Only 2 left in stock - order soon. Overall, if the A 31's performance is on a par with that of the A 21, the A 21+ is a welcome successor. Parasound's mission is to put great sound into stunning packages, priced magnitudes lower than any competitor. Which one to you keep connected to the speakers, and why ? Not that there is anything wrong with that, but the price should reflect that. Loudness war has invaded the audiophile streaming services. Bass was comparable in balance but marginally softer and, although I did not think that the A 21+ was bright or tipped-up, there was less high-frequency noise on older CDs and lower resolution streams with the A 31. Thanks Found 200 records in Search of Amp/Preamp Asylum.. 1: RE: Parasound a21+ Parasound P6 vs Parasound Hint vs Anthem STR Int. Greetings, excellent review. Although price isn’t indicative of which would be better, a 3b3 for only $400 more than the A21+ sounds like a better deal. I read with interest your previous review of the AHB2 amp. Wee and Alkan are all about complexity and its explication (as well as dizzying brilliance), and the clarity afforded by the A 21+ was revealing and provided an appropriate degree of focus. In very nice condition! On one hand - class D. Hmmm.. not sure how I feel about it. A few comparisons They clearly … I had also tried several other USB cables such as AudioQuest Carbon and Diamond and Kimber Kable CU. Interestingly my dealer who sells Parasound and PS audio has told me the new ps audio stellar range sounds better than the parasound a21 s for less money. If this amp is 10% "better," that number is not worth testing the waters of diminishing returns. I've switched over to tube so decided to let this go. How does it compare with the Parasound 21+. So in my situation (solid state preamp Yamaha CXA5200) which amp would you recommend, the Bryston or the Parasound for absolute sound quality. Previous Thread; Next Thread ; Please make a selection first; new « Prev; 1; Next » michael14 Minor Hero. Power amps still in the running: Parasound NewClassic 275 v.2 (90W); NewClassic 2125 v.2 (150W); PS Audio Stellar S300 (140W). In the Stellar M700, PS Audio has designed excellent sounding mono amps that can be the foundation of a reasonably priced high-end audio system. PS audio is a wild card. I would anticipate(!) Bryston 3B3 is high on my list, but considerably more expensive. Info: Parasound A21 Power Amplifier. Parasound Zphono XRM MM/MC Phono Preamplifier. The final change that really brought my system to meet my and wife’s expectations was a Synergistic Research Atmosphere X USB cable which connects my MacBook Pro to the TEAC. "", https://www.stereophile.com/content/rogue-audio-stereo-100-power-amplifier, http://www.rogueaudio.com/Products_100.htm. I am considering the following Power Amps to drive my Monitor Audio PL300ii. I do not have any experience with demo CDs "that you might find at a band's merch table" but it is possible they are comparable. Anyone in the market for a stereo power amp would be well advised to consider the Parasound A 21+, especially those who believe that they must spend more. Wyred 4 Sound ST-750LE also uses this stereo module. So if you end up with these Parasound A31 or A51 or A21 amps I would suggest you place them on the floor on the amplifier stand, or place it in an open hifi audio rack and leave a space above it. If you say so. My immediate perception upon switching over to the Benchmarks was of a somewhat wider and deeper soundstage on the AHB2s. 61. I previously has the A21 with a Van Alstine Ultra Plus preamp. . I mainly chose it for the bass management, but it ended up making my whole setup quite pleasing. Saying it’s a great value is a bit of a disservice. $399.95 $ 399. I … Yea, because Paul for some reason thinks feedback is bad. This is a review and detailed measurements of the PS Audio Stellar M700 Power Amplifier. 95. Next Last. Only 2 left in stock - order soon. Thanks, looks interesting...can't find any reviews. September 16 edited September 16. It’s a story of a music lover/enthusiast that started in an audio shop as a stock boy at Pacific Stereo rising his way up to management at the main office. How about 20th-century dynamics? But in the article you linked, this is a direct quote... " Still, for $899. Amplifiers, Phono preamp, and Analog Audio Review, Stereo and Multichannel Amplifier Reviews, Elac Vela BS 403, 4x SB-1000, Benchmark AHB2, dbx VENU360, Topping D90, SHD Studio, Magni3 & HD280, HD6XX phones, https://www.audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?threads/how-to-support-audio-science-review.8150/, https://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=156250.msg1673278#msg1673278, Looking for science-based instructions on setting up audio systems. No discrepancy. . I hadn't noticed any change. Many thanks