Parasound has expanded its Z-Custom line of half-rack-width components with the introduction of the Zamp Quattro, a four-channel/two-zone power amplifier. The Zamp Quattro is a Class D amplifier for custom integrators (CI) that Parasound says use Swedish high-grade parts. With additional output filtering the result is a great sounding amp that produces very little heat, is stable with low impedance loads and is protected from short-circuited speaker wires.
In addition to RCA line input jacks, it includes speaker-level inputs to integrate with receivers lacking pre-amp outputs. Channels 3 and 4 can be connected with RCA jacks or to a bus from Zone 1. Level controls are rear-mounted to avoid client tampering. Automatic turn on options include a 12-volt and an ultra-sensitive audio trigger. Speaker outputs are 10 amp terminal blocks for convenience when connecting speaker wires.
The Parasound Zamp Quattro is available in a black half-rack width rack-mount capability. Optional accessories are a matching blank panel to rack mount a single set, a panel coupler to rack mount any two Z-Custom models and the half-rack width Zrack to mount up to five Z-Custom components and lists for $650.