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    Default Parasound Is A Pretty Darn Cool Company

    So after agonizing for quite a while I couldn't take it any more and bought Rick's (rromeo923) Parasound HCA-800II and C/PT-600. There doesn't seem to be much said about these units on the web so I emailed Parasound service. Later that day I get a response from none other than Richard Schram, founder and President of Parasound Products, Inc. How cool is that!

    Anyway, he is going to have his tech department see what they can dig up and send to me.

    This kind of service really makes a person feel proud to own their products (kind of like Polk Audio).

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    Other stuff:
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    That's a rare touch.
    |Fronts - Peerless RTA-12B | Center(s) - Peerless Monitor 5 | Rears - Peerless Monitor 4 |
    |Amp for fronts - Yamaha CA-1010 | Preamp (and amp for center/rears) - RX-V667 |
    |TV - Philips 46" Smart LED | Gaming - Xbox 360 | Headphones - Fidelio X1 |

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    That's pretty cool. Let us know what they come up with.

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    They do have the manual for it on thier discontinued unit list for free download. I have one of thoseI use for the fronts in my bedroom ht system, very nice, have used it for years also for 2 ch in a second system in the house as well. Excelent people to deal with in parts and service! Enjoy!
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    Yep, I am a long time loyal Parasound customer too. I had an email dialogue directly with Richard as well a few years back. I had an AVC-2500 pre-amp and when Blu-ray hit the market, I was interested in pursuing the analog upgrade because the default setup would not pass HD codecs. Well, much to my dismay, the company that built the upgraded board, went under and they were no longer available. Parasound still had the upgrade showing on their website as available. I contacted Parasound, and let me tell you...Richard is about the nicest and professional person that I have ever worked with. The upgraded 7100 Classic pre-amp was what I needed, and Richard set up a trade for my AVC-2500, and I paid the difference for a new 7100 classic. That doesn't happen very often with a manufacturer.

    As long as Parasound keeps developing, I'll keep buying. My 2205 amp is still going strong after 10+ years!

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    Definitive Technology PowerField 1800 Subwoofer
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    Parasound 2205A Amplifier
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    It is really good to hear that there are companies like Parasound. I look forward to supporting them in the future.
    Stan

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    Parasound: C/PT-600, HCA-800II; Denon: DVD-2910, DRM-800A; Monster HTS3600-MKII, Grado SR-225i

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    Denon AVR-888, Polk: RM7, PSW10, Marantz UD5005, Panasonic TC-P42S60

    Other stuff:
    Denon: DRA-835R, DRA-825R, DCD-660, DRM-700A, DRR-780; Polk: RTA11TL (RDO198-1, XO and Damping Upgrades), S8, Monitor 5A, TSi100; Pioneer CT-6R, PL-530; Onkyo CP-1046F; Ortofon OM5E, Marantz PM5004, CD5004

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    after spending countless number of hours to decide on a Pre amp i finally bought Parasound A51

    one of the main reason being customer service ... "company has good ethics and treat their customers right" is the conclusion of all the threads i read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sumerian View Post
    after spending countless number of hours to decide on a Pre amp i finally bought Parasound A51

    one of the main reason being customer service ... "company has good ethics and treat their customers right" is the conclusion of all the threads i read.
    Absolutely, which is why we recommend them . Plus they sound good too and make great companions with Polk speakers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyb View Post
    Absolutely, which is why we recommend them . Plus they sound good too and make great companions with Polk speakers.
    I haven't yet heard to my Black Mamba... but i believe it will sound better than i cam imagine... Cant wait!.

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    Parasound is a great company. I had a technical question regarding my JC-2 preamp which I sent them an e-mail about on the weekend. Got an answer back from Richard himself within an hour. Not saying that would happen every time, but that was good service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sumerian View Post
    I haven't yet heard to my Black Mamba... but i believe it will sound better than i cam imagine... Cant wait!.
    Been too long already. If you don't get that puppy hooked up and singing soon, I'm going to have to send Cathy over to pay you a visit.

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    Red face

    Quote Originally Posted by tonyb View Post
    I'm going to have to send Cathy over to pay you a visit.
    Looks like this is a better deal than flight tickets to jesse

    I am Waiting on my shotguns to hook up black mamba joe is running out of stock.

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    Gotcha, just saying if it was me, I would head over to a local Best Buy and grab a pair of Audioquest IC's and hook her up in the meantime. That amp is going to change your perspective of audio when compared to your receiver's built in amps.

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    Thought so but as suggested by folks here I want to first get used to current setup and then add a51 in that way I can really appreciate and know the difference

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    I hear ya, but it wouldn't take me long to pinpoint any differences. Happy listening.

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