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    Default Parasound A-21

    I have spent the last few days with the A-21 I got from Bill. Thanks Bill. It sounds really good. Very revealing but not harsh or edgy. If I use the pc as a source playing flac via spdif into the dac it shows why I use a sd card player as my main source now. The sd card player is so much better. Smoother, detailed and silent in operation. Zero back round noise unlike the pc. This amp really lets the SDA 2.3s shine. I don't regret this purchase in any way. I have to make new legs for the rack so the amp will fit under it. It's 1/4" too wide! Oh well, the legs needed to be replaced anyway. I changed the shelf height a while ago and reused the legs and they were ugly. I got some 8/4 jatoba that should look nice. I hope to have them done today.
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    D: SDTrans384 via I2S Teleporter-> Twisted Pear Audio Buffalo III DAC w Legato III I/V via XLR to Relaixed2 Preamp via XLR to Parasound A-21-> SDA-2.3 w/ RDO, Soniccrafts caps, Larry's Rings;
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    Great amp. Where you get that Cramps poster ?

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    I've had it for years. Its a little rough but great for the man cave!

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    If it had a gun turret and treads it would be a tank...man they are beauts!
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    Beautiful amp....wish my HCA-1220II was as classy, but man do Parasound amps pack a wallop of power.
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    I was using an A21 with my 2.3 for years. The sound was great! Congratulations on a great buy! Good luck!

    Regards,

    Carl

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    I'm sure I saw your pics or f/s posts and said "I only wish". Well I got my wish this Christmas! I'm liking it very much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schwarcw View Post
    I was using an A21 with my 2.3 for years. The sound was great! Congratulations on a great buy! Good luck!

    Regards,

    Gorgeous amp Biker Boy, I've got my eyes fixed on the A21 in the Black version, drop dead sexy!

    Hey Carl, what are you sporting for an amp these days?
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    A very sweet sounding amp! Love the "silver"!

    Enjoy!

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    Gorgeous !

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    It looks like you took a major step forward Jeff; congratulations!

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    Great looking amp,
    so it sounds like your impressions are as good as they say it is. Parasound seems to get consistent across the board praise for their products.
    Hmmm, maybe 1 day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Reeter View Post
    Hey Carl, what are you sporting for an amp these days?
    Hi Mike!

    I'm using a Classe DR-25 (250 wpc same as the A-21). I got a good buy. I find it a bit smoother than the A-21.
    Carl

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    Quote Originally Posted by schwarcw View Post
    Hi Mike!

    I'm using a Classe DR-25 (250 wpc same as the A-21). I got a good buy. I find it a bit smoother than the A-21.
    Sweet, I can only dream of owning an amp. with such "Classe"
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    Congrats on the new amp. I also just joined the Parasound Halo family with a recent acquisition of an A52. It's a superb sounding amp. Can only imagine what its bigger brothers sound like!

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