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Hafler DH-500

 
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Lee in Montreal
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:25 am    Post subject: Hafler DH-500 Reply with quote

I just couldn't pass the deal as it was too good, so I bought it. Especially that this early 1980s power amp scored a very high average of 4.89/5...
http://www.audioreview.com/mfr/hafler/amplifiers/dh-500/PRD_115810_1583crx.aspx#review0

I will soon report on this 255wpc power amp after I dedust it and inspect it... BTW That monster weights close to 50lbs (23kg)
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Gary
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's huge power, man!

Montreal had better not blackout Toronto when you plug that thing in.... Wink

Let us know how they sound with power hungry KEF speakers!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was told the amp could almost be used for welding... One set of 105/2 will be powered by the modified Quad 405, one set by the Hafler. I will compare the differences in sound. BTW I don't really listen to music at high level. I don't think the 105/2 would appreciate.

Last week I had a Parasound 1200. Sound was not great. Quad is much better. Not to mention the Parasound was defective as either the power caps or the output relays were shot.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heard a Parasound once. Australian, correct?

I was not too impressed either.... but I think it was working correctly.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gary wrote:
I heard a Parasound once. Australian, correct?


Parasound is based in California and the 1200 model (and most subsequent ones) was deisgned by John Curl.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks

I must have been thinking of something else then!
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