Parasound 1500a

Hey Polk fam - it has been awhile.

Up for sale is my Parasound 1500a in good condition. I’ll snap a few photos tomorrow.

$500 shipped.
|| Polk SDA-CRS+ with all the goodies
|| Totem Hawk
|| Pass Labs Aleph 30
|| Rogue Perseus Magnum Tube Preamp
|| Dodd Reference Level Preamp
|| Chord Hugo
|| Wyred 4 Sound Remedy
|| Tidal
|| Squeezebox Touch
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  • DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 2,116
    Welcome back. GLWYS.
    Love yours. D
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  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 3,738
    put me in line for now please
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 13,420
    This amp will rock your system all day and all night with room to spare! Someone be smart and grab it!!!!

    GLWTS.
    Marantz AV-7705 PrePro, Classé 5 ch. 200wpc Amp, Oppo 103 BluRay, Rotel RCD-1072 CDP, Sony Bravia KDL-40R510C TV, Polk S60 Main Speakers, Boston VR-920 Center Channel, SVS NSD-12 SB12 Subwoofer, Polk DSW 400 Subwoofer, Polk FXi-3 Surround Speakers
  • rburgess714rburgess714 Posts: 451
    I don’t need this but tempting.
    Living Room
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    Office
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  • teekay0007teekay0007 Posts: 2,153
    Is this a step up from my A23? Lateral? Down?
  • UpstatemaxUpstatemax Posts: 2,398
    teekay0007 wrote: »
    Is this a step up from my A23? Lateral? Down?

    IMO, a step up. I liked my HCA 1500A more than the A21. I found it to be warmer and a more forward midrange than the A21.

    The 1500A's seem to be built like tanks as well. I've had mine for a long time and no matter what it seems to be the one part of my system that I would never consider selling. Even if I replaced it in my 2ch rig, I would happily find a new home for it in my home.
    Living room:
    Samsung PN50B860 50" Plasma : XBOX One : Roku Ultra : Oppo UDP-203 : Pioneer Elite SC-87 : APC H15 : Focal 806V mains : Focal 806V Surrounds : SVS SB2000 : SVS SB12-NSD

    2Ch:
    Sonus Faber Venere S : Parasound HCA 1500A : Oppo UDP-205 : Furman Elite 15 DM i : Sony XBR 55X810C Monitor :
  • audiocr381veaudiocr381ve Posts: 2,586
    They don’t come up for sale often so grab it while you can. I preferred this amp to every other that I’ve owned including a pair of 300b tube monoblocks and my Pass Aleph. It’s one that you plug in and you immediately know what it’s doing.

    Also have some fully modded CRS+’s that’ll be listed soon.
    || Polk SDA-CRS+ with all the goodies
    || Totem Hawk
    || Pass Labs Aleph 30
    || Rogue Perseus Magnum Tube Preamp
    || Dodd Reference Level Preamp
    || Chord Hugo
    || Wyred 4 Sound Remedy
    || Tidal
    || Squeezebox Touch
  • audiocr381veaudiocr381ve Posts: 2,586
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    || Polk SDA-CRS+ with all the goodies
    || Totem Hawk
    || Pass Labs Aleph 30
    || Rogue Perseus Magnum Tube Preamp
    || Dodd Reference Level Preamp
    || Chord Hugo
    || Wyred 4 Sound Remedy
    || Tidal
    || Squeezebox Touch
  • pumpkinmanpumpkinman Posts: 7,417
    edited March 23

    Also have some fully modded CRS+’s that’ll be listed soon.

    I’ll be watching with my good eye. Your location ??
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    Because I am The Pumpkinking


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  • audiocr381veaudiocr381ve Posts: 2,586
    San Diego. Did I mention they’ll come with the original stands, and that they’re in black, and that the sale includes the Dreadnaught? ;)
    || Polk SDA-CRS+ with all the goodies
    || Totem Hawk
    || Pass Labs Aleph 30
    || Rogue Perseus Magnum Tube Preamp
    || Dodd Reference Level Preamp
    || Chord Hugo
    || Wyred 4 Sound Remedy
    || Tidal
    || Squeezebox Touch
  • pumpkinmanpumpkinman Posts: 7,417
    San Diego. Did I mention they’ll come with the original stands, and that they’re in black, and that the sale includes the Dreadnaught? ;)

    Well I’m in PA :'(
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    Because I am The Pumpkinking


    A Kind Word Is An Easy Gift To Give
  • JayCeeJayCee Posts: 597
    edited March 23
    Upstatemax wrote: »
    teekay0007 wrote: »
    Is this a step up from my A23? Lateral? Down?

