Parasound Halo 2.1ch Integrated Amplifier

"The bottom line—my absolute favorite thing about the Parasound Halo is its no-nonsense approach of simplicity combined with feature-rich tools when you are ready to push the limits of what the Halo Integrated has to offer."
– New Record Day review

Preamp and DAC Features

  • Latest generation 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

  • Windows USB drivers for ASIO & WASAPI - install instructions here

  • Mac OS does not require any drivers

  • Coax and optical 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 for MM & MC with 100 Ω or 47k Ω 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 input and output to triggers

  • Back-lit remote control with discrete buttons

  • 0.5w standby power consumption meets Energy Star & EU specs

Power Amp Features

  • 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 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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