Parasound & Halo
Parasound P6 2.1 Channel Preamplifier
Designed for serious 2 channel music listening - combined with integration of a surround sound system.
The preamp is designed for high resolution digital music and vinyl playback.
Digital: ESS Sabre32 Reference DAC to decode a wide range of digital music files via two optical, one coaxial, and a new upgraded USB receiver.
Plug-and-Play Support for Windows 10 & Mac.
Asynchronous USB 2.0 input supports PCM up to 384 kHz/32-bit, native DSD256, and DoP DSD bit streams.
Coax and optical inputs accept PCM up to 192 kHz/24-bit.
Vinyl playback: Moving Magnet, MC 100 ohm for most moving coils, and MC 47k for those cartridges requiring a different gain.
Preamp includes headphone amp, Balanced & Unbalanced Subwoofer outputs, High Pass & Low Pass Crossovers, Theater Bypass for Surround Sound
Parasound JC 3 jr Phono Preamplifier by John Curl
Transforming the way we hear records
A phono preamp for 47k ohm MM and MC/MI
Variable MC impedance adjustment of 55 to 550 ohms
Balanced and Unbalanced Outputs
Mono switch for improved Monaural Record Sound
RIAA accurate to within 0.2 db
S/N up to 94 db and THD < 0.02%
Available in Silver or Black
Parasound JC 1 Amplifier
Considered by most quality speaker manufacturers as the finest amplifier for their speakers, the JC 1 is a monaural amplifier.
Circuitry designed by John Curl and CTC Builder.
A pair of these amplifiers connected by a preamplifier will completely elevate your listening experience.
Now available for your A/B comparative listening experience at our showroom.
Halo P5 2.1 Channel Stereo Preamplifier
Halo represents the premier products by Parasound. John Curl - of Mark Levinson, SOTA amplifiers, and Vendetta preamps. A feature-packed product with nearly everything the digital and analog audiophile could hope for all wrapped up in one pretty package.
The P 5 does a wonderful job of resolving fine details in music... captures and delivers it wonderfully, with sumptuous richness and oodles of warmth... exceptional imagine and soundstage capabilities. You'll adore the ergonomics of the P 5, love its twist knob input selector, love its volume knob...in fact you'll adore listening to it."
Parasound JC BP 2 Channel Stereo Preamplifier
Features home theater bypass for seamless integration into a digital surround system.
Specification and performance are 100% the same as the original JC2
4 output jack pairs with specialized functions
1 output jack pair - balanced XLR - remote polarity switching
1 main output jack paid is unbalanced RCA - remote polarity switching
Parasound A31 Three Channel Power Amplifier
A top of line amplifier that delivers 250 watts x 3 @ 8 Ohms / 400 watts x 3 @ 4 Ohms.
○ Circuitry designed by legendary John Curl
○ Adjustable gain for up to +6db over THX Reference level
○ Unbalanced RCA and balanced XLR inputs
○ High bias class A/AB operation
○ Direct coupled (no capacitors or inductors in signal path)
○ Complementary MOSFET driver stage and JFET input stage
Parasound 2.1 Integrated Amplifier
This is a brand new product (fall of 2014) bringing a no compromise integrated amp that matches the performance of Halo
○ 160 watt amplifier combined with complete preamp module
○ Home Theater bypass for surround sound integration.
○ Built in Wolfson DAC with USB, Optical, and Coax inputs
○ Analog bass management
○ Front panel subwoofer control
Parasound Zdac v. 2
The Zdac v.2 sounds natural and less "digital" than more expensive DACs thanks to our asynchronous sample rate converter. A precise re-clocking system eliminates bitstream-contaminating jitter that's picked up along the digital signal chain. Unlike many other DACs, the Zdac v.2 eliminates jitter on all of its inputs (not only the USB input).