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Halo Integrated   2.1 Channel Integrated

Year after year Parasound Halo preamplifiers and power amplifiers have been rated the best high end audio for the money. Several years ago we challenged ourselves to create a no-compromise integrated amp that would match the performance of our Halo separates in every respect. We call it the Halo Integrated Amplifier.
available in Silver or Black

Preamp and DAC Features

        • Latest generation ESS Sabre32 Reference DAC (ES9018K2M)
        • Asynchronous USB 2.0 supports PCM up to 384kHz/32-bit
        • Native and DoP DSD decoding (Drivers for ASIO or WASAPI)
        • 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 input 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
        • Premium motor-driven Alps potentiometer volume control
        • 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

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

Total Harmonic Distortion
   < 0.01 %

Power Output
RMS, All Channels Driven (20 Hz - 20 kHz)
   160 watts x 2 @ 8 Ω
   240 watts x 2 @ 4 Ω

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

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

Hi & Low Pass Crossover Slope
   12 dB / Oct

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

   Width: 17-1/4" (437 mm)
   Depth: 16" (406 mm)
   Height, with feet: 5-7/8" (150 mm)
   Height, without feet: 5-1/4" (133 mm)

Net Weight
   33 lb. (15 kg)

Shipping Weight
   45 lb. (20.4 kg)

Power Requirement
   Standby: 0.5 Watts
   Power On: 70 Watts
   Maximum: 750 Watts
   110-130 VAC 60 Hz or 220-260 VAC 50 Hz
      AC mains voltage is set on rear panel


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