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Parasound's Model 2250 "NewClassic" Power Amplifier Engineered for Custom Installation & Pro Applications

Cool-running, rack mountable, 2 x 250 watts into 8 ohms, 2 x 400 into 4 ohms, 2 x 350 into 2 ohms, and an amazing 700 watts bridged mono into 4 or 8 ohms


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SAN FRANCISCO (3/2/05) -- Parasound has introduced the THX Ultra2 certified Model 2250 stereo home theater power amplifier as part of its NewClassic line. Each of this cool-running power amplifier's two channels can deliver 250 watts into 8 ohms, 400 watts into 4 ohms, 350 watts into 2 ohms, and 700 watts when bridged to mono into 4 or 8 ohms. This exceptionally rugged amplifier is equally capable of driving high performance home theater speakers, or long chains of in-wall and ceiling speakers. The Parasound Model 2250's amplifier design is identical to that of the five-channel Model 5250, so they can be used in combination for a 7.1-channel home theater system.

"NewClassic," said Richard Schram, Parasound's president and founder, "is a no-nonsense line of products designed to meet the needs of professional custom audio-video system integrators and installers, and most of all their customers. These products are the end result of our long history of dedication to sound quality, performance, and build-quality. We back them up with a 10-year parts, 5-year labor warranty."

The Model 2250 is a Class AB amplifier designed for efficient, low heat operation. It features fully discrete circuitry with two toroid transformers, and is capable of delivering 45 amps peak current per channel.

It includes a switchable 20/40-Hz, 18 dB/octave high pass filter that can be activated to minimize wasted bass energy when driving multiple small speakers or to defeat the negative impedance effects of auto-former wall-mounted volume controls. There is also a impedance selector switch for very low impedance speaker chains. For integration with processing and control equipment, the amplifier features both a DC trigger input with looping output and adjustable sensitivity audio signal sensing for automatic on/off control. A ground lift switch is included on the rear panel, as are gold plated RCA inputs, and A/B speaker terminals with individual on-off and heavy-duty 24 K gold plated five-way speaker terminals for each channel.

The Model 2250 includes DC Servo and relay protection circuits, and there are front panel indicators for high temperature, standby, and status of each channel.

The Model 2250 occupies three rack spaces when mounted with the optional RMK33 rack-mount kit. It will be available in May with a suggested retail price of $1,200.

Founded in 1981, Parasound Products, Inc., is a privately owned U.S. company that specializes in providing affordable audio and home theater components to the critical listener. Parasound's products are available from quality audio/video retailers, and select custom installation specialists. For more information, visit or call 415-397-7100.

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Model 2250 Specifications

• THX Ultra2 certified
• 250 watts per channel into 8 Ohms, both channels driven
• 400 watts per channel into 4 Ohms, both channels driven
• 350 watts per channel into 2 Ohms, both channels driven
• 700 watts bridged into 8 Ohm or 4Ohm mono
• 45 amps peak current per channel
• Impedance selector switch for 2 Ohm operation
• Bridging switch for stereo or mono operation
• A/B speaker terminals with individual on/off
• 18dB/octave high pass filter, switchable 20Hz or 40Hz
• Fully discrete circuitry with toroid transformer
• Efficient, low heat design
• DC Servo and relay protection circuits
• Automatic on/off by DC trigger with looping outputs
• Automatic on/off by audio signal with adjustable sensitivity
• Gold-plated RCA input jacks, loop output jacks
• Heavy duty 24k gold-plated 5-way speaker terminals
• Rear mounted gain controls; ground lift switch
• 115/230v selector on rear panel
• Standby, channel status, high temperature indicators
• 3u chassis; RMK33 rack mount kit available
• (W x D x H) 17.25” x 16” x 6” / 5.25” without feet
  437mm x 406mm x 152mm / 133mm without feet



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Gordon Sell    

908 788-0700


Gordon Sell
Public Relations

Parasound Products, Inc.
McKinnon Ave.
San Francisco CA   94124

(415) 397-7100

Gordon Sell Public Relations
63 Main Street
Flemington, NJ 08822

(908) 788-0700