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It's been a month...time to upgrade again!

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The progression of my basement system can be found here:


At the end of the last thread I mentioned I left a spot for the next upgrade. It took a couple months to save up but I just picked up the next big "upgrade". I put upgrade in quotations because I have Klipsch speakers that we all know are easy to drive being powered by an already powerful receiver with the front and surround back channels bridged to the front left and right speakers. I currently have no audible distortion coming through any speaker, even when playing very loud. But I plan to upgrade all the speakers fairly soon to something less efficient.

Here is the next big purchase: Parasound New Classic 5250 v.2

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And where it is going:

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  • Continuous RMS Power Output

    20 Hz - 20 kHz, Five Channels Driven

    250 watts x 5, 8 Ω

    385 watts x 5, 4 Ω

  • Current Capacity

    45 amps peak per channel

  • Frequency Response

    20 Hz - 50 kHz, +0/-3 dB, 1 watt

  • Dynamic Headroom

    1.6 dB

  • Total Harmonic Distortion

    0.025% at full rated output

    0.02% at average listening levels

  • IM Distortion

    0.05 %

  • Transient IM Distortion

    Not measurable

  • S/N Ratio

    114 dB at rated output, IHF A-weighted

    106 dB at rated output, unweighted

    93 dB at 2.828 V output, IHF A-weighted

    84 dB at 2.828 V output, unweighted

  • Input Impedance

    33 k Ω

  • Input Sensitivity

    1 V in for 28.28 V out, THX reference level

    1.6 V for full rated output, adjustable from 500mV to 5

  • Inter-Channel Crosstalk

    85 dB, 1 kHz

    73 dB, 10 kHz

    67 dB, 20 kHz

  • Damping Factor

    Over 150 at 20 Hz

  • Auto Turn On - DC

    9 - 12V, 15 mA

  • Auto Turn On - Audio

    1 mV sensitivity

    15 minute turn off delay

  • AC Power Requirement

    110 - 120 V / 220 -240 V, 50 - 60 Hz

    1 watt standby; 2500 watts full output

  • Dimensions

    17-1/4" Wide

    19" Deep with gain control knobs

    7-5/8" High with feet, 7" panel only

    437 x 482 x 193mm, 176mm panel only

  • Net Weight

    69 lbs., 31.4 kg

I will give my thoughts on this purchase after it is installed. I will be very honest. My reason for purchase was so I can move to a processor and different speakers in the future. Will I notice any sonic differences on my current system? I will let you know. I promise I won't say it sounds better only to justify my purchase.

Stay tuned!

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Nice. That Parasound is a sweet "beast" and your system will want for none. Power will not be lacking.[Y][li][Y]


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I love my para sound. It wasn't night and day but it did add better separation of musical instruments, more bass (even at low volume) and added clarity. Plus the added headroom and horsepower to drive any 5 speaker setup I may purchase in the future. I paid $750 for mine and for me,it was worth it. I look forward to your review.

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resize your pictures... if you go to edit and click on the picture, you will get abunding box with control points at the corners... use that to make your pictures smaller so they show all the image in the thread. make them somewhere as wide as teh subject box above the message box.

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