Parasound Halo Integrated 2.1 Channel Integrated Amplifier

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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
  • Windows USB drivers for ASIO & WASAPI
  • Mac OS does not require any drivers
  • 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)
  • Power amp circuit topology designed by legendary John Curl
  • 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


    Power Output - Both channels driven 
    (0.05% THD, RMS, 20 Hz - 20 kHz) 
    160 watts x 2 @ 8 Ω 
    240 watts x 2 @ 4 Ω

    Power Output - Both channels driven 
    (0.9% THD, RMS, 20 Hz - 20 kHz) 
    180 watts x 2 @ 8 Ω 
    270 watts x 2 @ 4 Ω

    Current Capacity 
    45 amps peak per channel

    Frequency Response 
    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 
    > 50 dB at 20 kHz 
    > 70 dB at 1 kHz

    Signal to Noise Ratio - IHF A-weighted 
    Line in: - 103 dB (input shorted) 
    Digital in: - 106 dB

    Amplifier Damping Factor 
    > 800 at 20 Hz

    Preamp Stage Input Sensitivity 
    300 mV in for 1 V at Pre Out jacks 
    Total Preamp Stage Gain: 10 dB 
    Max Output Unbalanced: 7 V 
    Max Output Balanced: 9 V

    Power Amplifier Stage Sensitivity 
    1 V at Bypass/Amp In for 28 V at Speaker Out 
    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 
        Input Capacitance 
    150 pF

    High & Low Pass Crossover Slopes 
    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/Opt: up to 192 kHz / 24-bit PCM

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

    USB 2.0 Controller 
    VIA VT1731, 384 kHz / 32-bit

    Headphone Amplifier 
    Texas Instruments TPA6120A 
    Output Impedance 10 ohms

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

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

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

    Width: 17-1/4" (437 mm) 
    Depth: 16-1/4" (413 mm) 
    Depth, with cables 17-1/4" (437 mm) 
    Height, with feet: 5-7/8" (150 mm) 
    Height, without feet: 5-1/4" (133 mm), 3U

    Net Weight 
    33 lb. (15 kg)

    Shipping Weight 
    45 lb. (20.4 kg)

    Power Requirement 
    Standby: 0.5 watts 
    Idling power: 70 watts 
    Maximum: 750 watts 
    110-125 VAC 60 Hz or 220-250 VAC 50 Hz 
    AC mains voltage is set on rear

We are in the business of creating satisfied customers. We hope you love your purchase, but in the event that you are not satisfied, you may return unopened and unused items within 30 days for a full refund of the purchase price.

In the event that merchandise is not in its original condition, has been opened, or is missing packaging, manuals, accessories or other components a partial refund will be given.  Partial refunds are calculated on a case-by-case basis but incur a minimum 15% restocking fee.

Items ineligible for return: furniture and other oversized product shipped via a Motor Freight Carrier or scheduled delivery, televisions larger than 32”, in-ear headphones, special order items, and any item that has been permanently modified (e.g. spliced wires or custom order cables).

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1. Give us a heads up: Please call 631-585-5600 or email to let us know you’d like to return an item. We will give you a RA number (Return Authorization) to include with your order.

2. Ship it back to us: Please pack the product in its original packaging with all original contents and use the original shipping carton and packing materials. Safely and completely packaged returns are less likely to incur a damage or restocking fee. Please consider insuring and tracking your item as you are are responsible for the item until it reaches our warehouse.

Return Address:
Audio Den
Attn: Returns
RA# (Insert RA #)
2845 Middle Country Road
Lake Grove, NY 11755

3. Sit tight! We will process your return as quickly as possible and issue a credit by the original payment method. Depending on your credit issuer, it may take as long as 10 days for the refund to post.


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