. Beardog, you sound like you own stock in Parasound! Isn't there a Parasound office across town from you BD??? There's nothing terribly unusual about a big, hefty US-made power amp: after all, it's almost an archetype of what we think the US high-end is all about. If you're going to use the Parasound JC 5 in bridged mono setting most of the time, just get a pair of the JC 1s instead. Congrats Bill! A forum community dedicated to home theater owners and enthusiasts. Polk LSiM703; Anthem Pre-2L SE; Parasound A21; Sony 48" 4K TV; Wyred4Sound DAC 2; Oppo 203; Squeezebox Touch; PS Audio Power Director 4.7; MIT S3 cables. Ive replaced them with a Rotel Rmb-1077. But don't worry it's not milquetoast mellow or unwashed-hippy-stoner mellow. I purchased the Anthem STR Integrated Amp earlier this year during their sale. but it would match and that would be incentive for me, System: Emotiva XSP-1, Lexicon 225(Bryston 4B-ST with a new face), Revel M126be, SVS SB2000, Cambridge DACMAGIC 100, JVC XL-Z1050TN, Rega RP6, Vincent PHO-8. Additionally, Parasound's A21 just won a… Heck you can't have it all Mosfet and Tubes killer power cords. Just want to protect it. So being small, I don’t push it. Toss Up, never heard a product from either company that did not sound excellent, sorry, but, well, OK if really pressed, Anthem, just because they make some excellent tube gear. Either is a good choice though. Other than that a fan of bipolar over MOSFET, Ted I'm still waiting. If you ask me, the market for high-end audio is fairly saturated and originality is sometimes hard to find, but that certainly does not apply to the Anthem STR series. Buy both. I vaguely remember how, in the ancient days of audio components, we turned on power amplifiers manually. To improve signal path and consistency over time, the A23+ also utilizes updated heavy-duty speaker terminals and internal gold-on-gold audio connections. I'm tossing around the Parasound P6, Anthem STR preamp or even the Anthem STR Integrated and sell my Parasound A21 amp. Thoughts on the DAC differences? Setting up the STR integrated also highlights some of its unique features, notably the ability to convert incoming analogue to digital signals, and applying Anthem Room Correction. Anthem STR Amplifier TFT Power Meter Display. I own both this amplifiers and is A McIntosh Mc152 VS Parasound 2250v2. Plus my amps will be out of sight and in a different room a floor below. You would be correct, I'm a Curl head. Yes a great deal of difference is made when you put that much power to a pair of speakers!:D. Parasound Halo JC 3+ Phono Preamplifier Review Highlights Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity has long been a leader in reviews of all categories of home theater and audio gear. Parasound has established close and long-term relationships, some spanning more than three decades, with contract manufacturers in Taiwan, which are responsible for the manufacturing. I'd put the old Anthem amps (with the exception of the tubed input stage hybrid design) more on par with Rotel during the time period they were built than Parasound, meaning a slight notch below Parasound's HCA series in build and sound quality. Stereophiles testing of the P6's DAC wasnt stellar, especially for USB. No way am I going to a class D amp. Luck, inside track, or just paid dearly for it! System is kinda in transition right now, but pics to come soon (guts and arse too). Ya ok but I take my bi-polar trans anyday. At $4,499, the STR integrated doesn’t come cheap. I give Parasound a plug, but sorry I haven't heard both. Repair guy said I should keep it cool. What’s new for ARC is an update to ARC-2 status and its appearance in stereo-only components like the company’s STR preamplifier and STR integrated amplifier. Support your locals eh? Polk LSiM-707, LSiM-704C, LSiM-702FX; Dual SVS SB2000 subwoofers; Marantz SR7011 receiver; Parasound A31 and A23 amps; Oppo 205; Sony 65" 4K TV; FIOS; PS Audio Power Plant Premier; MIT S2 cables, 2. If this is for 2ch I suggest you look into a integrated amplifier or stereo receiver. Excellent information. A Parasound NewClassic 2250 2 channel and a Parasound NewClassic 5250 5 channel were replaced with a Parasound Halo A21 and Parasound A52+ respectively. After auditioning several amps both recently and over the years I decided to stay with the Parasound … Right now it's just a slab, framing starts tomorrow 12/5/2018 so it's going to be awhile before I'm posting progress. So, I purchased the fans then. I'm a lover of the tube hybrids from Anthem as they are just fun to listen to and enjoy.....Parasound is all about brutality and power. The Parasound Halo JC 1 monoblock was designed by John Curl and since then has garnered an amazing amount of popularity and notoriety as a benchmark for amplifier performance and value. It is, instead, an everything's-under-control, don't-worry-now mellow." Thank you very much. From the idea stage to the