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    Quote Originally Posted by face View Post
    it places the lotion in the basket...
    lol!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Face View Post
    There is a recording out, maybe a buffer can be placed in a recording loop?
    Yeah you certainly wouldn't want to retain the low noise floor and neutral character...
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    It places the lotion in the basket...
    You too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FTGV View Post
    Yeah you certainly wouldn't want to retain the low noise floor and neutral character...
    You too?
    For the time being, yes. Tubes and 118db drivers are tricky to get right.
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    Sweet!!! Love the silver.
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    I thought Halo is their signature series .... curious to know how they can justify the price difference between this and the JC2 justified?

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    Looks darn nice, hoping it sounds as good as it looks. Shake a leg bro, inquiring minds are waiting for a mini review to wet our whistles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyb View Post
    Looks darn nice, hoping it sounds as good as it looks. Shake a leg bro, inquiring minds are waiting for a mini review to wet our whistles.
    Tony, I don't have one in my rig yet. In fact, it is not yet available to purchase anywhere that I have found. It appears that it has been delayed a couple of times already, but supposedly is going to be released at any time now.

    It will be awhile before I am even able to purchase one anyhow. I'm sure that there will be someone else here who will get one before I am able to, and I am looking forward to reading their thoughts on it. It definitely looks very promising, and given Parasound's reputation, I'd be surprised if it didn't sound very good...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sumerian View Post
    I thought Halo is their signature series .... curious to know how they can justify the price difference between this and the JC2 justified?
    The JC2 uses all discrete circuit devices and is fully balanced from input to output, the P5 is IC-based and isn't fully balanced. The JC2 channels are on separate circuit boards, the chassis uses shielded compartments, a heavy chassis and a really overbuilt power supply, and it all weighs 24lbs. The P5, with a lot more functionality, weighs only 15lbs, but they represent two different levels of design and build quality for two different consumers.

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    Whoa, on-board hi-def DAC with USB input?

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    Just got off the phone with AA. Price is going up Nov 1 to $1099. Still not available yet but they will take preorders for the $950 price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chumlie View Post
    Just got off the phone with AA. Price is going up Nov 1 to $1099. Still not available yet but they will take preorders for the $950 price.
    Well doesn't that just stink!!

    Oh well, when I first saw the msrp was going to be $950, my first thought was that it had to be a mistake. I was expecting it to be closer to $2000, given all the features, and the fact that it was from the Halo line...

    Thanks for the info chumlie!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick88 View Post
    Well doesn't that just stink!!

    Oh well, when I first saw the msrp was going to be $950, my first thought was that it had to be a mistake. I was expecting it to be closer to $2000, given all the features, and the fact that it was from the Halo line...
    oops, double post...
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    I bet they realized that at the original price they would be confused as Emo class gear.

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    Just spoke to Parasound. Price went up due to upgrades at final QC. Should be out by end of November. May want to preorder from AA now. Couldn't get an updated price from them. Wouldn't confirm AA $1100. Said it could be more.

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    isn't the Burr-Brown PCM1798 DAC is the same one in the MF -V DAC II ?

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    I know that PS Audio used that chip in at least their NuWave and Digital Link series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhhiep View Post
    isn't the Burr-Brown PCM1798 DAC is the same one in the MF -V DAC II ?
    That is a popular chip used in many DAC's.
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    Great looking piece although I prefer the look of the P7..
    It does seem like a lot to offer for under $1K the Phono input is limited to 100ohm and 47ohm so you choice of carts are limited no tweaking for you..
    I can't believe Parasound does not sell to CANADA WTF is that all about are we to cold or our Igloo's don't have enough Hydro or what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jhayman View Post
    Great looking piece although I prefer the look of the P7..
    It does seem like a lot to offer for under $1K the Phono input is limited to 100ohm and 47ohm so you choice of carts are limited no tweaking for you..
    They also have a JC phono pre that limits the cartridge load to those values, so it is probably related, at least from the design philosophy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jhayman View Post
    Great looking piece although I prefer the look of the P7..
    It does seem like a lot to offer for under $1K the Phono input is limited to 100ohm and 47ohm so you choice of carts are limited no tweaking for you..
    I can't believe Parasound does not sell to CANADA WTF is that all about are we to cold or our Igloo's don't have enough Hydro or what?
    Hmmm.....interesting I bought a Parasound A31 this Feb. off an authorized dealer in my local area. Got his info off the Parasound website, even called them to verify the dealer. There where lots of other Canadian dealers on there site at that time, can't seem to find any now....

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    Reading through the web site, it does not mention DSD. Since its new you think they would add that in there.

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    Here are the internals on the JC2 for reference:

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    All that fancy tech and still a $20 volume pot.
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    Probably a bit more than that since it's a 4 ganged motorized version.It can be a challenge to get a two section version to have reasonably close tracking so it must take some sorting to get a 4 section to match close, assuming they test them.

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    I agree with others that it is too feature rich for the price. Compromises. That and the tube thing.
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    All attenuators should be Primum non nocere certified...

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    I ordered mine in July! I received the A21 amp that I ordered at the same time, a couple of weeks later. Since then I've been using a new OPPO 105 connected directly to the A21 using the balanced connectors and KimberKable Hero cable. This has been a wonderful experience making me wonder if I need the P5 after all!

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    I like this look for recently released pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueFox View Post
    I bet they realized that at the original price they would be confused as Emo class gear.
    Rumor has it that it was co-developed with Jade Designs...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jhayman View Post
    Great looking piece... The Phono input is limited to 100ohm and 47ohm so you choice of carts are limited no tweaking for you..
    pffft...as long as it has a SACD input all is GREAT!!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Jhayman View Post
    I can't believe Parasound does not sell to CANADA WTF is that all about are we to cold or our Igloo's don't have enough Hydro or what?
    They must not like the currency probably just not stable enough

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