Parasound HCA-1000A

rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,778
Great amp for sale. I’ve had several over the years and keep coming back to them whenever I need solid, inexpensive power. This one is in about the best shape of the used ones I’ve owned, but one rack ear did get bent in shipping and the previous owner bent it back. Other than that, there are a few small scratches, but no other major imperfections. Face is pretty clean.

$200 plus actual shipping for polkies with 100 posts. Paypal preferred. Please cover any applicable fees. Thanks!

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HT Rig:
Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio NovaPre; B&K TX4430; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Excite x18; Center - Polk cs400i; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5; LG UP870 4K BDP; NVidia ShieldTV
;
Master Bedroom
Cambridge Azur 551r; Definitive Technology SM45, NHT Super One CI surrounds, Martin Logan Dynamo (original), Squeezebox Touch
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  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 2,497
    Tempting. Good deal, I usually see these for around $250-300
    Just a dude doing dude-ly things

    "Temptation is the manifestation of desire which equals necessity." - Mikey081057
    " I have always had a champange taste with a beer budget" - Rick88
    "Just because the thread is getting views don't mean much .. I like a good train wreck doesn't mean i want to be in one..." - pitdogg2
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    "Audiophiles are the male equivalent of cat ladies." - Audiokarma Member
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,778
    Tempting. Good deal, I usually see these for around $250-300

    Yep, this is one the the classic amps that has really held its value over the years. You will not lose any money if you decide to resell any time in the foreseeable future...
    HT Rig:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio NovaPre; B&K TX4430; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Excite x18; Center - Polk cs400i; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5; LG UP870 4K BDP; NVidia ShieldTV
    ;
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Definitive Technology SM45, NHT Super One CI surrounds, Martin Logan Dynamo (original), Squeezebox Touch
  • gyosagyosa Posts: 186
    Any idea on the age of it ?
    Still looking for an amp ....
    Thanks
    Bk
    Parasound A21 , Yamaha wxc-50, PS Audio 4.6 , Polk SDA 1c’s , Sony 42” - bedroom

    B&K EX-442 , Yamaha wxc-50 , Boston Acoustic voyager 7’s - pool

    PS Audio Stellar S300 ,Yamaha wxc-50 , Salk Supercharged Songtowers
    Sony XBR-A8F 65” OLED - den

    Onkyo TX-nr609 , Polk atrium 7 , Boston acoustic sound ware (4) , Boston acoustic sub , B&W center , Sharp 65” TV - patio
  • gyosagyosa Posts: 186
    I can repost this 22 more times to get to 100 ...😊😊
    Parasound A21 , Yamaha wxc-50, PS Audio 4.6 , Polk SDA 1c’s , Sony 42” - bedroom

    B&K EX-442 , Yamaha wxc-50 , Boston Acoustic voyager 7’s - pool

    PS Audio Stellar S300 ,Yamaha wxc-50 , Salk Supercharged Songtowers
    Sony XBR-A8F 65” OLED - den

    Onkyo TX-nr609 , Polk atrium 7 , Boston acoustic sound ware (4) , Boston acoustic sub , B&W center , Sharp 65” TV - patio
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,778
    No sorry, but I imagine one could call parasound with the serial number.

    Fwiw most of these were made in the early 2000s I think...
    HT Rig:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio NovaPre; B&K TX4430; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Excite x18; Center - Polk cs400i; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5; LG UP870 4K BDP; NVidia ShieldTV
    ;
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Definitive Technology SM45, NHT Super One CI surrounds, Martin Logan Dynamo (original), Squeezebox Touch
  • gyosagyosa Posts: 186
    Wondering how long these go before they need any servicing ?
    Bk
    Parasound A21 , Yamaha wxc-50, PS Audio 4.6 , Polk SDA 1c’s , Sony 42” - bedroom

    B&K EX-442 , Yamaha wxc-50 , Boston Acoustic voyager 7’s - pool

    PS Audio Stellar S300 ,Yamaha wxc-50 , Salk Supercharged Songtowers
    Sony XBR-A8F 65” OLED - den