for your thoughts regarding the ABH2. Interconnects: High Fidelity Cables Reveal XLR cables, Synergistic Research Excite XLR, Audience Au 24 SX XLR ; Power: Synergistic Research Atmosphere Level 3 HC, Au24 SX powerChord HP; Speakers: B&W 804D2. You will be guaranteed to obtain a different sound, but to say it’s going to offer you a “better” sound is relative to the hearer and environment. Is it that much better? For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Good amount of power, but I would have expected a little less noise and distortion. But they run kinda warm I guessed partly due to class A biased for the first few watts. But even without its keen price tag, the Stellar S300 stereo power amp would have been deemed a star performer that can hold its own in top-notch company … It’s taken more than six months to write review – perhaps more, because I can’t quite remember when the PS Audio Stellar S300 was first delivered for review. Interesting. The Benchmarks live in the city where, so far, they have not disappointed. Parasound is especially recognized for its amplifiers, which is of no surprise considering the legendary amplifier designer, John Curl, has been involved in the company’s amplifier product development since its early years. Late last year, I ended up saying goodbye to the SGC pre and put the Parasound P6 in its place. A single, stereo AHB2 was a game competitor to the A 21+ at a roughly similar price. By contrast, Alkan's Symphony for Solo Piano (SACD, BIS BIS-2465 SACD, auditioned from a 24/96 PCM download) is somewhat intellectual and a bit more emotionally distant. I'd like to see this design implemented over Class D any day... ... (and one-third the price) Parasound NewClassic 2250 v.2, which has a 2-channel power rating of 275W into 8Ω and 400W into either 4Ω or 2Ω. - Anthem MCA225 Gen2 this is a very well cared for amp. Sep 16, 2020 #1. That's all I can offer (with included qualifications). May 4, 2006 #1 PARASOUND Products Question? Newsletter. I actually purchased my A21+ from them. Right now it's just a slab, framing starts tomorrow 12/5/2018 so it's … (Don't let the impressive concluding thump startle you!). Parasound ZoneMaster 650 Six Channel Power Amplifier. I have not heard/used the M22 v2. Over a span of weeks, the A 21+ was a constant companion and a bringer of musical enjoyment; compared with other amps on hand and in spite of a few sonic differences, the new Parasound was impossible to fault. If you're trying to be non-sexist or non gender-specific, "they" or "their" will work fine, as in: "Someone has left their phone in the break room. Philharmonic Audio BMR Philharmonitors, Yamaha A-S801 integrated amp I'm returning the Yamaha and will move the Moon 240i to system 2. ), something the A21+ above avoids completely, due to its far greater power capabilities. Speaker cables: DanaCable Sapphire MK.2 speaker cables, Synergistic … The Analog Cell is the heart of the M700’s musicality, where richly overlayed layers of music’s inner details are preserved even in the most complex orchestral crescendos. There's no where I can go to listen to all the different amp options with a specific speaker model. Here are … The analog input section is as expansive and natural sounding as the ICE amp modules are powerful and accurate. "Unless an amp designer imposes her will ... ", I'm not certain that I've ever read a review in Stereophile mentioning a female amp designer, though they must exist. Power amps still in the running: Parasound NewClassic 275 v.2 (90W); NewClassic 2125 v.2 (150W); PS Audio Stellar S300 (140W). Joined Aug 10, 2020 Messages 63 Likes 36. Tell me if I'm wrong... How much does my sound "suffer" by using a $2000 Marantz integrated amp/receiver or an Emotiva amp? Last edited: Dec 9, 2019. PARASOUND HALO A21 vs. HCA-1500A ? How much does my sound "suffer" by using a $2000 Marantz integrated amp/receiver or an Emotiva amp? well done. Interesting that the PS Audio amp is fully balanced - which the XPA-2 gen 3 is not. The Parasound Halo JC 5 certainly lives up to the buzz. So, I'll need a preamp for system 1. The following user(s) said Thank You: WayneWilmeth, T Cobe. The price is nearly identical, about $400 more on the Bryston. I am down to two amplifiers either a Parasound Halo 21+ or a Bryston 3b3. 