Parasound HALO P6 and A23+ HALO Combo Packages
Parasound HALO P6 and A23+ HALO Combo Packages
Parasound HALO P6 and A23+ HALO Combo Packages
Parasound HALO P6 and A23+ HALO Combo Packages
Parasound HALO P6 and A23+ HALO Combo Packages
Parasound HALO P6 and A23+ HALO Combo Packages
Parasound HALO P6 and A23+ HALO Combo Packages
Parasound HALO P6 and A23+ HALO Combo Packages

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Parasound HALO P6 and A23+ HALO Combo Packages

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P 6 2.1 Channel Preamplifier & DAC

New Features (Changes from the P 5)

  • ESS Sabre32 Reference DAC replaces the original Burr-Brown DAC
  • USB input is now capable of DSD & 384kHz/32-bit PCM (up from 96Khz/24-bit)
  • Burr Brown analog resistor ladder volume control
  • Dimmable front panel volume display
  • Upgraded USB receiver with "plug and play" operation with Windows 10
  • 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
  • Sand blasted metal end caps replace plastic end caps on the P 5
  • 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 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 trigger output
  • Back-lit remote control with discrete buttons
  • 0.5w standby power consumption meets Energy Star & EU specs

Reviews

PARTTIME AUDIOPHILE BEST AMPLIFIERS, SUMMER 2022 GUIDE—
Parasound Halo P 6 2.1 Channel Preamplifier and DAC ($1599 USD)

"Despite a tendency to sound slightly dry with different sources, the Parasound P 6 contains so many features for the money that it becomes possibly to ignore. It contains a DAC and a surprisingly enjoyable MM/MC phono stage and a plethora of subwoofer hook-up options that explain why this is a "2.1 Channel" preamp. "If you want honesty and accuracy with a big dollop of flexibility, then definitely take a listen.""

Audio Pursuit June 2021
"I can't tell you how many receivers I rejected for purchase in my youthful days because I could hear the tuner, tape, phono, cd, leaking thru to the selected source. The Parasound Halo P6 is absent this evil via all sources."

LowBeats (Germany) November 2020
"the Parasound P 6 and Parasound A 23+ play together in a pleasingly balanced and precise manner, while still musical with tonality that tends toward warmth. The consistently very supple reproduction and simultaneously true-to-size presentation and pin-point positioning of individual instruments and voices is amazing. Yes, this is how HiFi is fun."
» English Translation PDF

Home Theater Review.com March 2020
"The P 6's sonic performance punches well above its price point. With its ability to render tremendous amounts of detail, excellent build quality, impressive DAC and bass management, the P 6 is a no-brainer for anyone shopping for a digitally enabled preamplifier."

ON-OFF (Spain) September, 2019
"One strength is its capability to reproduce a wide sonic palette, with depth and plenty of micro information. Parasound's power amp is able to bring out the best bass from speakers. Different kinds of music made us appreciate the unusual character of this amplification. Outstanding!"

Stereo+ (Norway) January 2019
"Together, the Parasound P 6 and A 23+ are dynamite. Pure sonic magic with brilliant dynamics, delicious midrange and impressive resolution. To get such good sound for the price of this duo seems almost unnatural. One incredibly appealing preamp-amplifier package from Parasound."

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A 23+ Stereo Power Amplifier

Changes from the original A 23→A 23+

  • 125 → 160 Watts (8Ω)
  • 225 → 240 Watts (4Ω)
  • 400 → 500 Watts (bridged)
  • Filter cap: 40,000 uF →54,400 uF
  • Crosstalk (20kHz): 63dB → 70dB
  • Transformer size: 1.0 kVA → 1.1 kVA
  • Refined Halo cosmetic with aluminum end caps & gold highlights
  • Updated rear panel with heavy duty speaker terminals from HINT 6
  • Upgraded internal gold on gold audio connections
  • Updated auto turn on circuit

All Features

  • 160 watts x 2 @ 8 Ω RMS, both channels driven
  • 240 watts x 2 @ 4 Ω RMS, both channels driven
  • 500 watts x 1 @ 8 Ω, in bridged mode
  • Circuitry designed by legendary John Curl
  • High bias Class A/AB operation
  • 45 amperes peak current per channel
  • Stable with speaker impedance dips below 2 Ω
  • Balanced inputs with discrete circuits
  • Heavy-duty 24k gold-plated 5-way speaker binding posts
  • Gold-plated RCA input & loop output jacks
  • Direct-coupled signal path, no capacitors or inductors
  • DC Servo and relay protection circuits
  • AC turn-on inrush surge protection with relay bypass
  • JFET input stage, MOSFET driver stage
  • 12 beta-matched 15 ampere, 60 MHz bipolar output transistors
  • 1.1 kVA shielded toroid transformer w/ independent windings for each channel
  • Independent power supplies for input stage, driver stage and output stage
  • 54,400 µF filter capacitors for output stages
  • Full power is rated all the way down to 5Hz for unrestricted low-end bass
  • Harris hyper-fast soft-recovery bridge diode rectifiers
  • Automatic turn-on by 12 V trigger or audio sensing
  • 2 rack space chassis with rear carry handles
  • Rack mount hardware available separately
  • Available in silver or black

Reviews

LowBeats (Germany) November 2020
"the Parasound P 6 and Parasound A 23+ play together in a pleasingly balanced and precise manner, while still musical with tonality that tends toward warmth. The consistently very supple reproduction and simultaneously true-to-size presentation and pin-point positioning of individual instruments and voices is amazing. Yes, this is how HiFi is fun."
» English Translation PDF

Secrets of Home Theater & High Fidelity, November 2020
"There is a lot to like in the reasonably-priced Parasound HALO A 23+ stereo amplifier. It is stylish, packs sufficient amplification power, and delivers solid high-fidelity sonic performance."

ON-OFF (Spain) September, 2019
"One strength is its capability to reproduce a wide sonic palette, with depth and plenty of micro information. Parasound's power amp is able to bring out the best bass from speakers. Different kinds of music made us appreciate the unusual character of this amplification. Outstanding!"

Soundstage Network July 2019
Reviewer's Choice

"Parasound provides great value in the Halo A 23+. I haven't heard better sound or seen higher build quality at this price. An impressive power amplifier."

Stereo+ (Norway) January 2019
"Together, the Parasound P 6 and A 23+ are dynamite. Pure sonic magic with brilliant dynamics, delicious midrange and impressive resolution. To get such good sound for the price of this duo seems almost unnatural. One incredibly appealing preamp-amplifier package from Parasound."