Parasound P 5 preamp How do you like it?


What preamp did you own before you purchased the P5 and how does it compare sound quality wise. I own a Conrad Johnson classic which I like the sound but not the lack of utility. I know the P5 is a utility knife compared to the Classic fillet knife when it comes to options but have not seen any responses on the P5 listening effects. The P5 has been out for a couple of years but other than the poetry from the pro reviews very little is known. My system includes McIntosh mc2120, vpi turntable, Cambridge Azur740 cd player,DIY Seas speakers, Sub woofer driven by a Shengya sp-991.
luked
When the cops pull you over, you don't usually get arrested for having a utility knife in the car (providing you don't try to use it). A fillet knife is another matter. Its designed to cut into big pieces of meat, cooked or raw; It makes no difference. Its a tool designed to do damage.

Try eating a steak with a utility knife and see how that works out for you.
Let's go with a Swiss Army Knife and a Fillet Knife. May I suggest a session with some music or a therapist. Chill out man I am simply trying to get feedback on the P5.
I've never used the P5, but its subwoofer handling is something that I've always valued. If your DIY speakers are not true full range, using the high pass filter in the P5 would seal the deal for me.
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Let's go with a Swiss Army Knife and a Fillet Knife. May I suggest a session with some music or a therapist. Chill out man I am simply trying to get feedback on the P5."

Lighten up. How could you not think that wasn't funny? And know that I have a therapist? Maybe you're more Bob_reynolds type of audiophile. He claims to know how any component sounds just by looking at a spec sheet, and nothing else. But he keeps it a secret, and won't tell any one how he does it. Hopefull, you can get it out of him.
I had a set of mono blocks Shengya Sp991 and one of the amps went to safe zone and no one could find the reason. The sp991 has two inputs RCA and XLR. I got an adaptor and plugged my Conrad Johnson RCA to the Shengya XLR inputs via the adaptors. That was the only change but sound improvement was so dramatic I swear I could hear the skins of the drums it was that clear. The amp ultimately died. I have a CD player, phono preamp, subwoofer and amp all that have both XLR and RCA outputs and inputs. But no preamp that has that flexibility. The parasound has that capability. So the question of the day is a parasound p5 on xlr better than the Conrad Johnson classic using RCA. I hate to spend $1100 to find out.
Now everything makes sense. Before we go any further, you list an MC2120 as your amp. Are you sure that it has both rca and xlr connections? I took a look at some photo's and unless I made a mistake, it looks to be only rca.
The Mc2120 is a back up to the shengya monoblocks. I would purchase a second mono block to replace the one that is locked up in safe mode. Actually I wish I could find a schematic for a Sp911 and simply fix the one I got.