Parasound A21 vs Adcom GFA555

Thinking of replacing my Adcom GFA555 amp with a Parasound A21. Powering SDA SRS speakers that have been completely gone through. What benefits if any will there be in the Parasound over the Adcom to justify the new purchase. I have a Mcintosh c32 pre-amp and mainly play vinyl in a dedicated listening room. Thanks in advance for any help.

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  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 1,840
    F1nut wrote: »
    Better sound.

    Simple and to the point. I do agree.
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  • xschopxschop Posts: 880
    F1nut wrote: »
    Better sound.

    Simple and to the point. I do agree.

    F1 keeps it simple, and real.
  • I appreciate all the comments, especially DarqueKnights. Very informative for sure. Parasound it will be. After purchase and a some breakin time I will post my thoughts, already sounding positive for sure. Thank you everyone.
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,249
    Let us know how it goes! I've been dying to get a JC5 in on demo but I can't find the money at the moment.

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  • headrottheadrott Posts: 5,361
    edited November 2018
    You have two of the most "heavy hitters" (on the forum) make a comment in the first two replies in this thread. I suggest you take their advice.

    Edit: Lol! I just now saw you already bought the A21. Sorry. F1's and DK's advice still is just as sound though.

    You would think I would have learned to read the whole thread by now.
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    My response is: If you need 60 seconds to respond in one sentence, you probably should't be evaluating Polk speakers.....

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  • dpowelldpowell Posts: 2,809
    Hope you're enjoying the A21. It is far superior to the Adcom.
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