PARASOUND HINT 6

Parasound introduserer HINT 6, som er en ytterligere forbedret versjon av den meget populære Halo Integrated. Etter at den originale Halo Integrated Amplifier ble introdusert, ble den raskt kjent som «HINT» i Parasound fellesskapet, og navnet benyttes også på den nye modellen. Den fantastiske lydkvaliteten og musikaliteten til den originale Hint får du selvfølgelig også i HINT 6.
Parasound HINT 6 har John Curl-designet effektforsterker på 160 watt per kanal (240 watt @ 4 ohm). HINT 6 har hjemmekino-bypass-funksjon, 2.1-kanals analog bass administrasjon, en dedikert hodetelefon forsterker, samt MM / MC phono-forsterker.
Parasound HINT 6 har en helt ny Burr-Brown analog volumkontroll som reduserer støynivået, forbedret venstre-høyre separasjon på et hvilket som helst volumnivå. Samme volumkontroll har et lettlest front-display.
En ESS Sabre32 Reference DAC dekoder et bredt spekter av digitale musikkfiler via to optiske, en koaksial og en ny oppgradert USB-inngang – nå med plug and play-støtte for Windows 10 i tillegg til Mac. Den asynkrone USB 2.0-inngangen støtter PCM opptil 384 kHz / 32-biters native DSD256 og DoP DSD bitstrømmer. De koaksiale og optiske inngangene godtar PCM opp til 192 kHz / 24-bit.
Andre kretsforbedringer er en forbedret op-amp i forforsterker delen, forbedret L-R kanalseparasjon, og økt forsterkning for MC- og MM-phono-inngangene.
Det nye chassiset er tilgjengelig i enten svart eller sølvfinish og ytterligere forbedret med en subtile gull kant og sandblåste aluminiums deksler.

The Parasound Halo is an excellent amplifier, but it’s also an excellent phono stage, an excellent headphone amplifier, an excellent DAC

– XPress Audio

Nearest to perfect piece of audio gear, the Parasound Halo Integrated Amplifier will make you forget you need separates!

– Home Theater and High Fidelity 2016

Det er rett og slett en meget imponerende forsterker vi her har med å gjøre.

-Lyd & Bilde

Omtaler av Parasound Original HINT

There was power aplenty from the Parasound Halo. I dare say you will never—ever—need more power than the 160-watts per channel available…
-Australian HiFi

The Parasound Halo is an excellent amplifier, but it’s also an excellent phono stage, an excellent headphone amplifier, an excellent DAC…
-Australian HiFi

We’re pleasantly surprised by the Halo Integrated. It’s not often that such a fully-specified amplifier still delivers top-class sound quality.
We like how Parasound hasn’t just treated the extra features like a box-ticking exercise, but has worked hard to make them perform well.
If you’re after one do-it-all amp, there are few better alternatives.
– WhatHiFi

The Parasound Halo is an excellent amplifier, but it’s also an excellent phono stage, an excellent headphone amplifier, an excellent DAC
– XPress Audio

Nearest to perfect piece of audio gear, the Parasound Halo Integrated Amplifier will make you forget you need separates!
– Home Theater and High Fidelity 2016

Its balance of neutrality and musicality was pitch perfect.
-SoundStage

There is no better DAC-integrated on the market for $2495 or less.
– SoundStage

I prisklassen under kr. 30.000.- er det for tiden denne forsterkeren som regjerer, og jeg har vanskelig for å se andre integrerte forsterkere, eller for den saks skyld kombinasjoner av for og effektforsterkere som leverer det samme utstyret, og den samme lyden.
-Stereo+

There’s nothing not to like about this great value mid-price integrated.It’s a jack of all trades and master of some, with a very pleasing and musically enjoyable sound and a welter of facilities. Packed with features and loads of inputs, it easily and seamlessly slots into any middle- priced system to deliver performance and power aplenty.
-HiFiChoice

But when I used the Halo Integrated with the .7s, I didn’t smile. I laughed. I had never heard any Magnepan speaker move and hustle and boogie and croon as the .7s were now doing in my room. This combination of amp and speakers made for pure audio joy.
-Stereophile

The Halo played tunes and sang songs as if they mattered. It stuck close to the facts. It was never boring. It frequently enhanced my feehngs of devotion and mindfulness.
-Stereophile

It was never too anything—except, maybe, too inexpensive!
-Stereophile

Its performance blew me away, and its incredible bass-management capabilities make it stand apart in what is slowly but surely becoming a crowded integrated amplifier market.
-HomeTheaterReview

Den lille fylden som er der, gjør at magien skyller over oss, og vi blir sittende og lytte til musikk i timesvis. Og det er jo dét det handler om!
-Lyd & Bilde

Det er rett og slett en meget imponerende forsterker vi her har med å gjøre.
-Lyd & Bilde

The Parasound Halo Integrated brings its ‘A’ game to the listening rooms of audio enthusiasts, and it keeps up with systems which cost a small fortune.
-NewRecordDay

.. and it can happily drive even 2 ohm loads! Precious few integrated amps at any price are as capable driving demanding speaker loads as the Halo Integrated.
-CNet

So as I said I wanted the Parasound Halo Integrated to shine, and I got what I wanted. It concentrates on sound quality while including home theatre passthrough, subwoofer output, bass management, high resolution digital inputs, a decent phono input stage, quality headphone output and tone controls in a conservatively styled package.
-EnjoyTheMusic

I’m going to miss it around here.
-EnjoyTheMsuic

The Parasound Halo Integrated brings its ‘A’ game to the listening rooms of audio enthusiasts, and it keeps up with systems which cost a small fortune.
-NewRecordDay

