Parasound P5 replaced by P6

chumliechumlie Posts: 8,659
edited August 2018 in 2 Channel Audio
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 16,727
    Looks like there has been quite the upgrade with ESS Sabre32 Reference DAC (ES9018K2M) being one. Burr-Brown dac is gone and it also has a display. instead of Alps it has a Burr Brown analog resistor ladder volume control. All in all it looks to be a pretty good upgrade in parts.
  • EmlynEmlyn Posts: 2,621
    edited August 2018
    I'm seeing the price on the P6 at $1495. The HINT 6 integrated amp may be the $2995 figure. Both are a bit more than the previous versions, but there are significant upgrades.
    1. Polk LSiM707, 704C, 703; Dual SVS SB2000 subwoofers; Marantz SR7011 receiver; Parasound A31 amp; Oppo 205; Sony 65" 4K TV; FIOS; PS Audio Power Plant Premier; MIT S2 cables
    2. JM Labs Electra 920.1; Sonic Frontiers Line 3 Preamp; Classe Model 25 amp; Sony HAP-Z1ES; Oppo 105D; Music Hall MMF7 and Acoustech phono pre; PS Audio Power Director; MIT S1 Cables
    3. Polk LSiM703; Parasound JC2BP and A23; Sony 48" 4K TV; Wyred4Sound DAC 2; Oppo 203; Squeezebox Touch; MIT S3 cables
  • chumliechumlie Posts: 8,659
    Where are you seeing P6 at $1495 ?
    Emlyn wrote: »
    I'm seeing the price on the P6 at $1495. The HINT 6 integrated amp may be the $2995 figure. Both are a bit more than the previous versions, but there are significant upgrades.

  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 3,690
    edited August 2018
    ^^Audio Adviser $1495.

    That is a heafty increase, of about 30%. That volume pot has to be a good part of it.

    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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  • chumliechumlie Posts: 8,659
    edited August 2018
    Oops. Typed this up before getting my facts strait. Mistook the Integrated price for P6. Then it's worth the price of admission. Sorry !!! Price has been corrected.
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 5,320
    I would like to buy a JC 5 for the price of an A 21.
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 19,409
    This may be the preamp that replaces my Benchmark DAC2L.
    Source: Bluesound Node 2i - Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2 DX - Amplifier: Parasound Halo A21 - Speakers: PSB Imagine T2 - Cables: Kimber Hero XLR; Kimber 8VS Bi-Wire; DH Labs D-75 dig coaxial
  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 2,763
    It looks like a very nice unit. That one in black mated with an A21 and I would be done! Someday...
    FAMILY ROOM
    HDTV - Sharp AQUOS LC-70LE600U 70" | AVR/Streamer - Onkyo TX-NR3008 | Amp - Parasound HCA-1203A
    Blu-Ray/Media/Gaming - Sony PS3-320GB / Microsoft Xbox One | Broadcast - Xfinity X1 Platform
    Front Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Center Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Rear Spkrs - Artison Portrait LRS
    Sub - DIY Stereo Integrity HT 15 | Sub Amp - Dayton Audio SA1000
    Wire - Audioquest Type 4, BJC Belden 5000 | HDMI - BJC Belden | Power Cables - Pangea | Surge - Monster
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 16,727
    steveinaz wrote: »
    This may be the preamp that replaces my Benchmark DAC2L.

    it is a sexy unit Steve....
  • pongshipongshi Posts: 377
    Looks nice, my only beef on the P5 was that they need a little more gain for the phono stage. Hopefully they increased the phono stage output on the P6.
    Living Room
    Parasound Model 2250v2 amplifier
    Parasound P5 preamp
    Turntable 1 - Technics SL-1210Mk2 turntable with Shure V-15 Type III cartridge
    Turntable 2 - Dual 1229 turntable, Dual AS-12 45 RPM stacker, Shure V-15 Type III cartridge
    Schiit Mani Phono Preamp for Turntable 2
    Oppo UDP-205 CD/SACD USB and FLAC duties
    Technics RS-1500US reel to reel
    Polk SDA SRS (2nd Gen) fully modded
  • pongshi wrote: »
    Looks nice, my only beef on the P5 was that they need a little more gain for the phono stage. Hopefully they increased the phono stage output on the P6.

    The gain for the MM setting went up 3 dB from 35 to 38 dB.

    Thanks

    Chris
    Parasound Products inc.

  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 16,727
    WAFWarrior wrote: »
    pongshi wrote: »
    Looks nice, my only beef on the P5 was that they need a little more gain for the phono stage. Hopefully they increased the phono stage output on the P6.

    The gain for the MM setting went up 3 dB from 35 to 38 dB.

    Thanks

    Chris
    Parasound Products inc.

    Dude you're the man!!
    Thanks
  • Rich502Rich502 Posts: 120
    Nice upgrade although getting up there in price. Hopefully now the P5s will come down in price even a little bit.
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,683
    WAFWarrior wrote: »
    pongshi wrote: »
    Looks nice, my only beef on the P5 was that they need a little more gain for the phono stage. Hopefully they increased the phono stage output on the P6.

