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    Default Interesting Aquisition

    Friend of mine that I work with, told me he had a BF new Parasound 2100 Preamp sitting in a box at his house that he was going to hook up as part of his HT as a bypass to his mains, but he never did, saying he is satisfied with his HT pre pro. He had it for over a year and didn't think he could return it. I looked it up, and they go for about $570 new, and 3-400 used in good cond.

    I have been waving $300 in cash in front of him for about a week now, and today he bit.

    I was going to ebay it, but I printed a copy of the manual from the Parasound site, and started thinking that maybe this thing could solve a couple of issues for me.
    1. I had no tone controls
    2 no remote volume control
    3 no bass management for my sub
    4 not feasible to relocate sub to corner.(where IMO they sound the best)

    So I cut the tape on the box not knowing if the above would work out, but gave it a shot.

    I took my whole rig apart re wiring everything through the 2100:

    I relocated the sub and connected to the pre's sub out connection.

    Now i realize this pre is not anything super hi end, but I'm stunned by how much more detail this thing is bringing to my rig. And the bass management issue is resolved. I am not using the Phono Pre, just using that set of inputs as line level and using my Musical Surroundings.

    It also dampens some of the tube noise actually it is quiet as SS.

    Nice product... Nice deal... I don't need the tone controls, but I think I am just going to keep it... WTF
    HT:Polk LSi c LSi 15's VR3 LSi 9's LSi FX's Dual DSW MP3K's Marantz AV7701 Sunfire TGA-7401 Oppo BDP-93 Sony PS4 Directv Genie HD DVR Samsung 64" Plasma

    2 C: VR3 LSIM 703's Monitor 5B's SDA SRS 2.3's DSW MP 1K Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang 50Years Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's Tesla E83CC's Marantz 2385 Yamaha M80 Parasound 2100 Pre Squeezebox Touch Marantz SA8004 SACD Music Hall MMF 5.1 TT Musical Surroundings Phonomena II Phono Pre

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    You got a great deal on it Mike and it sounds like it's found a good home sir!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polkie2009 View Post
    You got a great deal on it Mike and it sounds like it's found a good home sir!
    Fo Sho!

    I am impressed so far, and will be tweaking. (not twerking).
    HT:Polk LSi c LSi 15's VR3 LSi 9's LSi FX's Dual DSW MP3K's Marantz AV7701 Sunfire TGA-7401 Oppo BDP-93 Sony PS4 Directv Genie HD DVR Samsung 64" Plasma

    2 C: VR3 LSIM 703's Monitor 5B's SDA SRS 2.3's DSW MP 1K Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang 50Years Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's Tesla E83CC's Marantz 2385 Yamaha M80 Parasound 2100 Pre Squeezebox Touch Marantz SA8004 SACD Music Hall MMF 5.1 TT Musical Surroundings Phonomena II Phono Pre

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey081057 View Post
    Fo Sho!

    I am impressed so far, and will be tweaking. (not twerking).
    Well I might twerk a little
    HT:Polk LSi c LSi 15's VR3 LSi 9's LSi FX's Dual DSW MP3K's Marantz AV7701 Sunfire TGA-7401 Oppo BDP-93 Sony PS4 Directv Genie HD DVR Samsung 64" Plasma

    2 C: VR3 LSIM 703's Monitor 5B's SDA SRS 2.3's DSW MP 1K Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang 50Years Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's Tesla E83CC's Marantz 2385 Yamaha M80 Parasound 2100 Pre Squeezebox Touch Marantz SA8004 SACD Music Hall MMF 5.1 TT Musical Surroundings Phonomena II Phono Pre

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    And a photo:

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    HT:Polk LSi c LSi 15's VR3 LSi 9's LSi FX's Dual DSW MP3K's Marantz AV7701 Sunfire TGA-7401 Oppo BDP-93 Sony PS4 Directv Genie HD DVR Samsung 64" Plasma

    2 C: VR3 LSIM 703's Monitor 5B's SDA SRS 2.3's DSW MP 1K Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang 50Years Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's Tesla E83CC's Marantz 2385 Yamaha M80 Parasound 2100 Pre Squeezebox Touch Marantz SA8004 SACD Music Hall MMF 5.1 TT Musical Surroundings Phonomena II Phono Pre

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey081057 View Post
    And a photo:

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    I have no words....

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    Saweeeet Mikey ! Lookin' good my man, very nice rig there. If I wave 250 in front of you will you sell the pre ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyb View Post
    Saweeeet Mikey ! Lookin' good my man, very nice rig there. If I wave 250 in front of you will you sell the pre ?

    Na na na... It's a keeper.
    HT:Polk LSi c LSi 15's VR3 LSi 9's LSi FX's Dual DSW MP3K's Marantz AV7701 Sunfire TGA-7401 Oppo BDP-93 Sony PS4 Directv Genie HD DVR Samsung 64" Plasma

    2 C: VR3 LSIM 703's Monitor 5B's SDA SRS 2.3's DSW MP 1K Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang 50Years Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's Tesla E83CC's Marantz 2385 Yamaha M80 Parasound 2100 Pre Squeezebox Touch Marantz SA8004 SACD Music Hall MMF 5.1 TT Musical Surroundings Phonomena II Phono Pre

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