Amp clearance!

Hey Folks,

After purchasing my 703s last fall, I went through several amps trying to settle on the "right" one. Well I think I have found it, so I am offering up the runners up for sale:

1. Parasound HCA-1000 (black) - $215 plus shipping and paypal: I don't think this one needs an introduction. 125 wpc into 8 ohms, essentially a dual mono design, THX certified. This will drive all but the most demanding speakers. My favorite part is how fast and tight the bass is. I would rate this 7/10 on the audiogon scale. A couple of really small nicks in the edge of the face, but none on the face itself. Works perfectly, sounds awesome.
2. B&K ST2140 (black) - $175 plus shipping and paypal: 140 WPC into 8 ohms, again, will drive most speakers just fine. Another great amp, warmer sounding than the parasound, sweeter midrange, full bass but not quite as tight and fast as the parasound. 6/10, face is clean, but it's missing the factory feet and has a few scratches on the casing.
3. Audiosource Amp Four (black with meters) - $150 plus shipping and paypal: 150 WPC into 8 ohms, basically this amp in a different package - http://hometheaterhifi.com/volume_5_1/audiosourceamp3.html. Here's a review of its little brother: http://www.vxm.com/tone.audiosource.html. Another nice amp, I used this with several speakers, its very clean and neutral sounding. A bit leaner overall than the other two amps, but still very powerful. I have the original box and manual, and it's in excellent condition overall except one of the meter lights is out. I don't feel like opening it up to replace the bulb, and for the price I think you can do that yourself if it matters to you (it really didn't to me...)
4. Audiosource AMP 5.1A - $65 shipped (please include PayPal fees if applicable): Monoblock, 70 WPC into 8 ohms. I used this for my center channel in my master bedroom (polk LSiM704c) and it did just fine. Its got a lot of scratches, but it works and its CHEAP.

I don't think I have enough generic power cords for all of these, but I have a Pangera AC-14 .6 meter pc that I will include for $20 with any of the above amps. First come, first served.

I will try to get some picks up soon. If you are really interested in one I can probably get some tonight.

Thanks!
HT Rig:
Yamaha RX-A1010; Parasound HCA-1000a; Arcam rDac; Mains: PSB Imagine Mini + MartinLogan Dynamo (original) sub; Center - Def Tech Procenter 1000; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - SVS PB10-ISD; Sony BDP-S390, FireTV gen 2

Master Bedroom
Marantz SR-5007; Audiosource Amp Two, Dynaudio Emit 10, NHT Super One CI, ACI Titan subwoofer, FireTV, Arcam rDac; Bryson BPD-1

Comments

  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 4,327
    What is local?
    Zu Audio Omen MK-1B's, Peachtree Decco65, Bryston BDA-2, Cheap TT, PS Audio UPC200, PS Audio AC3's, Zu Mission SC's, HTPC, One, Bottlehead Reduction & Crack w/Speedball
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 3,610
    edited April 5
    mrbiron wrote: »
    What is local?

    Yea local pickup is fine

    Central tx 76708

    I might be able to meet up on the I-35 corridor between Austin and Dallas.
    HT Rig:
    Yamaha RX-A1010; Parasound HCA-1000a; Arcam rDac; Mains: PSB Imagine Mini + MartinLogan Dynamo (original) sub; Center - Def Tech Procenter 1000; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - SVS PB10-ISD; Sony BDP-S390, FireTV gen 2

    Master Bedroom
    Marantz SR-5007; Audiosource Amp Two, Dynaudio Emit 10, NHT Super One CI, ACI Titan subwoofer, FireTV, Arcam rDac; Bryson BPD-1
  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 4,327
    Can you take either to Massachusetts on a Saturday morning before my wife wakes up? :p

    I'll shoot you a pm with a question.
    Zu Audio Omen MK-1B's, Peachtree Decco65, Bryston BDA-2, Cheap TT, PS Audio UPC200, PS Audio AC3's, Zu Mission SC's, HTPC, One, Bottlehead Reduction & Crack w/Speedball
  • Kurt300Kurt300 Posts: 252
    PM sent.

