Signature series / Halo: Parasound P 5 2.1 Channel Stereo Pre Amplifier in Black with built in DAC :
As new factory boxed and ready for your enjoyment see pictures.
A best option in this reasonable price range regularly $1,095 now as new factory boxed only $595.
- Burr-Brown PCM1798 DAC with USB, Optical and Coax inputs
- Coax and optical accept all sampling rates up to 192 kHz, 24-bit
- USB accepts up to 96 kHz, 24-bit
- Incoming jitter on all three digital inputs is significantly attenuated with an effective clock recovery system
- Analog Bass management with high and low pass crossovers
- Home theater bypass input for surround sound integration
- Front panel subwoofer level control
- 5 RCA line level inputs
- 1 XLR balanced input (parallels Input 5 RCA jacks)
- Phono input for MM & MC cartridges with 100 Ohm or 47k Ohm load
- Front panel Aux input with automatic +12 dB gain stage
- Balanced XLR and RCA left and right outputs
- 1 balanced XLR and 2 RCA subwoofer outputs
- Bass & treble controls with defeat from remote or front panel
- Headphone jack with 10 ohm output impedance
- Rear panel IR input and IR loop output jacks
- 12 V output to trigger power amplifiers and other devices
- Automatic turn on with 12 V trigger or AC power
- Fixed level record output
- Premium motor-driven Alps potentiometer volume control
- Left/Right Balance control
- Remote control with discrete on/off power buttons
- 0.5w standby power consumption meets Energy Star spec
- Rack mounting adapter available (Model HRA 2 sold separately)
- Available in silver or black finish
10 Hz - 100 kHz, +0/-3 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion:
< 0.01 %
> 70 dB at 20 kHz
300 mv: 1 Volt Out
Total Gain: 10 dB
Maximum Output: 7 Volts
Unbalanced: 24k Ohm
Balanced: 100k O per leg
Unbalanced: 100 Ohm
Balanced: 470 Ohm per leg
S/N Ratio - Line Inputs 1-5:
> 108 dB, input shorted, IHF A-weighted
> 88 dB, input shorted, unweighted
S/N Ratio - DAC Inputs:
> 108 dB, input shorted, IHF A-weighted
> 90 dB, input shorted, unweighted
Phono Stage Sensitivity / Input Impedance
MM: 35 dB / 47 k Ω
MC: 52 dB / 47 k Ω or 100 Ω
S/N Ratio - Phono Inputs:
MM > 80 dB, input shorted, IHF A-weighted
MM > 70 dB, input shorted, unweighted
MC > 67 dB, input shorted, IHF A-weighted
MC > 55 dB, input shorted, unweighted
Hi/Low pass crossover slope:
12dB / Oct
DC Trigger Requirements:
+9 Vdc to +12 Vdc, 2 mA
XLR Pin Identification:
1 = Ground (Shield)
2 = Positive
3 = Negative (Return)
Width: 17-1/4” (437 mm)
Depth: 13-3/4” (350 mm)
Height, with feet: 4-1/8” (105 mm)
Height, without feet: 3-1/2” (89 mm)
14 lb. (6.3 kg)
21 lb. (9.5 kg)
Standby: 0.5 Watts
Power On: 20 Watts
100-250 Volts, 50-60 Hz (Automatic)
Australian Hi-Fi, June 2015
"Parasound is one of the very few companies in the world
that has a reputation for state-of-the-art sound quality and
engineering as well as a reputation for delivering superb value for
money, and in looking at this duo, it's easy to see why: buy this pair
and you'll be getting an awful lot of power and incredible performance
for what, quite frankly, are ridiculously low prices. And that's true no
matter whether you buy the P 5, the A 23, or both."
Home Theater HiFi (July, 2014)
"Calling the new Parasound Halo P 5 simply a preamplifier is an understatement."
"...to merely say it's a bargain competing with preamps costing many times more is not giving it enough praise."
"My advice is simple, just get one, I recommend it strongly!"
Stereo&Video (May, 2014)
"This amazing group of equipment best demonstrates the audio
industry's present state of the art. This unit is absolutely
state-of-the-art and technological to its core."
Home Theater Review (April, 2014)
"A feature-packed product with nearly everything the digital
and analog audiophile could hope for all wrapped up in one pretty
package. The P 5 does a wonderful job of resolving fine details in
music... captures and delivers it wonderfully, with sumptuous richness
and oodles of warmth... exceptional imagine and soundstage capabilities.
Overall, I adore the ergonomics of the P 5, I love its twist knob input
selector, I love its volume knob... I just adore touching the thing, to
be quite frank about it. And with the vast bulk of my digital music
collection, I simply adore listening to it."
Stereophile, April 2014
"Exceptional clarity. Exceptional dynamics. Neutral without
being colorless. Very well made and complete for the price. What's not
to like?...This is about as fine a $1095 preamp as I can imagine in
2014. Heartily recommended."
Hi-Fi Choice, April 2014
"The P 5 seemingly goes out of its way to throw up as much
detail as it can... If you're looking for a 'Swiss Army Knife' of an
audio product, this won't disappoint."
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