final manufacturing specs, we have complete control over the whole intricate process. is that because the Anthem runs hot or because you don’t have a lot of air flow around it in your cabinet? In 1988, Schram enlisted the services of circuit designer John Curl, and he brought along designers Carl Thompson and the late Bob Crump, forming a team whose work resulted in the development of Parasound… B-Stock items are gently used I learned from my mistake when my Bryston 5 ch amp (which got hot) blew a channel. I cannot find the Stereophile review. Other than audio gear and a listening chair nothing else will be in the room. I'm looking to upgrade my Emotiva XSP-1 preamp. Parasound's Halo JC5 conforms to some of these stereotypes, but there's more to it than just slam. The new Parasound Halo JC 5 combines high power and ultra-high bias Class A/AB sonic quality at roughly two-thirds the price of a pair of JC 1s. Ideally I would like to get where I can close the cabinet doors while listening. Amps: Parasound JC5, A21+, A51, A51 Speakers: Polk LSiM 707 (FL/FR), Polk LSiM706 (Center), LSiM 703 (SL/SR), Polk 900-LS (Atmos) Subwoofers: SVS SB13 x 4 Source: Oppo UDP-205, Apple TV, Amazon Fire Cables: AQ Rocket 88, AQ Niagara, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 Power: PS Audio P5 Regenerator, Furman IT Reference 15i, Pangea AC14SE and AC9SE Cables The company's new NewClassic 200 Integrated is, as you might well guess, an integrated amplifier, with a high-quality onboard digital-to-analog converter section. CTC BBQ Amplifier, Sonic Frontiers Line3 Pre-Amplifier and Wadia 581 SACD player. 200wpc Amp, Oppo 103 BluRay, Rotel RCD-1072 CDP, Sony Bravia KDL-40R510C TV, Polk S60 Main Speakers, Boston VR-920 Center Channel, SVS NSD-12 SB12 Subwoofer, Polk DSW 400 Subwoofer, Polk FXi-3 Surround Speakers. Trying to find out if the Parasound is the same. What a difference a clean, high current 250+ watt amp makes with my Mirage! Gear: Rotel RC 1082, Rotel RSP 1068 pre/pro, Rotel RMB1077 amp, Cayin CDT 15a CD player, S301 bluray. The STR Preamplifier includes the newest and most powerful generation of Anthem Room Correction (ARC ®), with 50% more processing power than any other version of ARC ®.This proprietary calibration tool, with its easy-to-use interface, automatically shapes the acoustic signature of your speakers for the best possible sound quality in your unique listening space. I've got both and love them both. Sheeuut! The amps will be in a different room but the AVR will be in the same cabinet. Parasound is known for its bass extension. That would be a major limitation. https://forum.audiogon.com/discussi...mp-preamp-section/post?postid=1922322#1922322, [IN STOCK ON JANUARY 15, 2021. Speakers? Well, thanks for all the input. I'd put the old Anthem amps (with the exception of the tubed input stage hybrid design) more on par with Rotel during the time period they were built than Parasound, meaning a slight notch below Parasound's HCA series in build and sound quality. Parasound, based out of San Francisco, was founded by a former audio retailer Richard Schram. Buy both. I think the closest company to me that I really care about is VPI but I can never find it when I used to travel to that area. For lower listening levels I prefer the tubed Anthem, but when needing to rock out a bit the PSound has the balls and headroom needed. All sounds good, I too really enjoy my Parasound amps. I've owned 1xHCA 2200II and 3xHCA 1200II's. Cool. I really have not pushed the amp yet as I would in the old days. Parasound, a Bay Area maker with a half-century of success walking the parapet between high end audiophilia and value-engineering design, apparently concurs. Always changing but for now, Mission Argonauts I picked up for $50 bucks, mint. JavaScript is disabled. Note you can set the meters to properly read power into 8, 4 and even 2 ohm loads! The clarion call of the maximalist audiophile compiling an audio system for ultimate sound quality irrespective of its floor- and rack-space requirements, the hairball of interconnects that joins one component to another or the numerous credit card swipes that brings them home – see above. Same here as far as using a trigger for my wife's ease of use. Details of Anthem’s proprietary processing have already been covered in detail in numerous Sound & Vision reviews. Great int Amp and built like a tank. No regrets so far with the Parasound. RRP there is $3k AUD difference. What model fan is that? ~10x10x8.5' is the room, concrete floor and ceiling... Yeah its horrible! My question is, … Must be the local Bay Area influence. B-Stock gives audiophile enthusiasts the opportunity to purchase Parasound products at a discounted price. It’s important to note that ARC only works with signals in the digital domain, so analogue sources passing through without being converted won’t benefit from ARC’s attentions. My room here is 10 x 11. "Parasound has chosen to take