    The gain for the MM setting went up 3 dB from 35 to 38 dB.

    Thanks

    Chris
    Parasound Products inc.

    I own a few of your amps. Thank you Sir!
  • HzTweakerHzTweaker Posts: 581
    WAFWarrior wrote: »
    pongshi wrote: »
    Looks nice, my only beef on the P5 was that they need a little more gain for the phono stage. Hopefully they increased the phono stage output on the P6.

    The gain for the MM setting went up 3 dB from 35 to 38 dB.

    Thanks

    Chris
    Parasound Products inc.

    I'm still breaking in my gear and loving every listening session. Thanks for the awesome products.
    2ch rig:
    Speakers: LSi9s with VR3's Fortress mods
    Preamplifier: Parasound P5
    Amplifier: Parasound A23
    CDP: Denon 1520
    Cables: Wireworld Equinox 7 XLR ICs, Wireworld Ultraviolet 7 USB
    Benched: Vincent SP-331
  • pongshipongshi Posts: 377
    WAFWarrior wrote: »
    pongshi wrote: »
    Looks nice, my only beef on the P5 was that they need a little more gain for the phono stage. Hopefully they increased the phono stage output on the P6.

    The gain for the MM setting went up 3 dB from 35 to 38 dB.

    Thanks

    Chris
    Parasound Products inc.
    Thanks for the update. I am glad you folks have upped the gain. I have had owned and a number of Parasound products and I have been very pleased. Thanks for commenting.
    Living Room
    Parasound Model 2250v2 amplifier
    Parasound P5 preamp
    Turntable 1 - Technics SL-1210Mk2 turntable with Shure V-15 Type III cartridge
    Turntable 2 - Dual 1229 turntable, Dual AS-12 45 RPM stacker, Shure V-15 Type III cartridge
    Schiit Mani Phono Preamp for Turntable 2
    Oppo UDP-205 CD/SACD USB and FLAC duties
    Technics RS-1500US reel to reel
    Polk SDA SRS (2nd Gen) fully modded
  • Teejay6Teejay6 Posts: 1
    I am trying to decide on a 2250 v2 or the a21+.amp. my speakers are von schweikert vr 4.5
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 7,110
    @Teejay6 you should start a new thread, no one is going to see it burried here.
    rpf65 wrote: »
    I’m thinking you’ve reached the point where people are afraid to open your posts.

    I disabled
  • gyosagyosa Posts: 405
    I did !


    If money is not an object, a21+ all day long ....

    Bk
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    B&K EX-442 ( it will go in my casket when I die ... ) , PS Audio 4.6 preamp ( old school , but it still jams on ... ) , Yamaha wxc-50 , Boston Acoustic voyager 7’s - POOL

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  • Vette C6.rVette C6.r Posts: 1,545
    Anyone gone from the P3 to the P5 or P6.

    I'd imagine its a decent upgrade. Just wondering your thoughts.

  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,578
    Can’t speak to Parasound only, but I went from a PS Audio SGC to the P6 and it was a very nice increase in performance for me.
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AS-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u

    HT - Panasonic BDP/Tivo Bolt - Marantz SR5013 - Def tech C and In ceiling - Sony XBR 75"
  • HzTweakerHzTweaker Posts: 581
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Can’t speak to Parasound only, but I went from a PS Audio SGC to the P6 and it was a very nice increase in performance for me.

    That's interesting because I've been thinking about going from my P5 to a PS Audio SGC.
    2ch rig:
    Speakers: LSi9s with VR3's Fortress mods
    Preamplifier: Parasound P5
    Amplifier: Parasound A23
    CDP: Denon 1520
    Cables: Wireworld Equinox 7 XLR ICs, Wireworld Ultraviolet 7 USB
    Benched: Vincent SP-331
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,578
    Nope. Not even a lateral move IMO
    The more refined sound, bass management, connectivity and over performance of the p6 is a jump ahead of the SGC. The SGC made sounds shrill at higher volumes. Kinda like it couldn’t handle transients as well.
    Been quite happy with the P6 and have not had an itch to replace it.
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AS-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u

    HT - Panasonic BDP/Tivo Bolt - Marantz SR5013 - Def tech C and In ceiling - Sony XBR 75"
  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 2,701
    Strange, my SGC stomps my P5. I didn't think the P6 was significantly different than the P5.
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,578
    Must be about synergy.
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AS-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u

    HT - Panasonic BDP/Tivo Bolt - Marantz SR5013 - Def tech C and In ceiling - Sony XBR 75"
  • Vette C6.rVette C6.r Posts: 1,545
    DaveHo wrote: »
    Strange, my SGC stomps my P5. I didn't think the P6 was significantly different than the P5.


    Did you sell your P5 DaveHo ?
  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 2,701
    Currently moved to the bedroom system.
  • Vette C6.rVette C6.r Posts: 1,545
    edited July 20
    Copy. P5 in the bedroom. Nice. Let me know if that changes por favor. BTW is it silver or black ?
  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 2,701
    Silver. I could be persuaded to sell if I could find another Cambridge CXN v2. The one I already have I used in pre-amp mode for a bit & thought it did rather well.
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