Parasound P/LD-1500 value/blue book?

00p22500p225 Posts: 100
edited April 2004 in 2 Channel Audio
I gentleman I work with would like to sell me his Parasound P/LD-1500 preamp which is in near mint condition. The problem is I'm not sure what to offer him. Does anyone have access to the Blue Book value on Audiogon? I'm tracking one on ebay, but I really don't want to go by this and want to offer him a fair price. Thanks.

Also, if anyone has any info on the sound quality of these I would like to hear some opinions.

Zane
Main System
Pre - Homebrew 12au7 tube preamp
Amp - Eico HF-87 with EHEL34's
Source - Modded Toshiba 3950
Interconnects - DIY Belden
Speakers - Polk SDA-1C

Basement System
Pre - McIntosh C-28
Amp - McIntosh MC2100
Source - Modded Toshiba 3960
Tape - Pioneer RT-707
Turntable - Thorens TD150MKII with Denon DL-160
Speakers - Pioneer HPM-100
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Comments

  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 19,054
    edited April 2004
    I own, and have owned Parasound amps and preamps. They are wonderful. About as good as it gets for under $1000 bucks. You could get a new Parasound PHP-850 for $249 and have a phono stage as a bonus...

    To shed a little light here, I recently sold my Parasound PHP-850 and purchased a Musical Fidelity A3CR...I was only mildly impressed with the "upgrade." A $250 pre vs a $1595 pre. How's that for a testament?

    The Parasound PHP-850 is one of the most underrated values in audio today. My advice? Buy the PHP-850, it would be a wonderful mate to your McIntosh...if you don't like it, I'll Fedex you a 12 pack of your favorite beer.
  • HBombTooHBombToo Posts: 5,335
    edited April 2004
    Originally posted by steveinaz
    My advice? Buy the PHP-850, it would be a wonderful mate to your McIntosh...if you don't like it, I'll Fedex you a 12 pack of your favorite beer.

    I'm still blown away with the 850 and I'll kick in half the cost for the 12 pack.

    HBomb
    ***WAREMTAE***
  • 00p22500p225 Posts: 100
    edited April 2004
    Thanks for the info everyone. I read on audio review one person had the Pl/D-1500 and said the php-850 sounded much better, and with the phono stage it's a no brainer. Looks like I'll be trying the 850. Thanks again!
    Main System
    Pre - Homebrew 12au7 tube preamp
    Amp - Eico HF-87 with EHEL34's
    Source - Modded Toshiba 3950
    Interconnects - DIY Belden
    Speakers - Polk SDA-1C

    Basement System
    Pre - McIntosh C-28
    Amp - McIntosh MC2100
    Source - Modded Toshiba 3960
    Tape - Pioneer RT-707
    Turntable - Thorens TD150MKII with Denon DL-160
    Speakers - Pioneer HPM-100
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 19,054
    edited April 2004
    Get it from Audio Advisor, they are an authorized Parasound dealer...10 year warranty! (no affiliation).
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