Parasound Halo P 6 Solid State Preamplifier - DAC

Parasound Halo P 6 Solid State Preamplifier - DAC


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

Parasound Halo P 6 Solid State Preamplifier - DAC


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


  • Description

     

    MY TAKE:  For more than twenty-five 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 the common perception about the level of performance that can be achieved at the price point. - Galen Carol


    REVIEWS:

    Stereo+ (Norway) - "Together, the Parasound P 6 and A 23+ are dynamite. Pure sonic magic with brilliant dynamics, delicious midrange, and impressive resolution. To get such good sound for the price of this duo seems almost unnatural. One incredibly appealing preamp-amplifier package from Parasound."

     

    New Features (Changes from the P 5)

    ESS Sabre32 Reference DAC replaces the original Burr-Brown DAC
    USB input is now capable of DSD & 384kHz/32-bit PCM (up from 96Khz/24-bit)
    Burr-Brown analog resistor ladder volume control
    Dimmable front panel volume display
    Upgraded USB receiver with "plug and play" operation with Windows 10
    An additional optical input (2 total)
    Ball bearing supported solid aluminum volume knob
    Programmable default turn on the volume setting
    Favorite volume memory with the remote control button
    Increased phono stage gain for lower output cartridges
    Improved Left/Right channel separation and balance tracking
    Sandblasted metal end caps replace plastic end caps on the P 5
    Updated cosmetics with subtle gold highlights

     

    PREAMP and DAC FEATURES:

    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
    Coax and optical inputs 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 input for MM, MC and MI 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 the remote or front panel
    Rear panel IR input and IR loop output jacks
    12 Volt trigger output
    Back-lit remote control with discrete buttons
    0.5w standby power consumption meets Energy Star & EU specs


    SPECIFICATIONS:

    Frequency Response
    10 Hz - 100 kHz, +0/-3 dB
    20 Hz - 20 kHz, +0/-0.5 dB

    Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)
    < 0.01 %

    Interchannel Crosstalk
    > 70 dB at 20 kHz
    > 78 dB at 1 kHz

    Preamplifier Stage Input Sensitivity
    300 mV in for 1 V
    Total Gain: 10 dB
    Max Output: 7.5V

    S/N Ratio - Line Inputs 1- 5
    > 108 dB (shorted, IHF A-weighted)
    > 88 dB (shorted, unweighted)

    S/N Ratio - DAC Inputs
    > 108 dB (IHF A-weighted)
    > 88 dB (unweighted)

    S/N Ratio - Phono Input
    MM > 80 dB (shorted, IHF A-weighted)
    MM > 70 dB (shorted, unweighted)
    MC > 67 dB (shorted, IHF A-weighted)
    MC > 55 dB (shorted, unweighted)

    Phono Stage Sensitivity / Input Impedance
    MM: 38 dB / 47 k Ω
    MC: 52 dB / 47 k Ω or 100 Ω

    Input Impedance
    Unbalanced: 24 k Ω
    Balanced: 100 k Ω per leg

    Preamplifier Output Impedance
    Unbalanced: 100 Ω
    Balanced: 470 Ω per leg

    High & Low Pass Crossover Slope
    12 dB per octave

    Supported DAC Sampling Rates
    USB: up to 384 kHz / 32-bit PCM
    DSD Native: DSD 64, DSD 128, DSD 256
    DSD over PCM (DoP) at 384 kHz
    Coax/Optical: up to 192 kHz / 24-bit PCM

    Digital to Analog Converter
    ESS Sabre32 Reference ES9018K2M
    384 kHz / 32-bit

    USB 2.0 Controller
    Savitech SA9227, 384 kHz / 32-bit

    Headphone Amplifier
    Texas Instruments TPA6120A
    Output Impedance 10 ohms

    XLR Pin Identification
    1 = Ground (Shield)
    2 = Positive
    3 = Negative (Return)

    Dimensions
    Width: 17-1/4" (437 mm)
    Depth: 15" (381 mm)
    Depth, with cables 17" (432 mm)
    Height, with feet: 4-1/8" (105 mm)
    Height, without feet: 3-1/2" (89 mm), 2U

    Net Weight
    14 lb. (6.3 kg)

    Shipping Weight
    21 lb. (9.5 kg)

