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NAD C272/C162 vs Parasound A23/P3

i am considering replacing my current amp(NAD C320BEE). i'm looking at NAD C272/C162 and Parasound A23/P3. unfortunately, i can't audition these at this time but would appreciate any advice. i have Monitor Audio RS6's and an Integra CDC 3.4 as my system.
since i do like the C320BEE, i was also considering the NAD C372. however, when researching an integrated amp vs an amp/pre-amp combination, seperate components seem to be favored. any comments,recommendations or other product suggestions with regard to any of these products would be helpful. thanks

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Re: NAD C272/C162 vs Parasound A23/P3

I owned briefly, for about 24 hours a NAD C320BEE, which I purchsed when it first came out to replace an aged NAD 3240PE. I was on the upgrade from thrift shop and second hand purchses to new.

I found it lacking in bass and power,( compared to my old 3240PE) so took the NAD C320BEE back to the Dealer and swapped it for a NAD C370. The C370 gave me a similar refinement that the NAD C320BEE had in the midrange, but far more bass slam,control, and power.

I would expect the NAD C272/C162 combination to do all the things I listed that the C370 did, and more. But with more refinement, detail and a more tamed high end.

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Re: NAD C272/C162 vs Parasound A23/P3

thanks for the input.
i accidentally deleted a pm. if you could respond again, i will reply.

tom

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Re: NAD C272/C162 vs Parasound A23/P3

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