Parasound Amps

Halo Integrated


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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
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)
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
10 Hz – 100 kHz, +0/-3 dB Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)
< 0.01 %, average listening levels
< 0.05 %, 160 watts x 2 @ 8 Ω Interchannel Crosstalk
Total Preamp Stage Gain: 10 dB
Total Amp Stage Gain: 28 dB Phono Stage Sensitivity / Input Impedance
Input Impedance
MM: 35 dB / 47 k Ω
MC: 52 dB / 47 k Ω or 100 Ω Continue reading

The New Kirmuss Audio Ultrasonic RCM!


Finally an ultrasonic record cleaning machine done right!
https://www.kirmussaudio.com/

I was watching a video from Axpona 2018 by Michael Fremer (always enjoy his videos). At one point he was showing some ultrasonic record cleaning machines that were there. It was the usual crowd from the ill-conceived to the “close but no cigar”. Then the last one he showed just stood out from the pack to me. As I watched and listened to the company owner demo and explain I thought, “Hey, I think I’ve just seen the first ultrasonic record cleaning machine done right”! The second I saw the implementation of the record handling, it hit me. I never thought I would see the day that someone not only made an ultrasonic record cleaning machine done right, but also not priced up in the stratosphere someplace! Well, that day has arrived! Continue reading

NAD CD players

C538

https://nadelectronics.com/product/c-538-compact-disc-player/

C568

https://nadelectronics.com/product/c-568-compact-disc-player/

C546

https://nadelectronics.com/product/c-546bee-cd-player/

Features
CD, CD-R and CD-RW Compatible
USB Input supports external memory and audio rates up to 384kbps
MP3 and WMA decoding
NAD CD-9 Remote Control
Wolfson 24-bit Digital-to-Analogue Converter
Coaxial/Optical Digital Output
Low Output Impedance
Toroid Power supply with Separate Power Regulators for Analogue and Digital Sections
VFL Display with CD text
Selectable Track, Time and Repeat
Repeat Mode for Single Track or Entire CD
Program Play up to 20 Tracks
Random Play
External IR Input
12V Trigger Input
<0.5 watt Standby consumption
Detachable AC cord