For Sale Parasound Halo A52 5 Channel Power Amp

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  1. MIKEVO

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    I am reluctantly selling my very rare Parasound Halo A52 5 Channel Power Amp.

    Specification:

    Features
    Circuitry designed by legendary John Curl
    THX Ultra2 certified
    High bias Class A/AB operation
    Balanced inputs with discrete circuits and XLR connectors
    Direct Coupled - no capacitors or inductors in signal path
    Complementary MOSFET driver stage and JFET input stage
    20 beta-matched 15 amp, 60 MHz bipolar output transistors
    1.4 kVA encapsulated toroid power transformer with independent
    secondary windings for each channel
    100,000 µF power supply filter capacitance
    DC Servo and relay protection circuits
    AC present, channel status, high temperature indicators
    Heavy-duty 24k gold-plated 5-way speaker terminals
    Gold-plated RCA input jacks; ground lift switch
    Auto turn-on by 12v trigger or audio signal, 12v trigger out

    Specs
    Continuous power output:
    125 watts RMS x 5, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 8 Ω, all channels driven
    225 watts RMS x 5, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 4 Ω, all channels driven

    Current capacity:
    30 amperes peak per channel

    Power bandwidth:
    5 Hz - 100 kHz, +0/-3 dB at 1 watt

    It sounds beautiful and will transform any AV receiver if you add this to your system.

    It is in exceptionally good condition and the only visible mark is a tiny rub on the top edge of the front panel, otherwise it looks as new.

    It is only 3 years old, I am the second owner.

    It comes with the original manual.

    I do not have the original box, but I can obtain suitable packaging.

    Price and currency: £1100
    Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
    Payment method: Bank Transfer or Cash
    Location: Truro, Cornwall

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  2. JonnyBingham

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    I will offer £1100 and pay for delivery. I don't have feedback here but happy to pay upfront.
     
  3. MIKEVO

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    JonnyBingham, I sent you a PM.

    Do you still wish to proceed?
     
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    He was online yesterday at 9.30pm. I generally give any member I agree a trade with 3 days to respond before escalating as real life does take precedence (especially at weekends). However 48hrs is normally sufficient so if he doesn't respond by 6pm today feel free to sell it to someone else and he will be issued a trading ban for withdrawing.

    Thanks
     
  5. Wookii

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    Hi,

    Do you have any pics of the amp?
     
  6. MIKEVO

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    P1020042.JPG Wookii, Pic Added, but of the Amp in situ, as I am still using it.
     
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    Ok, thanks
     
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    Pic added. Shows light mark on the top left edge, which is almost unnoticeable under normal light.
     
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    Many thanks, it may sound a silly question given you have just posted a good photo, but is the unit black or silver? Its just a little hard to tell with the blue light reflecting on it.
     
  10. MIKEVO

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    Sorry Wookii, they only come in silver as far as I am aware.
    I took 3 photos, I shall try another, my lad is watching a Film at the moment and I would ruin the experience if I opened the curtains. P1020043.JPG
     
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    No worries, that's great, thanks.
     
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    Quite tempted with this, are you sure you could pack it up well for delivery? Whats your best price...
     
  13. MIKEVO

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    Hi abbo, I am willing to take £1050 including delivery via parcel force.
    I am able to package the Amplifier sufficiently.
    Where are you located?
    Regards, Mike
     
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    Ok, I'm in the New Forest, Dorset. Just need to chew it over to be sure for the afternoon.
    Thanks.
     
  15. MIKEVO

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    That is fine abbo.

    I am away until Tuesday, but should be able to send the Amplifier to you next week.

    Thank you. Mike
     
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    Hi Mike, not really sure still at the moment, wondering if I should keep it all Arcam...I will keep you posted.
    Thanks
     
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    No problem abbo, I completely understand. If you were closer, you could borrow it for a few days, it may change your mind.

    This fabulous sounding, very high quality, 5 channel amplifier is still available:cool:
     
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    Still available and very rare.
     
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    I know power output comparisons aren't important but I was wondering how this would compare to the amplification in my Onkyo 3009. I am in Truro, would the offer of a trial be possible?

    Regards

    Graham
     
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    Hi Graham,

    I am sure the differences in amplification will impress you.

    I guess a trial would not be a problem, I am near Truro too.

    Pm me your address and contact details if thats ok with moderators. We can then discuss the financial side on the thread.

    Regards. Mike
     
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    Hi Mike,

    Thanks for letting me try the amp out. I am extremely happy with it and will now post to confirm my offer of £1000 for the amp and interconnects as agreed,

    It was a pleasure to have you around to listen to my set up and DIY subs, hope you enjoyed it

    Regards

    Graham
     
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    Offer accepted Graham, I am glad you had the chance to try it first and think it is a great quality piece of kit for your stunning system.
    You are a pleasure to deal with.

    Regards.

    Mike
     
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    The Parasound Halo A52 is now sold to Graham N.

    Thank you
     

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