Parasound Halo Integrated 2.1-Channel Amplifier

Parasound Halo Integrated 2.1-Channel Amplifier

Key info

Year after year Parasound Halo preamplifiers and power amplifiers have been rated the best high end audio for the money. Several years ago we challenged ourselves to create a no-compromise integrated amp that would match the performance of our Halo separates in every respect. We call it the Halo Integrated Amplifier.

Preamp and DAC Features
Latest generation ESS Sabre32 Reference DAC (ES9018K2M)
Asynchronous USB 2.0 supports PCM up to 384kHz/32-bit
USB input decodes Native DSD64, DSD128, DSD256 and DoP DSD
Windows USB drivers for ASIO & WASAPI – Download here
Mac OS does not require any drivers
Coax and optical accept PCM up to 192kHz/24-bit
Analog bass management with high & low pass crossovers
Home theater bypass input for surround sound integration
Front panel subwoofer level control
Dedicated high current headphone amplifier (TI TPA6120)
Phono for MM & MC with 100 Ω or 47k Ω load
Front panel Aux input with automatic 12 dB gain stage
5 pairs RCA line level Analog inputs
1 pair XLR balanced Analog input
Balanced XLR and RCA left and right preamp outputs
1 balanced XLR and 2 RCA subwoofer outputs
Bass & treble controls with relay bypass from remote or front panel
Rear panel IR input and IR loop output jacks
12 Volt input and output to triggers
Back-lit remote control with discrete buttons
0.5w standby power consumption meets Energy Star & EU specs

Power Amp Features
160 Watts x 2 @ 8 Ohms (RMS, both channels driven)
240 Watts x 2 @ 4 Ohms (RMS, both channels driven)
Power amp circuit topology designed by legendary John Curl
Direct amplifier input to bypass preamp section
High bias class A/AB operation
Oversized shielded toroid power transformer
Dual-mono power supply and power amplifier
40,000uF power supply filter capacitance
Matched JFET input stages and MOSFET driver stages
12 high voltage/high current bipolar output transistors
Heavy-duty 24k gold-plated 5-way speaker binding posts
Over temp and short circuit relay protection

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