00. I suspect that you have put your finger on the reason for these mismatches. I have not had an integrated amp or AVR in house in a very long time. After many years I'm getting back into quality audio. The Parasound Halo JC 5 certainly lives up to the buzz. Sonore ultraRendu - UpTone ISO Regen - Mola Mola Makua - Apollon NC800 SL PRO - Thiel CS3.7 2. Both the Rotel RSP 1068 and Parasound P7 are quality units that should provide superior sound when setup correctly. I don't have a dealer in my area but can get the HCA-1500A a lot cheaper than the Halo. Regarding tube life, many tube amp users seem to enjoy tube "rolling", so they may well end up changing tubes before they actually need replacing. RME ADI-2 DAC FS - Apollon NC502MP - Monitor … Share Thread. The sister site has Hi-Fi News used to have other measurements for the AHB2 amp that showed the amps performance under dynamic conditions vs. continuous conditions. Sprout100. Bryston 3B3 is high on my list, but considerably more expensive. As applied to larger ensembles, this enabled a more personal engagement with the performance and performers. It's difficult to audition amps. The … When I had an Emotiva (https://www.stereophile.com/content/music-round-51), it did not satisfy me. Sweet Joe !! Simply put, JM adored this petite integrated amp/DAC from PS Audio straight out of the box. Similar power and price. I tested a Revel set up (2.0) with a MacIntosh amplification at the dealers and it sounded wonderful. In my long quest for satisfying performances of Gabriele Fauré's Requiem, I have waded through performances by large and small ensembles made in concert halls, studios, and cathedrals, and recorded in stereo and multichannel. 1. That shouldn't be surprising at this point in time: Unless an amp designer imposes her will to suit a particular set of associated equipment or a particular acquired taste, the performance of modern amplifiers should and does converge. Item #649595034. Thanks, may be more boxes than I'd like to deal with. Parasound's Halo JC5 conforms to some of these stereotypes, but there's more to it than just slam There's nothing terribly unusual about a big, hefty US-made power amp: after all, it's almost an archetype of … Asking Price: CAD $ 1999.00. The less powerful Bryston 2b3 is on sale for $3865.50 which still more than $400 than the A21+. The Stellar M700 mono amplifiers are a massively powerful engine capable of effortlessly driving demanding loudspeaker loads to concert levels. It wasn't simply a matter of what sounds right; it was that the sounds created by the A 21+ and my two Revel Studio/2 speakers did nothing wrong. Conclusions I picked it up by hand and nearly hurt my back trying to hold it that way! Very nice pair of PS Audio M700 amps that we just received on trade. 700AS - 1 channel driven. Hide sidebar Show sidebar Thread starter excetara2; Start date May 4, 2006; E. excetara2 Enthusiast. The only problem that I had was with an AHB2 with the Monitor Audio Silver 8s in my CT system and I have not tried them with the monoblocs. Parasound was founded in 1981 by Richard Schram, and the company has been offering audio products under their own name as well as for OEM sales since then. May be useful to see if frequency response is load dependent in audible band. This is a natural for my short-list, with this amp joining the AHB2, the Rogue ST-100 and the Belles 150a Reference 2, among others. Parasound JC 5 Stereo Amp; PS Audio BHK Signature 250 Stereo Amp; McIntosh MC-452 Stereo Amp. You are correct. The Analog Cell is the heart of the M700’s musicality, where richly overlayed layers of music’s inner details are preserved even in the most complex orchestral crescendos. Meanwhile the JC5's output impedance is a low ~0.02ohm through the audio range and its frequency response an extended 1Hz-48kHz (±1dB). Offline; Platinum Boarder Posts: 4581 Thank you received: 7021 Karma: 15 arrow_drop_downMore … It would be neat to understand what it's doing under various loads, as it could speak to a bit to the prospect of Class H or G amplification from an industry-wide standpoint, namely regarding the advent digital power supply. He most likely didn't do anything and just slapped an ICEpower module in an enclosure and called it a day. The resulting sound is a wonderful balance between expression and precision, allowing the amps to disappear within the audio chain. (15.22) Posted by couger4u on 2019-07-13, 14:50:59 (69.204.229.103) Have A21 not the A21+ and Focal Aria 936. I began by listening to a number of new piano recordings: Because the instrument has such a wide tonal range, and although it radiates sound directly from the strings and soundboard as well as from its entire body, it must be presented to the listener, live or via recording, as a unitary voice. Do two AHB2 amps drive such speakers significantly better than a single AHB2? Holst's The Planets might be the obvious choice, but, on a recent Reference Recordings release by the Kansas City Symphony conducted by Michael Stern (SACD, Reference Recordings RR-146), it is the less obvious suite of ballet music from the same composer's The Perfect Fool that I prefer. I'm sure this is a wonderful amplifier, and I know there are significant differences in speakers' quality, but I never see A/B tests among amps (like Revel does with their speakers). Stellar’s best. Just