£1500 for 5 channel Power Amp

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  1. liamjf

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    Hi chaps, I have posted something similar elsewhere but once again I turn to you. Going to sell my Primare stereo and Marantz receiver and get a 5 channel power amp instead. Looking for a lively clean detailed sound with lots of soundstage and thwack!
    Considering Lexicon, Bryston, Krell, Primare (30.5II), Sunfire, Chord, parasound, Bel Canto, Classe but haven't heard any of these. Second hand would stretch my £1500 budget further. Have found these on the net:
    Sunfire cinema grand £850
    Classe CAV150 £1500
    Lexicon 512 £1350
    Any ideas?
    Liam.
     
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    Liam - CRT Projectors are offerring the Parasound A52 5 channel amp for £1445 delivered, I have heard the A51 and that is an awsome amp but i am sure the A52 will be very good too.
     
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    The Parasound looks nice, has anyone heard it and/or know how it would compare with the amps I've listed above?

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    My offer still stands if you want to hear it.
    Save yourself £550 and then buy a monster sub :D
     
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    I've got a sub :D

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    So this is my (current) shortlist:

    Primare 30.5 (around £800 s/h)
    Sunfire Cinema Grand (£850 s/h)
    Classe CAV150 (£1500 s/h)
    Parasound A52 (£1450 new)

    Any experience of these?
    Thanks, Liam.
     
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    I suspect you will be struggling to find anyone here with experience of all or even a couple of these. Not seen any Classe owners here, but hopefully someone can prove me wrong. Someone must own a Primare though.
    All I can add is that CRT Projectors are A1 to deal with, and you won't see Parasound or Bryston stuff cheaper anywhere.
    Henry there believes the A52 is almost as good as the A51, and that's good!
    Worth calling them, as occasionally he comes up with second hand Bryston stuff, although you'd be pushed to find anything for £1500.
     

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