Parasound vs Marantz power amp

joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,978
So I am looking to drive the 705’s with a little cleaner juice. I do not have a huge budget and don’t really need more than 150w pc of clean power based on the rest of my system. I do want a new amp (or refurb) and not an older one.
I have it nailed down to two contenders so far
Marantz mm7025 at 140wpc
Parasound 2125 v1 (b stock from safe and sound hq)

Which one would be a better fit for the 705’s with a mix of sources -HT, CD, LP’s etc?


  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,978
    Sorry. 2125 v2 brand new.
    Vs the Marantz new
  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 3,794
    edited July 2018
    Not a fan of the 2125 sound at all. To me it is too cold and just a touch on the bright side. The Marantz should be just the opposite. Although I have not heard this 7025, I do own Marantz equipment and warmth seems to be a signature trait.

    2 channel: Anthem 225 Integrated amp; Parasound Ztuner; TechnicsTT SL1350; Vincent PHO-8 phono pre; Marantz CD6005 spinner; Polk SDA2BTL's; LAT International speaker cables, ZU Mission IC's and power cables all into a PS Audio Dectet Power center.

    Other; S60'S, M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage. All vintage Polk have had crossover rebuilds and tweeter upgrades.

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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,978
    Ok. So I went quite sideways from my original choices.
    My local dealer had Linn LK240 monoblocks on consignment for a client. So I got them! Came with set of Linn interconnects and all I can say is what an improvement over my Marantz AV (of course)
    The 705’s are singing
    Thanks for the feedback Polk community. All one of you...;)
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,978
    Thank You sir!
    You approve of the vintage choice?
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,978
    Fair enough and yes they do! Thanks man.
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