    Onkyo TX-nr609 , Polk atrium 7 , Boston acoustic sound ware (4) , Boston acoustic sub , B&W center , Sharp 65” TV - patio
  • muncybobmuncybob Posts: 2,121
    I have the HCA-1000(not the A version) so slightly older and not a thing wrong with it. Good amp for the $$.
    Yep, my name really is Bob.
    Parasound HCA1500, Dynaco PAS4, Denon DP1200 w/Shure V15 Type V and Jico SAS stylus, Oppo BDP93, Marantz UD7007, modded Polk SDA 2B.
  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 3,683
    Someone needs to buy this....had one for awhile and great bang for your buck!
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,778
    edited May 24
    The 1000A is 45 AMPS peak current, 125 watts a channel, THX certified, mono option for a sub. Also has remote trigger. The 1000 had 25 AMPS peak, 100 WPC, no remote option FWIW...

    1000A:
    Continuous Power Output - Stereo
    125 watts RMS x 2, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 8 Ω, both channels driven
    200 watts RMS x 2, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 4 Ω, both channels driven
    Continuous Power Output - Mono
    400 watts RMS, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 8 Ω
    Current Capacity
    45 amps peak per channel
    HT Rig:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio NovaPre; B&K TX4430; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Excite x18; Center - Polk cs400i; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5; LG UP870 4K BDP; NVidia ShieldTV
    ;
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Definitive Technology SM45, NHT Super One CI surrounds, Martin Logan Dynamo (original), Squeezebox Touch
  • gyosagyosa Posts: 186
    ROOFTOP ,
    I’m very interested , if you’ll give me a pass on the 100 posts ....
    Whaddya think shipping is to 75214 , Dallas TEXAS ( notice all caps ? Everything bigger in TEXAS )....

    Bk
    Parasound A21 , Yamaha wxc-50, PS Audio 4.6 , Polk SDA 1c’s , Sony 42” - bedroom

    B&K EX-442 , Yamaha wxc-50 , Boston Acoustic voyager 7’s - pool

    PS Audio Stellar S300 ,Yamaha wxc-50 , Salk Supercharged Songtowers
    Sony XBR-A8F 65” OLED - den

    Onkyo TX-nr609 , Polk atrium 7 , Boston acoustic sound ware (4) , Boston acoustic sub , B&W center , Sharp 65” TV - patio
  • gyosagyosa Posts: 186
    More importantly, what are the collective thoughts about how this would pair with my new Salks ?
    The Parasound A23 I was interested in is unavailable... he decided to keep it ....
    I don’t have a problem going with a new amp or used ....
    Appreciate any input ....

    Bk
    Parasound A21 , Yamaha wxc-50, PS Audio 4.6 , Polk SDA 1c’s , Sony 42” - bedroom

    B&K EX-442 , Yamaha wxc-50 , Boston Acoustic voyager 7’s - pool

    PS Audio Stellar S300 ,Yamaha wxc-50 , Salk Supercharged Songtowers
    Sony XBR-A8F 65” OLED - den

    Onkyo TX-nr609 , Polk atrium 7 , Boston acoustic sound ware (4) , Boston acoustic sub , B&W center , Sharp 65” TV - patio
  • gyosagyosa Posts: 186
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    Parasound A21 , Yamaha wxc-50, PS Audio 4.6 , Polk SDA 1c’s , Sony 42” - bedroom

    B&K EX-442 , Yamaha wxc-50 , Boston Acoustic voyager 7’s - pool

    PS Audio Stellar S300 ,Yamaha wxc-50 , Salk Supercharged Songtowers
    Sony XBR-A8F 65” OLED - den

    Onkyo TX-nr609 , Polk atrium 7 , Boston acoustic sound ware (4) , Boston acoustic sub , B&W center , Sharp 65” TV - patio
  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 2,401
    That cabinet is cool. But it reminds me of a Minecraft block. :)
  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 2,401
    But on a serious note. The 1000a will power the Salks beautifully.
  • gyosagyosa Posts: 186
    Yeah ,
    Wife fell in love w it .....
    Teak ....
    I’ll build a boat ‘outta it when we retire .... 😊

    Bk
    Parasound A21 , Yamaha wxc-50, PS Audio 4.6 , Polk SDA 1c’s , Sony 42” - bedroom

