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Parasound HALO Hint 6 Integrated Amplifier
Parasound HALO Hint 6 Integrated Amplifier
Parasound HALO Hint 6 Integrated Amplifier

Parasound HALO Hint 6 Integrated Amplifier

Vendor

Parasound

Type

Integrated Amplifier

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$5,995.00
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Parasound Halo Hint 6 Integrated Amplifier

What Hi-Fi? Review

Tonally, the Parasound HINT 6 is open and even-handed, and able to convey the different tonal textures of instruments well. Bass is deep and tuneful, while the midrange is pleasingly articulate. Highs are crisp without veering towards harshness and aggression.

Parasound Halo Hint 6 IS A 2 X 160W integrated amplifier with new improved features over the original Halo Amplifier.

 

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 of 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


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 the 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



Specifications


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


Current Capacity
45 amps peak per channel


Frequency Response


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


Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)
< 0.01 %, average listening levels
< 0.05 %, 160 watts x 2 @ 8 &ohm;


Interchannel Crosstalk
> 70 dB at 20 kHz
> 78 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


Preamplifier Stage Input Sensitivity
300 mV in for 1 V at Preamp Output 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
MM: 41 dB / 47 k &ohm;
MC: 54 dB / 47 k &ohm; or 100 &ohm;


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)


Input Impedance
Unbalanced: 24 k &ohm;
Balanced: 100 k &ohm; per leg


Preamplifer Output Impedance
Unbalanced: 100 &ohm;
Balanced: 470 &ohm; per leg


Dimensions
Width: (437 mm)
Depth: (413 mm)
Depth, with cables (437 mm)
Height, with feet: (150 mm)
Height, without feet: (133 mm), 3U

Net Weight
(15 kg)

Shipping Weight
(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 pane