curious what you mean by "the dynamics are demo-quality". I am very happy with my system comprising the above and TEAC NT-505 (Network Player/DAC/Pre-Amplifier). The popular PS Audio Newsletter, read by thousands around the world, includes news, stories, interesting articles, new product announcements, and community-oriented stories that are fun to read. Black faceplate with original double shipping boxes, power cords and owner's manuals. Slimy is as slimy does. haha. I'd like to compare it to a powerful crown amp in the same price range. Montekay said: I am planning a new home theater. tk_beasty Vancouver, BC Canada [other classified ads] Feedback Received: 37 See details 100% … Rotel RSP 1068. Monitor Audio Silver 10s, PS Audio M700 power amps (on the way), and a Simaudio Moon 240i integrated amp 2. The bass could be more impactful with A 21+ ....... Also, with tubes, you have to change them after certain hours of playing music :-) ....... ... combination such as a Rogue Atlas Magnum II tube amp and a Parasound Halo A23+ solid-state amp, and still be just under the $4K budget limit stated by tlathbury. Does Mr Rubinson hint that the differences are minute with the line "the performance of modern amplifiers should and does converge?" I am running on a pair of Focal Aria 926 but plan on upgrading to a set of Paradigm Persona 3f's as soon as finances allow. Parasound's mission is to put great sound into stunning packages, priced magnitudes lower than any competitor. After many years I'm getting back into quality audio. It is large and heavy—probably of necessity, given its abilities—but it is also handsome and graced with useful connections and controls. Hopefully someone less lazy than me can find out. FREE Shipping. It’s easy to see why this Parasound has its set of loyal followers. Share on Twitter Share on Facebook. It is the same used in PS Audio Stellar M700, except PS Audio uses mono version (700AS1) and its proprietary buffer before the module. Food for thought? This is a review and detailed measurements of the PS Audio Stellar M700 Power Amplifier. In 1988, Schram enlisted the services of … PS Dectet Power Center. But I 've heard those Parasound Halo A51/A31/A21 amps and they were wonderful especially for the money. Gilbert, It is the very model of a modern power amplifier. We compare two of the giants in our industry, the PA Audio Stellar Gain Cell Dac/Preamp and S300 with the Parasound P6/A23+. Watch Report This Ad. Selected the A21+ based on Kal’s review of the F228Be’s. archerious Member. In the example of PS Audio you may count 3 k USD for a pair of M700, for BHK S 250 7,5 k USD and BHK S 300 15 k USD. Right now I have my eye on the Parasound Halo P5 or P6. They can claim it at the front desk.". Thanks Continuous power output: 250 watts RMS x 2, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 8 Ω, all channels driven; 400 watts RMS x 2, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 4 Ω, all channels driven Halo Amps Has anyone done a comparison on the difference between the sound of these two amps? I thought that the AHB2 might have a little edge in midrange and treble resolution, but that was program-dependent. Which one would you recommend? The Parasound A 21+ is remarkably powerful, transparent and quiet. 1 of 2 Go to page. The results have been clear: Parasound products have won best-in-class awards in the most popular audiophile publications year after year. Parasound says it is the result of challenging Curl to 'distil the essence of two JC1 monoblocks into a single chassis' in response to demand from customers who 'often tell us they love everything the JC1 offers while wondering if we could deliver comparable performance from a no-compromise stereo chassis, to save money and space.' JavaScript is disabled. Bridged/mono power rating is 750W into either 8Ω or 4Ω. heck, forget that conditional: I am greatly impressed with the Emotiva XPA-5.". http://rogueaudio.com/Products_Atlas_Magnum.htm Treble balance on the two was similar, and both were more revealing of suboptimal program sources than the A 31. Thank you so much for the hand. - Cambridge Audio Azur 851W, Listening to the A 21+ was eminently delightful and satisfying from the first note. The resulting sound is a wonderful balance between expression and precision, allowing the amps to disappear within the audio chain. Maybe larger soundstage, fuller/richer mids. In his review of the ($3,495) Rogue Audio Stereo 100 power amp, HR stated that the amp in triode mode "delivered bigger, deeper, more CinemaScope soundstages populated with denser, more vivid three-dimensional aural images" and "in my view, the Stereo 100 is everything—sonically, mechanically, aesthetically—that we could hope for in a 21st-century tube amp. and thank you for the comparisons of the Halo A21+ with the