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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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Parasound Halo Hint 6 Integrated Amplifier


Parasound Halo Hint 6 is a 2 x 160 Watts @ 8 Ohms (RMS, both channels driven) Integrated Amplifier with new improved features over the original Integrated Halo amplifier.


Parasound Halo Hint 6 Integrated Amplifier Review

New Features (Changes from the original Halo Integrated)



  • Burr Brown analog resistor ladder volume control

  • Dimmable front panel volume display

  • Updated USB receiver is Plug and plays with Windows 10 and MAC

  • An additional optical input (2 total)

  • Ball bearing supported solid aluminum volume knob

  • Programable default turn on volume setting

  • Favorite volume memory with remote control button

  • Increased phono stage gain for lower output cartridges

  • Improved Left/Right channel separation and balance tracking

  • 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 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