Well, the upgrade bug has bitten me, and I havn't even done anything :)
[B]For Sale: Parasound HCA1500A Amplifier - 205wpc at 8ohms/ 315wpc at 4ohms[/B]
I purchased two of these, but have decided to get into a higher level. The amplifier is in near mint condition, 8/10 Audiogon scale. A small scratch on the left side, bottom, but has been touched up by Mr. Fixit, F1Nut....it is not very noticeable. I have ran this amplifier for about 2 hours, on my Polks here at the house, and on F1's SDA 2.3TL's. It's a rock solid amplifier, very strong in the bass region, which is a Parasound "trademark". Strong, pronounced midrange, and I guess average treble. It is not a treble region sparkler, the highs do not sound muted or dull, they just aren't a trait of this amplifier. This amp is very nice.
[B]Price: $530 including UPS 3Day Select shipping, anywhere in CONUS. [/B]
Includes original main box, and original power cable. I also printed a copy of the manual from the Parasound website, and have it in a nice plastic binder. I am working with Parasound, to send me a original double box, so that will also be included. If it does not arrive before the amplifier sells, I will forward it to you at no charge. That way you will have it for when you sell it, or move somewhere. I will pack this amplifier, to quote Russman, "to withstand a nuclear blast". I guarantee no DOA.
The amplifier does not have a transferable warranty, BUT I do have the original sales receipt from the original owner. This is a workable issue, but you may never need it. The factory warranty is ten years, and the amplifier was purchased in 2000.
This is Audiogon bound as it is priced to move, thanks for taking the time to read my verbage.
Here are some links, I will post actual pics later this week.
Circuitry designed by John Curl
Direct Coupled - no capacitors or inductors in signal path
Hand matched complementary JFET input stage and MOSFET driver stage
16 beta-matched 15 amp, 60 MHz bipolar output transistors
1.0 kVA Toroid power transformer with independent secondary windings for each channel, 60,000 µF power supply filter capacitance
Independent power supplies for each channel
DC Servo and relay protection circuits
High bias Class A/AB operation
AC present, standby/normal, current overload indicators
Tiffany-style RCA input jacks, loop output jacks
12 volt DC automatic turn-on circuitry
Gold-plated 5 way speaker binding posts
Custom designed removable IEC AC cord
Rear mounted gain controls; ground lift switch
3 rack space height front panel
Rack mounting adapter available
Continuous Power Output - Stereo: 205 watts RMS x 2, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 8 ohms, both channels driven; 315 watts RMS x 2, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 4 ohms , both channels driven
Continuous Power Output - Mono: 630 watts RMS, 20Hz - 20kHz, 8 ohms
Current Capacity: 60 amperes peak per channel
Slew Rate: > 130 V/µsecond
Power Bandwith: 5 Hz - 100 kHz, +0/-3 dB at 1 watt
Total Harmonic Distortion: < 0.03% at full power; < 0.01% at typical levels
IM Distortion: < 0.03%
Dynamic Headroom: > 1.5 dB
lnterchannel Crosstalk: > 80 dB at 1 kHz; > 60 dB at 20 kHz
Input Sensitivity: 1 V for 28.28 V, THX Reference Level; 1.4 V for full output
Input Impedance: 33 k ohms
S/N Ratio: > 118 dB, full power; 96 dB, THX Reference Level
Damping Factor: > 800 at 20 Hz
Power Consumption: 800 watts
Dimensions: w 17 1/4" x h 5 1/4" x d 16", h 5 7/8" with feet
Net Weight: 40 lb. [/I]
Review #1 -
Review #2 -
This amplifier reviews like a champ, and has a strong heritage, and the allready legendary JC-1 as a buddy.