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post #6421 of 6432 Old 09-07-2019, 11:49 AM
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Hello need some help to understand how to use the gain control on the back of the parasound halo amps i have the A-31.

Is there a best setting..? I have a reciver and use the volume for each speaker in the reciver. Should i set the gain on full on the back of the parasound or half way..? Whats best and what could be bad or Good setting them on full or half..?



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Agree with setting at half way if you can. I believe the purpose would be to balance against other amps and/or speakers that might have different gains or efficiencies, respectively, than what the A31 feeds.

Edit: In the AVP or AVR I like to keep the individual adjustments all negative and no more than say -7.5 dB.

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Hello need some help to understand how to use the gain control on the back of the parasound halo amps i have the A-31.

Is there a best setting..? I have a reciver and use the volume for each speaker in the reciver. Should i set the gain on full on the back of the parasound or half way..? Whats best and what could be bad or Good setting them on full or half..?



All help appriciates..:-)


Agree with setting at half way if you can. I believe the purpose would be to balance against other amps and/or speakers that might have different gains or efficiencies, respectively, than what the A31 feeds.

Edit: In the AVP or AVR I like to keep the individual adjustments all negative and no more than say -7.5 dB.

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Ok..🙂👍
I have a Arcam avr550 whit Dirac Live that i have the Parasound halo A-31 hooked upp with..
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Have enjoyed my Parasound A52 for many years with my Def Tech 7002 and CLR 2500. And the A52 is plenty and amazing with them on music and movies. Thinking very seriously after listening to the Goldenear Triton One.R and Triton Ref Center Channel to upgrade in a new 18 by 15 living room in a new house ..I would imagine that my existing A52 should have no problems running the new tritons to nice levels as I don’t want to immediately have to buy a new larger Para amp .. (maybe someday). Is this accurate, ? as I know the Tritons while designed by Mr Gross are not exactly the same as the old BP series but they share similar tonal characteristics (powered built in subs etc) and they seem to also be an easy load on the amp from what I understand ... Any further insight or info would be appreciated ..By the way Richard is a great guy and helped me with info when I first upgraded to the Parasound A52 almost 8 years ago.. going from a nice Yamaha receiver ...it’s an amazing external amp
and then some (now using a Yamaha AV preamp stage). Thanks Richard and WAFWarrior sirs!!

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I suggest giving Richard a call some time toward the end of next week. ( we are currently setting up at CEDIA in Denver, CO) He would be happy to jump in and give you his recommendations. He is good friends with Sandy and can give you all the info you would ever want.

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Are there reasons why I shouldn't rack the Parasound JC1 like in the attachment instead of setting it up flat? I am trying to solve for lack of space in my existing rack and space is limited if I set it up flat.
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Are there reasons why I shouldn't rack the Parasound JC1 like in the attachment instead of setting it up flat? I am trying to solve for lack of space in my existing rack and space is limited if I set it up flat.
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Instead of setting monoblocks on the feet, would there be an issue if it is at a 45 degree angle on a stand?

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Instead of setting monoblocks on the feet, would there be an issue if it is at a 45 degree angle on a stand?
Ahh ok.

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I have no idea!

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Are there reasons why I shouldn't rack the Parasound JC1 like in the attachment instead of setting it up flat? I am trying to solve for lack of space in my existing rack and space is limited if I set it up flat.
I do not recommend this angled setup. The heat sinks on the Large Halo amps are designed to dissipate heat when the fins are in a vertical orientation. Any variation in this may build up heat in certain areas and shorten the lifespan of the amp. Considering that JC1's run quite warm ( John Curl insists on this.) the likelyhood of this happening is greater. I suggest looking into the JC5 stereo amplifier if you need to save space.
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Hello
Parasound a52 this is still good amp? I wanna to try and connect with my onkyo rz810 ..
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Parasound a52 this is still good amp? I wanna to try and connect with my onkyo rz810 .. [IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG]
Of course it is still a great amp!

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I am considering buying parasound amp used but as you know there is no warranty.

Just wondering if anyone have sent it to San Francisco to repair? I heard the repair charge is quite alot (what kind of things is not pricey in SF?). Although San Francisco is drivable distance to me so at least no shipping.

Just occurred to me their stuff is built in Taiwan so they probably swap in boards or whatever needed.


(Unlike Anthem where I probably have to ship a heavy amp diagonally across north america to Ontario Canada)
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I can buy Parasound a52 for 1100$ still i don't know ... how good this wil be step
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