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tony3d's picture
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Joined: Nov 16 2006 - 7:39pm
Does anyone here own a HALO P3 Preamp?

I am still looking for a new preamp, and was wondering if anyone here owns, or has heard the Parasound Halo 3? Any input on it would be great as I'm seriously considering buying one.

commsysman's picture
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Joined: Apr 4 2006 - 11:33am
Re: Does anyone here own a HALO P3 Preamp?

I tried it out in my #2 system, with my HDTV etc., and it did not sound as good as the preamp section of my NAD 325BEE (which only cost $400), and returned it; not impressed at all.

Most really good-sounding preamps are going to cost over $2500 new.

The PS Audio Trio is one that is quite good for $995, however. If I had to buy new in that price range, it would most likely be my choice.

On the other hand...if I was going to buy a preamp in that price range, I probably would look around for a used Audio Research preamp. They are built like a tank and last forever, and you are in a much different league in the sound quality. I think you could probably find a used LS-2B for well under $1000, and that would be very nice.

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