    B&K EX-442 , Yamaha wxc-50 , Boston Acoustic voyager 7’s - pool

    PS Audio Stellar S300 ,Yamaha wxc-50 , Salk Supercharged Songtowers
    Sony XBR-A8F 65” OLED - den

    Onkyo TX-nr609 , Polk atrium 7 , Boston acoustic sound ware (4) , Boston acoustic sub , B&W center , Sharp 65” TV - patio
  • Inspector 24Inspector 24 Posts: 1,168
    Tempting indeed, just to have just in case
    Down
    RTiA9 - CSiA6 - FXiA6 - Dual HSU VTF-15H Mk2
    Parasound HCA-3500 - HCA-2003A - Marantz SR7005
    Sim2 D60 - Dragonfly 106" Panny 500

    Up
    LSi15 LSiC - RX-V3000
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,778
    gyosa wrote: »
    ROOFTOP ,
    I’m very interested , if you’ll give me a pass on the 100 posts ....
    Whaddya think shipping is to 75214 , Dallas TEXAS ( notice all caps ? Everything bigger in TEXAS )....

    Bk

    Pm sent.
    HT Rig:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio NovaPre; B&K TX4430; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Excite x18; Center - Polk cs400i; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5; LG UP870 4K BDP; NVidia ShieldTV
    ;
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Definitive Technology SM45, NHT Super One CI surrounds, Martin Logan Dynamo (original), Squeezebox Touch
  • gyosagyosa Posts: 186
    👍
    Parasound A21 , Yamaha wxc-50, PS Audio 4.6 , Polk SDA 1c’s , Sony 42” - bedroom

    B&K EX-442 , Yamaha wxc-50 , Boston Acoustic voyager 7’s - pool

    PS Audio Stellar S300 ,Yamaha wxc-50 , Salk Supercharged Songtowers
    Sony XBR-A8F 65” OLED - den

    Onkyo TX-nr609 , Polk atrium 7 , Boston acoustic sound ware (4) , Boston acoustic sub , B&W center , Sharp 65” TV - patio
  • gyosagyosa Posts: 186
    PM BACK AT ‘ya ...
    Parasound A21 , Yamaha wxc-50, PS Audio 4.6 , Polk SDA 1c’s , Sony 42” - bedroom

    B&K EX-442 , Yamaha wxc-50 , Boston Acoustic voyager 7’s - pool

    PS Audio Stellar S300 ,Yamaha wxc-50 , Salk Supercharged Songtowers
    Sony XBR-A8F 65” OLED - den

    Onkyo TX-nr609 , Polk atrium 7 , Boston acoustic sound ware (4) , Boston acoustic sub , B&W center , Sharp 65” TV - patio
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,778
    edited May 25
    In talks with @gyosa...
    HT Rig:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio NovaPre; B&K TX4430; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Excite x18; Center - Polk cs400i; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5; LG UP870 4K BDP; NVidia ShieldTV
    ;
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Definitive Technology SM45, NHT Super One CI surrounds, Martin Logan Dynamo (original), Squeezebox Touch
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,618
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    In talks with @gyosa...
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    Is that similar to sleeping with the fishes?
  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 2,497
    W00t get dat amp!
    Just a dude doing dude-ly things

    "Temptation is the manifestation of desire which equals necessity." - Mikey081057
    " I have always had a champange taste with a beer budget" - Rick88
    "Just because the thread is getting views don't mean much .. I like a good train wreck doesn't mean i want to be in one..." - pitdogg2
    "Those that don't know, don't know that they don't know." - heiney9
    "Audiophiles are the male equivalent of cat ladies." - Audiokarma Member
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,286
    Those looking to add an amp on the cheap, a good amp, would be foolish to pass on this.
    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

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

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • scubalabscubalab Posts: 2,763
    edited May 26
    I had one of these. Probably the piece of gear I regret selling the most!

    Great seller too!
  • muncybobmuncybob Posts: 2,121
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    The 1000A is 45 AMPS peak current, 125 watts a channel, THX certified, mono option for a sub. Also has remote trigger. The 1000 had 25 AMPS peak, 100 WPC, no remote option FWIW...

