Parasound Halo Integrated, Silver - Preowned

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Parasound Halo Integrated, Silver - Preowned

Parasound Halo Integrated, Silver - Preowned

$1,495.00

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Parasound Halo Integrated, Silver - Preowned

$1,495.00

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    Well Cared For Prowned Parasound Halo Integrtatedin Silver - Excellent condition!

     

    REVIEWS:

    SoundStage! Access - "In the Halo Integrated, Parasound has succeeded in creating the ultimate affordable DAC-integrated amplifier. It has a raft of analog and digital inputs, built-in bass management, fully featured moving-magnet and moving-coil phono stages, a discrete headphone amplifier, and defeatable tone controls -- a feature set that, all by itself, makes Richard Schram’s Hint unique among its peers. And when you include a sound of ruler-flat neutrality, top-to-bottom linearity, and a gorgeous midrange, it becomes peerless. There is no better DAC-integrated on the market for $2495 or less." Hans Wetzel, SoundStage! Access -  Full Review


    The Absolute Sound - "I suspect that many audiophiles who never anticipated wanting or needing an integrated amplifier may find, someday, that they do need a compact yet powerful one. If that is the case, they may find that the Parasound Halo Integrated 2.1 amplifier is the high-value solution. For $2495 it includes a powerful basic amplifier coupled to an excellent preamplifier that includes a built-in analog crossover as well as a DAC that supports all modern formats.

    "Combine the Halo Integrated with a comparable set of speakers, such as the wonderful Audience 1+1, and a good subwoofer like the Velodyne DD10+, and you have the basic building blocks for a glorious-sounding small-room or nearfield system for around $7k. And while I wouldn’t call this an entry-level system, I’d hazard to guess that for many audiophiles, including myself, such a mid-priced system can deliver a high enough level of sonic excellence to make for a joyous listening experience for many years to come." - Steven Stone, The Absolute Sound - Full Review


    Enjoy The Music - "So as I said I wanted the Parasound Halo Integrated to shine, and I got what I wanted. It concentrates on sound quality while including home theater pass-through, subwoofer output, bass management, high resolution digital inputs, a decent phono input stage, quality headphone output and tone controls in a conservatively styled package. When you take a look at what Parasound is asking for this component, just $2495 in black or silver finish, you may well be as impressed as I am. I'm going to miss it around here." - Phil Gold, Enjoy The Music - Full Review
    Enjoy The Music - Best of 2016 Award Winner


    Home Theater Review - "As I said in the intro, I (reasonably, I think) expected Parasound's Halo Integrated 2.1-channel amplifier to perform pretty much identically to its P 5 preamp mated with one of its own amplifiers...and I would have been quite happy with it had it done so. In practice, though, the Halo Integrated is so much more than the sum of its parts with a few extra bits thrown in. Its performance blew me away, and its incredible bass-management capabilities make it stand apart in what is slowly but surely becoming a crowded integrated amplifier market." - Dennis Burger, Home Theater Review - Full Review


    Stereophile - "After lots of listening, I realized that it has a recognizable sonic personality: easy flowing, mostly smooth, and decidedly mellow. I imagine a big part of this perceived mellowness might be a result of John Curl's disdain for odd-order distortion. But don't worry—it's not milquetoast mellow or unwashed-hippy-stoner mellow. It is, instead, an everything's-under-control, don't-worry-now mellow. The Halo played tunes and sang songs as if they mattered. It stuck close to the facts. It was never boring. It frequently enhanced my feelings of devotion and mindfulness.

    "I believe that J. Gordon Holt would characterize the Parasound Halo Integrated as neutral and accurate. Why? Because, with certain extra-vivid recordings, I perceived the Halo as tracking the input signal pretty close to the feeling of master tape. Likewise, it was neutral, in that well-considered, just-right Goldilocks way: It was never too anything—except, maybe, too inexpensive!" - Herb Reichert, Stereophile - Full Review

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Parasound Halo Integrated, Silver - Preowned

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Description

Well Cared For Prowned Parasound Halo Integrtatedin Silver - Excellent condition!

 

REVIEWS:

SoundStage! Access - "In the Halo Integrated, Parasound has succeeded in creating the ultimate affordable DAC-integrated amplifier. It has a raft of analog and digital inputs, built-in bass management, fully featured moving-magnet and moving-coil phono stages, a discrete headphone amplifier, and defeatable tone controls -- a feature set that, all by itself, makes Richard Schram’s Hint unique among its peers. And when you include a sound of ruler-flat neutrality, top-to-bottom linearity, and a gorgeous midrange, it becomes peerless. There is no better DAC-integrated on the market for $2495 or less." Hans Wetzel, SoundStage! Access -  Full Review


The Absolute Sound - "I suspect that many audiophiles who never anticipated wanting or needing an integrated amplifier may find, someday, that they do need a compact yet powerful one. If that is the case, they may find that the Parasound Halo Integrated 2.1 amplifier is the high-value solution. For $2495 it includes a powerful basic amplifier coupled to an excellent preamplifier that includes a built-in analog crossover as well as a DAC that supports all modern formats.

"Combine the Halo Integrated with a comparable set of speakers, such as the wonderful Audience 1+1, and a good subwoofer like the Velodyne DD10+, and you have the basic building blocks for a glorious-sounding small-room or nearfield system for around $7k. And while I wouldn’t call this an entry-level system, I’d hazard to guess that for many audiophiles, including myself, such a mid-priced system can deliver a high enough level of sonic excellence to make for a joyous listening experience for many years to come." - Steven Stone, The Absolute Sound - Full Review


Enjoy The Music - "So as I said I wanted the Parasound Halo Integrated to shine, and I got what I wanted. It concentrates on sound quality while including home theater pass-through, subwoofer output, bass management, high resolution digital inputs, a decent phono input stage, quality headphone output and tone controls in a conservatively styled package. When you take a look at what Parasound is asking for this component, just $2495 in black or silver finish, you may well be as impressed as I am. I'm going to miss it around here." - Phil Gold, Enjoy The Music - Full Review
Enjoy The Music - Best of 2016 Award Winner


Home Theater Review - "As I said in the intro, I (reasonably, I think) expected Parasound's Halo Integrated 2.1-channel amplifier to perform pretty much identically to its P 5 preamp mated with one of its own amplifiers...and I would have been quite happy with it had it done so. In practice, though, the Halo Integrated is so much more than the sum of its parts with a few extra bits thrown in. Its performance blew me away, and its incredible bass-management capabilities make it stand apart in what is slowly but surely becoming a crowded integrated amplifier market." - Dennis Burger, Home Theater Review - Full Review


Stereophile - "After lots of listening, I realized that it has a recognizable sonic personality: easy flowing, mostly smooth, and decidedly mellow. I imagine a big part of this perceived mellowness might be a result of John Curl's disdain for odd-order distortion. But don't worry—it's not milquetoast mellow or unwashed-hippy-stoner mellow. It is, instead, an everything's-under-control, don't-worry-now mellow. The Halo played tunes and sang songs as if they mattered. It stuck close to the facts. It was never boring. It frequently enhanced my feelings of devotion and mindfulness.

"I believe that J. Gordon Holt would characterize the Parasound Halo Integrated as neutral and accurate. Why? Because, with certain extra-vivid recordings, I perceived the Halo as tracking the input signal pretty close to the feeling of master tape. Likewise, it was neutral, in that well-considered, just-right Goldilocks way: It was never too anything—except, maybe, too inexpensive!" - Herb Reichert, Stereophile - Full Review