    Living room HT - 12.2 LSiM: 3x 707's - fronts, front wides, and rears | 2x 703's - surrounds & front highs | Dual 706c's centers (high & low) | Onkyo 3010 | Oppo UDP-203 | 2x Parasound 5250's, Parasound 5125| Dual SVS PB12-Plus subs | Two 20 amp dedicated circuits | Black Mamba II ICs | Mitsubishi 92" DLP TV
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 3,610
    Responded!

    Sale pending on the parasound and B&k.
    HT Rig:
    Yamaha RX-A1010; Parasound HCA-1000a; Arcam rDac; Mains: PSB Imagine Mini + MartinLogan Dynamo (original) sub; Center - Def Tech Procenter 1000; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - SVS PB10-ISD; Sony BDP-S390, FireTV gen 2

    Master Bedroom
    Marantz SR-5007; Audiosource Amp Two, Dynaudio Emit 10, NHT Super One CI, ACI Titan subwoofer, FireTV, Arcam rDac; Bryson BPD-1
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 14,704
    Both those amps are great amps...... thankfully I have no need/use for them........

    I have a hard enough time not snatching up 125.2 or 200.2's as I see them lol...
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 3,610
    I forgot to add in the original post: at this point, this sale is only open to active members with at least 100 posts. If a couple weeks passes by and stuff is still available, I might open it up to anyone at that point.

    Thanks for your understanding!
    HT Rig:
    Yamaha RX-A1010; Parasound HCA-1000a; Arcam rDac; Mains: PSB Imagine Mini + MartinLogan Dynamo (original) sub; Center - Def Tech Procenter 1000; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - SVS PB10-ISD; Sony BDP-S390, FireTV gen 2

    Master Bedroom
    Marantz SR-5007; Audiosource Amp Two, Dynaudio Emit 10, NHT Super One CI, ACI Titan subwoofer, FireTV, Arcam rDac; Bryson BPD-1
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 3,610
    edited April 6
    parasound is back on the table!
    HT Rig:
    Yamaha RX-A1010; Parasound HCA-1000a; Arcam rDac; Mains: PSB Imagine Mini + MartinLogan Dynamo (original) sub; Center - Def Tech Procenter 1000; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - SVS PB10-ISD; Sony BDP-S390, FireTV gen 2

    Master Bedroom
    Marantz SR-5007; Audiosource Amp Two, Dynaudio Emit 10, NHT Super One CI, ACI Titan subwoofer, FireTV, Arcam rDac; Bryson BPD-1
  • scubalabscubalab Posts: 1,887
    Selling my HCA-1000A was probably my biggest regret! It's a great little amp at a great price. Wish I had a use (& the funds!) for it.

    GLWTS Paul.
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 3,610
    Bumpity!

    The B&K is pending, all others still available!
    HT Rig:
    Yamaha RX-A1010; Parasound HCA-1000a; Arcam rDac; Mains: PSB Imagine Mini + MartinLogan Dynamo (original) sub; Center - Def Tech Procenter 1000; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - SVS PB10-ISD; Sony BDP-S390, FireTV gen 2

    Master Bedroom
    Marantz SR-5007; Audiosource Amp Two, Dynaudio Emit 10, NHT Super One CI, ACI Titan subwoofer, FireTV, Arcam rDac; Bryson BPD-1
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 3,610
    Parasound and B&K are both SOLD.

    Thanks @Kurt300!

