SS Amp

Looking for a nice SS amp w/some balls to go with the Maggie MMG's. I'm hoping that a better quality amp will get my interest piqued again. I haven't made up my mind but I'll be selling either my Parasound HCA 1205A or the B&K ST 1430 to help fund it so if there's interest there let me know. Can be any number of channels.

I'd like to stay south of $800.
Parasound HCA1200 MKII, Parasound HCA-1205A, Oppo BDP-83SE, Marantz SR7008, Mitsubishi 65" DLP, Martin Logan Dynamo Sub, APC S10

Mini HT - Samsung 46" 3D TV + 3D Blu ray player, HK AVR 254, Rti8's, Athena 12" sub

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  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 1,240
    Ballsy?
    If there’s any interest in an Adcom 5802 in very good condition, that might be your huckleberry … I was looking more for $950 plus shipping from 48098
    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Definitive Technology BP-2
    Center Definitive Technology C-1
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    Pre Cary SLP-98 Hot Rod
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Source Oppo 105
    PS Audio AC-12
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  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 1,506
    The McCormack I have listed in the FM has more balls than ANY amp I've owned. If i wasn't going deep in the tube rabbit hole I'd never part with it. Can't give it high enough praise.
    Main System:
    Joule-Electra LA 100 MKIII
    Pass Labs Aleph 30, McCormack DNA-125, Parasound A21
    Marantz SA-14S1
    Usher CP-6311/Tyler Acoustics Taylo Reference Monitor, LSA-1
    Dual SVS SB2000
    Wireworld Equinox 7 bi-wire, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 IC

    Secondary Rig:
    Parasound P5, Audio Electronics by Cary Constellation
    Marsh a200s, Audio Elecrtonics by Cary Hercules
    Pioneer Elite DV-45a, Denon DVD-2910
    Klipsch Epic CF-1, Vandersteen 3CE sig
    Analysus Plus Oval

  • The only thing that comes to mind are
    Bryston 7B-STs or a Benchmark AHB2.
    Not gonna find them in you budget though. :/
    Studio 2 equipment;
    Yamaha a-s2100 Amp, CD-2100 CD player, T-S500 tuner
    Loudspeakers: Harbeth p3esr, Polk RT7
    Cables: Aural Harmony Sonnet Interconnect II, WireWorld Equinox 7 speaker,
    Black Cat silverstar 75 ohm digital, Signal Digital Power Cord, PS Audio Perfect Wave AC-3,
    Pangea SE14, Voltz supplied interconnects
    Optional: Arcam DV88 DVD/CD (HDCD) player, Polk SDS-400 speakers
  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 3,908
    What about stepping ip to a Parasound 3500?
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 5,703
    I got an Adcom 5503 3 channel that would not have a problem with the task at hand, I would let you have for $250 I could meet up with you between Moline and Chicago say Dekalb maybe.
    Home Theater
    Parasound Halo A 31 OnkyoTX-NR838 Sony XBR55X850B 55" 4K RtiA9 Fronts CsiA6 Center RtiA3 Rears FxiA6 Side Surrounds Dual Psw 111's Oppo 105D Signal Ultra Speaker Cables & IC's Signal Magic Power Cable Technics SL Q300 Panamax MR4300 Audioquest Chocolate HDMI Cables Audioquest Forest USB Cable

    2 Channel
    Adcom 555II Vincent SA-T1 Marantz SA 15S2 Denon DR-M11 Clearaudio Bluemotion SDA 2.3tl's (Z) edition MIT Terminator II Speaker Cables & IC's Adcom 545II Adcom Gtp-450 Marantz CD5004 Technics M245X SDA 2B's, SDA CRS+

    Stuff for the Head
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    Shower & Off the beaten path Rigs
    Polk Audio Boom Swimmer, Polk Audio Urchin B)
  • daboyzdaboyz Posts: 4,421
    Thanks for replies so far.

    The Adcoms: One too pricey and the other wouldn't be a step up from the B&K or Parasound I have. Thank you both, though.

    I'm thinking/researching the others.

    Too many hoarders around here? :)
    Parasound HCA1200 MKII, Parasound HCA-1205A, Oppo BDP-83SE, Marantz SR7008, Mitsubishi 65" DLP, Martin Logan Dynamo Sub, APC S10

    Mini HT - Samsung 46" 3D TV + 3D Blu ray player, HK AVR 254, Rti8's, Athena 12" sub
  • daboyzdaboyz Posts: 4,421
    Just noticed that I need to update my sig. :(

    I'm hoping that spending a decent amount on an amp will get me back into the game and bring out the best in the Maggie's. I've never really spent much before on an amp, it's always been either in the pre or cables. I currently have a Jolida Fusion pre.
    Parasound HCA1200 MKII, Parasound HCA-1205A, Oppo BDP-83SE, Marantz SR7008, Mitsubishi 65" DLP, Martin Logan Dynamo Sub, APC S10

    Mini HT - Samsung 46" 3D TV + 3D Blu ray player, HK AVR 254, Rti8's, Athena 12" sub
  • hochpt21hochpt21 Posts: 4,854
    Krell. :)
    2 Channel
    Turntable - Pro-Ject 2.9 Wood/Grado Gold Cartridge
    Phono Stage - PS Audio GCPH
    Preamplifier - Dared SL-2000A
    Amplifier - Parasound HCA-1500a
    Speakers - GoldenEar Triton 2
  • starkillerstarkiller Posts: 2,528
    Have a nice Audire Forte amp...well within your budget and it has balls :)
    Computer room

    B&O TX2 W/SMMC3 Cartride
    Sonab-OA14's
    M&K VX-80 sub
    Arcam CD73
    Avid Pellar Phono Pre
    PrimaLuna Prologue Four Amp
    Aric Audio Tube Preamp

