Parasound Halo P 6 2.1 Channel Preamplifier and DAC | REVIEW

Parasound has been an audio name for quite a while. They were well-established way back during my audiophile indoctrination in the late ’80s. While they still have the classic line, now called New Classic, they have since introduced the Z Custom, Zone Master and Halo product lines, with Halo being their flagship products. I was fortunate enough to receive the Parasound Halo P 6 2.1 Channel Preamplifier and DAC, and the JC 5 Stereo Power Amplifier. I just finished reviewing the JC 5 Stereo Power Amplifier, which you can read here. The Halo series comes with either a silver or black finish–I received the former. I think the appearance is a step up from a standard flat faceplate and looks elegant without getting too fancy. There is optional hardware for rack mounting (model HRA) in a pro audio or home theater rack. In the box you get the Parasound Halo P 6 2.1 Channel Preamplifier and DAC, a remote control, a USB cable and a 12V trigger cable. According to Parasound’s website, several movie and music companies use Parasound in their systems, hence the rack mount options. Parasound Halo P 6: the Proverbial Multi-Tool I have to admit that the [...]

Parasound Halo P 6 2.1 Channel Preamplifier and DAC | REVIEW

Parasound has been an audio name for quite a while. They were well-established way back during my audiophile indoctrination in the late ’80s. While they still have the classic line, now called New Classic, they have since introduced the Z Custom, Zone Master and Halo product lines, with Halo being their flagship products. I was fortunate enough to receive the Parasound Halo P 6 2.1 Channel Preamplifier and DAC, and the JC 5 Stereo Power Amplifier. I just finished reviewing the JC 5 Stereo Power Amplifier, which you can read here. The Halo series comes with either a silver or black finish–I received the former. I think the appearance is a step up from a standard flat faceplate and looks elegant without getting too fancy. There is optional hardware for rack mounting (model HRA) in a pro audio or home theater rack. In the box you get the Parasound Halo P 6 2.1 Channel Preamplifier and DAC, a remote control, a USB cable and a 12V trigger cable. According to Parasound’s website, several movie and music companies use Parasound in their systems, hence the rack mount options. Parasound Halo P 6: the Proverbial Multi-Tool I have to admit that the [...]