    Don't be fooled by the lesser known audiosource. It has the same specs as the one reviewed by J. Johnson in the link above. You guys that are just using an AVR and haven't tried an external amp yet should really give this a try. My first external amp was an audiosource and I was left wondering why I hadn't done this sooner!
    HT Rig:
    Yamaha RX-A1010; Parasound HCA-1000a; Arcam rDac; Mains: PSB Imagine Mini + MartinLogan Dynamo (original) sub; Center - Def Tech Procenter 1000; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - SVS PB10-ISD; Sony BDP-S390, FireTV gen 2

    Master Bedroom
    Marantz SR-5007; Audiosource Amp Two, Dynaudio Emit 10, NHT Super One CI, ACI Titan subwoofer, FireTV, Arcam rDac; Bryson BPD-1
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 3,610
    edited May 31
    pics of the audiosource amp four:
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    I have original box, manuals, power cord, and even the rca cables that came with it that @lightman wants $90 bucks for! Mine come free with the amp!!!
    HT Rig:
    Yamaha RX-A1010; Parasound HCA-1000a; Arcam rDac; Mains: PSB Imagine Mini + MartinLogan Dynamo (original) sub; Center - Def Tech Procenter 1000; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - SVS PB10-ISD; Sony BDP-S390, FireTV gen 2

    Master Bedroom
    Marantz SR-5007; Audiosource Amp Two, Dynaudio Emit 10, NHT Super One CI, ACI Titan subwoofer, FireTV, Arcam rDac; Bryson BPD-1
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 3,610
    AMP 5.1A:
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    No original box or cable, but comes with power cord!
    HT Rig:
    Yamaha RX-A1010; Parasound HCA-1000a; Arcam rDac; Mains: PSB Imagine Mini + MartinLogan Dynamo (original) sub; Center - Def Tech Procenter 1000; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - SVS PB10-ISD; Sony BDP-S390, FireTV gen 2

    Master Bedroom
    Marantz SR-5007; Audiosource Amp Two, Dynaudio Emit 10, NHT Super One CI, ACI Titan subwoofer, FireTV, Arcam rDac; Bryson BPD-1
  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 2,866
    Is the mono amp and power cord still available....I re-did my front stage on the HT and realized I really could use a bump in the center channel...CsiA6.
    Home Theater (5.1)
    Optoma HD-25LV PJ
    Pioneer SC-63 AVR
    Pioneer BDP-95F
    Parasound HCA 1205
    Monster 2500 Power
    Polk RTIa9
    Polk CSIa6
    Polk FXIa6
    Polk DSW 600

    Music Setup
    Polk LSiM703s
    Music Hall A70.2 Integrated
    Music Hall 25.3 DAC
    Cambridge 640 v2 CDP
    Yamaha T-1 Tuner
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 3,610
    Just sold the mono block in eBay...would have rather sold it to you lol...But it doesn't have much power honestly. Now the AMP four in mono-bridged mode would make that CSi6 sing!!!
    HT Rig:
    Yamaha RX-A1010; Parasound HCA-1000a; Arcam rDac; Mains: PSB Imagine Mini + MartinLogan Dynamo (original) sub; Center - Def Tech Procenter 1000; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - SVS PB10-ISD; Sony BDP-S390, FireTV gen 2

    Master Bedroom
    Marantz SR-5007; Audiosource Amp Two, Dynaudio Emit 10, NHT Super One CI, ACI Titan subwoofer, FireTV, Arcam rDac; Bryson BPD-1
  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 2,866
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    Just sold the mono block in eBay...would have rather sold it to you lol...But it doesn't have much power honestly. Now the AMP four in mono-bridged mode would make that CSi6 sing!!!
    So I could bridge it so I wouldn't have to split the center channel in two signals exiting the AVR....no extra cables......is what your saying man?
    Home Theater (5.1)
    Optoma HD-25LV PJ
    Pioneer SC-63 AVR
    Pioneer BDP-95F
    Parasound HCA 1205
    Monster 2500 Power
    Polk RTIa9
    Polk CSIa6
    Polk FXIa6
    Polk DSW 600