    The 1500A's seem to be built like tanks as well. I've had mine for a long time and no matter what it seems to be the one part of my system that I would never consider selling. Even if I replaced it in my 2ch rig, I would happily find a new home for it in my home.

    Totally agree. I've moved up to a PS Audio BHK-250 amp in my 2 channel system but have owned two 1500A's for the past 6+ years.

    One's used for home theater and the other is in storage as a backup. Took allot more coin to move from the Parasound. Used on 2B's, CRS+, 1C's, 705's and 1.2tl's, to name a few speakers. All SDA's heavily modded w/much larger inductors and the 1500's, assuming a bit more load, never failed. Said many times on this forum...Parasound + SDA = sweet music.

    Haven't heard the A21 or A23 but know the 1500A is worth every penny, stock, and can be upgraded by a good tech to even better results.

    GLWTS!
    Speakers: Polk1.2tl's (Uber Mods) Pre/Amp/DAC: PS Audio BHK Signature & 250, Perfectwave DirectStream Cables/IC's: MIT S1Bi-Wire/S1 Balanced +Avel Lindberg 1000VA "Dreadnought" Power Conditioner: Core Power Technologies EQUI=CORE 1800 Power Cords: Core Power Technologies Gold, DH Labs Power Plus DIY w/Neotech NC-P301 & P311ends FLAC Streamer: Roon ROCK on wifi'd NUC⟿Ω☯☥☮⟿🔊♩♪♫♬♩♪♫♬♩♪♫♬
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,720
    edited March 24
    I'm late to the party but put me in line.
  • verbverb Posts: 7,919
    la2vegas wrote: »
    I'm late to the party but put me in line.

    As am I. To the whole paramount thing! Never owned or heard one.

    Not in line! :smile: Looks to be a quick sale!
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, PASS ACA Monoblocks, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: , Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks, Tisbury Mini Passive Pre, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,782
    Had this amp with a pair of modded 2Bs. Great combo!
  • muncybobmuncybob Posts: 2,144
    Other than the auto on feature, are there any other differences between the 1500a and the 1500?
    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: 3,738
    I am going to pass....bump.
  • WillowWillow Posts: 9,688
    Someone needs to buy this. If I had extra cash and space I'd buy this one and run them as monos.
    2Ch- B&W 703, SVS PB10 NSD, Marantz NR1607, Parasound 1500a, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (Yellow) with Acrylic platter, Pro-Ject phono pre, MIT AVT 2 speaker cables, MIT AVT 1 and AVT 2 ICs, XLO Jumpers, Signal Dig Coax, Signal Cable Magic Power Cables x3, Samsung 55JS7000, Harmony 1100, Sony BDP-S6200, Marantz DV-4200 (as Transport), Cambridge Audio DAC Magic100, Monster 3600MKII, Android Mi Box3 and Apple TV. - Pool /Gazebo Yamaha RX-A1010, Polk Patio 25x4, Rotel RDV 1045 (as CDP) MIT AVT3 ICs - Work - Spotify Premium or Neutron App to my FiiO Kunlun into my Grado SR125e

  • audiocr381veaudiocr381ve Posts: 2,586
    Bump
    || Polk SDA-CRS+ with all the goodies
    || Totem Hawk
    || Pass Labs Aleph 30
    || Rogue Perseus Magnum Tube Preamp
    || Dodd Reference Level Preamp
    || Chord Hugo
    || Wyred 4 Sound Remedy
    || Tidal
    || Squeezebox Touch
  • BgoodfellaBgoodfella Posts: 107
    Thats a sweet amp - im surprised noone has bought it yet! If i wasnt trying to track down a 2205a I'd be all over it. Good luck!
    (2) Rti A7's
    (1) CSI A6
    (2) FXi A6's
    Denon AVR - X4300H
    Monster 850i interconnects ( not sure what everyone hates about these - maybe my untrained ears are too innocent to know what's bad)
    Parasound HCA2205A amplifier
    Sony XBR65X900E TV
  • gilbercagilberca Posts: 32
    PM sent
    SDA 1B, Marantz PM8006, Parasound HCA1500, Marantz CD6006, B&O Tx2, Sonos Connect
  • WillowWillow Posts: 9,688
    gilberca wrote: »
    PM sent