    1000A:
    Continuous Power Output - Stereo
    125 watts RMS x 2, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 8 Ω, both channels driven
    200 watts RMS x 2, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 4 Ω, both channels driven
    Continuous Power Output - Mono
    400 watts RMS, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 8 Ω
    Current Capacity
    45 amps peak per channel

    I though the only difference between the 2 was the "A" had power on auto trigger?
    Yep, my name really is Bob.
    Parasound HCA1500, Dynaco PAS4, Denon DP1200 w/Shure V15 Type V and Jico SAS stylus, Oppo BDP93, Marantz UD7007, modded Polk SDA 2B.
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,778
    muncybob wrote: »
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    The 1000A is 45 AMPS peak current, 125 watts a channel, THX certified, mono option for a sub. Also has remote trigger. The 1000 had 25 AMPS peak, 100 WPC, no remote option FWIW...

    1000A:
    Continuous Power Output - Stereo
    125 watts RMS x 2, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 8 Ω, both channels driven
    200 watts RMS x 2, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 4 Ω, both channels driven
    Continuous Power Output - Mono
    400 watts RMS, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 8 Ω
    Current Capacity
    45 amps peak per channel

    I though the only difference between the 2 was the "A" had power on auto trigger?

    Nope! Changes are as listed. John curl took the opportunity to make some improvements...
    HT Rig:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio NovaPre; B&K TX4430; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Excite x18; Center - Polk cs400i; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5; LG UP870 4K BDP; NVidia ShieldTV
    ;
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Definitive Technology SM45, NHT Super One CI surrounds, Martin Logan Dynamo (original), Squeezebox Touch
  • aiconnaiconn Registered User Posts: 209
  • skrolskrol Posts: 2,782
    gyosa wrote: »
    Wondering how long these go before they need any servicing ?
    Bk

    I have one that I bought from a fellow Polk Audio member. One channel was out but it turned out to be a broken solder joint, easy fix. I decided to refresh the caps but there wasn't much need. All the caps I pulled out were still in good spec. An older Parasound amp that I had (HCA-800ii) had many bad caps but that was before John Curl stepped in. The HCA-1000A has much better quality caps. I was able to upgrade the power supply caps to higher capacity and higher voltage rating. With advice from Mr. Curl himself, I was able to set the bias quite a bit higher than the factory setting. It is a really nice amp.
    Stan

    Main 2ch:
    Polk LSi15 (DB840 upgrade), Parasound: P/LD-1100, HCA-1000A; Denon: DVD-2910, DRM-800A; Monster HTS3600-MKII, Grado SR-225i

    HT:
    Marantz SR7010, Polk: RTA11TL (RDO198-1, XO and Damping Upgrades), S4, CS250, PSW10 (DXi104 upgrade), Marantz UD5005, Pioneer PL-530, Panasonic TC-P42S60

    Other stuff:
    Denon: DRA-835R, AVR-888, DCD-660, DRM-700A, DRR-780; Polk: S8, Monitor 5A, 5B, TSi100, RM7; Pioneer: CT-6R; Onkyo CP-1046F; Ortofon OM5E, Marantz: PM5004, CD5004, CDR-615; Parasound C/PT-600, HCA-800ii, Sony CDP-, Technics SA 5070, B&W DM601
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,778
    Still available!

    @aiconn you're up!
    HT Rig:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio NovaPre; B&K TX4430; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Excite x18; Center - Polk cs400i; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5; LG UP870 4K BDP; NVidia ShieldTV
    ;
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Definitive Technology SM45, NHT Super One CI surrounds, Martin Logan Dynamo (original), Squeezebox Touch
  • Inspector 24Inspector 24 Posts: 1,168
    Damnit someone buy this so I don't...My Parasound FanBoi keeps poking me...
    Down
    RTiA9 - CSiA6 - FXiA6 - Dual HSU VTF-15H Mk2
    Parasound HCA-3500 - HCA-2003A - Marantz SR7005
    Sim2 D60 - Dragonfly 106" Panny 500

    Up
    LSi15 LSiC - RX-V3000
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