San Francisco (4/22/02) --- For the many audiophiles who
take radio reception seriously, the Halo by Parasound T 3 FM/AM RDS Tuner
is engineered to deliver high-fidelity sound and receive distant stations
clearly without the noise and distortion typical of todays tuner-on-a-chip
receivers. The T 3 is among the first of the companys new Halo products
that feature stunning silver front panels and superior circuit topology.
The Halo T 3 Tuner uses an advanced FM front end
with independent tuned circuits to provide high sensitivity and low noise
levels. Premium Murata IF (intermediate frequency) filters are employed
for superb rejection of signals from adjacent and alternate channels and
to block unwanted RF noise. The T 3 boasts outstanding specifications,
with 10.8 dbf IHF sensitivity, 80 dB channel selectivity, 50 dB separation,
and 79 dB signal-to-noise ratio.
The T 3 provides a very robust audio output with gold-plated
RCA jacks and balanced outputs with XLR jacks unique among tuners.
Its power supply, which might seem like overkill to competitors, includes
a huge toroid transformer epoxy encapsulated in steel to reduce noise,
and its FR4 main board layout is optimized for RF performance.
The T 3 has 30 presets each for FM and AM. Its convenient
auto-memory feature scans and memorizes the first 30 strong stations in
each band. The multimode rotary tuning knob can be used for manual tuning,
seek tuning, and to select presets.
The T 3 includes important home integration technology,
including direct frequency entry tuning, RS-232 control port, external
IR input and loop out jacks, and 12v remote trigger input and loop out
jacks. Its robust 2u chassis is rack mountable and its remote control
also operates the matching Halo P 3 audio preamplifier. AC voltage and
tuning increments can be separately switched for international markets.
With RDS (Radio Data System) technology, the T 3 can display
information from RDS broadcasting stations including call letters and
format codes. It will also allow searching for programming by formats
such as classical, jazz, country, R&B, rock, public radio, talk and
The Halo by Parasound T 3 Tuner will be available in April
2002 with a suggested retail price of $600.
Halo by Parasound was introduced in 2002 as a performance
and design-conscious step-up from the companys Parasound Classic
product line. 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.
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