Good Morning Everyone,
I haven't logged in for almost a year since I bought my LSI9's this time last year and boy does time fly. I was running them on an older NAD 2-channel amp that has recently decided it would rather be a 1 channel amp. It wasn't that great when I bought it so repair is out and I feel the LSI9s deserve better.
I want an amp to properly handle the low impedance 9's and came across a Parasound HCA-2200ii on craig's list locally. It is being sold with a pre-amp also for 1K but I think I just want the amp. I've seen it listed as low as $600 but do feel some hesitation in buying a decade + old amp (to replace my decade old dying amp).
My questions are, 1.) is that amp overkill or rather too much vs. possibly a newer budget offering such as an Emotiva product. 2.) Do you think $600 is a reasonable offer on the Parasound.
If Emotiva is an option, is the UPA-2 a good match or should one go up to the XPA-2 or 3?
Thanks in advance everyone!