    Music Setup
    Polk LSiM703s
    Music Hall A70.2 Integrated
    Music Hall 25.3 DAC
    Cambridge 640 v2 CDP
    Yamaha T-1 Tuner
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 3,610
    Yea. There is a switch on the back. Bridge it for 400 wpc into 8 ohms!!! One cable out the avr, one set of speaker cables. 400 wpc.
    HT Rig:
    Yamaha RX-A1010; Parasound HCA-1000a; Arcam rDac; Mains: PSB Imagine Mini + MartinLogan Dynamo (original) sub; Center - Def Tech Procenter 1000; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - SVS PB10-ISD; Sony BDP-S390, FireTV gen 2

    Master Bedroom
    Marantz SR-5007; Audiosource Amp Two, Dynaudio Emit 10, NHT Super One CI, ACI Titan subwoofer, FireTV, Arcam rDac; Bryson BPD-1
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 3,610
    The only amp left is the Audiosource AMP four. I will split shipping with the buyer. Let's get this sucker sold!
    HT Rig:
    Yamaha RX-A1010; Parasound HCA-1000a; Arcam rDac; Mains: PSB Imagine Mini + MartinLogan Dynamo (original) sub; Center - Def Tech Procenter 1000; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - SVS PB10-ISD; Sony BDP-S390, FireTV gen 2

    Master Bedroom
    Marantz SR-5007; Audiosource Amp Two, Dynaudio Emit 10, NHT Super One CI, ACI Titan subwoofer, FireTV, Arcam rDac; Bryson BPD-1
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 14,704
    edited June 15
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    The only amp left is the Audiosource AMP four. I will split shipping with the buyer. Let's get this sucker sold!

    Dumb question, but is it a 4 channel Amp four, or a 2 channel amp?

    And I mean does it have 2 sets of INPUTS, not a Speaker A + Speaker B off a single set of RCA inputs
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 3,610
    It's a two channel amp. It has one input, one output, volume control, and a+b speaker outputs. Not sure why it is called "amp four" lol...
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    HT Rig:
    Yamaha RX-A1010; Parasound HCA-1000a; Arcam rDac; Mains: PSB Imagine Mini + MartinLogan Dynamo (original) sub; Center - Def Tech Procenter 1000; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - SVS PB10-ISD; Sony BDP-S390, FireTV gen 2

    Master Bedroom
    Marantz SR-5007; Audiosource Amp Two, Dynaudio Emit 10, NHT Super One CI, ACI Titan subwoofer, FireTV, Arcam rDac; Bryson BPD-1
  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 3,888
    PM sent
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 3,610
    Responded! FYI it was a post on my wall, not a pm, so I responded to that!
    HT Rig:
    Yamaha RX-A1010; Parasound HCA-1000a; Arcam rDac; Mains: PSB Imagine Mini + MartinLogan Dynamo (original) sub; Center - Def Tech Procenter 1000; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - SVS PB10-ISD; Sony BDP-S390, FireTV gen 2

    Master Bedroom
    Marantz SR-5007; Audiosource Amp Two, Dynaudio Emit 10, NHT Super One CI, ACI Titan subwoofer, FireTV, Arcam rDac; Bryson BPD-1
  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 3,888
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    Responded! FYI it was a post on my wall, not a pm, so I responded to that!

    Oops. Crap! Sorry....lol
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 3,610
    Sold! Thx @deronb1! Amp clearance is officially over!
    HT Rig:
    Yamaha RX-A1010; Parasound HCA-1000a; Arcam rDac; Mains: PSB Imagine Mini + MartinLogan Dynamo (original) sub; Center - Def Tech Procenter 1000; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - SVS PB10-ISD; Sony BDP-S390, FireTV gen 2

    Master Bedroom
    Marantz SR-5007; Audiosource Amp Two, Dynaudio Emit 10, NHT Super One CI, ACI Titan subwoofer, FireTV, Arcam rDac; Bryson BPD-1
  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 3,888
    Wooohoooo!
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