    H/T

    Samsung Plasma
    Outlaw 950 pre/pro
    Tannoy Saturn 8's
    Hsu sub
    Emotiva UPA-500 5-channel amp
    Denon DCD-1520 CD player

    Garage

    Jennings Research Square
    Custom tube preamp
    Crown XLS-1000
    Denon DCD-1500II
    Modded MSB Link DAC
  • 11tsteve11tsteve Posts: 1,135
    I've had the Parasounds, the BK, Conrad Johnson, Acurus....
    my vote is that McCormack. I have a great little 20 w N.E.W. A20 class A, which suits my needs and sounds great.... but I miss my McCormack.
    Polk Lsi9
    N.E.W. A-20 class A 20W
    NAD 1020 completely refurbished
    Keces DA-131 mk.II
    Analysis Plus Copper Oval, Douglass, Morrow SUB3, Huffman Digital
    Paradigm DSP-3100 v.2
  • daboyzdaboyz Posts: 4,421
    hochpt21 wrote: »
    Krell. :)

    Damn, Paul. You're coming down to $800? Sweet! :)
    Parasound HCA1200 MKII, Parasound HCA-1205A, Oppo BDP-83SE, Marantz SR7008, Mitsubishi 65" DLP, Martin Logan Dynamo Sub, APC S10

    Mini HT - Samsung 46" 3D TV + 3D Blu ray player, HK AVR 254, Rti8's, Athena 12" sub
  • TNTsTunesTNTsTunes Posts: 451
    I have a Adcom 5802 that I would part with for $800.00. Don't really want to ship it though, are you near SE WI?
    "Make a man a fire and he'll be warm for a day. Light
    a man on fire and he'll be warm for the rest of his life."

  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,621
    McCormack, Belles, would be my vote. though 8 bones is a bit on the light side to spend for a good amp.

    Are you married to those Maggies ? Just askin', might be better to keep your amps and switch speakers.
    legacy Focus 20/20
    Butler tdb 2250
    Cary Xciter dac
    Joule LA-100
    Pioneer BDP 320
    Sony 4k 55 850c
    FX 500 surround
    Acoustic zen Satori SC's
    Pioneer elite vsx21
    Sonos-Cullen mod.
    Audio Metallurgy GA-0 digital
    PS Audio Quintet
    Analysis Plus crystal ovals
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2's IC
  • hochpt21hochpt21 Posts: 4,854
    daboyz wrote: »
    hochpt21 wrote: »
    Krell. :)

    Damn, Paul. You're coming down to $800? Sweet! :)

    :)
    2 Channel
    Turntable - Pro-Ject 2.9 Wood/Grado Gold Cartridge
    Phono Stage - PS Audio GCPH
    Preamplifier - Dared SL-2000A
    Amplifier - Parasound HCA-1500a
    Speakers - GoldenEar Triton 2
  • hochpt21hochpt21 Posts: 4,854
    tonyb wrote: »
    McCormack, Belles, would be my vote. though 8 bones is a bit on the light side to spend for a good amp.

    Are you married to those Maggies ? Just askin', might be better to keep your amps and switch speakers.

    I think he's been trying to move the speakers for awhile. I was interested and working on setting up a demo before running into my GoldenEars. Dave was very gracious and willing to work with me.
    2 Channel
    Turntable - Pro-Ject 2.9 Wood/Grado Gold Cartridge
    Phono Stage - PS Audio GCPH
    Preamplifier - Dared SL-2000A
    Amplifier - Parasound HCA-1500a
    Speakers - GoldenEar Triton 2
  • MrBuhlMrBuhl Posts: 1,905
    I think you're going to be pleasantly surprised how much difference an amp makes... there are two great ones on hear I would be thinking about - the previously mentioned McCormack (admitted fanboy here) and the Marsh - never heard it, great rep. Just IMO.
    VA HT HK AVR20II, Sony S9000ES CD/DVD/SACD, Polk Audio RC80i / Polk Audio CSi3, 60" Panasonic Plasma, Nordost / Signal Cable A2 / Wireworld / Pangea / Magic Power
    VA 2 Channel , McCormack DNA 0.5 (SMc Gold) Amp, MFA based Cocci Tube Preamp, Polk SDA2BTL (fully modded), A/L 1000VA Dreadnought, Canare 4s11 SDA cable, Sony S9000ES CD/DVD/SACD, Music Hall mmf 5.1 Turntable, Vincent Pho-700 Phono Pre, MIT S3 IC's / MIT Shotgun S3 Speaker Cables / Pangea & Signal Cable MP power
    Noggin Schiit Valhalla, Pangea, Phillips Fidelio X1, Polk UF8000
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    Dodd Mid Level Preamp ("on the bench" w/Charlie)
    Polk SDA1c modded
    Soundcraftsmen PCR800
    Yamaha YP-D6
    Bottlehead Foreplay (modded)
    Signal Cable Silver Resolution IC's
    Audible Illusions L1 Preamp
    McCormack DNA-1 Power Drive Amp
    Eastern Electric Minimax CDP
  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 191
    For MUCH less than your budget, I've got a PS Audio Delta 100 and a B&K EX-442 available. With the B&K, I also have a PT5 preamp to go with it.
  • daboyzdaboyz Posts: 4,421
    Sorry y'all. Kerry took care of me and I got the Marsh back. Thanks for all replies. :)
    Parasound HCA1200 MKII, Parasound HCA-1205A, Oppo BDP-83SE, Marantz SR7008, Mitsubishi 65" DLP, Martin Logan Dynamo Sub, APC S10

    Mini HT - Samsung 46" 3D TV + 3D Blu ray player, HK AVR 254, Rti8's, Athena 12" sub
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