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    Default Parasound HCA 1200 II

    Anybody have an opinion on this John Curl amp?

    Picked up a near mint one for $250.00 From someone I know in Fla.

    Spec look pretty damn good.

    A little better headroom than the Adcom 555II & 5500...

    The current pull scares me. Seperate curcuit from the house fuse panel...

    TIA, Paul

    Here's the specs:

    MANUFACTURER: Parasound
    MODEL #.: HCA-1200 II
    SPECIFICATIONS
    Continuous Power Output - Stereo
    205 watts RMS x 2, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 8 Ω
    315 watts RMS x 2, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 4 Ω
    Continuous Power Output - Mono
    625 watts RMS, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 8 Ω
    Current Capacity
    40 amperes continuous
    57 amperes peak
    Slew Rate: >130 V/Ásecond
    Frequency Response: 8 Hz-150 kHz, +0/-3 dB at One Watt
    Total Harmonic Distortion
    < 0.06% at full power>< 0.03% typical levels
    IM Distortion: < 0.04%
    TIM: Unmeasureable
    Dynamic Headroom: 2.0dB
    lnterchannel Crosstalk
    > 80 dB at 1 kHz
    > 63 dB at 20 kHz
    Input Impedance: 42K Ohm
    S/N Ratio: > 110 dB, input shorted, IHF A weighted
    Damping Factor: > 600 at 20 Hz

    Special Features
    THX Certified by LucusFilm LTD
    Massive 1kVA power transformer
    60,000uf computer grade capacitors in power supply
    Multiple polystyrene film bypass capacitors in power supply
    Cascode Class A input stages with matched J-FET pairs
    Hand picked MOSFETs in high voltage driver stage
    10 pairs of 50mHz, 15 ampere bipolar output transistors
    Output transistors direct couple to speakers without LRC Network
    DC servo direct couple audio circuits with 3Hz roll off
    Linear Tracking, instantaneous acting DC servos
    High Bias Class AB operation
    Gold plated metal structure RCA input jacks
    Multiple temperature sensors and silver cadmium relay protection
    FR-4 glass epoxy circuit boards, double sided for precision
    Proprietary quick setting bias circuit obviates warmup period

    Dimensions: 19" wide x 5.5" high x 13" deep
    Weight 37 lbs. net
    AC Power Requirements - 1000 watts

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    You will be fine. Snag it.
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    It is snagged and shipped already.

    I was just curious on the sound the Adcoms were kinda edgy at first.

    But I liked the sound of the 5500. A little more warmth.

    He says its not as bright/edgy as the Byston he got.

    Paul

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    Congrats!
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    Nice snag for that price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GV#27 View Post
    Nice snag for that price.
    Thanks.

    He cruises' the rich folks area and finds tons of vintage stuff plus, several of his Fla friends change eq or modernize.

    I would love to see pics of you Westhost DIY-Ext. XO.

    Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polksaladanni View Post

    He cruises' the rich folks area and finds tons of vintage stuff plus,
    Yeah I could see that pusuit paying off at times.:)

    I would love to see pics of your Westhost DIY-Ext. XO.

    Paul
    If you mean my active xovers neither are from Rod Elliot( he's the guy behind the excellent westhost site.).The Bryston looks similar to this http://www.bryston.com/10b_m.html and is slightly modded internally.The linkwitz unit is described here.http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/show...tive+crossover

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