Benchmark AHB2, as I am in the market for a power amp directly in this price segment. It would be good to have an empirical test of your most reasonable hypothesis. Quality product but one can do better. No shortage of machismo – it has to be an American power amp, right? (One can still search for the original re-printed review though.) PM Willing to bet they choose ICEpower due to margins. As with all of Keith Johnson's RR recordings, the soundstage is huge and the dynamics are demo-quality: I could not resist turning it up. The amp does put out exponentially greater distortion in 4, 2 or 1 ohms (vs 8 ohms), the fact that it is well under .01% still (vs. 0005%) makes it a non-issue. There is no contest, the Pass amp is a much better sounding amp in most area's. Anyone have measurements of the A21+? ...a larger (apparent) soundstage, then try a tube amp. I will have to take a gander at my local dealer. Select Post; Deselect Post; Link to Post; Back to Top; Post by michael14 on Oct 11, 2017 … It arrived brand new, … I cannot quantify "better" but I would not settle for the Emotiva even at a fraction of the AHB2 or the Parasound. XPA-2 Gen 3 vs PS Audio Stellar S300? Thank you! I have been smitten with several, but a recent recording by the vocal group Ensemble Aedes, with the instrumentalists of the French orchestra Les Siècles, under the direction of Mathieu Romano, has captured me (Aparté 24/96 download; CD code is AP201). I say this not because I’m partial to Parasound products in general, but because I flat out believe there is no better phonostage on the market within shouting distance of its price. I cannot fix that but I will notify someone who can. Distortion is generally within Parasound's loose 0.05% rating at 0.001%/1W, 0.003%/10W and 0.0075%/100W through bass and midrange, increasing to 0.055%/20kHz at 10W/8ohm [see Graph 2]. It, too, has big brass and bass drum as well as conciseness in its expression that takes advantage of more exotic percussion accents and some lovely solo turns for the viola and cello. NC1200's crush this, so why bother? Need Help!!! Parasound promotes itself as having a high value-to-price ratio, and one need look no further than the Parasound Halo line of preamplifiers and power amplifiers, which are consistently named to audiophiles' "best bargain" lists. The results have been clear: Parasound products have won best-in-class awards in the most popular audiophile publications year after year. This is a significant difference in price, serves different markets and leaves the options to upgrade for the customer. The amplifier is amazingly quiet, tonally balanced with an ability to deliver detail and layering in a price bracket just a notch below some of it’s bigger brothers. Why does your 4ohm wattage measurement shoot up in THD at 250W and it stops at 300W, yet the THD vs wattage vs frequency graph goes to 800W? In the interests of transparency readers should know that the $2999 Parasound JC 3+ has been my reference phonostage since I reviewed it in Issue 245. to buy a pair without audition, I would mate the A21+ with the f228Be. I see that you have been using two AHB2 amps in mono. He tried the Classe amplifier which is a class D like the NAD and found the other 2 amps to be better match with the F228Be so I decided to go with the new Parasound. gyosa Posts: 451. The Halo A23+ stereo power amplifier that I am currently reviewing is Parasound’s recent iteration of its popular Halo A23 amplifier. Thanks, Great review. The A 21+ handled the task without stress and let me hear all the orchestral colors. 12,829 Posts #3 • Dec 5, 2018. I’m sure you’ll love it ! PS Audio told me it sells nearly the same quantity of M700s as S300s. NAD M22 is a pretty good, powerful amp ........ Why you want to change it? In addition to a 50Wpc Class D amplifier, the Sprout comes equipped with a 192/24 DAC and an analog input-selector for all inputs (including … With the Parasound, that picture was spatially quite close and realistically present. Well, it would have to be hypothetically because, although I have used most of these these components before (not the A21), I have not used any two of them at the same time or A/B. Dunno. The statement merely acknowledges that RR recordings are known for their wide dynamic range (R128 dynamic range is 22.2LU on the track discussed) and that they are often chosen to demonstrate that at audio shows. Yeah the Parasound A21 was on my list of amps when I was looking with Odyssey and a few others but I have always been a Pass fan and his designs always seem to bring the true music out of systems more so than others but I had written Pass off as more than I could afford until I discovered a X150.5 on sale used for around the same price as the Odyssey and Parasound amps and I jumped on … It is kindly sent in by a member and