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Parasound to Debut New Audio Preamp & DAC at RMAF

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Denver, October 5-7
Parasound in Room 6032

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SAN FRANCISCO (9/25/18) — Parasound will introduce its new Halo P 6, 2.1-channel Audio Preamplifier and DAC to audio enthusiasts at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest in Denver, October 5-7. The Parasound Halo P 6, which is now in stock to replace the five-year-old P 5, improves upon its predecessor with a premium ESS DAC, ladder-style volume control, many internal audio refinements, and subtle new gold highlights.

Like the P 5, the new Parasound Halo P 6 provides ultimate control over multiple audio source components ranging from high-end turntables to the latest high-resolution digital music sources. A 2.1-channel crossover allows a perfect interface with both stereo and subwoofer/satellite speaker systems.

For the new Halo P 6, Parasound has replaced the predecessor's venerable Burr-Brown DAC with a new ESS Sabre32 Reference DAC. It has an asynchronous USB input that supports PCM up to 384 kHz/32-bit (up from 96Khz/24-bit), and decodes Native DSD256 and DoP DSD. The coaxial and now two optical inputs accept PCM up to 192 kHz/24-bit. The upgraded USB receiver provides "plug and play" operation with Windows 10 as well as Mac OS.

The Parasound Halo P 6 also features a new Burr Brown analog resistor ladder volume control and dimmable, front-panel volume display to replace the P 5's motorized potentiometer. The resistor ladder provides greater accuracy, resolution, and it eliminates mechanical contacts in the signal path. It also allows the user to program turn-on volume and favorite volume settings, with access from the included back-lit remote control. The P 6 retains the aesthetic appeal of a rotary control with a solid aluminum, ball-bearing volume knob.

The Parasound Halo P 6 has a phono input for MM or MC with switchable 100 ohm or 47 kohm loads. On the P 6, the phono stage gain has been increased for improved performance with lower output cartridges. Full-range outputs from the phono and five other line-level sources can be directed to balanced XLR or single-ended RCA outputs. Signals can also utilize Parasound's highly-evolved analog bass management system with adjustable high-pass and low-pass crossovers for 2.1-channel speaker/subwoofer systems using either RCA or XLR connections. The P6 also offers improved Left/Right channel separation and balance tracking.

The Parasound Halo P 6 is the optimum audio interface component for both high-end audio and sophisticated custom integration applications, and it includes home-theater bypass inputs. There are front panel inputs for a portable player and for a dedicated high-current headphone amplifier. All the functions are designed to be accessible via the included remote control or by benefit of Parasound's support for standard third-party remote control protocols. There are rear-panel IR input- and loop-output jacks, 12-volt trigger output, and optional rack-mounting adapters.

The Parasound Halo P 6 2.1-channel Audio Preamplifier and DAC is now available in silver or black finishes with a suggested retail price of $1,495.

About Parasound: Founded in 1981, Parasound Products, Inc., is a privately owned U.S. company that specializes in providing affordable audio components to the critical listener. The company's ever-improving line of audio products has garnered a reputation for performance, value, and reliability. The highest quality standards are assured by Parasound's relationships with their Taiwan audio manufacturers that date back to 1982.
For more information, visit www.parasound.com or call 415-397-7100.

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Parasound Halo P 6 shown with Halo A 23+ power amp.

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Parasound Halo P 6 shown with Halo A 23+ power amp.

 

Parasound Halo P6 New Features (Changes from the original Halo P5)
  • ESS Sabre32 Reference DAC replaces the original Burr-Brown DAC
  • USB input is now capable of DSD & 384kHz/32-bit PCM (up from 96Khz/24-bit)
  • Burr Brown analog resistor ladder volume control
  • Dimmable front panel volume display
  • Upgraded USB receiver with "plug and play" operation with Windows 10
  • An additional optical input (2 total)
  • Ball bearing supported solid aluminum volume knob
  • Programable default turn on volume setting
  • Favorite volume memory with remote control button
  • Increased phono stage gain for lower output cartridges
  • Improved Left/Right channel separation and balance tracking
  • Sand blasted metal end caps replace plastic end caps on the P 5
  • Updated cosmetics with subtle gold highlights
Parasound Halo 6 Preamplifier and DAC Features
  • Asynchronous USB supports PCM up to 384kHz/32-bit
  • USB input decodes Native DSD256 and DoP DSD
  • Coax & optical inputs accept PCM up to 192kHz/24-bit
  • Analog bass management with high/low pass crossovers
  • Bypass input for surround sound integration
  • Front panel subwoofer level control
  • Dedicated high current headphone amplifier
  • Phono input for MM or MC with 100 ohm or 47k-ohm load
  • Front panel Aux input with automatic +12 dB gain stage
  • 5 pairs RCA line level inputs, 1 pair XLR balanced 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
  • Rear panel IR input and IR loop output jacks
  • 12 Volt trigger output
  • Back-lit remote control with discrete buttons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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(415) 397-7100

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