Parasound NewClassic 2250

MilitoMilito Posts: 224
edited December 1 in Electronics
What is your opinion of this amp and what would you pay for one that is 8 years old?

It looks to be in very good condition and is located about 30 minutes from me.

I'm thinking about trying to get it to pair with my Yamaha 2070 for 2 channel listening.
Yamaha RX-A2070, VTF-2 MK5, S30, Sony BPD-S3200, Technics PD867, Audio-Technica AT-LP60, AudioQuest Type 4 Speaker Cable, Furman PL-8C 15 Power Conditioner, Sony 65" 900F.

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  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 2,925
    I personally do not care for the Classic series. Much prefer the HCA series for 2 channel.
    2 channel: Anthem 225 Integrated amp; Parasound Ztuner; TechnicsTT SL1350; Vincent PHO-8 phono pre; Marantz CD6005 spinner; Polk Signature S60's;Cables: Wireworld Eclipse IC; Audioquest Big Sur IC; ZU Audio Mission speaker cables; PS Audio AC-3 power cords, all into a PS Audio Dectet Power center.

    All TV's sound enhanced by Polk Magnfi Mini's.

    Other; SDA2BTL's, M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage. All speakers have had crossover rebuilds, resulting in a small fortune invested in Sonicaps, and tweeter upgrades.

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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,184
    I might agree with Motor above. Really all depends on the sound your looking for. The Classic series will have a bit more detailed sound , maybe a tad more sterile over the HCA series. HCA is more musical to my ears, a tad on the warmer side of neutral. Halo series is big on detail retrieval, but also lacks some musicality to my ears.

    With Polk speakers, the HCA series works well. It's not the cutest kid on the block, but sounds more musical with Polk speakers to these ears.
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • MilitoMilito Posts: 224
    edited December 1
    Thanks for the feedback, it sounds like I need to continue to look for a HCA1500 or a B&K Reference 200.2.

    Halo is out of my budget at this time.
    Yamaha RX-A2070, VTF-2 MK5, S30, Sony BPD-S3200, Technics PD867, Audio-Technica AT-LP60, AudioQuest Type 4 Speaker Cable, Furman PL-8C 15 Power Conditioner, Sony 65" 900F.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,184
    The B&k will be a touch smoother on the top end. If I had to choose between the 2, I might tip the scale to the B&k. That's not putting down the HCA either, it's a fine amp on it's own no doubt.
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • sgtmick63sgtmick63 Posts: 141
    I had one powering my lsim 703's and I loved it.
  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 2,925
    Yep, add B&K to your list.
    2 channel: Anthem 225 Integrated amp; Parasound Ztuner; TechnicsTT SL1350; Vincent PHO-8 phono pre; Marantz CD6005 spinner; Polk Signature S60's;Cables: Wireworld Eclipse IC; Audioquest Big Sur IC; ZU Audio Mission speaker cables; PS Audio AC-3 power cords, all into a PS Audio Dectet Power center.

    All TV's sound enhanced by Polk Magnfi Mini's.

    Other; SDA2BTL's, M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage. All speakers have had crossover rebuilds, resulting in a small fortune invested in Sonicaps, and tweeter upgrades.

    Political memes posted as fact and accepted as fact, are sign language of the ignorant, for the ignorant

    tonyb said " but even socialists can do a good thing here and there

    Social media makes dumb people dumber and smart people dumb and dumber.
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 4,767
    Milito wrote: »
    Thanks for the feedback, it sounds like I need to continue to look for a HCA1500 or a B&K Reference 200.2.

    Halo is out of my budget at this time.

    An HCA-1200 series two would also offer plenty of power for your speakers, just to expand the possibilities a bit.
    HT Rig:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio Nova Integrated; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Emit 10 + MartinLogan Dynamo (original) sub; Center - Polk cs400i; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - SVS PB10-ISD; LG UP870 4K BDP

    Master Bedroom
    Marantz SR-5007; Peachtree Audio NovaPre; Audiosource Amp Two, PSB Imagine B, Boston VR-10 center, NHT Super One CI surrounds, ACI Titan subwoofer, Squeezebox Touch
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,136
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    Milito wrote: »
    Thanks for the feedback, it sounds like I need to continue to look for a HCA1500 or a B&K Reference 200.2.

    Halo is out of my budget at this time.

    An HCA-1200 series two would also offer plenty of power for your speakers, just to expand the possibilities a bit.

    Yep. I’ve got one that needs new relays. Just haven’t had time to fix it.
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    Speakers: Harbeth: 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Pienza, Certaldo, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S15, RTA 15tl, RTi12; Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, Legato Unum, Legato Semis, Legato Duo; Emerald Physics CS-2.8; Klipsch KLF-20
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: BoX, Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
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