Summary: My journey to refresh my audio system began with the replacement of my Sonus Faber Grand Piano Domus with the Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor M. After that, it was the DAC (Perpetual Technologies P1/P3 combo) to Wyred4Sound DAC2 DSDse, then my CD Transport (Northstar 192 Transport to Wyred4Sound MS-2...
Summary: I have had amplifiers by McCormack, Pioneer, SAE, Odyssey and a few others. This amp by Parasound is head and shoulders better than those amps. I had wanted an Odyssey Stratos for many years. But as fate had it, when I got one tI had nothing but problems with intermittent noise and hum.
Summary: I noticed an earlier review comparing the A21 to an Emotiva amp, and since I owned and reviewed an Emotiva XPA-3 amp back in 2010, I thought I'd review this excellent amp. I bought the Halo in 2012, after moving out of a small townhouse and into a largish detached home.
Summary: Purchased in July 2014. The amp has been around for years. No 21.2, no 21ES.....just the same amp; and there is a reason. This has got to be the one giant killer of sustained value the audio world has ever seen. The power and circuitry are phenomenal.
Summary: l bought the Parasound halo a21 and the differences of improvement in the sound quality are just unreal, it's like too good to be true, before the parasound i had an Emotiva XPA and after listened to the differences btw the emo and the parasound i got to the conclusion that emotiva made my speakers...
Summary: The A21 has got to be one of the best kept secrets ever. I bought it second hand for less than half the original retail price. Wonderful performance driving any speaker load, and I've run it with seven different speakers thus far, both conventional and planar.
Summary: The parasound Halo A21 is a heavy amplifier. Great quality looks and build, handles on the back and heat fins on the side, the blue lights look good at night. 250 watts per channel, it has plenty of power to run inefficient speakers, such as my JSE infininite slope 1.8 with 4 drivers.
Summary: The Parasound A21 is an extremely heavy amp weighing in at 60 pounds. It is rated for 250 watts per channel, 8 ohms. It is capable of running in mono mode, with balanced or unbalanced connections, and gain adjustments on the back.
Summary: I had upgraded my speakers (PBN Audio Montana SPX) after listening to them in the shop powered by a set of Halo JC1 mono blocks. I got them home and hooked them up to my McIntosh 6 ch home theater amp ( 85/watts/ch ) which is not a bad amp but they were missnig something.
Summary: This is one serious amp.I cant believe Parasound can market this product for 2 large.I shopped at high end shops in the north Jersey area and they showed me amps at two times the price that could not shine the shoes of this beast.I recieved the amp via ups and they left it on my stoop while I was at...