    buy it.......buy it....seriously, you won't be disappointed.
    2Ch- B&W 703, SVS PB10 NSD, Marantz NR1607, Parasound 1500a, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (Yellow) with Acrylic platter, Pro-Ject phono pre, MIT AVT 2 speaker cables, MIT AVT 1 and AVT 2 ICs, XLO Jumpers, Signal Dig Coax, Signal Cable Magic Power Cables x3, Samsung 55JS7000, Harmony 1100, Sony BDP-S6200, Marantz DV-4200 (as Transport), Cambridge Audio DAC Magic100, Monster 3600MKII, Android Mi Box3 and Apple TV. - Pool /Gazebo Yamaha RX-A1010, Polk Patio 25x4, Rotel RDV 1045 (as CDP) MIT AVT3 ICs - Work - Spotify Premium or Neutron App to my FiiO Kunlun into my Grado SR125e

  • jpdnkstrjpdnkstr Posts: 11
    I already have a parasound 2003a running my front stage, would I notice any Sonic difference if I put my left and right on the 1500a, keeping my center on the 2003a and then run the rear channels off the other two on the 2003a? When I'm listening to music it almost always in stereo, I only use surround for movies. I don't mean to derail the classified thread but I know everyone looks at these and thought you might chime in. Thanks in advance for any input.
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 13,420
    Welcome! Keep the 2003a on your front stage and put the 1500a on the rears. All your speakers will now sound terrific. If you get The Dark Side Of the Moon SACD and run it in 5channel mode you will be amazed at how great it sounds.
    Marantz AV-7705 PrePro, Classé 5 ch. 200wpc Amp, Oppo 103 BluRay, Rotel RCD-1072 CDP, Sony Bravia KDL-40R510C TV, Polk S60 Main Speakers, Boston VR-920 Center Channel, SVS NSD-12 SB12 Subwoofer, Polk DSW 400 Subwoofer, Polk FXi-3 Surround Speakers
  • mthebullmthebull Posts: 36
    Would this be a good match for some 2.3tl ‘s or no?
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 1,379
    YES! Is this sold? If not somebody better send him some money before I do...
    Home System:
    SDA 1C's - Full mod with the help by Dave...
    1000 Va Dreadnought- w/ WireWorld Mini-Eclipse cables
    WireWorld Mini-Eclipse 7 speaker cables
    WireWorld Silver Eclipse IC's
    Cambridge Audio Azur 851N - DAC/Streamer
    B&K Reference 50 Pre/Pro
    B&K M200 Sonata Monoblocks
    BLE-Design 16mm Power Cables
    Denon DVD 2900

    Barn system:
    SDA SRS 2.3's Full mod done by myself
    Carver C-1 pre
    Carver M1.5t
    BluDenso - Bluetooth receiver/DAC
  • gilbercagilberca Posts: 32
    I've been corresponding with audiocr381ve to get a measured depth of the amp that includes the rear binding posts. That's the only hold up for me on pulling the trigger on buying it. I assume the protocol here is that once someone sends the seller a PM that folks will hold off until that person either buys or bails out on the transaction.
    SDA 1B, Marantz PM8006, Parasound HCA1500, Marantz CD6006, B&O Tx2, Sonos Connect
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,174
    What happened to having 100 posts before you can buy gear?
    Bud - Silicon Valley

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  • gilbercagilberca Posts: 32
    The rules state that the Seller needs to specify that in the add.
    Quote from the Rules:
    "Being able to offer items for sale or trade is considered, by its membership, to be an earned privilege. To earn this privilege a member must accumulate at least 100 meaningful posts before he is permitted to offer anything for sale or for trade. What qualifies as "meaningful" is determined by the moderators and "for sale/trade" posts will be deleted if they are in violation of the rules.

    Sellers are not restricted as to the number of posts a potential buyer has, they are encouraged to use common sense in all transactions and agree that responsibility for all aspects of the transaction handling are theirs and the buyers. If a seller wishes to limit the acceptability of potential buyers he must include this as part of the item's description."

    SDA 1B, Marantz PM8006, Parasound HCA1500, Marantz CD6006, B&O Tx2, Sonos Connect
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