Parasound Adds New Power Amplifiers to ZoneMaster Line

Parasound has added a pair of two-channel and four-channel power amplifiers to its ZoneMaster line for professional audio systems installers. The Parasound ZoneMaster ZM 2 and ZM 4 are each channel rated at 150 watts into the typical 4-ohm and 2-ohm loads of architectural speakers, and 120 watts for 8-ohm hi-fi speakers. The Parasound ZoneMaster […]

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Parasound Turns to SnapAV to Distribute Its Products

SnapAV announced a strategic distribution partnership with Parasound to make 41 Parasound products immediately available to SnapAV customers. SnapAV customers who complete the approval process immediately have access to Parasound’s home theater, two-channel systems, multiroom audio and its line of Halo products. The partnership provides SnapAV dealers with full access to four distinct product lines: […]

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Parasound Introduces New Amplifier Aimed at Commercial and Residential Installers

Parasound has introduced a 12-channel, 2-ohm power amplifier aimed at commercial and residential audio systems installers with power options for stereo audio in six rooms (zones) and 24 individual speakers. The Parasound ZoneMaster ZM 12 drives two channels at 120 watts each, 8 ohms, with the remaining 10 channels at 60 watts each. With 4-ohm […]

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Parasound Adds Best Looking Rack and Stand Line Ever

Parasound announced today that it is now the exclusive U.S. distributor for NorStone, a French manufacturer of what is says is “high quality and reasonably priced” audio/video equipment racks and speaker stands. NorStone’s products will be displayed and demonstrated with Parasound high-end electronics and Tekton Design speakers at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, in Denver, Sept. […]

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Parasound Intros New Integrated Amp with Built-in DAC

Parasound has turned its most-affordable preamplifier and DAC design into its most-affordable integrated amplifier and DAC with the addition of a 110-watt-per-channel power amplifier stage. The resulting Parasound NewClassic 200 Integrated Amplifier and DAC has all the same preamplifier features as the NewClassic 200 Pre, plus the ability to drive high quality loudspeakers without buying […]

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Parasound Intros Entry-Level Preamplifier and DAC

Parasound has introduced its NewClassic 200 Pre, a moderately priced analog audio preamplifier and DAC. At the core of the 200 Pre is an analog signal path which includes analog bass management with high pass and low pass outputs. The 200 Pre has inputs for just about any source including phono MM/MC, two line inputs, […]

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Parasound Intros New Mid-Range Zphono XRM

Parasound has introduced the $599 Zphono XRM phono preamplifier, which bridges the price gap between its entry-level $200 Zphono and the higher end $1,495 Halo JC 3 Jr. The new model includes balanced XLR outputs, a switchable rumble filter and a mono-stereo switch, plus continuously variable load adjustment for moving coil cartridges. Separate input jacks […]

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Parasound Reprises Five-Channel Amplifier With 44 Percent More Power

Parasound introduced this week its new Halo A 52+ five-channel amplifier. The A 52+ is based on the company’s A 52 and features significant upgrades in power output, circuitry refinements and the latest Halo styling. The new model increases available power from 125 to 180 watts per channel into 8 ohms and 255 watts into […]

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Parasound Ships Four-Zone DAC and Crossover

Parasound has begun dealer shipments of the custom installation industry’s first four-zone DAC and crossover. Parasound said the ZoneMaster 4 DAX creates a CI business opportunity for more effective implementation of multi-zone streaming audio using Sonos Connect, Chromecast and similar technologies. The ZoneMaster 4 DAX improves digital sound quality while simplifying connection options and dramatically […]

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Parasound Debuts New Zpre3 Half-Rack Width Stereo Preamp

Parasound has introduced the Zpre3, its third generation stereo preamplifier for custom installation, in its Z-Custom half-rack-width product line. The compact Parasound Zpre3 is a five-source stereo preamplifier designed to deliver to sound like a big one. It will be useful to professional custom installers, with a unique feature set that includes discrete IR remote […]

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Parasound to Debut Four-Zone DAC and Crossover at CEDIA

Parasound will introduce the ZoneMaster 4 DAX, a four-zone DAC with crossovers for the custom installation industry. Parasound says the 4 DAX was designed in response to custom installers who create multi-zone systems based around the Sonos Connect, Heos Link, BlueSound Node or Google Chromecast Audio, and are looking to upgrade their clients’ digital sound […]

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Parasound to Debut Expanded ZoneMaster Custom Installation Amplifier Line at CEDIA

Parasound has expanded its ZoneMaster custom installation amplifier line with the introduction of three new models. The six-channel Parasound ZoneMaster 650, four-channel ZoneMaster 450, and two-channel ZoneMaster 250 use the same 50-watt bridgeable amplifier circuits, offer the same quality sound, and deliver the same high levels of dependability as the company’s ZoneMaster 1250 Universal 12-channel […]

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Parasound Ships New ZoneMaster 1250

Parasound’s new 12-channel amplifier is designed for custom installers building multi-room audio and modular home theater systems integrating with Dolby Atmos. Dubbed the Parasound ZoneMaster 1250, it’s spec’d to be unconditionally stabile into 2-ohm loads enabling total output power in excess of 1200 watts RMS with all channels driven. Each channel is rated at 50 […]

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Parasound Shows 12 Channel Amp

Parasound’s new ZoneMaster Model 1250 is a 12-channel power amplifier housed in a 2U rack-mount form factor. Connections for 24 speakers combined with 2-ohm stability allow the use of two speakers per channel. It is rated at 12×50 watts into 8 ohms, and 12 x 90 into 4 ohms. Each channel pair can be bridged […]

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Parasound Debuts Half-Rack Four Channel Amplifier

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, […]

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Parasound Debuts $4,500 CD Player

Parasound has introduced a high-end Compact Disc (CD) player that they say represents a radically different approach to extracting the best possible sound from a CD. The new Parasound Halo CD 1 uses new CD playback and processing technology that is the result of a collaboration between Parasound and Holm Acoustics in Copenhagen, Denmark. The […]

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Parasound Intros Digital Audio Booster

Parasound has introduced the Zdac, a 192 kHz digital to analog converter that the company says enhances the audio quality of digital music files from computers via USB, or from a CD player, Sonos or other digital media players via optical or coaxial digital connections. It uses what Parasound calls Clockflawless, a new method to […]

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Parasound Adds Black to HALO

Parasound has announced that its flagship HALO product line will now be offered in a black finish in addition to the titanium-silver finish that has been covering the HALO since it’s launch over ten years ago. The new front panels are made of extruded aluminum, with a brushed hairline black anodized finish. The recess in the front panel is bead-blasted for […]

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Parasound Debuts Half-Rack Width CD Player

Parasound has introduced what it is calling the Zcd Compact Disc Player as part of its popular Z Custom line of rack-mountable components, which are half the width of a standard 19-inch equipment rack. The Zcd includes a Cirrus Logic DAC and a fully independent power supply for the analog circuits and built-in preamplifier functions […]

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Parasound to Debut USB PreAmp for Converting Albums to MP3s or CDs

The Parasound Zphono·USB is a phono preamplifier with an A-D converter to translate vinyl LPs into digital audio via a Mac or PC using USB. Basically it’s a compact preamplifier for moving coil and moving magnet (MC/MM) phonograph cartridges and line-level analog sources. Zphono·USB is the newest of the company’s Z-Series family of half-rack-width components. […]

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