a staple core product that has remained an exceptional value for over fifteen years, the Halo A21 amplifier, and re-spin it into the Halo A21+," reports Michael Zisserson at positive-feedback.com. The Parasound Halo JC5 amplifier that I recently reviewed comes immediately to mind as competition for the STR, both being priced equally at $6,000 retail. In his review in the November 2015 issue, Herb Reichert wrote that Parasound's Halo Integrated amplifier "has a recognizable sonic personality: easy flowing, mostly smooth, and decidedly mellow. I have asked Anthem for a response but is seems the STR may not activate the trigger to turn on the amps while in HT Bypass mode while the preamp is in standby. I don't care about footprint and I don't believe that the sound is better. Hopefully this time, it doesn't get damaged in shipping like the one a few weeks ago. Welcome to the forum, I have no doubt that you will receive plenty of good suggestions. I read a couple books, suprised I can read huh. Marantz AV-7705 PrePro, Classé 5 ch. This wasn’t, by any means, inexpensive and given their history of building high performance-to-price equipment – we were very intrigued. I had a McIintosh MX122 in it's place for a bit and i feel it sounded way more musical and pleasant. I'll need to rearrange shelves to fit the STR. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! Cooling Fan Systems for Home Theater, Audio Video, AV Receivers, and Equipment Racks. It looks like you're new here. I am planning a new home theater. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. This review covers the updated phono preamplifier from Parasound’s premier Halo line. I noticed you have an AC Infinity fan on top. STR preamplifier 3999 euro STR power amplifier 5999 euro. Ha, I agree but I need to keep things simple for my wife, she is a keeper but technically challenged. Small compared to my office in my old house in NJ. NO PRE-ORDER] AIRCOM T8, Receiver and AV Component Cooling Blower System, Rear Exhaust 17", VerticalScope Inc., 111 Peter, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, Canada. . I have a couple stand alone fans in there now. I normally don't like magazine reviews as they seem to use the same adjectives over and over and force some criticisms to sound unbiased. There is not a lot of air flow around it either so I took the back off the cabinet and it’s a rear blowing fan. . Also, I know there's a large price difference here. ALL B-stock items are all professionally inspected by Parasound technicians and, most importantly, ALL B-Stock products contain the exact same FULL Parasound manufacturer’s warranty. I purchased the fan when I had a Rotel amp there. Either is a good choice though. Go hard or go home. "Doing so has proved that extremely high performance-per-dollar is still possible today when a company leverages decades of experience, and is spearheaded by a legend." JM Labs Electra 920.1; Parasound JC2 and JC5; Sony HAP-Z1ES; Marantz SA8004 SACD; Music Hall MMF7 and Acoustech phono pre; PS Audio P1000; MIT S1 Cables, 3. those that are not welcome....well let`s just say they won`t be leaving the same way they arrived ! Parasound also redesigned the input board layout of the A23+ to improve the cross-channel crosstalk (70 dB vs 63 dB at 20 kHz). A bunch of monster power conditioning junk V: Samsung NU8000, Nvidia Shield TV. Anthem Exclusive Innovations. You asked about the rest of the system: 2 channel system - Anthem STR Integrated Amp / Rotel P3 w/ Hana EH / Oppo BDP 93 / Platinum Audio Solos w/Platinum Audio Stands / Chang Lightspeed CLS 309 / Chang Lightspeed Link 1 speaker cable / Sonos Amp/ Niles Speaker Selector S4 (for Sonos). Room treatments will be applied as best as i can fit them in. The fan does go on. Mind me asking how you ever got your hands on that BBQ? Anthem STR Integrated Amplifiers are designed, engineered, and Crafted in Canada. It might still be possible today. 1. Hi all, Ive been reading and reading and found that there has been a release of an updated Parasound Halo Integrated (HINT 6) and the release of a new product, the Anthem STR integrated from the Paradigm stables. All I gotta say is WOW! Thoughts on the subwoofer management of these? My STR Preamp will be in a cabinet as well. Encased in a simple but robust cabinet, the STR … Come join the discussion about home audio/video, TVs, projectors, screens, receivers, speakers, projects, DIY’s, product reviews, accessories, classifieds, and more! Anthem STR vs Parasound JC 2 BP vs any other sub $5,000 Preamp? We were recently approached by Parasound regarding their new $5,995 Halo JC 5 stereo amplifier. If it is, there was something wrong with the other amps. In my setup I have tried a few different receivers with my Klipsch fortes. I was talking with Polk65 and he said it is not far from where he lives. I'm going to try a Parasound again (HCA-2200ii). 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