But don't worry it's not milquetoast mellow or unwashed-hippy-stoner mellow. The new Parasound Halo JC 5 combines high power and ultra-high bias Class A/AB sonic quality at roughly two-thirds the price of a pair of JC 1s. In 1988, Schram enlisted the services of circuit designer John Curl, and he brought along designers Carl Thompson and the late Bob Crump, forming a team whose work resulted in the development of Parasound… The Parasound Halo JC 1 monoblock was designed by John Curl and since then has garnered an amazing amount of popularity and notoriety as a benchmark for amplifier performance and value. What model fan is that? Luck, inside track, or just paid dearly for it! Speakers? Ideally I would like to get where I can close the cabinet doors while listening. Buy both. Come join the discussion about home audio/video, TVs, projectors, screens, receivers, speakers, projects, DIY’s, product reviews, accessories, classifieds, and more! We were recently approached by Parasound regarding their new $5,995 Halo JC 5 stereo amplifier. That would be a major limitation. I learned from my mistake when my Bryston 5 ch amp (which got hot) blew a channel. but it would match and that would be incentive for me, System: Emotiva XSP-1, Lexicon 225(Bryston 4B-ST with a new face), Revel M126be, SVS SB2000, Cambridge DACMAGIC 100, JVC XL-Z1050TN, Rega RP6, Vincent PHO-8. Polk LSiM-707, LSiM-704C, LSiM-702FX; Dual SVS SB2000 subwoofers; Marantz SR7011 receiver; Parasound A31 and A23 amps; Oppo 205; Sony 65" 4K TV; FIOS; PS Audio Power Plant Premier; MIT S2 cables, 2. Thank you very much. Mind me asking how you ever got your hands on that BBQ? Marantz AV-7705 PrePro, Classé 5 ch. My STR Preamp will be in a cabinet as well. B-Stock gives audiophile enthusiasts the opportunity to purchase Parasound products at a discounted price. Polk LSiM703; Anthem Pre-2L SE; Parasound A21; Sony 48" 4K TV; Wyred4Sound DAC 2; Oppo 203; Squeezebox Touch; PS Audio Power Director 4.7; MIT S3 cables. Beardog, you sound like you own stock in Parasound! For lower listening levels I prefer the tubed Anthem, but when needing to rock out a bit the PSound has the balls and headroom needed. Ya ok but I take my bi-polar trans anyday. I'm tossing around the Parasound P6, Anthem STR preamp or even the Anthem STR Integrated and sell my Parasound A21 amp. I own both this amplifiers and is A McIntosh Mc152 VS Parasound 2250v2. Always changing but for now, Mission Argonauts I picked up for $50 bucks, mint. Same here as far as using a trigger for my wife's ease of use. https://forum.audiogon.com/discussi...mp-preamp-section/post?postid=1922322#1922322, [IN STOCK ON JANUARY 15, 2021. It looks like you're new here. Cool. I can’t say for sure whether the Anthem would match the Parasound for sheer output -- the Halo was a real beast in that regard -- but I had no complaints about the MCA 525’s ability to drive two or all five of its channels to high outputs when I needed it to. I'd put the old Anthem amps (with the exception of the tubed input stage hybrid design) more on par with Rotel during the time period they were built than Parasound, meaning a slight notch below Parasound's HCA series in build and sound quality. Note you can set the meters to properly read power into 8, 4 and even 2 ohm loads! Gear: Rotel RC 1082, Rotel RSP 1068 pre/pro, Rotel RMB1077 amp, Cayin CDT 15a CD player, S301 bluray. Anthem STR Integrated Amplifiers are designed, engineered, and Crafted in Canada. Small compared to my office in my old house in NJ. The clarion call of the maximalist audiophile compiling an audio system for ultimate sound quality irrespective of its floor- and rack-space requirements, the hairball of interconnects that joins one component to another or the numerous credit card swipes that brings them home – see above. To improve signal path and consistency over time, the A23+ also utilizes updated heavy-duty speaker terminals and internal gold-on-gold audio connections. Plus my amps will be out of sight and in a different room a floor below. Sheeuut! If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! Welcome to the forum, I have no doubt that you will receive plenty of good suggestions. Parasound, a Bay Area maker with a half-century of success walking the parapet between high end audiophilia and value-engineering design, apparently concurs. Details of Anthem’s proprietary processing have already been covered in detail in numerous Sound & Vision reviews. So, I purchased the fans then. Great int Amp and built like a tank. I noticed you have an AC Infinity fan on top. Isn't there a Parasound office across town from you BD??? You asked about the rest of the system: 2 channel system - Anthem STR Integrated Amp / Rotel P3 w/ Hana EH / Oppo BDP 93 / Platinum Audio Solos w/Platinum Audio Stands / Chang Lightspeed CLS 309 / Chang Lightspeed Link 1 speaker cable / Sonos Amp/ Niles Speaker Selector S4 (for Sonos). If it is, there was something wrong with the other amps. If you're going to use the Parasound JC 5 in bridged mono setting most of the time, just get a pair of the JC 1s instead. Hopefully this time, it doesn't get damaged in shipping like the one a few weeks ago. Hi all, Ive been reading and reading and found that there has been a release of an updated Parasound Halo Integrated (HINT 6) and the release of a new product, the Anthem STR integrated from the Paradigm stables. Well, thanks for all the input. Ive replaced them with a Rotel Rmb-1077. I don't care about footprint and I don't believe that the sound is better. "Doing so has proved that extremely high performance-per-dollar is still possible today when a company leverages decades of experience, and is spearheaded by a legend." Trying to find out if the Parasound is the same. At $4,499, the STR integrated doesn’t come cheap. It is, instead, an everything's-under-control, don't-worry-now mellow." I purchased the Anthem STR Integrated Amp earlier this year during their sale. Heck you can't have it all Mosfet and Tubes killer power cords. If