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Eric Tichi Posted 4 years 1 month ago
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At the moment I am driving my system with an anthem MCA 50. This has around 180 all channels driven. However I am finding myself listening to more two channel mediums. Does it make any sense to get, for instance, a parasound a21, which is more capable for the front two channels? More capable in wattage, power supply, and capacitance.
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anthem Posted 4 years 1 month ago
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The Anthem MCA 50 is great in an HT setup, but for serious 2-channel listening the Parasound A21 would be superior. Keep the Anthem MCA 50 for the center, surrounds, and rears, and use the Parasound A21 for the fronts...this would make for a great sounding system.
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T Cobe Posted 4 years 1 month ago
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Great advice by Anthem. Parasound is a great option. You may also want to check out the new Anthem MCA225. Specs look similar but it is less expensive and may blend better with your MCA50. Just a thought. I'm sure either one would be an improvement.

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