    Power Requirement
    Standby: 0.5 watts
    Power On: 15 watts
    100-250 VAC 50/60 Hz (automatic)10 Hz - 100 kHz, +0/-3 dB
    20 Hz - 20 kHz, +0/-0.5 dB

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Parasound Halo P 6 Solid State Preamplifier - DAC


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


Description

 

MY TAKE:  For more than twenty-five 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 the common perception about the level of performance that can be achieved at the price point. - Galen Carol


REVIEWS:

Stereo+ (Norway) - "Together, the Parasound P 6 and A 23+ are dynamite. Pure sonic magic with brilliant dynamics, delicious midrange, and impressive resolution. To get such good sound for the price of this duo seems almost unnatural. One incredibly appealing preamp-amplifier package from Parasound."

 

New Features (Changes from the P 5)

ESS Sabre32 Reference DAC replaces the original Burr-Brown DAC
USB input is now capable of DSD & 384kHz/32-bit PCM (up from 96Khz/24-bit)
Burr-Brown analog resistor ladder volume control
Dimmable front panel volume display
Upgraded USB receiver with "plug and play" operation with Windows 10
An additional optical input (2 total)
Ball bearing supported solid aluminum volume knob
Programmable default turn on the volume setting
Favorite volume memory with the remote control button
Increased phono stage gain for lower output cartridges
Improved Left/Right channel separation and balance tracking
Sandblasted metal end caps replace plastic end caps on the P 5
Updated cosmetics with subtle gold highlights

 

PREAMP and DAC FEATURES:

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
Coax and optical inputs 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 input for MM, MC and MI 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 the remote or front panel
Rear panel IR input and IR loop output jacks
12 Volt trigger output
Back-lit remote control with discrete buttons
0.5w standby power consumption meets Energy Star & EU specs


SPECIFICATIONS:

Frequency Response
10 Hz - 100 kHz, +0/-3 dB
20 Hz - 20 kHz, +0/-0.5 dB

Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)
< 0.01 %

Interchannel Crosstalk
> 70 dB at 20 kHz
> 78 dB at 1 kHz

Preamplifier Stage Input Sensitivity
300 mV in for 1 V
Total Gain: 10 dB
Max Output: 7.5V

S/N Ratio - Line Inputs 1- 5
> 108 dB (shorted, IHF A-weighted)
> 88 dB (shorted, unweighted)

S/N Ratio - DAC Inputs
> 108 dB (IHF A-weighted)
> 88 dB (unweighted)

S/N Ratio - Phono Input
MM > 80 dB (shorted, IHF A-weighted)
MM > 70 dB (shorted, unweighted)
MC > 67 dB (shorted, IHF A-weighted)
MC > 55 dB (shorted, unweighted)

Phono Stage Sensitivity / Input Impedance
MM: 38 dB / 47 k Ω
MC: 52 dB / 47 k Ω or 100 Ω

Input Impedance
Unbalanced: 24 k Ω
Balanced: 100 k Ω per leg

Preamplifier Output Impedance
Unbalanced: 100 Ω
Balanced: 470 Ω per leg

High & Low Pass Crossover Slope
12 dB per octave

Supported DAC Sampling Rates
USB: up to 384 kHz / 32-bit PCM
DSD Native: DSD 64, DSD 128, DSD 256
DSD over PCM (DoP) at 384 kHz
Coax/Optical: up to 192 kHz / 24-bit PCM

Digital to Analog Converter
ESS Sabre32 Reference ES9018K2M
384 kHz / 32-bit

USB 2.0 Controller
Savitech SA9227, 384 kHz / 32-bit

Headphone Amplifier
Texas Instruments TPA6120A
Output Impedance 10 ohms

XLR Pin Identification
1 = Ground (Shield)
2 = Positive
3 = Negative (Return)

Dimensions
Width: 17-1/4" (437 mm)
Depth: 15" (381 mm)
Depth, with cables 17" (432 mm)
Height, with feet: 4-1/8" (105 mm)
Height, without feet: 3-1/2" (89 mm), 2U

Net Weight
14 lb. (6.3 kg)

Shipping Weight
21 lb. (9.5 kg)

Power Requirement
Standby: 0.5 watts
Power On: 15 watts
100-250 VAC 50/60 Hz (automatic)10 Hz - 100 kHz, +0/-3 dB
20 Hz - 20 kHz, +0/-0.5 dB