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Customer Reviews

Parasound NewClassic 2250 v.2

Stereo power amplifier

MFR # NC 2250 V.2

Parasound NewClassic 2250 v.2

Parasound NewClassic 2250 v.2

Stereo power amplifier

MFR # NC 2250 V.2

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Christian from Littleton, CO on 5/19/2021

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I'm currently using the Parasound New Classic 2250 v2 to power a pair of Dynaudio Excite X44 tower speakers in my main HiFi stereo system, with a Cambridge Audio Azur 851N acting as my Pre-Amp and DAC. The 2250 v2 is an excellent value for a power amplifier at around $1000. It has enough power to drive even some challenging speakers, and handle dramatic dynamic swings. The sound is clear, detailed, articulate, and punchy. It has a very low noise floor for its price point with crisp, detailed highs, clear mids, and nice bass slam. With my speakers and sources it's revealing enough that you can discern differences in recording qualities, and enjoy discovering some new details in your favorite songs if you're new to HiFi. However the 2250 v2, and Parasound equipment in general tends toward neutrality in presentation. Recordings that are a little flat or dry, can sound that way. Also, the amp sounds better after running for 30min or so to come up to operating temp. I have heard more enveloping, and more resolving amplifiers with Dynaudio speakers, but they also cost 3x as much as the 2250 v2.

Pros: Lots of power, nicely detailed, textured and articulate. Can deliver bass slam and big dynamic swings. Runs very cool for a class AB amplifier, and Parasound has a great reputation for service & reliability. Nice features for use with different applications.

Cons: Versatile, jack of all trades amplifier which is good at everything, but not truly spectacular at any one thing. If you really like lush warm sounding lower mids/upper base, or conversly a very forward sound, then there are probably better options than the New Classic 2250 v2 for your taste.

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