For en dynamikk, for et rom!
– Fidelity

Parasound HINT integrert er ikke bare NESTEN high-end, dette ER high-end!
– Fidelity

Her demonstreres dynamikk og hurtighet i et lydinferno som få anlegg klarer å gjengi over hele frekvensområdet uten å tryne. Selv på ekstremt lydnivå holder Parasound forsterkeren full kontroll mens vinduene klirrer og man sitter utmattet igjen med et fåret glis når plata er slutt. Og for en imponerende stillhet mellom transientene som alle er nydelig dandert uten antydning av fnidder!
-Fidelity

  • Power Output – Both channels driven
    • (0.05% THD, RMS, 20Hz – 20kHz)
      • 160 watts x 2 @ 8 ohms
    • 240 watts x 2 @ 4 ohms
  • Power Output – Both channels driven
    • (0.9% THD, RMS, 20Hz – 20kHz)
    • 180 watts x 2 @ 8 ohms
    • 270 watts x 2 @ 4 ohms
  • Current Capacity
    • 45 amps peak per channel
  • Frequency Response
    • 10Hz – 100kHz, +0/-3dB
    • 20hz-20kHz, +0/-0.5 dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)
    • < 0.01 %, average listening levels
    • < 0.05 %, 160 watts x 2 @ 8 ohms
  • Interchannel Crosstalk
    • > 70dB at 20kHz
    • > 78dB at 1kHz
  • Signal to Noise Ratio – IHF A-weighted
    • Line in: – 103dB (input shorted)
    • Digital in: – 106dB
  • Amplifier Damping Factor
    • > 800 at 20Hz
  • Preamp Stage Input Sensitivity
    • 300mV in for 1V at Pre Out jacks
    • Total Preamp Stage Gain: 10dB
    • Max Output Unbalanced: 7 V
    • Max Output Balanced: 9 V
  • Power Amplifier Stage Sensitivity
    • 1V at Bypass/Amp In for 28 V at Speaker Out
    • Total Amp Stage Gain: 28dB
  • Phono Stage Sensitivity / Input Impedance
    • MM: 41dB / 47kohms
    • MC: 54dB / 47kohms or 100 ohms
  • High & Low Pass Crossover Slopes
    • 12dB per octave
  • Supported DAC Sampling Rates
    • USB: up to 384kHz / 32-bit PCM
    • DSD Native: DSD64, DSD128, DSD256
    • DSD over PCM (DoP) at 384kHz
    • Coax/Optical: up to 192 kHz / 24-bit PCM
  • Digital to Analog Converter
    • ESS Sabre32 Reference ES9018K2M
    • 384kHz / 32-bit
  • USB 2.0 Controller
    • Savitech SA9227, 384kHz / 32-bit
  • Headphone Amplifier
    • Texas Instruments TPA6120A
    • Output Impedance: 10 ohms
  • XLR Pin Identification
    • 1 = Ground (Shield)
    • 2 = Positive
    • 3 = Negative (Return)
  • Input Impedance
    • Unbalanced: 24kohms
    • Balanced: 100kohms per leg
  • Preamplifier Output Impedance
    • Unbalanced: 100 ohms
    • Balanced: 470 ohms per leg
  • Dimensions
    • Width: 17-1/4″ (437mm)
    • Depth: 16-1/4″ (413mm)
    • Depth, with cables 17-1/4″ (437mm)
    • Height, with feet: 5-7/8″ (150mm)
    • Height, without feet: 5-1/4″ (133mm), 3U
  • Net Weight
    • 33 lb. (15kg)
  • Shipping Weight
    • 45 lb. (20.4kg)
  • Power Requirement
    • Standby: 0.5 watts
    • Idling power: 70 watts
    • Maximum: 750 watts
    • 110-125 VAC 60Hz or 220-250 VAC 50Hz
    • AC mains voltage is set on rear panel

Nye egenskaper i forhold til originale HINT.

  • Burr Brown analog resistor ladder volume control
  • Dimmable front panel volume display
  • Updated USB receiver is Plug and play with Windows 10 and MAC
  • 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
  • Updated cosmetics with subtle gold highlights

Forforsterker egenskaper

  • ESS Sabre32 Reference DAC (ES9018K2M)
  • Asynchronous USB 2.0 supports PCM up to 384kHz/32-bit
  • USB input decodes Native DSD64, DSD128, DSD256 and DoP DSD
  • Coax and optical inputs accept PCM up to 192kHz/24-bit
  • Analog bass management with high & low pass crossovers
  • Home theater bypass input for surround sound integration
  • Front panel subwoofer level control
  • Dedicated high current headphone amplifier (TI TPA6120)
  • Phono input for MM, MC and MI with 100 ohm or 47 kohm load
  • Front panel Aux input with automatic +12 dB gain stage
  • 5 pairs RCA line level Analog inputs
  • 1 pair XLR balanced Analog 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 or front panel
  • Rear panel IR input and IR loop output jacks
  • 12 Volt trigger output
  • Back-lit remote control with discrete buttons
  • 0.5w standby power consumption meets Energy Star & EU specs

Forsterker egenskaper

  • 160 Watts x 2 @ 8 Ohms (RMS, both channels driven)
  • 240 Watts x 2 @ 4 Ohms (RMS, both channels driven)
  • Power amp circuit topology designed by the legendary John Curl
  • Direct amplifier input to bypass preamp section
  • High bias class A/AB operation
  • Oversized shielded toroid power transformer
  • Dual-mono power supply and power amplifier
  • 40,000uF power supply filter capacitance
  • Matched JFET input stages and MOSFET driver stages
  • 12 high voltage/high current bipolar output transistors
  • Heavy-duty 24k gold-plated 5-way speaker binding posts
  • Over temp and short circuit relay protection

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