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Parasound Introduces Halo Series FM/AM Tuner

Getting Serious about Radio Reception

The Halo by Parasound T 3 FM/AM Tuner


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 today’s “tuner-on-a-chip” receivers. The T 3 is among the first of the company’s 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 news.

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 company’s 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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Halo by Parasound T 3 FM/AM Tuner






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