Parasound vs Marantz power amp

joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,571
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
And
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?
Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61

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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,571
    Sorry. 2125 v2 brand new.
    Vs the Marantz new
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61
  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 3,309
    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.




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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,571
    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...;)
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,571
    Thank You sir!
    You approve of the vintage choice?
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,198
    edited August 2018
    Do they make you happy? That's what matters. I've never heard the Linn units so I have no other input. It wouldn't matter anyways. :)
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,571
    Fair enough and yes they do! Thanks man.
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61
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