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Parasound Halo A 23 Power Amplifier


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210-805-9927

Parasound Halo A 23 Power Amplifier


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210-805-9927

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  • Description


     

    MY TAKE:

    For more than twenty years Parasound has been a name synonymous with unequaled value. Their electronics are respected for both performance and reliability, and compete with significantly more expensive products. Modestly priced, previous offerings have changed common perception about the level of performance that can be achieved at the price point. - Galen Carol


    - A23 named Editor's Choice 2018 - Best Amplifiers under $1k - "... this reasonably priced amp is musically quite involving."

     


    With the introduction of the Halo line, Parasound looks to bring the same level of value and performance to a more upscale market. The ambitious Halo range spans the gamut from state of the art home theater offerings to high end two-channel audio.

    For a number of years, the legendary John Curl has worked with Parasound as a consultant. His input has greatly influenced their products and is one of reasons for the praise they’ve received from the audiophile community.
    The A 23 is an accomplished two channel amplifier capable of the dynamic impact required for home theater applications, while retaining the ability to reproduce the subtlety and nuance of music. - Galen Carol

     

    REVIEWS:


    "The price of purchase of this quality of sound is unexpectedly modest. John Curl is not being arrogant when he says that he can’t think of components that give better bang for the buck than the ones he’s designed for Parasound. I can’t, either. I was surprised by the A 23’s clarity, soundstaging, and natural sound. I estimate that the combination of it and Parasound’s recently reviewed Halo P 5 preamplifier will result in sound that is unassailable in quality by any other combination of components that can be bought for a like amount.The A 23 sounded surprisingly good from the moment I first turned it on. Several months later, I hated to turn it off for the last time and send it back. . . ." Erich Wetzel, Soundstage!


    "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 P5, the A23, or both." - Greg Borrowman, Australian HiFi


    "Overall, the Parasound P5 and A23 perform synergistically as an outstanding pre/power duo, with particular kudos due the performance of the A23. But then given the credentials of its designer, I would not have expected anything less!" - Greg Holding, Australian HiFi




    FEATURES:
     

    • Absolute Sound Editor's Best Buy 2003
    • Circuitry designed by legendary John Curl
    • THX Ultra2 certified
    • High bias Class A/AB operation
    • Balanced inputs with discrete circuits and XLR connectors
    • Direct Coupled - no capacitors or inductors in signal path
    • Complementary MOSFET driver stage and JFET input stage
    • 12 beta-matched 15 amp, 60 MHz bipolar output transistors
    • 785 VA encapsulated toroid power transformer with independent secondary windings for each channel
    • 48,000 F power supply filter capacitance
    • DC Servo and relay protection circuits
    • Auto turn-on by 12v trigger or audio signal
    • Gold-plated RCA input jacks; ground lift switch
    • Backed by Parasound’s Five Year warranty
    • Available in Silver and Black



    SPECIFICATIONS:
     

    • Continuous power output: 125 watts RMS x 2, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 8 ohm, all channels driven, 200 watts RMS x 2, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 4 ohm, all channels driven, 400 watts RMS x 1, 20Hz – 20kHz, 8 Ohm
    • Current capacity: 45 amperes peak per channel
    • Slew rate: > 130 V/second
    • Dynamic headroom: > 1.5 dB
    • Input sensitivity: 1 V for 28.28 V, THX Reference Level
    • Input impedance: 47 k ohm unbalanced; 94 k ohm balanced
    • Dimensions: 17-1/4" w x 4-1/8" h x 13.25" d
    • Net weight 28 pounds

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Parasound Halo A 23 Power Amplifier


Not available online, please call to order.
210-805-9927

Add Recommended Accessories

Shunyata Venom HC Power Cord, 5’
$289.00 Free Shipping!
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Description


 

MY TAKE:

For more than twenty years Parasound has been a name synonymous with unequaled value. Their electronics are respected for both performance and reliability, and compete with significantly more expensive products. Modestly priced, previous offerings have changed common perception about the level of performance that can be achieved at the price point. - Galen Carol


- A23 named Editor's Choice 2018 - Best Amplifiers under $1k - "... this reasonably priced amp is musically quite involving."

 


With the introduction of the Halo line, Parasound looks to bring the same level of value and performance to a more upscale market. The ambitious Halo range spans the gamut from state of the art home theater offerings to high end two-channel audio.

For a number of years, the legendary John Curl has worked with Parasound as a consultant. His input has greatly influenced their products and is one of reasons for the praise they’ve received from the audiophile community.
The A 23 is an accomplished two channel amplifier capable of the dynamic impact required for home theater applications, while retaining the ability to reproduce the subtlety and nuance of music. - Galen Carol

 

REVIEWS:


"The price of purchase of this quality of sound is unexpectedly modest. John Curl is not being arrogant when he says that he can’t think of components that give better bang for the buck than the ones he’s designed for Parasound. I can’t, either. I was surprised by the A 23’s clarity, soundstaging, and natural sound. I estimate that the combination of it and Parasound’s recently reviewed Halo P 5 preamplifier will result in sound that is unassailable in quality by any other combination of components that can be bought for a like amount.The A 23 sounded surprisingly good from the moment I first turned it on. Several months later, I hated to turn it off for the last time and send it back. . . ." Erich Wetzel, Soundstage!


"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 P5, the A23, or both." - Greg Borrowman, Australian HiFi


"Overall, the Parasound P5 and A23 perform synergistically as an outstanding pre/power duo, with particular kudos due the performance of the A23. But then given the credentials of its designer, I would not have expected anything less!" - Greg Holding, Australian HiFi




FEATURES:
 

  • Absolute Sound Editor's Best Buy 2003
  • Circuitry designed by legendary John Curl
  • THX Ultra2 certified
  • High bias Class A/AB operation
  • Balanced inputs with discrete circuits and XLR connectors
  • Direct Coupled - no capacitors or inductors in signal path
  • Complementary MOSFET driver stage and JFET input stage
  • 12 beta-matched 15 amp, 60 MHz bipolar output transistors
  • 785 VA encapsulated toroid power transformer with independent secondary windings for each channel
  • 48,000 F power supply filter capacitance
  • DC Servo and relay protection circuits
  • Auto turn-on by 12v trigger or audio signal
  • Gold-plated RCA input jacks; ground lift switch
  • Backed by Parasound’s Five Year warranty
  • Available in Silver and Black



SPECIFICATIONS:
 

  • Continuous power output: 125 watts RMS x 2, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 8 ohm, all channels driven, 200 watts RMS x 2, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 4 ohm, all channels driven, 400 watts RMS x 1, 20Hz – 20kHz, 8 Ohm
  • Current capacity: 45 amperes peak per channel
  • Slew rate: > 130 V/second
  • Dynamic headroom: > 1.5 dB
  • Input sensitivity: 1 V for 28.28 V, THX Reference Level
  • Input impedance: 47 k ohm unbalanced; 94 k ohm balanced
  • Dimensions: 17-1/4" w x 4-1/8" h x 13.25" d
  • Net weight 28 pounds