you ask me, the market for high-end audio is fairly saturated and originality is sometimes hard to find, but that certainly does not apply to the Anthem STR series. Room treatments will be applied as best as i can fit them in. I had a McIintosh MX122 in it's place for a bit and i feel it sounded way more musical and pleasant. A Parasound NewClassic 2250 2 channel and a Parasound NewClassic 5250 5 channel were replaced with a Parasound Halo A21 and Parasound A52+ respectively. I cannot find the Stereophile review. I have asked Anthem for a response but is seems the STR may not activate the trigger to turn on the amps while in HT Bypass mode while the preamp is in standby. I'm going to try a Parasound again (HCA-2200ii). Anthem Exclusive Innovations. The amps will be in a different room but the AVR will be in the same cabinet. Parasound, based out of San Francisco, was founded by a former audio retailer Richard Schram. CTC BBQ Amplifier, Sonic Frontiers Line3 Pre-Amplifier and Wadia 581 SACD player. Cooling Fan Systems for Home Theater, Audio Video, AV Receivers, and Equipment Racks. The Parasound Halo JC5 amplifier that I recently reviewed comes immediately to mind as competition for the STR, both being priced equally at $6,000 retail. Other than audio gear and a listening chair nothing else will be in the room. STR preamplifier 3999 euro STR power amplifier 5999 euro. Either is a good choice though. B-Stock items are gently used Either is a good choice though. . I really have not pushed the amp yet as I would in the old days. Ha, I agree but I need to keep things simple for my wife, she is a keeper but technically challenged. I'm a lover of the tube hybrids from Anthem as they are just fun to listen to and enjoy.....Parasound is all about brutality and power. JavaScript is disabled. So being small, I don’t push it. From the idea stage to the final manufacturing specs, we have complete control over the whole intricate process. Setting up the STR integrated also highlights some of its unique features, notably the ability to convert incoming analogue to digital signals, and applying Anthem Room Correction. Other than that a fan of bipolar over MOSFET, Ted I'm still waiting. I'll need to rearrange shelves to fit the STR. It’s important to note that ARC only works with signals in the digital domain, so analogue sources passing through without being converted won’t benefit from ARC’s attentions. Yes a great deal of difference is made when you put that much power to a pair of speakers!:D. While the Parasound … System is kinda in transition right now, but pics to come soon (guts and arse too). 1. All I gotta say is WOW! My room here is 10 x 11. A bunch of monster power conditioning junk V: Samsung NU8000, Nvidia Shield TV. I'm looking to upgrade my Emotiva XSP-1 preamp. Thoughts on the subwoofer management of these? In my setup I have tried a few different receivers with my Klipsch fortes. The company's new NewClassic 200 Integrated is, as you might well guess, an integrated amplifier, with a high-quality onboard digital-to-analog converter section. Encased in a simple but robust cabinet, the STR … No way am I going to a class D amp. In his review in the November 2015 issue, Herb Reichert wrote that Parasound's Halo Integrated amplifier "has a recognizable sonic personality: easy flowing, mostly smooth, and decidedly mellow. Buy both. Anthem STR Amplifier TFT Power Meter Display. I have a couple stand alone fans in there now. No regrets so far with the Parasound. What’s new for ARC is an update to ARC-2 status and its appearance in stereo-only components like the company’s STR preamplifier and STR integrated amplifier. ~10x10x8.5' is the room, concrete floor and ceiling... Yeah its horrible! There is not a lot of air flow around it either so I took the back off the cabinet and it’s a rear blowing fan. You would be correct, I'm a Curl head. Repair guy said I should keep it cool. Excellent information. I purchased the fan when I had a Rotel amp there. I was talking with Polk65 and he said it is not far from where he lives. The STR Preamplifier includes the newest and most powerful generation of Anthem Room Correction (ARC ®), with 50% more processing power than any other version of ARC ®.This proprietary calibration tool, with its easy-to-use interface, automatically shapes the acoustic signature of your speakers for the best possible sound quality in your unique listening space. After auditioning several amps both recently and over the years I decided to stay with the Parasound … I'm very happy with the results. Stereophiles testing of the P6's DAC wasnt stellar, especially for USB. Anthem STR vs Parasound JC 2 BP vs any other sub $5,000 Preamp? Parasound Halo JC 3+ Phono Preamplifier Review Highlights Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity has long been a leader in reviews of all categories of home theater and audio gear. I give Parasound a plug, but sorry I haven't heard both. All sounds good, I too really enjoy my Parasound amps. What's more badass than a stereo amp that can deliver 400wpc into 8 ohms, 600wpc into 4 ohms, and a whopping 1200w into 8 ohms when bridged? Right now it's just a slab, framing starts tomorrow 12/5/2018 so it's going to be awhile before I'm posting progress. is that because the Anthem runs hot or because you don’t have a lot of air flow around it in your cabinet? If this is for 2ch I suggest you look into a integrated amplifier or stereo receiver. Also, I know there's a large price difference here. I read a couple books, suprised I can read huh. Parasound has established close and long-term relationships, some spanning more than three decades, with contract manufacturers in Taiwan, which are responsible for the manufacturing. "Parasound has chosen to take a staple core product that has remained an exceptional value for over fifteen years, the Halo A21 amplifier, and re-spin it into the Halo A21+," reports Michael Zisserson at positive-feedback.com. 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