costs US $2998. Parasound needs to promote the designer that put the gold trim strip in the faceplate. While overall you appeared to be impressed with the AHB2, you reported that it did not mate well with certain speakers. Stereophile has also reviewed the PS Audio Stellar M700. Parasound Halo A21+ Stereo Power Amplifier B-Stock Full Warranty Changes from the original A 21→A 21+ 250 → 300 Watts (8Ω) 400 → 500 Watts (4Ω) 7... View full details Original price $2,995.00 I mention this not to take away from the Parasound, but to help people mystified or susceptible to the charms of high priced audio equipment. PS Audio Sprout $499 Call it love at first sight. They have performed the modification in the past for customers as well. If this amp is 10% "better," that number is not worth testing the waters of diminishing returns. Comparison to a pair of Benchmark AHB2 stereo amps, used as monoblocks ($2995 each), was more difficult. Amir's superb review of the AHB2 is great, and I have fond memories of the Benchmark DAC1, so as a company I'm leaning that way. I no longer have the Revel Performa F228Be but I bought a pair of the Revel Performa3 F206 speakers for surround channels, primarily. A brief comparison with the Hegel C53 two-channel amp ($6000) suggested that it was probably most similar to the A 21+ in overall presentation and came closer in clout than the single stereo Benchmark. Everything about it screams "End-game tube amp, long-term keeper! I have not tried other new amps and do not need to. The analog input section is as expansive and natural sounding as the ICE amp modules are powerful and accurate. Stereophile has also reviewed the PS Audio Stellar M700. Schram brought years of experience working for Pacific Stereo and as a consultant to other manufacturers to bear when he started producing Parasound amplifiers, but his company got a … PS Audio’s Stellar range is meant to offer superlative value – and it does. Parasound, based out of San Francisco, was founded by a former audio retailer Richard Schram. Only thing … Also, are you not doing the simulated speaker load anymore? The PS Audio Stellar Gain Cell would have been a real contender but I really need that second optical in as well as tone controls. Easy to subscribe, even easier to leave if you wish. 12,829 Posts #3 • Dec 5, 2018. Sign up today. It is kindly sent in by a member and costs US $2998 for a pair from the company direct. Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation. Note that Parasound rates the THD at <0.03% at typical listening levels. Another amp which could also be considered ......... AudioControl Avalon G4 ($2,200), favorably reviewed by TJN for S&V magazine ....... 2, 3 or 4 channels, 600 WPC 8 Ohms, 2 channels :-) ........ ... (for $999 each) and still have money left over? Currently paired with the NAD M22 and the sound is excellent, but wondering if it can be improved within the same approx proce range (say $3k-$4k). On the other hand...PS audio have developed some really nice products - the ones I've heard. Analog-Technics sp10mk2, Ortofon Quintet Black , Michell Tecnoarm, PS Audio Nuwave Phono Bel Canto REF600m L & R, Emotiva Xpa 5 Gen 2 for Center and rears PS Audio P10. Richard has had over 40 years of experience in this space. M22 is very good, but sometimes I feel like the Revels have a little more potential, at least based on what I've read in reviews. What I have is what I needed. Parasound has nothing to hide here as these are real numbers supported by A21+'s capability of delivering 60 amperes of current per channel, the ability to deliver this power through the amplifier's full band-width, and a low <0.1% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) when driving the full audio band (20Hz - 20kHz) at rated power. Go. Montekay said: I am planning a new home theater. Saying it’s a great value is a bit of a disservice. Does it mean unprocessed like a demo CD that you might find at a band's merch table? Is it that much better? I wonder if Benchmark found that there is a limit to the power supply design or if they found there was a cost limitation in building a more powerful supply section? Fascinating! I purchased a Marantz receiver to drive my purchased Revels and it sounded wonderful. It is kindly sent in by a member and costs US $2998 from the company direct. Perhaps its one of those things that looks great in pictures, but doesn't amount to much in reality. I began with Francesco Piemontesi's marvelous "Orage" (Storm) from Book 1 ("Suisse") of Franz Liszt's, Benchmark AHB2 - differences between stereo amp and two monos. Parasound ZoneMaster 4 DAX Four Zone DAC. There is a decent consumer review where the user compared the A23+ with the Stellar S300 and s/he indicated the Stellar edged the A23+ for scale. 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