a deal on an relatively inexpensive 2 ch amp, try AA and look for one of those special deals on say a Halo A21. Probably won't cost you much more than the lesser series brand new.

Ehh...where are you seeing these prices?

I'm in the $400 dollar range...
post #155 of 3344
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Originally Posted by Ethenolas View Post

Ehh...where are you seeing these prices?

I'm in the $400 dollar range...

Sorry, I meant the A23, not the A21.

AA= Audio Advisor. Still won't make your $400 target, but closer than the A21.
post #156 of 3344
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Originally Posted by msilverz View Post

Nor did the director (or sound engineer) intend for their carefully designed sounds to be played back in my acoustic nightmare of a living room. You may have an acoustically perfect listening room. I, sadly, do not. I need the "fancy" processing, and so digital transmission of DSD is much preferable to redundant D/A and A/D conversions.

Matty

Like I said, YMMV.
post #157 of 3344
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Originally Posted by moonhawk View Post

Sorry, I meant the A23, not the A21.

AA= Audio Advisor. Still won't make your $400 target, but closer than the A21.

I picked up a mint A23 on Audiogon for $500 6 months aog
post #158 of 3344
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I picked up a mint A23 on Audiogon for $500 6 months aog

Probably a little higher from AA, but you get the full 5 yr warranty.
post #159 of 3344
I bought a B&K 4430 for $400 I had a paypal coupon so it ended up being 428 shipped.

I think it will match my 307 best (I will be using it to power the surrounds and possibly the center)

I know the 4430 is a 3 channel, but I talked to B&K and if i run only 2 channel it will give the exact performance as the 4420 (and extra 25 watts/ch and 10 extra amps)

Thanks for all your help with Parasound products.

I might still pick up a 1500A to see how it compares and keep the one I like.

Thanks again all
post #160 of 3344
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Originally Posted by exm View Post

Parasound Halo A51 and A23 owner here and I love them. Can't wait for the C3 to come out so I can replace my Onkyo 885.

Can anyone recommend a 5-7 shelf audio rack that will fit the A51? It has to be at least 24-25 inches deep.


The Studio Tech Ultra is about 20.5" deep and the back can be extended another 2". You also do not need to put the back covers on which will allow for cables to extend out. I plan on getting this for my A51 next month.
post #161 of 3344
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Originally Posted by Jon SS View Post

The Studio Tech Ultra is about 20.5" deep and the back can be extended another 2". You also do not need to put the back covers on which will allow for cables to extend out. I plan on getting this for my A51 next month.

Try also the Sanus Euro series, EFAB-II with multiple shelf extensions. Completely modular, 20.5 deep i believe, and very sturdy. Also, open back. I have an A21 in there and i'm very happy with the setup.
post #162 of 3344
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by KB1 View Post

Try also the Sanus Euro series, EFAB-II with multiple shelf extensions. Completely modular, 20.5 deep i believe, and very sturdy. Also, open back. I have an A21 in there and i'm very happy with the setup.

There used to be a company called AVDeco that made some of the best AV furniture for bigger products and it was cool to. I think they are out of business now. I you could find their older stuff you could a deal. The line i am thinking of is called Poseidon and it was very very nice! look them up! The glass was held an A51 easy with room to spare!
post #163 of 3344
AvDeco may have bought the farm after their stands started exploding. I sure wouldn't want my A51 on it.

Here's the picture and story - right here on AVS!

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...72#post8246172

Mike
post #164 of 3344
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Mike N Ike View Post

AvDeco may have bought the farm after their stands started exploding. I sure wouldn't want my A51 on it.

Here's the picture and story - right here on AVS!

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...72#post8246172

Mike

Yeah i remember that now... sorry for the recommendation, kinda forgot about that... my apologies... Would hate for that to happen. We used to carry AVDeco, then they disappeared... exploding furniture might be a good reason... LOL. Also check out Soundations.... at www.soundations.net there stuff is deep and is cool looking too! Not cheap! but nice!
post #165 of 3344
Thread Starter 
tidbit of info... the JC3 is coming
post #166 of 3344
so what's the latest news with this piece?

thanks
razor
post #167 of 3344
Thread Starter 
all i can say right now is stay tuned
post #168 of 3344
JC3or C3?
post #169 of 3344
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by moonhawk View Post

JC3or C3?

hmmm interesting isn't it...
How about a...
JC3
&
C3
post #170 of 3344
Well, it ain't the Bluray, 'cause that's unofficially dubbed the UBlu. so I'd guess the JC3 is the JC2 with HT Bypass.

Or not.
post #171 of 3344
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by moonhawk View Post

Well, it ain't the Bluray, 'cause that's unofficially dubbed the UBlu. so I'd guess the JC3 is the JC2 with HT Bypass.

Or not.

its not
post #172 of 3344
I hope the JC3 is a high end cd/sacd-player.
post #173 of 3344
JC3 i believe is a phone stage that you connect to the JC2 preamp.
post #174 of 3344
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by catmonv View Post

JC3 i believe is a phone stage that you connect to the JC2 preamp.

hmmm we have a smarty pants in here... lol

You are correct... well its actually made for be separate Phono stage. Just not only for the JC2. But yes you are correct.
post #175 of 3344
It took me a while, but here's my Setup... I have the Parasound A51/A23 amps, Lexicon MC-8/Marantz AV8003 pre-amps, Toshiba HD-XA2 SD/HD DVD, Panasonic BD35 BR, Monster HTS3500 Power, SA8300HD DVR and a Sirius Stiletto 2 Radio sitting in a VTI BLG-404 rack.

post #176 of 3344
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Originally Posted by exm View Post

It took me a while, but here's my Setup... I have the Parasound A51/A23 amps, Lexicon MC-8/Marantz AV8003 pre-amps, Toshiba HD-XA2 SD/HD DVD, Panasonic BD35 BR, Monster HTS3500 Power, SA8300HD DVR and a Sirius Stiletto 2 Radio sitting in a VTI BLG-404 rack.


I am adding an A23 to my A51, how do you find the heat having the A23 on top of the A51. I plan on putting mine in a StudioTech Ultra cabinet (air vents on the side, open back, grill type front).

Thanks
post #177 of 3344
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Originally Posted by Jon SS View Post

I am adding an A23 to my A51, how do you find the heat having the A23 on top of the A51. I plan on putting mine in a StudioTech Ultra cabinet (air vents on the side, open back, grill type front).

Thanks

No heat issues here. In my cabinet the they get warm, but not hot.
post #178 of 3344
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Originally Posted by Jon SS View Post

I am adding an A23 to my A51, how do you find the heat having the A23 on top of the A51. I plan on putting mine in a StudioTech Ultra cabinet (air vents on the side, open back, grill type front)

exactly the same curiosity I have. Do you play your system for extended hours (music and movie sources)?

My A51 is positioned on the top of my rack, out in the open. It guess you can say it's on the "very warm" side after extended use. I'm gonna mount a thermometer to get some real data.
post #179 of 3344
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Originally Posted by WestCoastD View Post

exactly the same curiosity I have. Do you play your system for extended hours (music and movie sources)?

My A51 is positioned on the top of my rack, out in the open. It guess you can say it's on the "very warm" side after extended use. I'm gonna mount a thermometer to get some real data.

I would say I have it playing on average for 3 hours a day. I feel there's sufficient space between the A51 and A23 and the A23 never feels 'too warm'.
post #180 of 3344
Someone have news about the new Processors?
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