Monster Power HDA 3000 and Monster Power MPA- 5150

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Kaydee

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Hi , I came across the Monster Power Signature HDA 3000. Not sure how good it it or what its worth. The seller is offering to sell to me at $600. I dont know much about it as I cant find anything on the net. The closest thisng i cound find was about a HDA 2000 on Ebay which the seller doesnt say much about.

Second questions: Since i'm in the market for a powerful amp to run my Carver ALIII plus Tower speakers...should I go with this Monster HDA 3000 or the MONSTER POWER MPA5150? I'll appreciate any input to help me decide. Thanks
 

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lovinthehd

lovinthehd

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#2
Not fond of Monster in general myself. Don't know who made their amps for them either. When searching your post came up first LOL.

I used to run my Carver Amazing Loudspeakers on dual bridged Carver M500ts (my buddy who sold them to me had them setup that way). A bit overkill, and actually did help kill the speakers later with the help of a friend who decided to see what would happen if he turned it up to "eleven". These days I'd probably just get a Crown XLS1502 (I have several Crown XLS1500s).
 
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OP, Your first problem is the this amp's model isn't exactly HDA 3000, this is why you can't find much, but its actual model is Monster MPA 3250. I think they had a few various generations.
specs here:
https://www.hometheatershack.com/fo...monster-mpa-3250-signature-series-3x250w.html
as for the value, judge for yourself:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-...ef=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B000CFDPK0

Based on these reviews and general Monster Cable (unofficial) motto - "Better profits Thru Litigation", I'd say look elsewhere. If you need 3 channels amp, why not get 3 amps for 1/2 the price:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/QSC-CX302V...841548?hash=item3b1dc9e6cc:g:YwIAAOSw6M9brn41
Each of these is over $1000 new, this is $300 for a lot of 3 !!!
 
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lovinthehd

lovinthehd

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ellisr63

ellisr63

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Personally I would stay away from Monster equipment. I had their power amp, and it had a hum. I called them and they said use a cheater plug! This was on a brand new amp from them. I also had their top of the line signature HTS power filter, and the outlets would blow fuses every few months. I replaced it with multiple Furman rack mount power strips, and APC UPS units.

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ellisr63

ellisr63

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http://www.carversound.com/carver-speakers/al-iii-plus/
Hot damn, these electrostatic speakers are surely not fun to drive. Get ready to buy some serious amperage.
I used to have some ML Sequel I is, and found out that you hit a limit on how loud they will go. We drove them for years with a pair of Classe DR10 amps bridged to mono...sounded great at all levels, but they would only get so loud before the volume would not get louder. We never slapped the stats or anything either.

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ellisr63

ellisr63

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The only bad thing i have experienced with QSC amps is fan noise...if you put them in another room they are awesome sounding amps IMO.
OP, Your first problem is the this amp's model isn't exactly HDA 3000, this is why you can't find much, but its actual model is Monster MPA 3250. I think they had a few various generations.
specs here:
https://www.hometheatershack.com/fo...monster-mpa-3250-signature-series-3x250w.html
as for the value, judge for yourself:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-...ef=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B000CFDPK0

Based on these reviews and general Monster Cable (unofficial) motto - "Better profits Thru Litigation", I'd say look elsewhere. If you need 3 channels amp, why not get 3 amps for 1/2 the price:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/QSC-CX302V...841548?hash=item3b1dc9e6cc:g:YwIAAOSw6M9brn41
Each of these is over $1000 new, this is $300 for a lot of 3 !!!
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